Holland America

With a stylish collection of 15 ships, Holland America Line positively exudes timeless elegance, offering passengers a unique blend of traditional luxury and transformative discovery. Exploration and education take center stage, from engaging shore excursions to inspiring on-board activities, including iconic BBC Earth experiences and interactive cooking schools with America’s Test Kitchen. Combined with stately accommodation, evocative itineraries and captivating cuisine, the voyage of a lifetime awaits with each sensational sailing.

This bucket list escape begins in the eclectic city of Calgary, with direct flights from the UK. Embrace the chance to explore the dazzling landscapes and glacial lakes of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, before embarking the iconic Rocky Mountaineer for an overnight rail journey to Vancouver. After a short stay in this eclectic seaport, set sail on-board Pinnacle-Class Koningsdam for a spectacular seven night voyage. Drift along Alaska’s otherworldly Inside Passage and encounter frozen landscapes, glittering blue waters and rejuvenating fresh air as you visit Skagway, Juneau and Tracy Arm Inlet on this once-in-a-lifetime sailing.

By land

Kick start your trip with an overnight stay in downtown Calgary, residing in the chic Fairmont Palliser. Soak up the sights of the alpine province of Alberta as you discover a dreamy network of snow-capped peaks interspersed with glittering lakes and towering pines in Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. Drink in the magical vistas of Canada’s mesmerising Rocky Mountains as you enjoy one of the world’s most luxurious rail journeys, before concluding your land-based itinerary in the vibrant coastal city of Vancouver.

By sea

  • Explorations Central™
  • BBC Earth experiences in concert
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Workshops and cooking shows at America’s Test Kitchen

Location

Vancouver, Canada

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Getting there

Arrival Airport

Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport

Approximate flight times

London to Vancouver 10 hours

Time Difference

GMT -8

Transfers

Climate

April to early June and September to October is the best time to visit British Columbia for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. November to March is the best time for skiing and for spotting Northern Lights. Summer is the busiest time in British Columbia, but also the best time for whale watching.

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THE AMERICAS

Alaskan Fjords & Rocky Mountains

Vancouver, Canada