Hays Cruise Extras
  • Includes return flights and resort transfers
Why book…
  • Take a tram up Mount Roberts for hiking trails, wildflowers and amazing views of Alaska’s capital, Juneau
  • See the 30 mile long Tracy Arm Fjord and the beautiful wildlife such as bears, deer, seals and more
  • Discover the oldest collection of totem poles in Ketchikan and explore the scenic town and the Misty Fjords National Monument
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Ms Nieuw Amsterdam perfectly reflects the style and glamour of New York City. See spectacular art by Andy Warhol, savour delicious meals from Manhattan Dining Room and relax with a creative cocktail at Silk Den as you sail to your next port of call. During days at sea, sunbathe at Lido Pool, relax in the hot tub, indulge in a massage, or play a game of tennis. Kids and teens have their own clubs and activities to enjoy — while you make the most of the expert cooking shows, busy shopping arcade, and fantastic wine-tasting sessions! In the evening, ms Nieuw Amsterdam comes to life with great entertainment. Catch a show in Showroom at Sea, dance the night away to true Memphis-style music at B.B King Blues Club, and visit the grand casino for exciting games and atmosphere. Innovative and elegant, ms Nieuw Amsterdam is an amazing way to explore the world.

Food
The food scene on ms Nieuw Amsterdam is first-rate. The ship's 'As You Wish' dining programme lets you enjoy meals at a time that suits you. Enjoy fine dining at Pinnacle Grill and Master Chef's Room, or head to Le Cirque for succulent steaks cooked as you like. There's also Tamarind, Lido Restaurant and Manhattan Dining Room, as well as Canaletto which serves delicious Italian cuisine. For a casual snack, you have Slice pizzeria or you can relax in your stateroom and make the most of the ship's 24-hour private dining service.

Drink
Day and night, you have the perfect venue for enjoying a drink on ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Visit Ocean Bar, Pinnacle Bar and Explorer's Lounge for a dedicated service and welcoming atmosphere, then have an ale at Sports Bar while enjoying top games. Piano Bar is a great place to enjoy live music and a range of drinks, or you can be entertained at Queen's Lounge — which features a stage. Enjoy stunning views at Crow's Nest Lounge, Sea View Bar, and Lido Bar; try a range of fine wines at the wine bar; or relax with a cocktail at Silk Den.

Entertainment
Take a self-guided iPod tour of the art found on board — including work by Andy Warhol and Richard Estes. Swim and sunbathe at the pool area — which features relaxing hot tubs — or head to the thermal suite for aerobics. For some pampering, visit Greenhouse Spa and Salon which offers massages, facial treatments and sauna sessions, while kids enjoy their own club room and teenage-only Loft! Ms Nieuw Amsterdam is home to the largest gym in the cruise line's fleet, and you can visit Explorations Cafe where you find puzzle tables, Internet stations, and guest lecturers giving insights regarding your itinerary's ports of call. Stroll around the shopping arcade; play tennis and basketball; try a sample at the wine-tasting lounge; and enjoy a cooking class and demonstration at Culinary Arts Center. In the evening, head to B.B King Blues Club for live Memphis music — an ideal place to dance until late! Showroom at Sea is a large theatre featuring a series of stage shows, or you can enjoy the on-board casino for quieter evenings.
Day 1: UK to Vancouver, Canada
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Vancouver and take a coach transfer to the port. Board ms Nieuw Amsterdam and set sail for Alaska.
Day 2: Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
The Inside Passage winds its way through the network of islands on North America's Pacific Coast. Heading from northern Vancouver Island to Skagway, you encounter a magnificent collection of fjords, glaciers and temperate rainforests. From Misty Fjords National Monument to Glacier Bay National Park, cruising these waters lets you see some of the state's iconic wildlife — such as orcas, sea lions, bald eagles, and humpback whales. With a selection of historic ports to visit along the way, Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most iconic cruising routes in the world.
Day 3: Juneau, Alaska
Juneau is the state capital of Alaska, and it is not hard for guests to see why people would want to settle here. Juneau is one of the natural beauty hotspots of the world. Take a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most awe-inspiring in the area, and yet accessible in the area. Being over half a mile wide and 2000 feet deep, this is a sight you will surely not want to miss.
Day 4: Skagway, Alaska
Skagway, commonly known as 'The Gateway to the Klondike' was born out of the Kondike Gold rush of the 1890s. Once home to saloons, dance halls and gambling houses, Skagway now has only about 1,000 residents. Relive the town's 'heyday' with an interesting downtown walking tour and gold panning excursion. Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to see thousands of historic photos and archaeological artefacts. For the little more adventurous, take a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad past glistening glaciers and picturesque waterfalls.
Day 5: Glacier Bay, Alaska
Cruise through the pristine landscapes of the protected national park of Glacier Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters; not forgetting the brown, black and blue glacier bears, moose, blacktail deer, and mountain goats on the shoreline. Gaze in awe at the lofty mountain peaks, ice-sculptured fjords, and over 50 named glaciers.
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan can be described as the first city of Alaska. Situated in the most southern part of the state and surrounded by deep fjords and lush forests, this small fishing town is a popular stop with cruise lines. Take a walk down the waterfront and admire the awe-inspiring views. Enjoy a tour to the 40-acre Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary to view bald eagles and black bears. Visit the totem poles at Totem Bight State Park and Potlatch Totem Park or journey to the glacier-carved wilderness at the Misty Fiords National Monument. You can also ride an off-road vehicle and try zip lining, kayaking and hiking.
Day 7: Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
The Inside Passage winds its way through the network of islands on North America's Pacific Coast. Heading from northern Vancouver Island to Skagway, you encounter a magnificent collection of fjords, glaciers and temperate rainforests. From Misty Fjords National Monument to Glacier Bay National Park, cruising these waters lets you see some of the state's iconic wildlife — such as orcas, sea lions, bald eagles, and humpback whales. With a selection of historic ports to visit along the way, Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most iconic cruising routes in the world.
Day 8: Vancouver to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Vancouver where you disembark. Take a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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May 2018 - 7 Nights - Flying from selected UK airports to Vancouver
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