Alaska Denali and the Yukon August 2019 | Craig Travel

Alaska Denali and the Yukon August 2019

Alaska, Denali and the Yukon
Anchorage to Vancouver
Holland America Line
ms Volendam
August 9, 2019 to August 21, 2019
13 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

Email specialist Roselle King to discuss your travel plans

This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to Alaska, Denali and the Yukon.

Alaska and the Yukon are the last frontiers of North America. This is a land too wild to be tamed, with rugged peaks and raging rivers; a land of grand vistas and hardy people. Its history is relatively short, having only been really explored during the gold rushes at the end of the nineteenth century. In recent years a new ‘gold’ rush has taken place, in search of oil, but the land remains wild and inviting. Come with us as we too discover this new land. We will spend eight days touring the north, both Canadian and American. Visiting such well known locations as Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, and the Gold Rush city of Dawson. Then enjoy four nights of pampered luxury as we cruise on the ms Volendam to Glacier Bay and south along the Inside Passage to Vancouver. 

Rocky Mountaineer Rail Adventure: Join this optional extension and explore the beauty of the Rockies aboard the exceptional Rocky Mountaineer. An unforgettable experience from Vancouver to Calgary via Kamloops and Banff! Contact our office for more information.

Alternate Departures

Friday, July 30, 2021 to Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

This cruise/tour involves early starts, long travel days, numerous types of transportation and relatively strenuous travel conditions. Members should be in good physical condition to undertake this journey.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • McKinley Explorer: Witness Alaska’s pristine wilderness from Anchorage to Denali National Park, on board the McKinley Explorer, enjoying fabulous views from our reserved seats in the full-domed double-decker railcar. The lower level is a private dining area where we have two included meals.
  • Yukon Gold Rush Experience: Experience Dawson City, capital of the Yukon Gold Rush and then follow the Trail of ‘98 to Whitehorse and Fraser aboard a luxury coach, ensuring unobstructed views of the passing scenery.
  • White Pass and Yukon Railway: Descend the infamous Trail of ‘98 from the heights of the White Pass to Skagway.
  • Inside Passage Cruise: Relax onboard the gracious ms Volendam as we cruise to Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and south along the Inside Passage to Vancouver.
  • 8 nights first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Full day wilderness excursion and two night stay in Denali National Park
  • Luxury rail car on the McKinley Explorer
  • Land travel by deluxe motorco
  • Travel the ‘Trail of ‘98 on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad
  • 4 night cruise on the ms Volendam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in category selected
  • All meals and entertainment on board the ship
  • All gratuities for included services
  • Baggage handling at hotels and shipside
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and/or local representatives and cruise director
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: Estimated return economy airfare from cities listed; Transfers between the airport and ship; All current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Volendam

Holland America Line

The ms Volendam is breathtaking in every detail, from the truly spacious staterooms to the priceless antiques that line the halls. At 61,000 tons, she carries just 1,432 guests in truly spacious comfort. Thirteen different lounges and restaurants are ours to enjoy from the Mainstage, two decks high and a lounge stage that will fill your evenings with entertainment, to the twin levels of the elegant Dining Room with its grand staircase and floor to ceiling windows. Recent additions to the ship are the beautiful Explorations Café with its in depth library, internet access and coffee bar, and the Culinary Arts Centre for cooking classes and presentations. Ample deck area, a complete Promenade Deck, two pools, one of which can be covered, and the superb Greenhouse Spa and fitness area are all ours to enjoy. Luxurious accommodations await and each stateroom will feature two lower beds, most of which can convert to a king-size bed, plush pillow top mattresses, fine Egyptian cotton sheets, personal terry cloth bathrobes, a private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, telephone, multi-channel in-room music and ample closet space. Each has a flat screen television and DVD player. All staterooms feature a separate sitting area and vanity and average stateroom size is over 190 square feet, some of the largest in the industry. Most outside staterooms feature picture-window viewing and all feature a bathtub/shower. The deluxe mini-suites feature a
private balcony, floor to ceiling windows, mini-bar, whirlpool bath and more.  


Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
K Inside (Main, Veranda, Navigation)
J Inside (Main, Dolphin)
I Inside (Lower Promenade, Veranda, Navigation)
E Outside (Dolphin, Main, Lower Promenade)
D Outside (Dolphin, Lower Promenade)
C Outside (Main)
CA Lanai (Lower Promenade)
BB Vista Suite (Navigation)
B Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)
AA Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)
A Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)

Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective March 2018. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Itinerary is based on the air/sea program offered by the cruise line. Due to air schedules, passengers from Atlantic Canada may require an overnight hotel before and/or after the cruise (cost not included). 


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Vancouver (Vancouver transfers not included)
Calgary / Edmonton
Regina / Saskatoon
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s

Airfares for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg are estimated on an individual basis and will not be routed through Toronto with the group. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details. Air and meal plan prices are estimated and subject to change until confirmation. 

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $280 to $555 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $186 to $424 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019