19 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise

APT Tour & Cruise starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 19 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise. Enjoy the stunning Rocky Mountains and the beautiful alpine villages of Canada's west coast, journey on the famous Rocky Mountaineer train before relaxing on a luxury ocean cruise...read more
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: Tour & Cruise (Premium)
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 19 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: UT19BEVV
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 12,712
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 820
Per Person ($AU)
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1
Arrive Vancouver
Be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Welcome Dinner. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (D)
2
Vancouver
Spend the morning exploring the city with your Tour Director. Armed with plenty of insights, you’ll enjoy your free afternoon. (B)
3
Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy GoldLeaf Service as you travel to Kamloops. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels) (B/L)
4
Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Banff
Your rail journey continues into the Canadian Rockies on the way to Banff National Park. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs (B/L)
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Banff
It’s up to you to decide how you’d like to explore World Heritage-listed Banff National Park today. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site; take to the skies on a heli-flightseeing trip; join a float trip along the Bow River; learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player; relax at the Willow Stream Spa; or go for a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.
  • Tonight, choose from one of the many restaurants on offer at your hotel.
6
Banff, Lake Louise
Board the Banff Gondola and ascend Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll be awestruck by the sweeping panoramic views out over six mountain ranges. Return to the foot of the mountain and enjoy a guided tour of the town, then set out along the Trans-Canada Highway. Travel through the lush forest of Banff National Park on your way to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Overlooking the turquoise shores of Lake Louise, you’ll treasure your stay at one of the most alluring locations on the planet. This evening, you may choose where to have dinner. Stay: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Select one of the many exceptional restaurants located within your hotel from which to dine.
Signature Experiences:
  • Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • On the sparkling shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the area.
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Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
Travel along the Icefields Parkway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Arrive later in Jasper National Park. Stay: Jasper National Park, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose where to dine at your lodge in Jasper.
8
Jasper, Mt Robson, Blue River, Sun Peaks
Join the Yellowhead Highway and re-enter British Columbia, stopping to take in views of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Located in British Columbia’s picturesque Monashee Mountains, Grizzly Bear Valley - as Blue River locals call it - is an incredible natural wildlife habitat. Here, both grizzly and black bears are sighted daily, as are caribou, moose, deer, osprey, eagles and many other woodland creatures that call the region home. Enjoy lunch then continue your journey to the village of Sun Peaks. Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • On a Blue River Safari, a custom-designed boat will take you over glacier-fed waterways up close to the bears seen on the banks. Piloted by an expert guide, not only will you spot wildlife, you’ll see glaciers and pass right by waterfalls toppling from the snow-capped mountains nearby.
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Sun Peaks, Whistler
Follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the rugged Cariboo region. Travel via the remote rural town of Lillooet, and stop at both Seton and Duffey lakes. Then re-enter the Coast Mountains on your way to Whistler. Ringed by mountains, forests and valleys, you’ll see why this destination attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa (B/D)
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Whistler, Georgia Strait, Victoria
Travel via Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay, then ride the ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Make a brief stop in Chemainus then continue to Victoria. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense). Stay Two Nights: Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific (B)
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Victoria, The Butchart Gardens
This afternoon presents you with the chance to select from a range of activities. On the final evening of your land journey, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps join a whale watching cruise; take a seaplane flight; learn about the city’s heritage district on a guided tour; fish for salmon; ride in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.
Signature Experiences:
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds this morning and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. You’ll enjoy plenty of time to explore the colourful gardens in serenity before the gates open to the general public.
12
Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Ship
Return to Vancouver and board your ship for your Alaska Inside Passage cruise. Enjoy plenty of time to settle in and explore the ship. Stay Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s MS Volendam in a Verandah Stateroom (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • To celebrate the beginning of your cruise, you’ll be treated to a delightful Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.
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Cruise the Inside Passage
The excitement builds today as you open your curtains to the legendary scenery of the Inside Passage. Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises past fjords and tiny islands off the coast of British Columbia. (B/L/D)
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Juneau
Cruise to Alaska’s capital, Juneau, set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel. Outdoor activities abound here, while the town centre is home to a wealth of cultural attractions. Disembark and choose to explore at leisure or set off on one of the available excursions (own expense). (B/L/D)
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Skagway
Arrive in Skagway, at the Inside Passage’s northernmost point. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style atmosphere remains evident today. See many of its colourful heritage buildings now protected as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense). (B/L/D)
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Glacier Bay National Park
Wake to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park, which boasts more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else. As you cruise through the national park and take in the rivers of ice and sky-high peaks, you’ll benefit from the insightful commentary of local rangers who will come aboard your ship to explain the geological wonders and point out some of the diverse wildlife. You may be among the lucky few to sight whales in the wild. Humpbacks and orcas are plentiful in these waters. (B/L/D)
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Ketchikan
A cheerful town set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan and its surrounds present a range of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument - one of America’s largest wilderness areas. Disembark and spend the day exploring as you please. (B/L/D)
18
The Inside Passage
Heading south through the Inside Passage, watch the glorious landscape slip by on your final day at sea. Or relax and make use of the wonderful amenities on board your ship. (B/L/D)
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Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver
Disembark your ship on arrival in Vancouver today and transfer to the airport. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, and you'll love hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie.
  • Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast.
  • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice, and keep close watch for marine life like whales and orcas.
Trip Inclusions
Included Meals
  • A total of 41 meals, as well as complimentary beverages throughout your cruise
Accommodation
  • Seven-night Holland America Line Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • Enjoy a superb two-night stay at the 'Castle in the Rockies' - The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Enjoy a wonderful overnight stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Relax during an overnight stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Stay overnight at The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa
  • Stay two nights at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria
  • Stay at The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
  • Enjoy a two nght stay in Vancouver at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Vancouver departs no earlier than 1pm
  • Due to seasonal conditions, Blue River Safari with lunch on Day 8 is not available on select dates
  • Prices are for cruise/rail and land only. Flights not included
Reviews (6)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise with APT.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2017
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Wonderful trip.”
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Both Canada and Alaska parts were great. It is very hard to put out one thing cause everything was just wonderful. The group of fellow passengers were great and there was no trouble with anyone and the mix of people were great. Global Journeys were a great help with everything we need. Thank you so much.
QLD, Australia
Jun 2015
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“So many wonderful thoughts in my head!”
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This is what I wrote to my best friend about the trip. It sums it up. So many wonderful thoughts in my head. Sitting on a sundeck in a herb garden outside our room in Vancouver when we arrived with a beer. So tired yet so exhilarated by being in Canada we stayed up and partied all afternoon! The Rocky Mountaineer train trip....... bloody hell it was amazing mate. Forests, streams, lakes and mountains snow capped and water falls. All seen whilst being served the most amazing food and drinks you have ever eaten.. The dome carriage gold leaf is the only way to go. My most emotional moment was on blue river on the River Safari where we went on rafts out to the wilderness and just slowly stalked the lands edge looking for bears. We floated silently and waited and WOW ! Black bears eating and just clumsily strolling along the river bank not knowing we were there. I cried happy tears. You could hear the sticks crack on the bank as they walked along. WOW. LOL

