14 Day Holland America Alaska Land & Sea Journey

July 16, 2018 - July 29, 2018

A note from your hosts, Joe & Katherine Satrom:

Please join us on this enhanced Alaska land & sea tour. This is a very special vacation that includes the best of Alaska's remarkable places; two nights in Denali National Park, a 6-hour day boat cruise of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, cruising in Glacier Bay and whale watching in the Inside Passage. Over the years we have learned that the addition of these experiences and other enrichments make this journey to our 49th state an extraordinary value.

We have been to Alaska many times and continue to enjoy its unique cultural and scenic attractions more than any other world-class destination. Majestic mountains, massive glaciers, native cultures, wildlife and much more make Alaska an incredible destination.

You are cordially invited to join us on this memorable vacation!


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Meet your tour guides
Joe Satrom

Joe Satrom has been involved in the travel industry in some capacity for three decades. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University. He served as North Dakota Tourism Director in the 1970s and was on the National Board of Travel Industry of America and the Old West Regional Commission. He also was awarded the state's highest tourism honor, the Greater North Dakota Association's Tourism Award. He served as the Friendship Force Chairperson for North Dakota and organized the first exchange visit between Bismarck and Hamburg, Germany. Joe currently serves on a policy committee for the National Tourism Association.  He served as the first Chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. He served as TRMF Chairman a second time and retired from the board in 2006. He was a delegate to a White House Conference on Tourism. Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of Satrom Travel & Tour.

Photo was taken in Norway.


Katherine Satrom

Katherine has been in the field of travel for three decades. A graduate of North Dakota State University, she holds a Master's Degree from Northwestern University. In addition to travel, her past experience includes administrative positions with the University of Mary and the North Dakota State Government, involving communications, marketing and advertising, administration, and coordination of human resources. She has served on the Old West Regional Commission Advisory Committee on Tourism, the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce board and the state board of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. She also was a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business and has served on the Aviation Committee of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. She is on the Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

Photo was taken in Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

Itinerary

Day 1: Fairbanks

July 18, 2018

Arrive in Fairbanks. Gold-rush era Fairbanks is located on the Tanana River between the White Mountains and the Alaska Range.


Day 2: Fairbanks/Sternwheeler Cruise

July 19, 2018

Today you will enjoy the included Sternwheeler Discovery riverboat cruise.


Day 3: Denali National Park

July 20, 2018

Alaska's most popular land-based attraction features the 20,320-foot tall peak of Denali. Keep your eyes peeled for Alaska's "Big Four:" moose, caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bear.


Day 4: Denali National Park Tour

July 21, 2018

Enjoy the magnificent Denali National Park as you venture deep into the park on the included Tundra Wilderness Tour.


Day 5: Anchorage, Alaska

July 22, 2018

Cosmopolitan Anchorage blends modern big city life with cultural attractions such as the Native Heritage Center and outdoor adventures like flightseeing or hiking.


Day 6: Seward, Alaska

July 23, 2018

Seward rests on Resurrection Bay.


Day 7: Seward/Kenai Fjords Cruise/ms Zaandam

July 24, 2018

Today is the exciting included Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise.  The Kenai Fjords are known it's dramatic fjords, calving glaciers and large ice field.  It is also known for its abundance of marine wildlife.

Later this afternoon you will board the beautiful ms Zaandam which sets sail at 8 p.m.

Ship Facts

  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Guest capacity: 1,924
  • Gross Tonnage: 82,318 grt.
  • Length: 936 feet
  • Beam: 105.8 feet
  • Maximum speed: 24 knots



Day 8: At Sea

July 25, 2018

Named for the Northern compass point, ms Noordam features museum-quality art such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen (available on ms Noordam beginning June 2017). Learn how to edit, display and share your vacation videos and photographs through our Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. And explore the wonders of our world through exclusive BBC Earth natural history content through onboard activities, concerts and films. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and a variety of salon services. Our fully equipped Fitness Center includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more.

The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and a variety of salon services. Our fully equipped Fitness Center includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more. On deck enjoy two outdoor pools, along with basketball and volleyball courts.

Club HAL® provides a wide variety of youth and teen-friendly activities for kids ages 3 to 17, supervised by qualified, full-time staff.

Noordam guests enjoy dazzling entertainment options from their very first night on board, including B.B. King’s Blues Club. Direct from Beale Street, our B.B. King All-Star band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, the band does it all while you enjoy a signature drink or dance the blues away.


Day 9: Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay Nat'l Park from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

July 26, 2018

If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. The glaciers practically terminate in your lap. A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape.

When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.


Day 10: Haines/Skagway, Alaska from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

July 27, 2018

In Haines, take an Eagle Preserve float tour, or journey to the Gold-Rush era town of Skagway and ride the scenic White Pass and Yukon Railway.


Day 11: Juneau, Alaska from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

July 28, 2018

The only ways to get to Alaska's capital are by boat or plane. Juneau is famed for massive Mendenhall Glacier and whale watching. Ask about our optional group whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier Tour.


Day 12: Ketchikan, Alaska from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 29, 2018

Ketchikan is the self-proclaimed "Salmon Fishing Capital of the World." Stroll and shop on colorful Creek Street, or see the intricate and beautiful totem poles for which Kechikan carvers are known. 


Day 13: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage

July 30, 2018


Day 14: Vancouver, British Columbia

July 31, 2018

This multicultural city was home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Consider an optional post-tour here to include Vancouver & Victoria.

Pricing and Information

Land & Cruise Price Per Person
Includes Kenai Fjord & National Park Cruise
Prices based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad rates available upon request.


Verandah Stateroom   Category VA   $4,390
Verandah Stateroom   Category VB   $4,360
Verandah Stateroom   Category VC   $4,330
Verandah Stateroom   Category VD   $4,300
Oceanview Stateroom   Category C   $3,870
Oceanview Stateroom   Category D   $3,840
Oceanview Stateroom   Category E   $3,780
Oceanview Stateroom   Category F   $3,750
Interior Stateroom   Category K   $3,220

 

Airfare, Transfers and Insurance: Rates available at time of booking

Port & Government Fees: $249.10 per person, subject to change

 

Deposit: $650 per person at time of booking.  $600 by Holland America and $50 by Direct Travel/Satrom Tours
Final Payment Due: April 24, 2018

 

Cancellation Fee: A Direct Travel/Satrom Tours cancellation fee of $50 will apply after deposit. See cruise brochure for cruise company's cancellation penalties.

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