Transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America Line's MS Zuiderdam. The latest cruise check-in is at 1pm. (D) Stay: Holland America MS Zuiderdam
Be inspired by Alaska's astounding beauty. (B/L/D)
See dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm and arrive in Juneau. (B/L/D)
Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (B/L/D)
See the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park from the ship. (B/L/D)
Explore Ketchikan. (B/L/D)
Relax and cruise back to Vancouver. (B/L/D)
Disembark in Vancouver Harbor, transfer to the hotel and join your Spectacular Canadian Rockies trip on Day 1 for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (B/WR) Stay: Pinnacle Harbourfront
Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver's historic neighborhoods. Savor the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian façades of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles. Gain insights into Indigenous cultures and values during a visit to the Bill Reid Gallery on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience including a docent-led tour and time to explore the gallery on your own. Enjoy lunch at Al Porto Ristorante before continuing by ferry to Vancouver Island and having an orientation tour in Victoria. (B/L) Stay: Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
Embrace the Garden City status of Victoria as you greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colorfully transformed a once unused quarry. After breakfast, enjoy exclusive time in the garden prior to the gates being open to the public. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia or join an optional Victoria Whale Watching Excursion and keep your eyes peeled for whales, bald eagles, porpoises or seals. (B)
Depart Victoria by ferry with one last view of the city's historic buildings and make your way to Maan Farms for a Be My Guest lunch experience. Meet the Maan family and learn about how they turned one small berry stand into a farm that now provides quality local produce to the citizens of Abbottsford, the Fraser Valley and Greater British Columbia. Make your way to Kamloops for a relaxing evening, where you'll enjoy a Stays with Stories experience at The South Thompson Inn. Once home to a thoroughbred racing stable, this riverfront property still has the original brick manor and carriage houses. Relax in the lounge, swimming pool, or hot tub overlooking the South Thompson River, go on a nature walk around the Reflection Pond, try your hand at horseshoes and other lawn games, or take one of their bikes for a spin. (B/L) Stay: South Thompson Inn & Conference Center
This afternoon you'll stop at the Mount Robson Visitor Center where you can admire UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies in all its 12,972 feet (3,954 meters) of glory. Continue to the raw wilderness of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we'll spend the next two nights. (B) Stay: Forest Park Hotel
Join a guided walk at Maligne Canyon this morning.
Later, take to the aqua waters and cruise Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island. After the cruise enjoy a delicious lunch with wine at the lakeside Maligne Lake Chalet. Choose to join an optional rafting trip down the Athabasca River or take in an optional theater performance highlighting the best of this little mountain town. (B/L)
The icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield beckon as we journey along the Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier. Cross its icy terrain on board a specially designed Ice Explorer and continue on to Lake Louise, where there is time to soak in the majestic beauty of the lake and its turquoise, glacier-fed waters, fringed by high peaks, deep green forests and overlooked by Victoria Glacier.
Continue on to the township of Banff, in the heart of UNESCO-listed Banff National Park. Settle in for an evening at leisure. (B) Stay: Banff Park Lodge
The day is free for you to pursue your own discoveries and your Travel Director is eager to help plan the perfect day for you. Join an optional guided Signature Hiking experience, a helicopter tour of Mt Assiniboine or Three Sisters Peak. After lunch, opt to take the Brewster Banff Gondola. Then enjoy Banff sightseeing including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and other local sights.
Tonight, we join our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. (B/D)
Your train journey starts as you travel through the Rockies on your way to Vancouver, stopping overnight in Kamloops. (B/L) Stay: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Continue your journey by rail through British Colombia to Vancouver. Train arrival into Vancouver is between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, please take this into consideration when booking your flights. (B/L)
Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. Approximately 143–225 sq. ft.
These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. Approximately 175–282 sq. ft.
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's signature Mariner's Dream™ bed - with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. Approximately 213-379 sq. ft. including verandah.