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Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise

featuring a 7-night Holland America Cruise
12 DAYS
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$5,720 pp*
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Traverse the Pacific coast by land and sea aboard one of Holland America Cruise Lines’ lovely ships on a breathtaking journey that takes you from Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. Cruise the Sternwheeler Discovery and encounter Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history. Enjoy local dishes and a lively musical performance at the Denali Dinner Theatre about the first brave men to summit Denali. Ride a luxury domed railcar from Denali to Talkeetna, soak in views of the incredible landscapes from glass-ceiling railcars and open-air observation platforms as guides provide expert commentary. Travel deep into Denali National Park for the best opportunities to view the region’s wildlife. Cruise through Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage, taking in rugged natural wonders. Explore Alaska’s gorgeous capital, Juneau. Visit Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World.” This is Alaska as you always imagined.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 26 Meals
Included Highlights
  • Fairbanks
  • Sternwheeler Discovery
  • Music of Denali Dinner Theater
  • Denali National Park

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

12 Days

11 Nights


Meals

26 Meals

11 Breakfasts

7 Lunches

8 Dinners


Activity

1 - Light & Leisurely

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Westmark Fairbanks

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McKinley Chalet Resort-Holland

Nights 2-3

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Holland America

Nights 5-11

Trip Reviews

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Rating

154 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.4
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    5star
    Organized, excellent tour guide, great sites, nice combination of land and cruise tour.
    Mary Holmgren
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    5star
    Our director Merrin was outstanding! Only shortcomings was the crowded bus & train experiences with not enough stops for taking photos (that’s my passionate hobby). Hotel in Talkeetna was wonderful the others just okay.
    Richard Leiendecker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We had a great trip to Alaska. Our tour guide was exemplary and this contributed to our successful journey! Thank you, Collette!
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    5star
    Learned so much on land portion
    Karen Imwalle
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    5star
    Everything was coordinated well! Thank you
    Allen Imwalle
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    4star
    Loved the land part of the trip. Denali park, the River boat, the train trip. I did not like the ship part. I liked getting off the ship and seeing the towns. I have motion sickness and the 1st and last days were not good.. I am just not a ship person. Will never do another cruise. Our room was great and our Steward Sonny and team were great.
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    4star
    Talkeetna Lodge was great with an incredible view of the Alaska Mountain Range. Getting there was a fantastic trip from Denali on the train. We saw such beautiful scenery while riding in a glass dome train car.
    Rebecca Bondurant
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    5star
    The tour manager was very organized and cleat in her communication. The Holland America Cruise Line was excellent.
    Michael Holmgren
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    4star
    The train ride to Denali was my favorite, the train guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable!
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The first half was great, after the third day on the ship I began getting sicker everyday I have never been so sick in my life and by the time I got home I had Covid! Not an ideal vacation!
    Loretta Schlicker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The trip was well planned out and we saw lots of Alaska. We chose Collette as they do an excellent job of trip planning and including amazing experiences. Plus our use truly guided us thru Alaska, giving us a bounty of information on history, geology, geography, wildlife and more.
    Judy Babbitt
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Having a cruise was ideal to Alaska It was alittle too long, 12 days. I'm glad I went, met new people. Weather was great
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    No value for the added cost. This tour package is no different than others. Air package was poor. Cruise package was mediocre.
    Amy Wood
