We Love —
- Embodying Holland America Line's 'Signature of Excellence', the Luxurious MS Volendam is equipped with the most modern technologies and provides a good selection of amenities, facilities and entertainment
- Experience the trip of a lifetime, cruising the Inside Passage in luxury, past the magnificent landscapes of British Columbia and Alaska with time in cosmopolitan Vancouver.
- Enjoy the 4* service of the Georgian Court Hotel as your base in Vancouver, and choose from three Stateroom types on a Full Board basis when on board the ship.
Book Now, Pay Later —
Booking 80 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
Your Destinations —
The harbourside city of Vancouver is a bustling metropolis overflowing with rich diversity. Catering to any interest through the year, visitors and locals alike can take to the waters and enjoy endless year round water sports, venture to the old-growth forests for a tree-top adventure, or sit back and delight in an evening of entertainment provided by one of the big name acts taking the stage in downtown Vancouver.
As one of America's untouched beauties, Alaska is a natural wonder that is completely out of the ordinary. Although the tips of the mountains are scattered with dustings of white snow and there are tons of glittering glaciers, the summer months sees the sun shine throughout the day and into the evening.
Juneau, Alaska - This ‘little San Francisco' lies along the Inside Passage and offers delightful shopping. For a truly breathtaking experience why not take trip in one of our many guided helicopter rides and land on a glacier? Take a tour to Alaska's “drive in” glacier, the Mendenhall Glacier, or you may wish to embark on a wildlife quest on one of our sightseeing cruises.
Skagway, Alaska - Visit the place where thousands of gold rushers began their trek to the Klondike and for a chance to get rich, why not pan for your own gold where all you find you keep? Take a ride on the charming antique streetcars or for an unforgettable journey ride the impressive White Pass railroad with breathtaking views of Glacier Gorge, Dead Horse Gulch and Bridal Veil Falls.
Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you'll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart's content.
Cruise Itinerary —
DAY 1: UK - Vancouver. Fly to Vancouver and transfer to your hotel for three nights.
DAY 2-3: Vancouver. Two full days to explore Canada's 'Gem of the Pacific', spectacularly set on the Burrard Inlet. It's one of the country's most beautiful cities with plenty of sightseeing opportunities including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park.
DAY 4: Vancouver to embark. Transfer to your cruise ship, the MS Volendam for embarkation.
DAY 5: Inside Passage cruising. Enjoy the incredible beauty of the Inside Passage. Cruise past 1,000 miles of epic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There is also plenty of animal and marine life to look out for including sea lions, eagles and porpoises.
DAY 6: Juneau. Alaska's capital, Juneau, has a Gold Rush story to rival that of Klondike and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. Perhaps join the optional wildlife cruise, salmon fishing or the excursion to Mendenhall Glacier.
DAY 7: Skagway. Morning arrival in Skagway, Alaska's gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon. Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors and still has old-fashioned weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Optional sightseeing includes a ride in a vintage parlour car to see the White Pass and Yukon route. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore some more, before setting sail again late this evening.
DAY 8: Glacier Bay. Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay where sixteen huge mountains converge to create a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. Wildlife is abundant, and you may spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears.
DAY 9: Ketchikan. Colourful Ketchikan, situated on Revillagigedo Island is known as the 'salmon capital of the world'. Optional excursions include Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and 'flightseeing' to Misty Fjords National Monument.
DAY 10: Inside Passage cruising.
DAY 11: Vancouver - UK. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
DAY 12: Home landing in the UK.
Please note that gratuities are not included and you will also need to arrange a visa.
Your Hotel —
Before your cruise, you will spend 3 nights in a Standard Room at Georgian Court Hotel on a room only basis.
Your Ship —
In addition to fresh flowers throughout the ship, Holland America Line has drawn on its collection of incredible artwork to enhance the interior of the ship's public spaces. Everything from pre-Columbian fetishes and sculptures to Renaissance-era fountains imported from Italy are included in its hallway galleries. At the heart of the ship an elegant sculpture by Luciano Vistosi, inspired by the myriad of moods and colors of a kaleidoscope, greets visitors in a soaring three-story atrium.
Throughout the ship there are restaurants to suit every mood, from a casual lunch by the pool to authentic Italian cuisine to a legendary experience at Le Cirque to a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak. Savor the many diverse restaurants and delicious menus inspired by the latest trends.
Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many — or as few — as you please.
It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream — do everything, or do nothing at all.
Evenings on board brim with choices. Take in a thrilling show in the lounge, try your luck in the Casino, or sing along in the piano bar. Explore the varied gathering places to suit every taste.
Care for a refreshing drink by the pool? An exotic cocktail in a late-night lounge? Choices abound.
Your Stateroom —
Choose from an Inside Stateroom, Outside Stateroom or a Verandah Suite on a full board basis.
Inside - These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. These cabins are inside lower or middle deck staterooms and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
Outside - Enjoy a large outside lower deck stateroom with picture window.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights with Air Transat & 23kg of hold luggage person are included.
Depart London Gatwick: 10:35
Arrive in Vancouver: 12:25
Depart Vancouver: 13:50
Arrive in London Gatwick: 7:20 (+1)
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included with this offer.
Just for you: Complimentary VIP Home Chauffeur Service for those living within 50miles of Gatwick, those living more than 50miles will be charged £1.70 per mile over 50miles.
The approximate times / distances are as follows:
- Vancouver Airport to Georgian Court Hotel: 30min / 14km
- Georgian Court Hotel to Vancouver Cruise Port: 5min/ 1.5km
- Vancouver Cruise Port to Vancouver Airport: 30min / 14km
Flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.
Details of your address must be provided at the time of booking for your VIP Home Chauffeur Service