Combining shore towns with further exploration inland is the ideal way to see Alaska. However, most Alaska cruisetours are one way, northbound or southbound. You either start your cruise in Vancouver and finish the trip with a land tour in Alaska or vice versa.
Unlike a roundtrip cruise that begins and ends in the same city, one way trips require more consideration and coordination. Will you spend an extra night or two beyond the cruisetour? If so, what about hotel accommodations? You’ll have to look into transportation options for two cities rather than just one. Flights to and from different cities must also be researched.
Holland America’s got a solution for 2013 cruisetours and has made it more convenient for those who want to experience the interior of the Great Land. They’re offering roundtrip land and sea vacations from Seattle.
Choose to do the land portion first or the cruise. Either way, your trip starts and ends in Seattle.
Land First: Fly into Seattle and stay overnight. This will give you a chance to acclimatize to any time difference you may experience. Hotel is included this night. The next morning, you’re whisked off by air to Anchorage to start your Alaska vacation. You’ll disembark from your cruise in Vancouver, then travel by motorcoach to Seattle where your trip ends.
Cruise First: Fly early into Seattle and the same morning, hop onboard a motorcoach to Vancouver to embark on your Alaska cruise. After the land tour, you’ll fly back to Seattle where you’ll spend your last overnight stay. Your Alaska cruisetour vacation ends the next morning.
Along with the convenience of roundtrip travel, these exclusive Holland America experiences also include THREE nights in Denali! If you’re going to Alaska expecting to see lots of wildlife, it’s a good bet you will on one of these Holland cruisetours.
Will it be cruise or land first for you? Not sure? Speak with one of our Alaska Cruise Experts who can help. Just call 1-800-565-2784.