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everyone enjoyed the trip, locations were great, the best part of the trip was the paddlewheel cruise on the Denali. Thanks.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    This was our first land/sea vacation but our 2nd trip using Collette. It exceeded our expectations. Alaska was beautiful at times breath taking. Some of the ground portions of the trip hotels were better than others. The Holland America cruise was awesome, the staff very friendly and helpful. Accomodations were to our liking.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    This was my second Collette trip. It was awesome, Alaska is beautiful. I enjoyed the tours and for the most part accommodations were satisfactory although having to wait nearly 8+ hours for our room in Fairbanks was unacceptable and uncomfortabe.
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    4star
    Enjoyed all of our stops along the way. Great information shared with us.
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    5star
    The tour had great included experiences, one excursion excellent, one just good, excellent and helpful tour leader who was always available. Accomodations were very good.
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    5star
    First Cruise I ever took in my whole life. It was awesome, I loved every minute of it. So organized & I felt so safe.
    Deborah Cappel
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    5star
    Everything on the tour was great!!!
    Robert Steptoe
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Tour was excellent except for the travel arrangements. The travel air arrangements both coming and going were extremely unacceptable. Long long waits between connecting flights and arrival at 3 AM
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    All details handled, so professional and ready with an answer to any question. Will recommend and use Colette again on our next adventure.
    Thomas Liner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our tour guide was excellent. She was very informative both historically and geographically of the area.
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    5star
    Nicely organized, great excursions 😊
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    5star
    Beautiful scenery, enjoyable excursions, great company
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    3star
    Favorite memory. People I met on the tour. Person in charge of our tour group was seen very little for assistance. Night shows became boring. Same thing each night. I will not return for another tour
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    1star
    Your survey just like this tour . Doesn’t work disappointing. Collette continues to be poor.
    George Thomas
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Whale watching. Definitely trip to see Denali
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    1star
    Collette changed air travel to coach travel after trip was paid for, 80 year old seniors were on this trip. This coach travel returned seniors home at 5:00 am. Karen Barkley from Collette refused to retuen any calls after the trip . Collette should be ashamed. Never Trust Collette!!!!!
    Kim Lucky
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    advertised air from shreveport, after paid up in full, you changed to bus(13.5 hours ride)
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    It was a good trip but didn’t like bus trips to Dallas, bus trip from Vancouver to Seattle, and bus trip from Dallas to Shreveport. I will not take another trip with this much bud travel.
    Dana Fletcher
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    4star
    The coach trip from Vancouver to Seattle seemed to be unnecessary. Why didn’t we fly Vancouver to Dallas? The drive was too long due to traffic and the coach was uncomfortable.
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Collette lied and changed airtravel to coach travel after we payed for the trip. Karen Barkley refuses to return phone calls after trip is over.
    Frederick Lucky
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Collett did a good job planning everything Only complaint was some of the transportation
    Donna Jones
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    3star
    Traveling on a bus when we paid for airline tickets, and then receiving a 200.00 voucher for our next trip with Collette! I will never travel with Collette again!!
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    3star
    Flight schedules were horrible. Paid to stay in hotel for on 3 pm had first excretion befoream and had to have breakfast before we departed. Insane that your company didn’t realize travels do need to sleep.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Just the overall experience combining the land and ocean tour together.
    Montgomery Hedgecoth
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    met expectations and plans held as published
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    3star
    Did not care for the 7 hour wait at airport. We could see the departing Alaskan Airlines flights and saw numerous flights earlier to Settle. There were also flights to Chicago that I’m I sure there would be flights available to Detroit. I also did not care for the different information were getting from Tour Director. We had infor for cruise company that we had a 2 :00 time to board ship. Then the cruise Director told us 5:00. I feel we were lost time on ship. Overall the Tour Director did a good job. He was always available if we needed him. Did not care for hotel in Denali . I didn’t like that you had to a shuttle to get to main building to eat or leave for tours. The building we were in didn’t have a refrigerator in our room and I had Meds to keep cold. Our view was an overgrown field not mountains. I didn’t like get our cruise information 2 weeks before the cruise. I did enjoy the sites in Denali. The hotel in Talkeetna was gorgeous and they had places you could sit and enjoy the mountains indoor and outdoors enjoyed that.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Air transport wasn't good. We had very long waits and delays between flights. That was very tiring for us.
