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About Our Destination

The temperatures in Alaska during the time of our cruise will range from high 40s to mid 60s.
The local currency is the U.S. dollar. In Victoria, BC, it is the Canadian dollar, but U.S. currency is also accepted.
  • Sunday, June 25 – Seattle, Washington – depart at 4 pm
  • Monday, June 26 – At Sea
  • Tuesday, June 27 – Scenic Cruising Stephen’s Passage/Juneau, Alaska – 1 pm to 9 pm
  • Wednesday, June 28 – Scenic Cruising Hubbard Glacier – 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Thursday, June 29 – Sitka, Alaska – 8 am to 4 pm
  • Friday, June 30 – Ketchikan, Alaska – 7 am to 1 pm
  • Saturday, July 1 – Victoria, BC, Canada – 6 pm to 12 am
  • Sunday, July 2 – Seattle, Washington – arrive 7 am

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights on the ms Oosterdam
  • All meals on board, including room service (specialty restaurants have a nominal charge)
  • Coffee, tea, juices during all meals
  • Gratuities to ship’s staff
  • Olivia’s signature programming, entertainment and staffing assistance throughout
What’s not included?
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Boutique, casino, spa, photos and bingo
  • Internet access, phone, fax and other incidentals
  • Medical attention
  • Optional excursions
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, alcohol such as wine, beer and cocktails
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Travel insurance
  • Other incidentals
Travel documentation and identification
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the Canadian consulate to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: Just click on “Traveler’s Health” followed by “Vaccinations.”
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.

TRIP DATE 6/25/2017    
Cancellation Fee 180 days or more prior to trip date   12/27/2016 $250 per person
Cancellation Fee 90-179 days prior to trip date 12/28/2016 3/27/2017 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 60-89 days prior to trip date 3/28/2017 4/26/2017 75% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 0-59 days prior to trip date (NON-REFUNDABLE) 4/27/2017   100% of trip cost

Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most comprehensive coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Joining the and Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Majestic Alaska Cruise on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Majestic Alaska Cruise Official group page on Facebook.

Travel and arrival

Air Travel
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into and out of Sea-Tac, Seattle International Airport (SEA), which is approximately 40 minutes away from the cruise ship terminal, Smith Cove at Pier 91 (2001 W. Garfield St. Seattle, WA 98119), which is located at the north end of Seattle’s waterfront. We encourage all passengers to arrive a day early to avoid the stress of unexpected delays. If you plan to arrive on embarkation day (June 25, 2017), we suggest you arrive in Seattle no later than 11 am. Return flights from Seattle on disembarkation day (July 2, 2017) should be booked after 12 pm.
Airfare discounts
Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Embarkation and check-in begins at 11:30 am and will be available until 2:30 pm with all aboard at 3:30 pm.
Host Hotel
SOLD OUT! Please feel free to call or visit the hotel website to check availability.
For those needing prior accommodations, Olivia is proud to offer a special group rate at the Westin Seattle.
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

To book by phone, call toll-free: 888-627-8513
To book online, click here.
Group Code: Olivia Travel
Rate: $259 per night + taxes & $2 STIA fee per room per night for single/double occupancy
$289 per night + taxes & $2 STIA fee per room per night for triple occupancy
$319 per night + taxes & $2 STIA fee per room per night for quad occupancy
Please note that it is Seattle Pride during our pre-cruise dates, so you will definitely want to come in early!
Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
Transfers to the ship
You can take a taxi from the airport to the port for approximately $50 and/or shared limo service for approximately $55-$75. The ride will take approximately 30 - 40 minutes depending on traffic.
You will be able to book a one-way or roundtrip airport to ship transfer through Holland America approximately 30 days prior to sailing. Stay tuned for more information.

During your trip

The Holland America’s ms Oosterdam has the following amenities:
  • Vista Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill Specialty Restaurant*
  • Canaletto Restaurant*
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In Grill
  • Gallery Bar
  • Bars & Lounges
  • Boutique
  • Casino
  • Digital Workshop
  • Explorations Internet Café, powered by The New York Times
  • Culinary Arts Theater
  • Fitness Center
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Queen’s Show Lounge
  • Photo Gallery
  • Pools & jacuzzis
  • Wine Tasting Bar

