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Cruises on ms Nieuw Amsterdam combined with Rocky Mountaineer's

First Passage to the West • 14 Nights • Prices from £2699pp*

Rocky Mountaineer

Begin your holiday in Vancouver, a vibrant sophisticated city overlooking the Pacific

Ocean. Then embark on a seven-night cruise to Alaska and experience tidewater

Glaciers, rugged Mountains and abundant wildlife in the most luxurious surroundings

aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. After your cruise enjoy a further two nights in

Vancouver before boarding the award-wining Rocky Mountaineer train. Retrace the

steps of 19th century explorers, travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass

by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven as you

make your way from Vancouver to Banff.

Rocky Mountaineer

SilverLeaf Service


• Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome coach

• Relax in reclining dome-level seats

• Delicious, hot entrée options served at your comfortable seats and plated to

your preference

• Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks

will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

• Luggage delivered to your hotel in Kamloops.


✥ Return flights from London Gatwick or London Heathrow

✥ Transfers as shown

✥ 7-night full-board cruise onboard the 5-star ms Nieuw Amsterdam

✥ Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy (3 nights' Vancouver/

1 night Kamloops/2 nights' Banff)

✥ Admission to the Vancouver Lookout, for a bird's eye view of the city of

Vancouver & National Parks Pass, Banff

✥ 2-day all-daylight rail journey in SilverLeaf Service onboard

Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff including two breakfasts, two lunches

and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

✥ Upgrades to GoldLeaf Service available from £320pp


Day 1 - Vancouver: Fly direct from London to Vancouver. Transfer provided from the airport to

the 4-star Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver.

Day 2 - Vancouver: Morning at leisure to explore Vancouver. Transfer independently to

Vancouver Cruise Terminal to join the ms Nieuw Amsterdam for your 7-night Alaskan Cruise. FB

Day 3 - Cruise the Inside Passage: 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. FB

Day 4 - Tracy Arm Fjord & Juneau, Alaska: Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the

narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National

Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps

and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. In the afternoon visit Juneau,

Alaska's capital. Take a helicopter ride to see its stunning scenery by air or enjoy a more sedate

but equally thrilling tramcar ride to the top of Mount Roberts. FB

Day 5 - Skagway, Alaska: Take a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Railway or explore the restored

buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. FB

Day 6 - Cruise Glacier Bay: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than

anywhere else in the world. Enjoy scenic cruising and see a UNESCO World Heritage Site that

protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing

glacial landscape. FB

Day 7 - Ketchikan, Alaska: Known as the Salmon capital of the world and Alaska's "First City,"

Ketchikan offers a wide variety of things to do. Visit the Potlatch Totem Park, home to one of the

most elaborate collections of wood carvings in the World. FB

Day 8 - Cruise the Inside Passage: Have your binoculars and camera ready as you enjoy further

scenic cruising en route back to Vancouver. FB

Day 9 - Vancouver: Disembark the ship and transfer independently to the 4-star Georgian

Court Hotel. Enjoy a day and evening at leisure. B

Day 10 - Vancouver: Enjoy a further day and evening at leisure to explore Vancouver. Perhaps

take advantage of your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout and take a 40 second glass

elevator ride to the panoramic observation deck and enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver.

Day 11 - Vancouver to Kamloops: Transfer provided from your hotel to join Rocky Mountaineer

from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser

Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Transfer provided to

Kamloops Hotel. B, L

Day 12 - Kamloops to Banff: Transfer provided from Kamloops Hotel where your journey

continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights

include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers

Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of

the Canadian Rockies. Transfer provided to the Banff Caribou Lodge hotel. B, L

Day 13 - Banff: Enjoy a day at leisure and take advantage of your National Park Pass to explore

the spectacular lakes and mountains of Banff National Park

Day 14 - Transfer provided from your hotel to Calgary airport for your direct overnight

flight home.


Date Interior Oceanview Balcony

May 2017 £2699 £2879 £3079

Jun 2017 £2949 £3199 £3419

Jul 2017 £2999 £3169 £3499

Aug 2017 £3179 £3459 £3399

Sep 2017 £2779 £2949 £3299

Departs weekly on a Friday. Prices are from and are based on flights from London Heathrow.

*From price based on 22 September 2017.


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