My next one is glacier bay. It was the most eerie place ever... Small and large ice burgs in the water as the ship quietly drifted through and then you would here hissss. The water touching the the ice as we sailed passed. Then the most amazing thing I have ever seen was in front of me. A glacier !! OMG Its width and height was overwhelming and the colours in it. We slowly drifted passed it and I can honestly say I thought I was in another place other than this earth. No sound just every now and then massive cracks like thunder. We were so lucky as we heard the most amazing crack and then part of the glacier fell into the sea. I thought I was in a movie ! The friends I made and the things i saw mate. I hope this gives you an idea of my favourite moments.
WA, Australia
Aug 2014
1 Helpful Vote
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“Just a delightful memory”
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This is just a note to say how much we enjoyed the tour of the Rockies and Alaska that you organised for us last August. It's a spectacular train journey and the accommodation all along the way was first rate. The tour leader, Sue, and the driver of the bus, Charles, were just lovely people. We thought that the 19 day tour was just enough for us - after that we went across to Toronto and up to Quebec .. then back by rail across Canada. That was a very relaxing and laid back part of our trip. Another thing .. the Air Canada flights (especially booking the exit row and bulkhead seats) was a pleasure ... great staff and we really enjoyed the company of the older stewards on the flight ... they were forever asking us if we wanted anything. Just brilliant. So altogether a great experience - even though at the end we were really happy to be home.

