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Alaskan Exploration

Cruise Code: 1270631

Featuring a FOUR night Alaska tour

Exclusive savings of up to £1,600 + on board spend + Stateroom upgrades

The Ultimate Alaskan Exploration

Including a FOUR night Alaska tour + Featuring the McKinley Explorer

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Relax and experience the wild beauty of Denali aboard the McKinley Explorer in a deluxe glass dome rail car.

Nestled within the 60 acre McKinley Chalet Resort at the gates of Denali National Park, you will find Denali Square. With a three night stay in this exceptional destination you can take advantage of all that this Alaskan hotspot has to offer.

COMPLIMENTARY ON BOARD SPEND*

FREE STATEROOM UPGRADES*

FOUR NIGHT ALASKA LAND TOUR INCLUDED*

FEATURING THE MCKINLEY EXPLORER*

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Inside from:

£2,799pp

was £3,299pp

Outside from:

£3,199pp

was £3,599pp

FREE upgrade from an Interior (I) to an Ocean View Stateroom (HH)

Balcony from:

£3,699pp

was £4,249pp

FREE upgrade from a Ocean View (C) to a Verandah Stateroom (VH)

Suite from:

£4,199pp

was £4,699pp

FREE upgrade from a Verandah (VA) to a Suite (SY)

Single from:

£4,699

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

Earn up to 8,398 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS
  • Four night pre-cruise Alaska land tour
  • EXCLUSIVE FREE on board spend of up to $500 for Ocean View staterooms and above
  • FREE stateroom upgrades
  • FREE Vancouver Lookout admission tickets for Verandah Staterooms and above
  • OVERNIGHT hotel stay in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Journey aboard the luxurious McKinley Explorer train in a glass-domed car
  • THREE NIGHT hotel stay in Denali, Alaska
  • Seven night full board voyage on board Noordam
  • Lunch at the Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • Return flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Earn Cruise Miles with every booking and use them off your future bookings with ROL Cruise
  • Overnight 4★ hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada
  • Denali Natural History Tour included on 15th May 2019 departure date only. All other departure dates will enjoy a Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandas
  • All meals throughout your cruise - five course fine dining, informal buffets and late-night snacks throughout the day and early evening
  • All evening entertainment, including Broadway-style shows and live music in many of the lounges
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • A choice of daily on board activities
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes and Elemis skincare and spa therapy products
  • 24 hour in-room dining

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


YOUR MCKINLEY EXPLORER HIGHLIGHTS

Relax and experience the wild beauty of Denali aboard the McKinley Explorer in a deluxe glass dome rail car.

Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife, including bears, moose, wolves and many more, plus the magnificent views of Mt. Denali. Within a few hours the trip marks one of the most spectacular views of McKinley, be sure to have your camera ready as this is one of the route’s best photo opportunities. North of Talkeetna, you will cross the startling 918-foot Hurricane Gulch trestle, towering 296 feet above the creek below. Before arriving at Denali National Park you will pass though Broad Pass, the highest point on the Alaska Railroad at 2,363 feet! Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of this truly incredible land.


Nestled within the 60 acre McKinley Chalet Resort at the gates of Denali National Park, you will find Denali Square. With a three night stay in this exceptional destination you can take advantage of all that this Alaskan hotspot has to offer.


Karstens Public House

Karstens Public House restaurant is the bustling heart of Denali Square. With soaring ceilings and magnificent two storey park views, this spacious restaurant is the perfect setting for a delightful meal, a refreshing glass of beer or wine, or a delicious grab-and-go lunch.


Gold Nugget Saloon

In the evenings, visit the “Music of Denali Dinner Theatre” at the Gold Nugget Saloon and get ready for a thoroughly entertaining show and a raucous good time. After the performance, settle back, relax and enjoy a drink and some live music.


Artists-in-Residence

Artists have come to national parks for inspiration since the 19th century. Today, there are more than 50 residency programmes across the country. The new Artists-in-Residence Cabin will house artists creating Denali-inspired work. Drop in and watch as they work.


Watch & Learn

The new centrally located amphitheatre is a comfortable place to take in lectures by National Park rangers and naturalists, as well as locally themed demonstrations and musical performances.

