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Alaska & Glacier Bay Cruise

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Hosted By: Jim Caldwell

Weekday Morning Meteorologist

WKYT TV

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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
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Day 1 : Fly to Anchorage

Check-in for a two night stay in historic downtown Anchorage.

Day 2 : Alaskan Scenery

We begin our day traveling along one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in Alaska, Turnagain Arm.

We visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife.

Enjoy a tram ride and special Welcome Lunch at Alyeska Resort, nestled in the Chugach Mountains.

Watch for eagles and moose as we return to Anchorage to enjoy time at leisure.

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Day 3 : Veterans Memorial

A scenic drive takes us north into Alaska’s interior. We travel along the Chugach Mountains to the Matanuska Valley, Alaska’s primary agricultural region.

Enjoy a photo stop at the Alaska Veterans Memorial, dedicated to each branch of service.

En route to Denali National Park, we watch for views of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.

near Denali National Park

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Day 4 : Denali National Park & Preserve

This morning we join a naturalist for a narrated journey into the tundra of Denali National Park & Preserve. At six million acres, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.

Later, we cross the Alaska Range, with sweeping vistas of untouched wilderness.

Upon arrival in Fairbanks for two nights we dine at the famed Alaska Salmon Bake, a true Alaska experience.

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Day 5 : Fairbanks

Today we’re introduced to Fairbanks’ history as we trace its development from the gold rush to the discovery of Black Gold.

Get a glimpse of the famed Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

At Gold Dredge 8, we learn to pan for gold and keep what we find!

Enjoy a family-style lunch at Steamboat Landing.

We board the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan camp.

The evening is at our leisure in Fairbanks.

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Day 6 : The Alaska Highway

Following a delicious breakfast, browse the amazing collections that preserve the history of this region at the Museum of the North.

Relive childhood memories at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska.

We travel the Alaska Highway which was originally built as a military supply road during World War II and now links Alaska to Canada.

Tonight’s accommodations are in Tok.

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Day 7 : Yukon Territory

Today we traverse the spectacular Yukon Territory, an untouched region of astounding beauty.

We enjoy views of the crystal-clear waters of Kluane Lake and stop at Kluane National Park Visitors Center to learn more about this preserved area.

We arrive at our accommodations in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital.

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Day 8 : Scenic Rail & Cruise

Spectacular views of mountains, valleys and waterfalls abound during a scenic train excursion on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. This historic route follows the path of the Klondike gold seekers.

We arrive in Skagway and embark on the ms Volendam for our four-night cruise.

The ship stays docked in Skagway into the evening allowing you to go ashore and explore this authentic 1890’s gold rush boomtown.

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Day 9 : Glacier Bay Cruise

Enjoy front-row seats for one of nature’s most breathtaking sights, Glacier Bay! Our mid-sized ship maneuvers easily along these pristine shores for close views of glaciers, lush forests, and mountains. A National Park Ranger provides insight into this corner of Alaska. Watch for glacial ice to calve, or break off, crashing into the sea.

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Day 10 : Ketchikan

Call on Ketchikan today, the Salmon Fishing Capital of the World. This charming port is a cultural hub and has a colorful history. Browse the shops and galleries along Creek Street or schedule an optional excursion offered by Holland America.

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Day 11 : The Inside Passage

Snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and hundreds of islands and coastal inlets mark our progress through an astonishing fjord-like waterway. We trace the southeastern hook of Alaska and Canada’s Pacific Coast and witness firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today.

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Day 12 : Vancouver to Seattle

Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia and enjoy a scenic drive to Seattle, The Emerald City.

Tonight we toast to our amazing journey at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner.

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Day 13 : Fly Home

We fly home with great memories.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Anchorage
  • 1 night near Denali National Park
  • 2 nights in Fairbanks

Attractions & Highlights

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Alyeska's Aerial Tram
  • Alaska Veterans Memorial
  • Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • Gold Dredge 8
  • Riverboat Discovery III
  • Museum of the North
  • Santa Claus House
  • Alaska Highway & The Yukon
  • Kluane National Park & Preserve
  • Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

23 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch at the Alyeska Resort
  • Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
  • Lunch at Steamboat Landing
  • All meals included aboard ship with As You Wish Dining
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Seattle

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 4 nights aboard Holland America Line's ms Volendam
  • Ports of Call:
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$6399

Single

$8099

Final Payment Date: 05/05/2020

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Departure Cities

WKYT TV Pickup Locations:

Lexington, KY - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport

Jim Caldwell

When Jim was 15 he started working at WRLV AM/FM in his hometown of Salyersville. His first job was recording the evening weather and commercials.In 1999 he received the title Sports Director and by 2000 he became Music Director

He continued working at WRLV while finishing high school and going to college at Prestonsburg Community College (now known as Big Sandy Community & Technical College). He started work at WYMT in 2001 and by 2003, Jim became a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He received his Broadcast Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University.

In June 2013, he made the decision to become a part of the WKYT First Alert Weather team after spending more than 13 years at WYMT.

He is married to his best friend Terri. They have two sons, Caleb and Carsyn.

Join Jim and WKYT viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.