Holland America Zaandam, Greate Alaskan Explorer from Seattle, July 16, 2018

14-day Greate Alaskan Explorer cruise from Seattle on board ms Zaandam

Greate Alaskan Explorer cruise from Seattle on board ms Zaandam routeCruising from: Seattle, Washington;
Departure Date: July 16, 2018;
Duration: 14 day;
Cruise Line: Holland America Line;
Cruise Ship: ms Zaandam;
Ports of Call: Seattle, Cruising Vancouver Island, Ketchikan, Cruising Tracy Arm, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Anchorage, Homer, Kodiak, Cruise Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Victoria, Seattle;

Experience the journey of a lifetime when you cruise with Holland America Line

Day 0

Seattle Cruise Port

Port of Seattle. With two centrally-located cruise terminals and easy airport connections, Seattle has become America’s premier cruise port both before and after trip. The bustling Seattle, known as the “The Emerald City” is both a culturally rich metropolis and a gateway to beautiful natural attractions. In[…]

Day 1

Cruising Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island, off Canada’s Pacific Coast, is known for its mild climate and thriving arts community. On its southern tip is Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, and its boat-lined Inner Harbour, neo-baroque Parliament Buildings, grand Fairmont Empress Hotel and English-style gardens. Harbour city Nanaimo, home of chocolate-and-custard Nanaimo bars, has an Old City Quarter with shops, galleries and restaurants.

Day 2

Ketchikan, Alaska

Cruises to Ketchikan. Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “first city” due to its location at the southern tip of the Inside Passage. It is the first city you reach as you cruise north, and for many visitors, their first introduction to the beauty and majesty of Alaska. You[…]

Day 3

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

Cruising Tracy Arm. Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau located about 45 miles south of Juneau and 70 miles north of Petersburg, Alaska, off of Holkham Bay and adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest. Many cruises include a stop[…]

Day 4

Juneau, Alaska

Cruises to Juneau. Juneau, often described as America’s most unusual state capital, is the only center of U.S. government with no roads leading into or out of town. The city is surrounded by nature, namely towering mountains and the waters of Gastineau Channel. For most visitors,[…]

Day 5

Cruising to Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Welcomr to Icy Strait Point. Icy Strait Point is a privately owned tourist destination just outside the small village of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska. It is located on Chichagof Island and is named after the nearby Icy Strait. Owned by Huna[…]

Day 6 – At Sea Cruising

On the musically themed Zaandam, you’ll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton’s saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones throughout the ship.

Day 7

Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Set amid the coastal Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city defies popular visions of polar ice caps and frozen tundra. From the sparkling waters of Cook Inlet to the tallest peaks of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska encompasses wild adventures and[…]

Day 8

Cruising to Homer, Alaska

Homer, Kachemak Bay Homer is on the shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. Its distinguishing feature is the Homer Spit, a narrow 4.5 mi (7.2 km)) long gravel bar that extends into the bay, on which is located the[…]

Day 9

Cruising to Kodiak, Alaska

The Kodiak Island Archipelago. The Kodiak Island Archipelago is a large group of islands about 30 miles from the Alaska Peninsula and 158 miles across the Gulf of Alaska from Homer, Alaska. The archipelago is about 177 miles long and encompasses nearly 5,000 square miles,[…]

Day 10

Cruise Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Galloping glacier – Hubbard Glacier Hubbard Glacier is a mesmerizing natural wonder framed in striking glacial blue. The largest tidewater glacier in North America at a whopping 76 miles long and 1,200 miles deep, Hubbard has been nicknamed the “galloping glacier” because of how quickly[…]

Day 11

Cruising to Sitka, Alaska

Welcome to Sitka. Sitka is thought to be the most beautiful of southeast Alaska cities with population of about 9,000. Nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, it is flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped mountains, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Sitka is[…]

Day 12 – At Sea Cruising

Fully equipped Fitness Center includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more.

Day 13

Cruising to Victoria, British Columbia

Welcome to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. British Columbia’s capital, is an occasional Cruise Port during the Alaska cruise season, especially at the beginning or the end of the cruise season, when cruise lines have unique itineraries as they reposition their ships from the[…]

Day 14

Cruising back to Seattle

Seattle tourist information. If you’re cruising out of Seattle, you couldn’t be luckier. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want as much time as possible to explore. But whether you have a a few hours or a few days, here’s how to enjoy the time[…]


Enjoy a fourteen-night Alaska roundtrip cruise from Seattle through the beautiful Inside Passage, exploring fjords, glacial valleys, and untouched wilderness with Holland America Line, ms Zaandam. ms Zaandam leaving Seattle for 14 nights from July 16, 2018.