Your Itinerary


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  • ms Noordam

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    ms Noordam

    Holland America Line

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  • Fly from London, UK to Anchorage, Alaska

    Day 1

    Fly from London, UK to Anchorage, Alaska

    15 May 2019

    (Regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

  • Anchorage - Denali

    Day 2

    Anchorage - Denali

    16 May 2019

    Today, travel to Denali National Park on the luxurious ★ McKinley Explorer ★, taking in the views through the glass-domed rail car. Later, disembark and transfer to a hotel for your three night stay

  • Denali National Park, Alaska

    Day 3

    Denali National Park, Alaska

    17 May 2019

    This morning, enjoy a Denali Natural History Tour (other dates will enjoy a Tundra Wilderness Tour). Glimpse the epic sweep of Denali National Park on this guided tour that travels 17 miles into Denali National Park and Preserve. Hear about the history and culture that surrounds you at a Living History presentation while visiting Savage Cabin. Find out about the local native culture and their stories at Primrose Ridge

  • Denali, National Park, Alaska

    Day 4

    Denali, National Park, Alaska

    18 May 2019

    Explore Denali at your leisure

  • Embark the ship

    Day 5

    Embark the ship

    19 May 2019

    Transfer from Denali to Seward by motor coach with a lunch stop on the way at the beautiful Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark Noordam for your seven night Alaskan cruise

  • Seward (Anchorage)

    Day 5

    Seward (Anchorage)

    19 May 2019

    Beautifully situated on Cook Inlet and surrounded by the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage offers fine restaurants and frontier saloons, museums and art galleries. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, where village elders and apprentices demonstrate the time-honored customs and crafts of the various Native groups. Sample shore excursions: Kenai Guided Fishing; Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise; Redoubt Bay Flightseeing and Bear Viewing. Nearby, Kenai Fjords National Park's steep-sided, glacier-carved valleys give you an up-close look at abundant wildlife. Located on the southeast coast of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, it is home to the Harding Ice Field, the largest entirely within U.S. borders. Watch for bald eagles, listen to the sounds of thousands of seabirds and share the waters with Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, Dall's porpoises, sea otters and whales. The gateway to the park is the historic town of Seward, whose quaint shops await exploration.

  • Day 6


    At Sea

    20 May 2019

  • Glacier Bay

    Day 7

    Glacier Bay

    21 May 2019

  • Day 8


    Haines

    22 May 2019

    Nestled on the shores of America's longest fjord, Haines is in a spectacular setting. Fill your day with a float trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which protects the habitat of the nation's avian symbol, or visit the Sheldon Museum, art galleries and local hops in town. Optional highspeed catamaran access for shopping and excursions in Skagway will also be available.

  • Juneau, Alaska

    Day 9

    Juneau, Alaska

    23 May 2019

    Migrating whales, rivers of ice and super fresh seafood capture the hearts of its visitors, although Alaska’s capital city also has a strong mining history. Once the sacred territory of the Auke and Taku tribes, Juneau was named after the gold prospector Joe Juneau.

    Destination guide
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

    Day 10

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    24 May 2019

    Super-scenic Ketchikan sits on the edge of Revillagigedo Island, surrounded by the verdant Tongass National Forest. Its waters are rich with Pacific salmon, a fact which drew native Tlingit and industrial fishermen here, not to mention an abundance of wildlife. Black bears can often be seen catching fish from passing streams, while birds of prey soar over glacial mountains.

    Destination guide
  • Day 11


    Scenic Cruising Inside Passage

    25 May 2019

  • Vancouver, Canada

    Day 12

    Vancouver, Canada

    26 May 2019

    Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful spots on earth, it’s no wonder that Vancouver is a popular spot for tourists looking to enjoy some fresh air and vibrant Canadian culture.

    Destination guide
  • Disembark the ship

    Day 12

    Disembark the ship

    26 May 2019

  • Vancouver, Canada

    Day 12

    Vancouver, Canada

    26 May 2019

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to a 4★ hotel for your overnight stay. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, Vancouver’s culture, scenery and attractions are sure to tick all your boxes

  • Fly from Vancouver, Canada to London, UK

    Day 13

    Fly from Vancouver, Canada to London, UK

    27 May 2019

    Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London

  • Arrive in London

    Day 14

    Arrive in London

    28 May 2019

The Ship


Launched in 2006, the ms Noordam is the newest member of our renowned Vista-class ships. Named for the Northern compass point, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod® propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability. On board ms Noordam you will discover museum-quality paintings 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 BB King. One of the most valuable pieces of furniture on board the ship is a remarkable inlaid chest flanked by carved wooden 17th-century Baroque columns. Made in Germany in 1885, the chest is inlaid with ebony and precious stones. Enjoy an onboard IPod® self-guided tour of the complete ms Noordam art collection. The ms Noordam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements.

ms Noordam


Launched: February 2006 | Occupancy: 1,924 passengers

Tonnage: 82,318 tons | Length: 936 ft (285.30 m)

Star Rating

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Cabins


* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.


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* Terms and Conditions


Terms & Conditions: Holland America Line, McKinley Explorer and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Offer advertised applies to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Drinks package is subject to availability and the cruise lines T&C’s. On board spend is per stateroom and tiered depending on grade booked. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. Stateroom upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay at an extra cost. Flights may be indirect. Some ports may require a tender. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Vancouver Lookout Tickets are for general admittance only. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Normal Cruise Miles terms and conditions apply. E&OE.

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