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14-Day ~ Great Alaskan Knitting Cruise (May 2020)

Holland America Line

Great Alaskan Explorer

Start Date:

May 4, 2020


End Date:

May 18, 2020


Great Alaskan Explorer ~ Itinerary

Vancouver, Canada
Arrival Date: May 4, 2020
Departure Date: May 4, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Vancouver is one of Canada's most magnificent cities with a vibrant waterfront and a sparkling skyline that is surrounded by majestic mountains. The scenery, friendliness of the locals and all the great dining and entertainment venues make this one of the most livable cities in the world. Your best advice is to spend as much time as you can here enjoying the sights and activities both within the city and in the surrounding area.

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Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
Arrival Date: May 5, 2020
Departure Date: May 5, 2020

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 6, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 6, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Ketchikan is the first city on the inside port of Southeast Alaska. Beautiful and rustic, Ketchikan is sure to please all of your senses with its majestic mountains, carved wooden totem poles, museums, and local shops. The locally owned restaurants are sure to please the palette.


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Tracy Arm, Alaska, US
Arrival Date: May 7, 2020
Departure Date: May 7, 2020

Tracy Arm is an often overlooked jewel of Alaska. Glacier Bay National Park has garnered much of the spotlight for cruising to Alaska. Tracy Arm with its steep cliffs, waterfalls, and multi colored floating ice is a sight not to be missed on any Alaska cruise

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Haines, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 8, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 8, 2020 Departure Time: 11:00 PM

The horizons of Haines are surrounded by the snow-capped Coast Ranges, while the town itself is nestled on America's longest fjord shoreline. Enjoy the "Valley of the Eagles" where hundreds of Bald Eagles reside, all the while appreciating the fresh Alaskan air, and stunning views that are visible from almost everywhere you stand!

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Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 9, 2020 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date: May 9, 2020 Departure Time: 12:30 PM

From abundant natural beauty and wildlife sightings to opportunities to learn about the Huna Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska, Icy Strait Point is a unique stop to enrich your Alaskan cruise experience.  See eagles soar, whale watch, or take a spine-tingling zip line ride.

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Inian Islands, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 9, 2020 Arrival Time: 04:00 PM
Departure Date: May 9, 2020 Departure Time: 08:00 PM

Scenic cruising around the Inian Islands in the Icy Strait of Alaska near Glacier Bay is Alaskan wilderness at its best. These remote islands play a critical part in protecting Alaska's unique wildlife heritage, especially the iconic humpback whales that journey from Hawaii to feed every summer in rich Alaskan waters.

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At Sea
Arrival Date: May 10, 2020
Departure Date: May 10, 2020

While at sea you can enjoy the vast amenities offered aboard the cruise ship. Craft Cruises holds various classes during times at sea.


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Anchorage, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 11, 2020 Arrival Time: 10:00 AM
Departure Date: May 11, 2020 Departure Time: 10:00 PM

Southbound Glacier Discovery cruises begins in Anchorage where flights from the Lower 48 land first. Anchorage offers shopping for fine Alaskan hand knits from the Oomingmak Muskox Cooperative, frontier saloons, museums and art galleries.

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Homer, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 12, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 12, 2020 Departure Time: 04:00 PM

Called "one of America's most charming coastal communities" by Conde Nast Traveler, Homer, Alaska nestles on the scenic southern Kenai Peninsula between Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet and the Kenai Mountains. Homer is a nature lover's paradise as well as a known "foodie" destination, making it a delightful port of call.  

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Valdez, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 13, 2020 Arrival Time: 10:00 AM
Departure Date: May 13, 2020 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

Valdez, Alaska is remembered not only for its history and as the site of the southern end of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, but also for its spectacular natural location at the end of a deep fjord off Prince William Sound. Set against the stunning glacier-filled Chugach Mountains, its scenic beauty and gateway for wilderness adventures make Valdez a fascinating new stop for Holland America Lines.

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Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 14, 2020 Arrival Time: 01:00 PM
Departure Date: May 14, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Hubbard Glacier is a fascinating and dynamic feat of nature. It is over six miles wide and the face is an incredible 400 feet tall. This glacier creates icebergs that can be over four stories in height, which isn’t that uncommon. Cruise ships aren’t allowed too close to Hubbard Glacier as it has been known to surge in the past, causing the fjord to become a lake and threatening to flood the small coastal town of Yakutat.

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Juneau, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 15, 2020 Arrival Time: 11:00 AM
Departure Date: May 15, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is known most for the Tongass National Forest, its rustic shops, kayaking, dog sledding, rafting, hiking, whale watching, flightseeing and fishing. One of our favorite activities is to take the Mt. Roberts Tramway for a great hiking and photo opportunities.


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Misty Fjords, Alaska
Arrival Date: May 16, 2020 Arrival Time: 01:00 PM
Departure Date: May 16, 2020 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

Misty Fjords National Monument is a scenic coastal rainforest wonderland in southeastern Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

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Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
Arrival Date: May 17, 2020
Departure Date: May 17, 2020

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity.

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Vancouver, Canada
Arrival Date: May 18, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 18, 2020

Vancouver is one of Canada's most magnificent cities with a vibrant waterfront and a sparkling skyline that is surrounded by majestic mountains. The scenery, friendliness of the locals and all the great dining and entertainment venues make this one of the most livable cities in the world. Your best advice is to spend as much time as you can here enjoying the sights and activities both within the city and in the surrounding area.

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