Canadian Rockies Getaway with Pre Alaska Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Canadian Rockies Getaway with Pre Alaska Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

18 Days/17 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price fromCAD$7,818

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam and cruise the fabled Inside Passage, one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity.

On arrival in Vancouver, you'll explore this fascinating city with a North Shore tour. Then travel aboard Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops and on to Jasper. From Jasper travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefield Parkway. Then from Lake Louise travel to Banff for the chance to explore Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Back on board the Rocky Mountaineer travel Banff to Kamloops before finishing in Vancouver.

Your Ship Ms Nieuw Amsterdam The ms Nieuw Amsterdam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. The ambiance of the elegant ms Nieuw Amsterdam will provide a comfortable, spacious and relaxing backdrop as you sail up the Pacific Coast to picturesque Alaska.

Day 1: Vancouver Upon arrival into Vancouver, please make your own way to Canada Place to board your Holland America Cruise Ship, the MS Nieuw Amsterdam.

Depart Vancouver 4:30 pm

Day 2: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity.

Day 3: Tracy Arm > Juneau Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains on either side, and are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice. The glaciers also are home to black and brown bears, wolves, deer and moose, and seals and whales make their home in the fjord's icy waters.

Arrive Tracy Arm 10:00 am Depart Tracy Arm 10:30 am

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flight see or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Arrive Juneau 1:00 pm Depart Juneau 10:00 pm

Day 4: Skagway Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Arrive Skagway 7:00 am Depart Skagway 9:00 pm

Day 5: Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. The glaciers practically terminate in your lap. A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape.

When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

Arrive Glacier Bay 7:00 am Depart Glacier Bay 4:00 pm

Day 6: Ketchikan Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions - Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village.

Arrive Ketchikan 10:00 am Depart Ketchikan 6:00 pm

Day 7: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Spend the day relaxing onboard the ship as you cruise on the Inside Passage.

Day 8: Arrive Vancouver Arrive into Vancouver at 7:00 am

Disembark your cruise ship and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

Please note: Your scheduled check in time is not until 4:00 pm. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to explore this scenic city on your own.

Overnight Vancouver Silverleaf: Hampton Inn and Suites - Standard Room Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 9: Vancouver Sightseeing Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lion's Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia's First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver and take the breath taking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.

Overnight Vancouver Silverleaf: Hampton Inn and Suites - Standard Room Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 10: Vancouver

Day at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own.

Overnight Vancouver Silverleaf: Hampton Inn and Suites - Standard Room Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 11: Vancouver > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 12: Kamloops > Jasper(Train) Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops: 7:45 am Arrive Jasper: 6:30 pm

Overnight Jasper Silverleaf: Marmot Lodge - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 13: Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home.

The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Overnight Jasper Silverleaf: Marmot Lodge - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 14: Jasper > Lake Louise(Coach) Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefield Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.

Overnight Lake Louise Silverleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 15: Lake Louise > Banff(Coach) This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch (not included), a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.

*Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Overnight Banff Silverleaf: Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Rimrock Resort Hotel - Premium Room

Day 16: Banff > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train.

Depart Banff 7:40 am Arrive Kamloops 6:15 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 17: Kamloops > Vancouver(Train) Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train

Depart Kamloops 7:35 am Arrive Vancouver 5:30 pm

Overnight Vancouver Silverleaf: Hampton Inn and Suites - Standard Room Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 18: Vancouver Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

• 4 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour, SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise (Verandah Deck - Category VC - GoldLeaf Service)(Ocean-View - Category D SilverLeaf Service) • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners • 10 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper and Banff • Cruise terminal to hotel transfer in Vancouver • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two onboard Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an à la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four onboard Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service • Includes all features of our award-winning GoldLeaf Service, plus you'll receive upgraded deluxe hotel accommodation off the train

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13

May 20

May 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9, 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13

May 20

May 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9, 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13

May 20

May 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9, 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

-

-

$7,818

$8,022

$8,183

$8,542

$8,644

$8,908

$8,908

$8,908

$8,755

$8,644

$8,542

$7,723

$294

$938

-

$10,679

$10,884

$11,048

$11,559

$11,713

$12,083

$12,083

$12,083

$11,866

$11,713

$11,508

$10,322

$294

$1,308

-

$12,008

$12,173

$12,378

$12,953

$13,107

$13,478

$13,478

$13,478

$13,260

$13,107

$12,889

$11,508

$294

$1,308

-

-

$11,348

$11,719

$12,090

$12,759

$13,016

$13,582

$13,582

$13,582

$13,222

$13,016

$12,849

$11,307

$294

$938

-

$15,918

$16,242

$16,602

$17,423

$17,732

$18,470

$18,470

$18,470

$18,110

$17,732

$17,373

$15,265

$294

$1,308

-

$18,434

$18,812

$19,223

$20,271

$20,579

$21,351

$21,351

$21,351

$20,940

$20,579

$20,200

$17,424

$294

$1,308

Departs

2017 Saturday May 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1,8, 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars(CAD), and include the Canadian GST • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices as well as for the updated CAD exchange rate • Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners

Please note: • All accommodation in Kamloops, while charming, is of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage onboard the train

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation to/from Vancouver airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Onboard ship gratuities charges at USD $12 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Port charges and taxes, approximately CAD $250 per person • Fuel surcharges • Mandatory port fees