15 Night Great Alaskan Explorer Cruise

1 NIGHT Seattle • 14 NIGHT Cruise

Designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, Ms Zaandam is a prize in the mid-size ship category.

On the musically themed Zaandam, you’ll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton’s saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones throughout the ship. In her soaring three-story atrium: a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands. While on-board, choose from an array of on board activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate.

The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and salon services. The fully equipped Fitness Centre includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more. On deck enjoy two outdoor pools, along with basketball and practice tennis courts.

From £2759pp

What's Included

  • All Flights Included
  • 1 NIGHT 4* Edgewater Hotel, Seattle
  • 14 NIGHT Cruise onboard MS Zandaam
  • Travelling Sept 2018 - Based on 2 Sharing
  • Quote Ref 609199
  • We can offer you the flexibility of combining any USA City with a Cruise Holiday

Staff Tips

Seattle-Seaplanes are the normal form of transport in the Pacific Northwest – get a birds eye view of Seattle and its bustling waterfront.

Ali McCurdy

Travel Expert

Seattle Stay
Seattle, Washington
Icy Straight Point
Anchorage (Seward)
Homer, Alaska
Seattle, Washington
  • 09
    Sep, 2018
    Day 1 Seattle Stay
  • 10
    Sep, 2018
    Day 2 Seattle, Washington
    Arrive at 2018-09-10 00:00
    Depart at 2018-09-10 18:00
    The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is known for its stunning waterfront. "Catch" a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in funky Fremont, or down a cup of java in the coffee capital of the world.
  • 11
    Sep, 2018
    Day 3 Vancouver
    Arrive at 2018-09-11 00:00
    Depart at 2018-09-11 00:00
    Galleries, boutiques, colorful public markets, restaurants of every ethnicity: this vital port city has them all. Visit vibrant Chinatown and Stanley Park, with its 1,000 acres of forests, gardens, lakes and lawns in the heart of the city. Sample shore excursions: Highlights of Vancouver & Granville Island; Stanley Park & Scenic Grouse Mountain.
  • 12
    Sep, 2018
    Day 4 Ketchikan
    Arrive at 2018-09-12 08:30
    Depart at 2018-09-12 17:00
    Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a cheerful air. Besides the main attractions - Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, try a flightseeing trip to breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument--a transformational adventure not to be missed. These deep water fjords left by retreating glaciers left granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. The souvenir photos you'll take from the pontoons of the plane are worth the trip alone.
  • 13
    Sep, 2018
    Day 5 Scenic cruising Tracy Arm
    Arrive at 2018-09-13 00:00
    Depart at 2018-09-13 00:00
  • 14
    Sep, 2018
    Day 6 Juneau
    Arrive at 2018-09-14 08:30
    Depart at 2018-09-14 17:00
    Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest. Visit the rustic shops in town. Or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. There s no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours. Climb aboard the Mt. Roberts Tramway for a great spot to hike and shoot a souvenir photo.
  • 15
    Sep, 2018
    Day 7 Icy Straight Point
    Arrive at 2018-09-15 07:30
    Depart at 2018-09-15 14:00
    Immerse yourself in secluded beaches, old-growth forests and Alaskan adventure - the best of Southeast Alaska is yours, including some of the best whale-watching and bear viewing opportunities anywhere. Rich with authentic native Tlingit culture and near the historic settlement of Hoonah, the area is home to Dall's porpoises, seals, sea otters and bald eagles.
  • 16
    Sep, 2018
    Day 8 At Sea
    Arrive at 2018-09-16 00:00
    Depart at 2018-09-16 00:00
  • 17
    Sep, 2018
    Day 9 Anchorage (Seward)
    Arrive at 2018-09-17 08:30
    Depart at 2018-09-17 23:00
    Scenic Cruising Orkney Islands
  • 18
    Sep, 2018
    Day 10 Homer, Alaska
    Arrive at 2018-09-18 10:00
    Depart at 2018-09-18 18:00
    On southern Kenai Peninsula, Homer is located on the pristine waters of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, in the shadow of the Kenai Mountains. The second largest city on the peninsula, Homer boasts the geographical anomaly that locals call The Spit. 15,000 years ago, a glacier covering Kachemak Bay pushed a five-mile long gravel bar toward Cook Inlet. After the glaciers retreated, this bar remained. Today, it is a bustling port where visitors can stroll its beaches and boardwalks. Visit Pratt Museum, where you can learn the natural history of the bay and the southern Kenai Peninsula. Start a tour of the harbor by exploring the galleries of local artists or rest for a spell at the Salty Dawg Saloon, which dates back to the late 1800 s. At low tide, walk the sand and marvel at the life in the tide pools. If you re lucky, you may just spot an eagle soaring overhead or catch seals, otters and sea lions enjoying the view along with you.
  • 19
    Sep, 2018
    Day 11 Kodiak
    Arrive at 2018-09-19 07:30
    Depart at 2018-09-19 00:00
  • 20
    Sep, 2018
    Day 12 Sitka
    Arrive at 2018-09-20 08:30
    Depart at 2018-09-20 23:00
    The onion domes of St. Michael's Cathedral are your first clue that Sitka was once a Russian settlement - the colonial headquarters of Count Baranof, no less. Discover the echoes of its heyday at a performance by the New Archangel Dancers. Be greeted by Tlingit native people, then stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867 for $7.2 million, less than two cents per acre. The dramatic setting in the shadow of Mt. Edgecumbe is one of the lovliest in the Great Land. Take a stroll through old growth forest in Sitka National Historical Park, shop the downtown district, and poke around the Sheldon Jackson Museum for a close-up look at some of the city's most prized arts, crafts and Russian relics.
  • 21
    Sep, 2018
    Day 13 At Sea
    Arrive at 2018-09-21 00:00
    Depart at 2018-09-21 00:00
  • 22
    Sep, 2018
    Day 14 Victoria
    Arrive at 2018-09-22 13:00
    Depart at 2018-09-22 00:00
    A touch of England awaits: afternoon tea, double-decker buses, the famed Butchart Gardens - a brilliant tapestry of color spread across 50 blooming acres. Sample shore excursions: A Taste of Victoria: City Lights with Wine & Chocolate; Ale Trail & Pub Tour.
  • 23
    Sep, 2018
    Day 15 At Sea
    Arrive at 2018-09-23 00:00
    Depart at 2018-09-23 00:00
  • 24
    Sep, 2018
    Day 16 Seattle, Washington
    Arrive at 2018-09-24 07:30
    Depart at 2018-09-24 00:00
    The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is known for its stunning waterfront. "Catch" a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in funky Fremont, or down a cup of java in the coffee capital of the world.

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