HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Alaska
Balcony Specials! FLY + CRUISE + HOTELS + BONUS OFFER: Last chance to cruise Alaska with Hot Deals on Balcony Staterooms!

Special Inclusions

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
Return Economy Class Airfares Auckland to Vancouver flying Air New Zealand
1 night pre cruise Vancouver
7 night cruise Alaska cruise onboard Holland America Lines Niuew Amsterdam
All meals and entertainment onboard
1 night post cruise Vancouver

YOUR BONUS:
* Exclusive US$100 Shipboard Credit per stateroom

This package is also available on the following sailing dates:

28 July 2018
04 August 2018
11 August 2018

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD ARE PROTECTED BY THE TAANZ BONDING. Prices shown include return Economy Class airfares with Air New Zealand, share double/twin, including Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Prices include all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus inclusions: Valid new bookings only. Offers are per stateroom based on double/twin occupancy for 1st and 2nd guests only. Prices are NZ dollars & subject to currency fluctuations. Payment is by cash, eftpos or cheque only. QCard & credit card prices on application. Offers may not be available on all stateroom categories and capacity restrictions apply. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Airline tickets are non refundable and must be fully paid and ticketed within 72 hours of confirmation. Name changes not permitted. Sales to 31 July 2018. Prices correct as of 11 June 2018 & are subject to change without notification. Other conditions may apply.

Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.

Launched from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Venice on July 4, 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired interior design and art collection.

Holland America Line has installed an array of works valued at over $3 million, ranging from antiques by traditional Dutch masters to creations by renowned contemporary artists. Some pieces reflect the Dutch Golden Age while others, such as the spectacular centerpiece in the atrium, express a contemporary curiosity. Adorning the ceiling of Nieuw Amsterdam is an eye-catching abstract sculpture of the inverted New York skyline made from clear translucent blocks that hang upside-down. The sculpture was created by husband and wife Italian artists Gilbert Lebigre and Corinne Roger of Creazioni Lebigre & Roger. The significant collection, which includes works by celebrated artists Andy Warhol, Richard Estes and Roy Lichtenstein, continues with astounding displays throughout the ship.

Nieuw Amsterdam joins the recently launched Eurodam to further define and expand the Holland America Line premium brand with new concepts such as the innovative pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, an elegant luxury jewelry boutique, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured The Showroom at Sea, and a new photographic and imaging center.

The new ship continues several much-admired Holland America Line features, including outside-view, glass elevators at midship; the Explorations Café -- a cyber-coffee house powered by The New York Times; the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar; the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine, where culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and intimate classes in a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchens; an expanded Greenhouse Spa and Salon with thermal suites and hydro-pool, the largest gymnasium ever built for Holland America Line; and a youth facility that includes the teens-only Loft. In addition the ship will feature the family-style Canaletto Italian restaurant.

Highlights of this cruise:

Vancouver
If you could watch the history of Vancouver as a time-lapse movie, you'd see the creation of a sawmill and a community that grew up around it, which then became the townsite of Granville. Then comes the railroad, and development of the great natural harbor. Then: a sudden linkage to the Orient, Eastern Canada, and Europe. Immigrants come, business blooms, and the skyscrapers rise up along Burrard Inlet, always with the mountains visible in the spaces between the buildings. Go for the galleries, boutiques, public markets, and restaurants of every flavor. Visit vibrant Chinatown and Stanley Park, with its 1,000 acres of forests, gardens, lakes and lawns in the heart of the city.

Tracy Arm
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.

Juneau
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, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

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.

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 – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deepwater fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $6399

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
27/07 Fly Auckland to Vancouver. Make your own way to your hotel.
28/07 Make your own way to the Port for embarkation

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
28/07 Vancouver, BC. Canada 04:30 PM
29/07 Inside Passage, Alaska Scenic Cruising
30/07 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
30/07 Juneau, Alaska 01:00 PM 10:00 PM
31/07 Skagway, Alaska 07:00 AM 09:00 PM
01/08 Glacier Bay, Alaska 07:00 AM 04:00 PM
02/08 Ketchikan, Alaska 10:00 AM 06:00 PM
03/08 Inside Passage, Alaska Scenic Cruising
04/08 Vancouver, BC. Canada 07:00 AM

Post-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
04/08 Make your own way to your hotel. Overnight
05/08 Make your own way to the airport for your flight to Auckland
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.