Alaska Cruise, Tour w/Denali, Kenai Fjords! Aug. 23-Sept. 4, 2016 = $3454**

August 23 – Sept. 4, 2016 = This cruise and land tour includes Denali and the Kenai Fjords!

13 Day Tour from Fairbanks to Vancouver

**$3454 MRTA Member Price*

*Pricing is based on inside cabin, category J (Noordam) or J or K (Zaandam).  Upgrade to an outside cabin category C or D (Noordam) for $495 or (Zaandam) for $311 or a verandah cabin category VD (Noordam) from $708 to $1,020 or B (Zaandam) from $1,517 to $1,569.

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

Prices and specials quoted are current as of the date provided by the travel supplier. Please contact Travelers Lane for the most up-to-date information. 314-223-1224. Thank you.

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Insurance is $279.

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From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the “Great Land” of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. You’ll have an opportunity to ride the thrilling, world-famous Alaska Railroad for a journey through untamed wilderness into Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak—Mount McKinley—dominates the park’s six million acres. In Denali, enjoy a wilderness expedition in search of grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more. You’ll also mine for gold in Fairbanks and visit Happy Trails Kennels near Anchorage, where you’ll learn about the Iditarod and meet the sled dogs.

You’ve seen photos of glaciers calving into the sea, but nothing compares to being there in person. During your cruise on Kenai Fjords National Park, watch the glaciers crash into the sea and hear the thunderous roar. It’s a spectacular sight! Along the way, watch for wildlife, including sea otters, seals, birds, and more.

Enjoy a 7-night cruise on your Holland America ship with ample opportunity to take in Alaska’s awe-inspiring glaciers and majestic scenery. Explore the remote and rugged beauty of Alaska’s majestic Inside Passage. Watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. Marvel at glaciers and witness the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

Alaska is a destination that should not be missed. So grab your camera, sit back, and let Globus handle all the details on this vacation of a lifetime.

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Day 1Arrive in Fairbanks

Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

Day 2Fairbanks–Denali National Park

This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! We then continue to DENALI NATIONAL PARK, home to North America’s highest peak. 20,320-foot Mount McKinley majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center, followed by an exclusive [LF] PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B,D)

Day 3Denali National Park

Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife. (B,L)

Day 4Denali National Park–Alaska Railroad–Talkeetna

Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness. Today’s ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure. (B)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the [LF] Talkeetna Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, flightseeing, jet boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Mount McKinley.

Day 5Talkeetna–Big Lake–Anchorage

Today, head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at [LF] HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs. See a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! Upon arrival in Anchorage, visit the ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER, where you’ll be treated to a tour to learn more about Alaska’s Indigenous people. Afterward, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special [LF] storytelling presentation. (B,L,D)

Day 6Anchorage. Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. Seward (Embarkation)

Witness one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more! After your cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, transfer to the pier to embark on your Holland America cruise ship, the MS Oosterdam sailing on the May 9 departure and every other week thereafter) or MS Zaandam (sailing on the May 16 departure and every other week thereafter). (B,L,D)

Day 7Cruising: Gulf of Alaska

Enjoy breathtaking scenery as we travel the route of Alaska’s Marine Highway. The entire shoreline of the Gulf of Alaska is a rugged combination of forests, mountains, and tidewater glaciers. Be on the lookout for Alaska’s wildlife including whales, seals, otters, puffins and more. (B,L,D)

Day 8Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

This Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site protects a unique ecosystem in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Witness the spectacle of thunder and flying spray as huge slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea—making for lasting memories. National Park rangers accompany the ship, adding expert commentary to the day’s events. (B,L,D)

Day 9Haines

Nestled on the shores of America’s longest fjord, Haines enjoys a spectacular setting. You may choose to take a float trip through Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the largest annual gathering of bald eagles, or maybe visit the Sheldon Museum, art galleries, or local shops in town. (B,L,D)

Day 10Juneau

Visit one of the most remote capital cities—Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska’s Inside Passage, and is home to a rich Gold Rush history, Native culture, wildlife, and a wealth of natural wonders. Shop for gold nuggets, visit the stately Governor’s Mansion, saunter through the swinging doors of the historic Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier, an impressive river of ice that is 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. (B,L,D)

Day 11Ketchikan

Experience Native Alaska firsthand. Meet the spirits of the raven, whale, and eagle as you view the largest collection of totems in the world at Saxman Totem Park or Totem Bight State Historic Park. Or, explore Creek Street, now home to contemporary art galleries and quaint boutiques. (B,L,D)

Day 12Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Sit back and relax as you cruise through the beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. (B,L,D)

Day 13Vancouver (Disembarkation)

The vacation ends this morning. Guests depart on individual schedules; airport transfers are provided. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

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Vacation Highlights

FAIRBANKS
Cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery

DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Dinner and [LF] exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition

DENALI—TALKEETNA
Journey aboard Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service.

BIG LAKE
[LF] Visit Happy Trails Kennels

ANCHORAGE
Farewell dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Center with a special [LF] storyteller presentation

KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK
Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park

NOTES:

  • While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.
  • Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of publishing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.

Meals

Breakfast daily, 9 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 9 three-course dinners including a farewell dnner in Anchorage

Hotels

Fairbanks

 

Wedgewood Hotel

The Resort is located on a peaceful wooded environment adjoining a wildlife preserve, just minutes from downtown Fairbanks and near shopping, dining, attractions, and the University of Alaska. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, guest laundry, business center, internet access, on-site auto museum, and nature trails.

Denali National Park

 

Denali Bluffs Hotel

Located next to Denali National Park, on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, the Denali Bluffs Hotel is just steps away from adventure. The main lodge featured a stone fireplace, traditional Alaskan Art as well as lounge area. The hotel features a restaurant, coffee bar, gift shop, tour desk, Internet access, and guest laundry.

Talkeetna

 

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Superior First-Class

At the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, it’s all about the view. Built atop a high bluff, the lodge overlooks the Susitna River Valley and surveys the entire Alaska Range, with Mt. McKinley right in the middle. On a clear day, all of the common rooms (and 72 of the guest rooms) offer this same stunning panorama of river valleys and rugged peaks. Accommodations are comfortable with plush bedding and all the amenities you’ll need to feel right at home.

Anchorage

 

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

The hotel is located in the heart of Anchorage and just moments from Anchorage’s best restaurants, museums and attractions. The hotel has a fitness center, hot tub, business center, concierge service, gift shop, lounge, and 24 hour room service.

 

 

Pricing is based on inside cabin, category J (Noordam) or J or K (Zaandam); upgrade to an outside cabin category C or D (Noordam) for $495 or (Zaandam) for $311 or a verandah cabin category VD (Noordam) from $708 to $1,020 or B (Zaandam) from $1,517 to $1,569.

Cruise line NCF fare, government taxes, and fees from $417 to $425, depending on ship/date, are not included in cruise price.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
from $1,515 based on date and cabin category.

Triple Room Reduction per person:
from $145 based on date and cabin category.

Extra Nights per person in Fairbanks:
in single room $264; in twin room $138; in triple room $106

Extra Nights per person in Vancouver:
May & September: in single room $332; in twin room $189; in triple room $149
June-August: in single room $360; in twin room $203; in triple room $158

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