Alaska Adventure Alaska has attracted
adventure seekers since gold was discovered there in the 1890s. Our adventure gives you a golden opportunity to see unspoiled wilderness, untamed wildlife, and rough-and-tumble frontier towns that keep the gold rush alive. Our tour highlights both Alaska and the Yukon. Visit Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Beaver Creek, Whitehorse, Skagway, plus a Four-Day Inside Passage cruise. Also included is a scenic tour aboard the luxurious McKinley Explorer domed railcars and an unforgettable sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks.
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Come with us to Denali National Park for a full Alaskan experience at the highest level. You will sightsee aboard the McKinley Explorer, spend two nights at a Denali wilderness lodge and explore deep into the park’s pristine wildlife habitat. The Alaskan rail bed snakes through glacier-carved valleys, across-rugged river canyons and features legendary feats of railroad engineering. Travel in a luxurious glass-domed railcar with expert commentary aboard the McKinley Explorer. You will be able to stretch your legs and breathe in the scenery on the open-air viewing platform. Fairbanks is our next stop. Alaska’s second largest city is a gold mine for travelers in search of frontier adventure. Enjoy a nostalgic cruise aboard the Discovery, an accurate recreation of a typical sternwheeler riverboat, and a Gold Dredge No. 8 tour.
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YUKON Few places in the world today have been so unchanged over the course of time. Aboriginal people, having eked out survival for thousands of years, hunt and trap as they always have. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 was the Yukon’s high point of population. Beaver Creek has a population of approximately 100 individuals made up of Upper Tanana speaking people whose traditional territory extends from the Donjek River into neighboring Alaska. Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon. It is nestled on the banks of the region’s famed “River of Gold.” Its role as a transportation hub and headquarters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police cemented its place in history.
OUR CRUISE BEGINS Prior to the 1750s, Glacier Bay did not exist. When the ice retreated, a new landscape emerged. At the head of tranquil fjords, skyscraper-sized chunks of blue ice slide down the face of towering glaciers. As you glide through sparkling fjords, you will see marine wildlife and listen to the informative commentary of our park ranger staff. Ketchikan is Alaska’s “First Town” and is a noted mecca for sport fishing enthusiasts, history buffs, and mavens of authentic native culture. It also boasts Misty Fjords National Monument, one of the most beautiful places in the world.
HOLLAND AMERICA ZUIDERDAM
The Holland America Zuiderdam is one of Holland America’s four Vista-class cruise ships. These ships, named in Dutch for each of the four compass points, marry traditional Holland America luxury with contemporary amenities. Eighty-five percent of her staterooms have ocean views and sixty-seven percent have verandahs.
ITINERARY JULY 15—28
At the heart of the Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant ship. Other notable pieces include a painting of Queen Beatrix by pop culture artist and icon, Andy Warhol, medallions by Frank Lloyd Wright, cast aluminum elevator doors inspired by the art deco work of the New York Chrysler Building, and a massive floral painting by Charles Ben.
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Anchorage Meet the tour concierge and learn about your upcoming adventure as well as tips regarding where to dine and shop.
Denali National Park Board the luxurious McKinley Explorer train to Denali, check into your lodge, and explore on your own this evening.
Denali National Park Venture deep into Denali on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, the best way to see wildlife and hopefully Mt. McKinley too.
Fairbanks This afternoon, re-board the luxurious McKinley Explorer train bound for Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City. Take a step back in time aboard the sternwheeler Discovery, then enjoy panning for gold at Gold Dredge No. 8. Lunch is included.
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Holland America Shore Excursions
Beaver Creek Experience spectacular remote Alaskan wilderness vistas and enjoy an included lunch in Tok enroute to Beaver Creek.
Offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes, and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator.
Holland America offers a wide variety of shore excursions to choose from during the cruise. Excursions are not included in tour pricing and range from approximately $25 to $310 at each destination.
Whitehorse Explore along the Alaska Highway and enjoy an included lunch at Haines Junction, gateway to Kluane’s wilderness.
Whitehorse Yours-to-explore options include local sightseeing or a choice of outdoor adventures in nearby Kluane National Park.
Skagway Arrive in Skagway aboard the historic White Pass train, bid your tour concierge farewell, and then embark your ship.
Glacier Bay Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates.
Ketchikan Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords.
At Sea Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance.
Vancouver Disembark the ship for a beautiful day in Vancouver. Depart Vancouver late in the evening.
You will also discover a large collection of antiques and centuries-old paintings throughout the ship. When it comes to the latest technology, the Zuiderdam uses a diesel-electric power plant and an Azipod propulsion system. These systems allow optimal energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. The Zuiderdam’s other amenities include: Features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options
LIDO RESTAURANT Features a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center presents a state-of-the art demonstration kitchen with interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by master chefs or culinary guests.
FITNESS CENTER Offers one of the most spacious gyms on the high sea with cardio equipment and weight machines arranged in tiers and a large hot tub in the center.
Features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, or steam in a thermal suite.
CROW’S NEST Offers sweeping 270° views during the day and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.
Tour Price Includes AIR FARE Round-trip airfare from Raleigh/Durham, including air departure taxes TAXES & FEES All U.S. and foreign governmental taxes and fees
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GREENHOUSE SPA & SALON
VERANDAH Queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, and floor-to-ceiling windows. All stateroom amenities include: • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes • 100% Egyptian cotton towels • Salon-quality hair dryers • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoos and other bath amenities • Complimentary fresh fruit on request • Flat-panel TV and DVD player • Ice service, shoeshine service, and nightly turndown service
TWELVE NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS Accommodations will be provided in first-class hotels and aboard the Holland America’s Zuiderdam. Taxes, service charges, and state and local taxes are all included in tour price. GROUP TRANSFERS Group transfers from airport to hotel in Anchorage, and from Vancouver hotel to airport by private motor coach MEALS During the land portion of our trip, three lunches are provided. All meals are provided during the cruise. GRATUITIES Gratuities for the tour escort, driver, local guides, and aboard ship
RESERVATION FORM Space for this trip is limited, please make your reservations as soon as possible! I/we wish to join The Alaskan Adventure departing on July 15, 2013. Enclosed is a check in the amount of $__________________. r $800 deposit per person due by February 1, 2013. Deposit is nonrefundable. (Final payment due by March 1, 2013.) or r Full payment per person *Taxes and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the airline and may be adjusted prior to final payment.
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