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This video produced from Holland America is a couple of years old but it is fabulous and still highlights all the aspects of our upcoming trip very well.

 

OUR NEXT SILVER PLATTER CRUISE

ALASKA CRUISE TOUR 2017 ON HOLLAND AMERICA

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Join us in September of 2017 as we escort this magnificent Alaska Cruise Tour. This will be a 4-night package from Fairbanks through Denali National Park, Mt. McKinley, and Anchorage. After this we will have a 7-night cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver

Here are some highlights and extra special items which are all included in the price of the trip. The "Discovery" Riverboat tour in Fairbanks, a Denali Tundra Tour through the National Park, 2 included train ride segments (from Denali National Park to Anchorage, and then Anchorage to Seward), onboard credit, Denali bucks to spend in Denali, a value coupon book to use onboard. a private cocktail party hosted by "The Cruise Butler", a special dinner for 2 in Caneletto's Italian Restaurant, and airport to hotel ground transfers in Fairbanks. 

And brand new this year experience Denali Square, a private retreat at the Holland America Denali resort, and close to the entrance of Denali National Park.

NOTE: All perks and amenities listed on this website are subject to change daily by Holland America due to their limited time promotions. You will need to contact us for the latest, and most up to date offers.

 

Holland America Cruise Tour 

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Some people have asked me why we picked September, and why we picked Holland America. Well, here are the answers.

  1. Holland America is the leader in Alaska. They have been cruising there longer than anyone else. They are the experts in Alaska. Their headquarters is even located in Seattle. 
  2. Holland America ships are classified as mid-sized ships. While many other cruise lines have 3-5 thousand people on their ships, the ship we will be on in Alaska holds just 1,972 passengers.
  3. They are one of the very few lines which offer an optional full dining plan during the land portion. This will cover the meals at the lodges, hotels, and on the domed train.
  4. They have a higher quality dining experience with sterling silver, Riedel stemware, and Rosenthal and Bvlgari China.
  5. Over $150,000 a week is spent on fresh flowers on each ship.
  6. Exensive museum-quality collection of art and antiques on every ship.
  7. Stylish, spacious cabins, compared to the other cruise lines.
  8. Best Overall Cruise Value - 22 consecutive years ~ Ocean & Cruise News
  9. High Deluxe Five-Star-Plus Rating - World Ocean & Cruise Line Society
  10. Highest-rated Premium Cruise Line - Conde' Nast Traveller
  11. Brass finishes, expansive teak wood decks, including a wraparound Promenade Deck encircling the ship lined with teak deck chairs and wool blankets.
  12. This time of the season is when you can catch the salmon spawning upstream.
  13. And one of the biggest reasons is that in September you will have the best opportunity to see the "Northern Lights" during the land/train portion of the trip.
  14. Well I would say that about sums it up, wouldn't you.  

 

TULIPS, CHOCOLATES & WINDMILLS

We just returned from this trip and loved it so much that we want to go back and personally escort a group. The date is not yet set, but it is in the planning stage. Take a look at some of the photos below