Grand Alaska Cruise August 2020 | Craig Travel

Grand Alaska Cruise August 2020

Grand Alaska Cruise
Vancouver Roundtrip
Holland America Line
ms Maasdam
August 24, 2020 to September 7, 2020
15 Days
Meals:
44
CT Rating 1 Leisurely

1 Leisurely

Email specialist Roselle King to discuss your travel plans

In the reaches of the far northwest lies the beautiful state of Alaska, neighbouring the province of British Colombia and territory of Yukon. Alaska is known for her rugged, untamed natural beauty and is filled with Indigenous history and culture. Often mistaken as a land covered in ice and snow, come see firsthand that Alaska has much more to offer. Rainforests, naturally shaped fjords and an abundance of flora and fauna await! Come join us as we venture these lands together. We will spend fifteen days cruising the wondrous lands of Alaska. Visiting such well known locations as The Inside Passage, Anchorage, Homer and Hubbard Glacier. All this experienced from the comfort of our luxurious and exquisite cruise ship, the ms Maasdam along with multiple ports of call.

EXC In-Depth TM Voyages programme is offered on this itinerary. Designed to provide a greater emphasis on the destination, this exclusive program offers optional activities under themes such as Food, Wine & Spirits, Nature and Science, Active Exploration, History and Perspective, Arts and Culture, and Photography. Some evening entertainment shall be replaced with talks and presentations reflecting the local culture. You will have the opportunity to follow native experts onshore as they take you to hidden places only locals know of. Local culinary traditions will be brought onboard by regional chefs who exclusively cook locally sourced ingredients, bringing you closer to your destination for an unforgettable voyage.

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Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 1 Leisurely

1 Leisurely

This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • The Inside Passage: Witness the beautiful Inside Passage. Enjoy the breath-taking views of this protected network of waterway that guides us through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperature rainforests along the jagged coast of Southeast Alaska. This area is home to famous wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles.
  • Haines: Set foot in the town that was once a popular stop for prospectors headed to the Yukon for the Klondike Gold Rush. Once a logging town, this port is now known as a haven for nature lovers and artists.
  • Anchorage: From the serene waters of Cook Inlet to the exceptional natural wonders of the Chugach, Anchorage holds incredible adventures that are larger than life. With 1,500 moose, incredible national parks nearby and 60 glaciers a short drive away, it's a dream destination.
  • Misty Fjords: Relax onboard the gracious ms Maasdam as we cruise through the glacier sculpted Misty Fjords. Admire the remnant volcanic plug, New Eddystone Rock, stretching some 240 feet out of the sea, and Punchbowl Cove’s famous columnar basalt.
  • 14 night cruise on the ms Maasdam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in category selected
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals and entertainment onboard
  • Services of our cruise escort and / or cruise director
  • All gratuities for included shipboard services
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: Return economy group airfare from cities listed; Transfers between the airport and the ship; All related air taxes and current fuel surcharges; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Maasdam

Holland America Line

The beautiful ms Maasdam offers a world of spacious staterooms, elegant public rooms, expansive teak decks, priceless antiques and the friendly gracious staff for which Holland America is justly famous. At just over 62,000 tons, she carries just 1,258 passengers in spacious and pampered luxury.
Fifteen different lounges and restaurants are ours to enjoy. Appreciate the spacious Mainstage with stage shows, the gracious Dining Room with floor-to-ceiling windows, the redesigned Lido Market for casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Pinnacle Grill for elegant alternative dining (supplemental fee applies), the full-size theatre and numerous other lounges. A complete Promenade deck, two pools and a superb fitness spa with beauty parlour are all ours to enjoy. New features include the Explorations Café featuring the Library, internet service and a coffee bar, the Culinary arts Centre with cooking classes and presentations and the upgraded Greenhouse Spa.
All staterooms feature two beds which can convert to a queen, a private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air conditioning, telephone, ample closet space, flat-panel television and DVD player plus multi-channel music. Recent enhancements include new plush Euro-Top mattresses, fine Egyptian cottons, personal terry cloth robes and more. All staterooms feature a separate sitting area plus vanity and the average size is over 180 square feet. Most outside staterooms feature a picture-window. Deluxe mini-suites and suites have a whirlpool bath, private veranda, mini-bar/fridge, plus floor-to-ceiling windows.

Pricing

Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
K Inside (Main)
$5,495
$3,125
J Inside (A Deck, Main)
$5,575
$3,165
I Inside (Lower Promenade, Veranda, Navigation)
$5,655
$3,195
F Outside (A Deck)
$6,075
$3,415
E Outside (A Deck, Main, Lower Promenade)
$6,335
$3,535
DA Outside (Main)
$6,595
$3,665
D Outside (A Deck, Lower Promenade)
$6,715
$3,735
C Outside (Main)
$6,855
$3,795
CA Lanai (Lower Promenade)
$8,545
$4,645
BB Vista Suite (Navigation)
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$6,595
B Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)
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$7,115
A Vista Suite (Veranda)
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$7,635

Above rates are cruise only and are per person based on sharing the category chosen and include all of the applicable Inclusive Features. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. 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 February 2019. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Itinerary is based on the 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).

EXC In-Depth TM Voyages programme is offered on this itinerary. Designed to provide a greater emphasis on the destination, this exclusive program offers optional activities under themes such as Food, Wine & Spirits, Nature and Science, Active Exploration, History and Perspective, Arts and Culture, and Photography. Some evening entertainment shall be replaced with talks and presentations reflecting the local culture. You will have the opportunity to follow native experts onshore as they take you to hidden places only locals know of. Local culinary traditions will be brought onboard by regional chefs who exclusively cook locally sourced ingredients, bringing you closer to your destination for an unforgettable voyage.

Pricing

Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Calgary / Edmonton
$635
Regina / Saskatoon / Winnipeg
$835
Toronto
$1,055
Ottawa
$1,085
Montreal
$1,185
Halifax
$1,285
St. John's
$1,385

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 is 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 $211 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $177 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. 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 details. 

Deposit Amount:
$900
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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