*nominal charge

Room amenities:
  • 24-hour room service
  • Euro-top mattresses & finely woven cotton linens
  • Elemis Aromapure “Time to Spa” bath amenities
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Salon-quality hair dryer
  • Vanity with magnifying mirrors
  • Egyptian cotton towels
  • Massage shower heads
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual thermostats
  • Equipped with one standard U.S. 110 and European 220 volt outlet
  • Personal safe
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • International direct dial phones (extra charge)
  • Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning (extra charge)
  • Cell phone service (extra charge)
Onboard dining experience
If eating incredible meals is one of your favorite activities, rest assured that you will be more than satisfied. There are plenty of food and dining options available, and most are included in the cost of your cruise*.
You will be assigned a set dining time for dinner but you have the flexibility to dine at a different table each night within your assigned dining time. Guests in 1st seating will have dinner at 5:30 pm and guests in 2nd seating dinner will have dinner at 8 pm. If you do not have a medical reason to dine early, our recommendation is to select 2nd seating where you can attend your evening show and then enjoy a relaxed dinner. Guests in 1st seating sometimes hurry their dinner to line up for the show because seating in the show lounge is limited.
24-hour room service
If you would like to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a midnight snack in the comfort of your cabin, a room service menu is available 24 hours a day.
Vista Dining Room
The Vista Dining Room features four-course menus offering classic preparations, regionally inspired cuisine and vegetarian/vegan options. This restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch on our At Sea Days, and is the main restaurant for dinner nightly.
The Lido Market
The Lido Market is a full-service buffet featuring cuisine from around the world. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
The Dive-In Grill
The Dive-In Grill offers pizza, nachos, grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs.
Canaletto Restaurant* (Specialty restaurant for dinner only)
Serving classic Italian fare with table-side service. Reservations required and a nominal per-person charge will be applied to your onboard account.
The Pinnacle Grill* (Specialty restaurant for dinner only)
Spoil yourself with exquisite menus and a fine dining experience at the Pinnacle Grill. Reservations are required and a nominal per-person charge will be applied to your onboard account.
An Evening at Le Cirque at The Pinnacle Grill* (Specialty restaurant for dinner only)
Experience the illustrious Le Cirque restaurant during your voyage. Master Chef Rudi Sodamin worked with Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Craig Hopson to re-create the legendary eatery’s award-winning cruise dining experience on board in the Pinnacle Grill. A nominal per-person charge will be applied to your onboard account. This special menu is offered one night during our cruise.
Cabins are equipped with one standard U.S. 110 and European 220 volt outlet.
Exploring our ports of call will be the highlight of your cruise. Holland America takes pride in offering the best shore excursion options for our guests. Excursions may be booked up to 30 days in advance. We will notify you via email when excursions are available for online booking.
Gratuities are included in the cost of the cruise. Gratuities are provided for your cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maitre'd and other-behind-the-scenes crew members.
Internet / Cell Phones / Mail
There is an onboard Internet center; minute plans are available. Pricing will be posted on board. Guests may also bring their own laptops and purchase an Internet wireless plan on board.
Cellular phone use is now available on board. The ship’s advanced roaming network allows you to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages, access emails and surf the web while at sea using your own mobile phone and telephone number. The Wireless Maritime Service system is available for use when the ship is in international waters. We strongly recommend that you check with your cell phone provider for rates and availability. You will be billed at rates similar to international roaming, which can be much higher than your standard service.
Letters and postcards may be mailed from the ship while in ports of call. You may buy stamps in port or purchase them through your onboard account.
Laundry and dry cleaning
Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning service are available onboard for an extra charge. Pricing is available on board.
Medical Services
There is an onboard infirmary. Medical services entail an additional fee.
Money: Paying for things on board
On board, the currency is $USD. All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in.
Each cabin has a phone. There is an additional fee to use this phone. Cost is available on board.
Sisters at Sea & Friends
Olivia’s Sisters at Sea & Friends program is dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity on our trips. Meet your Sisters at Sea coordinators on board so that you can find out about the special events we have planned for you during the week. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
NEW Holland America Smoking Policy
For the comfort of all guests, all staterooms (cabins), showrooms and other indoor areas are designated non-smoking. No smoking of any kind will be permitted on any stateroom verandah. Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area only which is the Lido deck aft (back) on the starboard (right) side, outside by the Sea View Bar on deck 9.
Solo Travelers
Traveling solo? Be sure to attend the Solos Welcome on the first day. Here you will meet your Olivia Solos Coordinators who will share your solos program for the week. We plan dozens of activities for our solo travelers, including special designated solos excursions in each port of call. In addition, we organize a special solos dining area for all meals and reserve a section for the nightly shows.
Spa Services
Enjoy the luxurious Greenhouse Spa complete with massage, facials and a myriad of other spa treatments. Massages and other services are available for an additional fee.
Special Needs
If you have special medical or dietary needs, please advise us at the time of booking.

After Your Trip

Transfers to the airport
For those going directly to the Seattle Airport, you can take a taxi from the port to the airport for approximately $50-$75. Airport transfers will be available to book via the Shore Excursion office onboard.

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