The only disappointment for us was the flight back from Sydney to Perth. The plane was one which had a central aisle and 3 seats either side ... extremely uncomfortable, and the worst food we had encountered. The stewards were very nice and helpful though. That might sound petty but Qantas needs to now look at some better seating in its economy class rather than just quantity and bottom line figures. Not sure if you've had any other complaints about that but I don't think we'll fly Qantas again even though we have been very supportive of the airline in the past. Hope you are keeping well and again, thanks for organising that tour for us, just a delightful memory.
Australia
Apr 2014
1 Trip
“Scenery is excellent and accommodation first class”
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The scenery is excellent and accommodation is first class but you do pay for it in the cost of tour. The Rocky Mountaineer first day is a long one so be prepared for approx. 11 hours on the train. The cruise to Alaska was impressive.
Australia
Sep 2013
1 Trip
“Brilliant”
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Brilliant...our Tour guide only a 5/10, seemed a bit tired of this route.
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
MS Volendam Deck Plans
Category A
Vista Suite
Category B
Vista Suite
Category SA
Neptune Suite
Dolphin Deck (Level 1)
MS Volendam Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Holland America Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Vista Suite
Vista Suite  Vista Suite  

Category A & B (Vista Suite)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 292 sq. ft. including verandah.

  • A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Oversized Egyptian cotton bath towels
  • Premium duvet & deluxe bathrobes
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Daily housekeeping & nightly turndown service
  • Generous storage & safe for your valuables
  • Deluxe bathrobes
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27 Apr 2019
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15 May 2019
MS Volendam

13,195

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483

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04 May 2019
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22 May 2019
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531

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18 May 2019
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05 Jun 2019
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14,595

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539

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25 May 2019
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12 Jun 2019
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14,995

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15 Jun 2019
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03 Jul 2019

15,595

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592

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15,003

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22 Jun 2019
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10 Jul 2019
MS Volendam

15,795

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588

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15,207

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29 Jun 2019
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17 Jul 2019
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15,795

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588

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06 Jul 2019
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24 Jul 2019
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588

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13 Jul 2019
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31 Jul 2019
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588

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03 Aug 2019
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21 Aug 2019
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15,795

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588

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10 Aug 2019
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28 Aug 2019
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587

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24 Aug 2019
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11 Sep 2019
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15,595

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579

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31 Aug 2019
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18 Sep 2019
MS Volendam

15,595

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579

per person

15,016

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04 Sep 2019
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22 Sep 2019
MS Noordam

15,195

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565

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14,630

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27 Apr 2019
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15 May 2019
MS Volendam

17,495

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655

solo traveller

16,840

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04 May 2019
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22 May 2019
MS Volendam

18,995

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715

solo traveller

18,280

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18 May 2019
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05 Jun 2019
MS Volendam

19,595

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739

solo traveller

18,856

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15 Jun 2019
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03 Jul 2019

21,295

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820

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20,475

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22 Jun 2019
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10 Jul 2019
MS Volendam

21,495

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816

solo traveller

20,679

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29 Jun 2019
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17 Jul 2019
MS Volendam

21,495

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816

solo traveller

20,679

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06 Jul 2019
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24 Jul 2019
MS Volendam

21,495

per person

816

solo traveller

20,679

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13 Jul 2019
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31 Jul 2019
MS Volendam

21,495

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816

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20,679

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03 Aug 2019
Wednesday
21 Aug 2019
MS Volendam

21,495

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816

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20,679

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10 Aug 2019
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28 Aug 2019
MS Volendam

21,495

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815

solo traveller

20,680

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24 Aug 2019
Wednesday
11 Sep 2019
MS Volendam

20,895

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791

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20,104

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31 Aug 2019
Wednesday
18 Sep 2019
MS Volendam

20,895

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791

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20,104

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Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
MS Noordam
Category VC $ 0
Category VD $ 0
Category SS $ 1,100
Category SY $ 1,100
MS Volendam
Category A $ 0
Category B $ 0
Category SA $ 950 - $ 1,900

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