Alaska/British Columbia

Coastal Alaska: Glacial Waters, Breathtaking Shores

Discover the story of Alaska as you explore the Alaska coast, take a whale-watching expedition, explore seven ports of call and learn about Native cultures at the Totem Heritage Center.
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Program No. 18669RJ
16 days
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The cruise to Alaska was out of this world, breathtaking sights, informative discussions and interacting with other seniors: at the lectures, at meals and off-shore adventures. Way to go!


very appropriate...


This trip is the perfect opportunity to see once-in-a-lifetime sights such as glaciers, learn about the native culture of our 49th state and be exposed to the serenity of Alaska's inner passage. The cruise offers a relaxing environment, great meals, lots to do on sea days and the ease of not having to travel and unpack between sights or ports. John is an experienced, very knowledgeable leader who conveys the spirit of living in Alaska as well. Definitely a 5 star experience.


Great trip and appreciate the opportunity to attend


I choose not to.


The 15 day Coastal Alaska: Glacial Waters, Breathtaking Shores tour was above my expectations. The knowledge of our guide, the scenery, wildlife and ship accommodations made this an unforgettable first Road Scholar trip.

This reviewer did not give a star rating.

An outstanding adventure with an excellent leader who made the history and the nature of Alaska come to life. The selected itinerary and use of Holland America Cruise line provided comfort and accessibility for the participants. Our ports-of-call experiences were enhanced by the educational meetings, where our group leader, John Scheerens, provided in-depth handouts, power point presentations and his excitement his home state of 30+ years.


This is a great adventure. Our guide, John is a native of Alaska. We got to experience parts of Alaska that ships tours don't have.


Excellent cruise. Everything handled very well. The ship staff were great. The sights and ports of call were excellent. I have only one complaint... Ever since I returned home I have been getting calls and mail for various vacation packages and cruises and I am not interested in any of them. Maybe this is Holland America doing this but I did not sign up for any of this and it is an intrusion on my privacy. Be forewarned.


This program is interesting, informative and enjoyable. I thought it one of the best programs I attended. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.

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