August 8 - August 20, 2025

Alaska, Denali
& the Yukon

Escorted By: Brian and Karen Galligan

13 Days

Most Meals


CT Rating

Holland America Line • ms Zaandam

Rugged peaks, raging rivers, and sweeping vistas paint a landscape that is both wild and breathtaking. For millennia, indigenous peoples have thrived amid this untamed beauty. Later, prospectors left their mark during the 19th-century gold rushes, flooding in to seek their fortunes. While a modern rush for oil has emerged, these areas rain largely untouched. Join us as we visit such well-known locations as Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, and the Gold Rush city of Dawson. Then enjoy several nights of pampered luxury as we cruise on the ms Zaandam to Glacier Bay and south along the Inside Passage to Vancouver.


This cruise/tour involves early starts, long travel days, numerous types of transportation and relatively strenuous travel conditions. Members should be in good physical condition to undertake this journey.

Tour Highlights

  • McKinley Explorer: Witness Alaska’s pristine wilderness from Anchorage to Denali National Park, onboard the McKinley Explorer, enjoying fabulous views from our reserved seats in the full-domed double-decker railcar.
  • Klondike Gold Tour: Visit the historic site that triggered the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks: Cruise the Alaskan interior aboard an authentic sternwheeler. Visit the home and kennels of a four-time Iditarod champion and witness a sled-dog demonstration, followed by a guided tour of a replica Athabascan Village.
  • White Pass and Yukon Railway: Descend the infamous Trail of ‘98 from the heights of the White Pass to Skagway.
  • Inside Passage Cruise: Relax onboard the gracious ms Zaandam as we cruise to Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and south along the Inside Passage to Vancouver.

Inclusive Features

  • 7 nights first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Full day wilderness excursion and two night stay in Denali National Park
  • Luxury rail car on the McKinley Explorer
  • Land travel by deluxe motorcoach
  • Travel the ‘Trail of ‘98’ on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad
  • 4 night cruise on the ms Zandaam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in category selected
  • All meals and entertainment on board the ship
  • All gratuities for included services
  • Baggage handling at hotels and shipside
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Services of your journey escorts and/or local representatives and cruise director
  • Air-inclusive rates also include: Estimated return economy group airfare from Canada, transfers between the airport and ship, all current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees, airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value


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Holland America Line

ms Zaandam

The ms Zaandam boasts exquisite details, from its spacious staterooms to the priceless antiques that line the halls. At 61,000 tons, it carries 1,432 guests in truly spacious comfort.

Fifteen different lounges and restaurants beckon, including the Mainstage, a two-deck high entertainment hub, and the Dining Room with its grand staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows. Other delights include the redesigned Lido for casual meals, a full-size theatre, casino, cardroom, numerous intimate lounges for a quiet conversation or a pre-dinner dance.

Recent additions include the beautiful Explorations Café with a library, internet access and coffee bar, Kids Club, and the Culinary Arts Centre for cooking classes and presentations. Ample deck areas, a complete Promenade Deck, two pools, and the superb Greenhouse Spa and fitness area are all ours to enjoy. Activities abound, from fashion shows to dance and bridge, as well as relaxation options like sauna and massage. The choice is yours.

Staterooms feature twin beds (most convert to queens), plush mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, bathrobes, private bathrooms, individually controlled air conditioning, ample closet space, a flat-panel television and more. Averaging over 190 sq. ft., they offer a separate sitting area and vanity. Most outside staterooms feature picture-window viewing and all feature a bathtub/shower. Deluxe mini-suites boast a private balcony, floor to ceiling windows, mini-bar, and whirlpool bath.

Cruise Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

K Inside (Main, Verandah, Navigation)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

I Inside (Various)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

E Outside (Dolphin, Main, Lower Promenade)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

D Outside (Dolphin, Lower Promenade)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

C Outside (Verandah)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

B Veranda Suite (Verandah, Navigation)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

AA Veranda (Verandah, Navigation)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

A Vista Suite (Verandah, Navigation)



Double / Twin


Estimated air add-ons per person

Calgary / Edmonton
Regina / Saskatoon / Winnipeg
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s

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Deposit is $900 per person. Final payment is due May 6, 2025.

Above rates are per person based on sharing the category chosen. Cruise/tour only costs are based on joining in Anchorage, Alaska and leaving the group on the ship in Vancouver. See deck plan for full details on the various categories available. For single rates, ask for prices or visit our website. For your complete cost, add the airfare noted below from your home city.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on rates, taxes and fees effective February 2024. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Itinerary is based on the air/sea program offered by the cruise line. Due to air schedules, passengers from Atlantic Canada may require an overnight hotel before and/or after the cruise (cost not included). Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Check our website for the most current information. Refer to the enrollment form for terms and conditions.


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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.