Canadian Rockies Alaska Cruises

Canadian Rockies & Alaska Cruise

Canadian Rockies & Alaska
Tour and Cruise

16 night tour and cruise from £4,189pp
including flights, escorted tour and 7 night Holland America cruise

The majestic vistas of the Canadian Rockies combined with an unforgettable Alaskan cruise up the Inside Passage on a captivating 17 day coach and cruising tour.  
The relaxed lifestyle of the Alberta ranchlands give way to the national parks of the Rocky Mountains, teeming with wildlife amidst spectacular and unique geography. The mountains of Whistler and the Coastal range are the gateway to the historic streets of Vancouver.
Boarding a comfortable, full service Holland America Cruise, sail north through the dramatic scenery of the Pacific Northwest coastline. With ports of call at Ketchikan and Juneau, this cruise provides a true sampling of the wonders of Alaska.

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Luxury air conditioned coach transportation and experienced tour director for duration of tour
  • Luxury Holland America 7 night cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Accommodation – 16 nights
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers.

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.


Arrive at Calgary International Airport by non-stop flight from the U.K. Transfer individually to your centrally-located hotel or we can arrange a transfer for you in advance. If you would prefer to arrive a day or two earlier, we can arrange pre-tour accommodation for you at the hotel.

Your tour director will contact you in the late afternoon to give details on joining the tour. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary on your own, browse through the Eau Claire Market, ride up the Calgary Tower for a great view and savour the great restaurants and dynamic nightlife.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown


We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary. Leaving the city, we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, our first of several in the Canadian national parks system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff.

Mount Royal Hotel, Banff Aspen Lodge or the Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
Continental breakfast included.


Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take an optional gondola ride to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Bring your camera! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

Mount Royal Hotel, Banff Aspen Lodge or the Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
Canadian breakfast included.


Today’s journey through Banff and Jasper national parks promises to be a highlight of our Rockies Trail programme. Shortly after leaving Banff we visit the famous scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, we travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River. Your experienced guide will point out the natural and human history as you raft through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper.

Lobstick Lodge
Canadian breakfast included.


Before leaving Jasper National Park this morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake, the most picturesque and largest glacier-fed lake in the park. You may alternately take an optional motorcycle tour of Jasper, riding in the comfortable sidecar with an unmatched view of the forests and mountains. Then, we travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route takes us along the Thompson River through the picturesque Shuswap Highlands. Overnight in Kamloops.

Doubletree Hotel Kamloops or Hotel 540
Canadian breakfast included.


We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites
Canadian breakfast included.


The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Arriving in Victoria, we embark on a city tour of this former British enclave.

Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Canadian breakfast included.


Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today we treat ourselves to a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens. You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. You can also go on an optional Whalewatching Excursion aboard a Zodiac or a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent orcas and the abundance of marine wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s delights.

Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Continental breakfast included.


We continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the ocean-side city of Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation. This evening features our farewell dinner party.

Sutton Place Hotel
Continental breakfast and dinner included.


Today you check out of your hotel and are transferred to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam and are welcomed by the crew who will be your hosts for your cruising adventure. Familiarise yourself with amenities of the ship and watch the sun set over the water from the wide decks of this magnificent craft. The ship weighs anchor and sets sail

this afternoon for one of the most famously beautiful passages in the world. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight on board the Nieuw Amsterdam.

On board Nieuw Amsterdam ship by Holland America Line
Full board


Enjoy the fantastic scenery on the first full day of cruising, travelling through the Inside Passage. Just beyond the deck rails, the gems of Alaska are laid open in a spellbinding vista of rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. Along the way it is common to view whales and sea lions at play along the coastlines as well as a near countless assortment of marine bird life. Overnight on board the Nieuw Amsterdam.

On board Nieuw Amsterdam ship by Holland America Line
Full board


Travel the Stephens Passage as it flows into the Boundary Ranges at Tracy Arm, a narrow, twisting, 48 -kilometre-long fjord that ends at the twin Sawyer glaciers. Lush rain forest gives way to ancient stone as the land dramatically rises to 2100m towering peaks, the waterway ending at the twin

Sawyer Glaciers. Arriving in the port of Juneau, take some time to explore this unique state capital and its frontier culture and spirit. Overnight on board the Nieuw Amsterdam.

On board Nieuw Amsterdam ship by Holland America Line
Full board


Cruising to the Gold Rush stopover town of Skagway, travel in the footsteps of the prospectors that either continued on to the gold fields or remained to create the historic town that still thrives today. Perhaps take some time to ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Overnight on board the Nieuw Amsterdam.

On board Nieuw Amsterdam ship by Holland America Line
Full board


An exciting day cruising ahead, exploring the famous waters of Glacier Bay – home to Glacier Bay National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park boasts a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea, the impact shoots water dozens of metres into the air. Glacier Bay has more active ‘calving’ (splitting off) tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Overnight on board the Nieuw Amsterdam.

