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National Parks Explorer

22 Days | 7-Night Cruise Vancouver to Seward
Relax in your resort at sea as you sail the scenic waters of the Inside Passage and glacier-rimmed Gulf of Alaska.
 Then tour Alaska’s and Canada’s National Parks in your comfortable home on the road. Take your time…your campsite is reserved each night.

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22 Days from $2,499

ms Westerdam & Noordam  |  Departs Sundays

AT A GLANCE ITINERARY    See Detailed Itinerary »

Day 1  Set sail from Vancouver, BC
Day 2  Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 3  Ketchikan, Alaska port call
Day 4  Juneau, Alaska port call
Day 5  Skagway, Alaska port call*
(*5-R calls in Haines in lieu of Skagway,
minor land itinerary change)

Day 6  Glacier Bay National Park
Day 7  At sea (Gulf of Alaska)
Day 8  Disembark in Seward, Alaska;
Transfer to Anchorage
Day 9  Denali National Park
Day 10  Denali National Park

Day 11  Fairbanks, Alaska
Day 12  Fairbanks, Alaska
Day 13  Tok, Alaska
Day 14  Dawson City, Yukon
Day 15  Dawson City, Yukon
Day 16  Whitehorse, Yukon
Day 17  Whitehorse, Yukon
Day 18  Kluane National Park, Yukon
Day 19  Beaver Creek, Yukon
Day 20  Glennallen, Alaska
Day 21  Anchorage, Alaska
Day 22  Tour’s End

Rates & Dates

DATES SHIP PPDO
May 13 WE $2,499
May 20 NO $2,599
May 27; September 2 WE $2,799
August 26 NO $2,899
June 3 NO $2,999
August 19 WE $3,099
June 10 WE $3,199
August 5, 12 WE/NO $3,399
June 17; July 29 WE/NO $3,499
July 22 WE $3,599
July 15 WE $3,699
June 24; July 1, 8 WE/NO $3,799

WE=MS WESTERDAM; NO=MS NOORDAM; 3rd/4th Adult Share $929; 3rd/4th Child Share (up to age 18) $789; [5] Gov’t. Fees & Taxes: WE $355 ppdo, $212 3rd/4th; NO $379 ppdo, $236 3rd/4th; [5-R] Gov’t. Fees & Taxes: WE $341 ppdo, $201 3rd/4th; NO $337 ppdo, $196 3rd/4th; Drivers Insurance: $85 Per Driver; Cancellation Fees Protection: 5% of Total Price; Per Person, Double Occupancy (PPDO) prices are based on Interior Stateroom Category J. Cabin Upgrades »
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Rates & Dates: Reverse Tour

DATES SHIP PPDO
May 6, 13 WE/NO $2,499
May 20 WE $2,699
May 27 NO $2,799
June 3 WE $2,999
August 26 WE $3,099
June 10 NO $3,199
August 19 NO $3,299
June 17; August 12 WE $3,399
June 24; August 5 NO $3,599
July 29 WE $3,699
July 22 NO $3,799
July 1, 8, 15 WE/NO $3,899
September 2 NO $2,899

WE=MS WESTERDAM; NO=MS NOORDAM; 3rd/4th Adult Share $929; 3rd/4th Child Share (up to age 18) $789; Gov’t. Fees & Taxes: WE $341 ppdo, $204 3rd/4th; NO $236 ppdo, $196 3rd/4th; Drivers Insurance: $85 Per Driver; Cancellation Fees Protection: 5% of Total Price; Per Person, Double Occupancy (PPDO) prices are based on Interior Stateroom Category J. Cabin Upgrades »

Choose Land & Sea!

The Complete Land & Sea Vacation.
Every vacation includes a cruise and up-close and personal experience in your own motorhome. You have several choices, all including the scenic Inside Passage and Denali National Park.

DAYS 1-7. GLACIER DISCOVERY CRUISE, CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE. Board your ship in Vancouver, B.C. Your cruise calls at the ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway plus cruising Glacier Bay National Park and the Gulf of Alaska. Be sure and check out the variety of shore excursion options that are available in all three ports to enhance your trip.

DAY 8. SEWARD-ANCHORAGE. Disembark at Seward and enjoy a scenic ride to Anchorage to pick up your RV. After your orientation, you have time to see a museum, dine on seafood, or stock up on groceries. Overnight at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park.

DAY 9. ANCHORAGE-DENALI. Drive the scenic Parks Highway to Denali National Park. Overnight near the entrance to Denali National Park.

DAY 10. DENALI NATIONAL PARK. A free day to explore the home of North America’s tallest mountain: 20,320-ft. Denali. There’s plenty of time to explore the wilderness on an optional tour.

DAY 11. DENALI-FAIRBANKS. On the road again, head for Fairbanks, nearer the Land of the Midnight Sun, with plenty of daylight for recreation.

DAY 12. FAIRBANKS. Free day to explore Fairbanks; overnight.

DAY 13. FAIRBANKS-TOK. Ride the historic Alaska Highway to Tok, self-proclaimed “dog-mushing capital of the world.” See the TransAlaska Pipeline on your route.

DAY 14. TOK-DAWSON CITY. The scenery is other-worldly on the Taylor and Top-of-the-World Highways before you descend to the banks of the Yukon River and cross by ferry to Dawson City.

DAY 15. DAWSON CITY. You have a free day to wander the wooden sidewalks of this perfectly preserved gold rush town. Visit the S.S. Keno sternwheeler, a National Historic Site.

DAY 16. DAWSON CITY-WHITEHORSE. Drive the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. Perhaps see the Frantic Follies, a show that re-creates the Days of ’98. Overnight Whitehorse.

DAY 17. WHITEHORSE. Free day to explore Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon Territory; overnight.

DAY 18. WHITEHORSE-KLUANE NATIONAL PARK. Overnight near Kluane National Park.

DAY 19. KLUANE NATIONAL PARK-BEAVER CREEK.Drive the famous Alaska Highway and watch for views of blue, glacier-fed Kluane Lake in Kluane National Park.

DAY 20. BEAVER CREEK-GLENNALLEN. On to Tok, then head to Glennallen via Alaska, Richardson and Glenn Highways. Enjoy the views of the majestic Wrangell Mountains in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park enroute. Optional side trip to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center. Overnight near Glennallen.

DAY 21. GLENNALLEN-ANCHORAGE. More gorgeous scenery today, maybe viewing Dall sheep on the way to Anchorage. Overnight at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park.

DAY 22. ANCHORAGE, TOUR’S END. Turn in your RV; we’ll provide the transfer to the airport.

CUSTOM SELECTION 5-R: Reverse Itinerary. Land Tour First, Cruise Afterwards. On day 1 transfer from Anchorage International Airport or local hotel to pick up your RV; RV orientation and overnight in Anchorage. Days 2 through 14 of land tour are similar to days 9 through 21 of Highway Cruise 5 except the additional day in Fairbanks and the overnight at Kluane National Park are replaced with 2-nights in Skagway. On day 15, turn in your RV, transfer to Seward to board your ship and sail to Vancouver. NOTE: The southbound cruise itinerary features a Haines port call in lieu of Skagway.