Sunday, June 21 - VANCOUVER, CANADA
Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble sawmilling settlement, today modern Vancouver, Canada is many things. It's a bustling seaport, a hub for outdoor enthusiasts looking for active things to do in Vancouver, an ethnically diverse metropolis and Hollywood of the North. Hemmed in by mountains and sea, Vancouver seduces visitors with its combination of urban sophistication and laid-back attitude against a backdrop of glass towers and modern sights and plentiful green spaces.
Monday, June 22 - CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE
Alaska's Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-ctu fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.
Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska's most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca playing the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline.
Tuesday, June 23 - KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
Alaska's "First City" of Ketchikan is so named because it's the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain.
Wednesday, June 24 - JUNEAU, ALASKA
Juneau, Alaska may well be the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capital building all in one day.
The city itself is pleasant, but the real highlight of a visit to Juneau is tracking down some wildlife. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay-bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve such as Chichagof or Admiralty Island to spy some bearls lolling around.
Thursday, June 25 - SKAGWAY, ALASKA
At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska's largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway-but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska's colorful history, pristine wildlife and unrivaled natural beauty.
Friday, June 26 - GLACIER BAY
Frosted crags descend into mossy forests and a 457-meter-deep (1,500-foot-deep) fjord at this World Heritage Site, which is also one of the planet's largest biosphere reserves. Stone, ice and water continue to collide, sculpting a dramatic landscape that is the crown jewel of southeastern Alaska's natural wonders.
Saturday, June 27 - AT SEA
Sunday, June 28 - SEWARD (ANCHORAGE), ALASKA
One of Southcentral Alaska's oldest communities, Seward is ground zero for the Klondike Gold Rush Iditarod National Historic Trail, a dogsled route that connected the Kenai Peninsula's ice-free port with Nome during frontier-era winters. Though the modern race makes a ceremonial start in Anchorage, it's inspired by the famous run of 1925, which dashed along parts of this older path.
Natives and explorers from Russia, Britain and the United States all frequented this area before Seward's official founding in 1903. Today this mellow town welcomes visitors to Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, not to mention the 204-kilometer (127-mile) Seward Highway-honored as an All-American Road-stretching north to Anchorage.
Monday, June 29 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK (OVERNIGHT)
Tuesday, June 30 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK (OVERNIGHT)
Wednesday, July 1 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK/ANCHORAGE (OVERNIGHT)
Denali is the iconic centerpiece of Alaska's Interior and the #1 reason to combine a Holland America cruise to Alaska with an overland adventure. Only Holland America Line offers up to three nights in Denali to really settle in and explore, and is the only cruise line to include the deeper Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park on all of our two- and three-night Denali Land+Sea Journey itineraries. Immersing visitors in all that Denali has to offer is so important that we've created each of our Land+Sea Journeys to include up to three nights at Denali at our beautiful 60-acre riverside McKinley Chalet Resort.
Sunday, July 2 - ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
After long and dark winters, Alaskans love their summers and the residents of Anchorage, Alaska are no exception. The city plants thousands of flowers to celebrate the arrival of warmer months and days that last as long as 19 hours from dawn to dush.