On board Nieuw Amsterdam ship by Holland America Line
Full board


Cruise into the port of Ketchikan today, set along the shores of the Tongass Narrows, unique for its many shops and houses built suspended above the water. Known as the Salmon Capital of the World, this lively town also is home to Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and the Saxman Village. The town is surrounded by natural wonders, inviting all visitors to discover their wild side amidst the wilds of the Alaskan landscape. Overnight on board the Nieuw Amsterdam.


On board Nieuw Amsterdam ship by Holland America Line
Full board


Today the ship slowly retraces its voyage along the Alaskan and British Columbia coastlines. Watch how the landscape slowly and subtly changes as you descend into the more southern and warmer climate of the Pacific Northwest temperate area. Overnight on board the Nieuw Amsterdam.


On board Nieuw Amsterdam ship by Holland America Line
Full board


Early this morning you arrive in the port of Vancouver and disembark the Nieuw Amsterdam. You transfer individually to Vancouver’s International Airport in time to check in for your return flight, alternatively we can arrange post tour accommodation if you would like to stay on for a little longer.

Breakfast included.

Map (JV)

2019 Tour Dates & Prices

All prices per person.

Inside Cruise Cabin                         Twin      Single
13 June 2019                                      £4189    £6570
18 July 2019                                        £4619    £6999
22 August 2019                                  £4365    £6519

Ocean View Cruise Cabin             Twin      Single

13 June 2019                                      £4529    £7245
18 July 2019                                        £4959    £7675
22 August 2019                                  £4769    £7295

Balcony Cruise Cabin                      Twin      Single
13 June 2019                                      £4989    £8159
18 July 2019                                        £5415    £8589
22 August 2019                                  £5189    £8175


  • We include special inclusive tour rates with non-stop scheduled operators, British Airways or Air Canada.
  • Scheduled airline reliability is key to ensuring you arrive in good time for the start of your tour.
  • Saver fares available with charter airlines on request but pre-tour night in Calgary strongly advised.

Tour includes

  • Calgary city tour
  • Banff and Lake Louise region tour
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
  • Victoria city tour
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Vancouver city tour
  • Transfer from hotel to Cruise Terminal on Day 10
  • Days 1 – 9: 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner; Full board starting with
  • dinner on Day 9 and ending with breakfast on Day 17
  • 7 night return cruise from Vancouver to Alaska, on board Holland America,
  • Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Experienced tour driver
  • Experienced tour director from Day 1-9
  • First-class (or best available) accommodation
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST

Optional Activities

Optional activities may be booked on site with your tour director. Prices will be competitive with locally available sightseeing tours. You will pay the tour director directly. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted.

Prices quoted in Canadian Dollars

Day 3 – Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours
Three Sisters Peak Tour – $142
Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours
Mount Assiniboine  – $315
Banff Gondola Ride – $54

Day 4 – Jasper Raft Tour – $76

Day 5 – Jasper Maligne Lake Cruise – $74
Jasper Sidecar Motorcycle Tours – $149 Single / $120 Twin

Day 6 – Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tour
Spectacular Glacier Tour – $178
Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tour
Ultimate Glacier Tour – $222

Day 8 – Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour – $118
Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by covered boat $120
Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by Zodiac – $120

Days 10 – 17
There are additional excursions available while on the Alaskan cruise portion of the tour. Holland America offers daily port-of-call excursions, bookable and payable on-site. Cruise directors will have a list of available excursions and pricing.

Holland America Cruise Ship - Nieuw Amsterdam

The Holland America Cruise Ship – Nieuw Amsterdam
3 cabin types: inside cabin, outside cabin and balcony

The balcony and outside cabins have either a window or sliding glass door. The inside cabin does not have a window.

All cruise cabins feature:

Two lower beds convertible to queen, approximately 16.25 sq metres, complimentary 24-hour room service, Dual voltage 110/220 AC, Four pillows in every stateroom, complimentary use of bathrobes, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, bathroom accessories & hair dryer, complimentary beach towel service, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, laundry service*, 23” LCD-HD Interactive television system to view & select shore excursions, order room service & watch movies*, luggage delivery, individual safe, direct-dial telephone, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar*.
*at additional charge

In addition to these features, the individual categories feature:


Balcony (3.9 sq metres). Please note: Inclusion of a balcony can vary depending on ship and location of cabin.

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Sitting area, some with sofa bed

Outside Cabin

  • Outside cabin, Nieuw AmsterdamWindow

Why Book With C.N.A?

  • All holidays ATOL protected.
  • Tailored itinerary to suit you.
  • Choice of airlines & departure points.
  • Deals on flight upgrades.
  • Low booking deposit.
  • Detailed & personalised travel pack – your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is prepared individually.

Complete North America documents

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“Whether by car or by motorhome – whether you choose to visit just the Yukon or combine it with time in neighbouring Alaska – I’m sure it will be road trip to remember”

The Harwood Party (Yukon)

“This was a holiday like no other, flawlessly put together by CNA. Thank you again Alistair, Kerry and everyone involved in planning another perfect holiday for Jonathan and myself”

The Read Party (Western Canada and Alaska)

“The optional tours were all excellent; the accommodation was perfectly fine; and the itinerary was exactly right to make the most of Alaska in the time we had available”

The Smith Party (Alaska)

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