    John Lupp
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It was an outstanding trip!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    it was confusing with all the different luggage tags; but we figured it out.
    Doris Jonas Hansen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour manager was excellent!! My favorite experience was seeing all the beauty!!
    Justin Farmer
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    4star
    I DID NOT LIKE THE 3 DAYS BEFORE I GOT ON SHIP. EACH NIGHT A DIFFERENT HOTEL. HAD TO HAVE LUGGAGE OUTSIDE DOOR AT 6:30AM EACH HOTEL. THEN HAD BREAKFAST DOWNSTAIRS IN DINING ROOM BUT 1 MORNING HAD A TABLE AND THEY WERE TOO BUSY, HAD NO BREAKFAST, NOT EVEN A CUP OF COFFEE. HAD TO GET ON BUS AT 8:30AM THIS *****. ENTERTAINMENT ON SHIP WASN'T THAT GOOD AT ALL. LOUSY .....ROYAL CARRIBEAN ENTERTAINMENT WAS TOPS.
    Ruth Drum
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The whole trip was planned extremely well. We had the greatest time and saw some great sights.
    Richard Shirey
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour guide during the trip
    Kevin Kennedy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour guide, Colette took care of transfers and luggage during the whole tour. What a blessing!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The details were all very well coordinated and our manager was well informed on what we could do at each stop along the way. For each port of call there was always a note under our door for what the options could be for the next day.
    Merlyn Foat
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    4star
    Kathryn was very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Paul Pitzer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything flowed without problems. Accompaning guide was good a coordinating things
    William Vincent
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    First two hotels were extremely sub-par. Would never stay in either again. Third hotel was "ok" but would not stay there again either.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Arrived in Fairbanks at 1am and tour started at 7:45am. Exhausting. Saw nothing in Fairbanks. Felt rushed. Favorite was tour of Mendenhall Mt Tsongas gardens.
    Linda Mcgilvray
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    it was great and fun trip enjoy the place went great time
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    excellent trip, well planned and organized
    MARY SMALL
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    1star
    Trip was poorly planned by sonja and debbie didn’t care for people on trip or what happened to them only did what they wanted to we pay our money theirs was free and didn’t get to enjoy any of it had to spend extra money because they didn’t take of anybody but their little group it was a trip from Hell never be n treated so bad I want every dime of my money returned to me no crediit they shouldn’t be allowed to take out another group they don’t care or see about group every body’s on their own when you step on motorcoach they could care less where are on or left if a stop is made
    Myra Page
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Wonderful tours and optional excursions. Well organized. Exceptional cruise portion. Great Food, Entertainment and events.
    Maureen Hollingsworth
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    ONE OF THE HOTEL ROOMS ON LAND TOUR WAS VERY OLD AND NOT CLEAN IN FAIRBANKS.. THE HOLLAND AMERICA SHIP NOORDAM WAS ALSO VERY OLD, OUR STATE ROOM HAD TWIN BEDS THAT WERE NOT VERY COMFORTABLE. WE TRIED TO FIND A TOUR ON SUNDAY WHEN WE GOT OFF THE SHIP BUT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING TO DO EVERYTHING WAS ALL READY BOOKED, SO WE SPENT THE DAY IN THE VANCOUVER AIRPORT, ARRIVED THERE ABOUT 12 NOON AND OUR FLIGHT DID NOT LEAVE TILL AFTER 11 THAT NITE. FLIGHT FROM VANCOUVER TO NEWARK WAS NOT GREAT THEN OUR FLIGHT FROM NEWARK TO ALBANY GOT CANCELED AND WE HAD TO TAKE A UBER HOME TO ALBANY NY, OUR LUGGAGE WAS LOST AND WE HAD TO GO TO THE ALBANY NY AIRPORT TO PICK IT UP. SO NOW YOU KNOW WHY I THINK THIS EXPERIENCE WAS AVERAGE AFTER SPENDING $8148 I AM NOT VERY PLEASED WITH THE TRIP.. I AM ALSO WAITING TO BE FOR A REFUND FOR MY AIR FAIR FROM NEWARK TO ALBANY..
    Diana Ross
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Flight arrangements were horrible for both arrival & departure. Tours were too long--just driving around Denali looking for animals w/o even stopping at the NPS Visitor Center. Domed train ride was absolutely too long w/nothing to see except trees & mts. Towns where we stopped were basically tourist traps filled w/thousands of tourists.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    So many memories hard to choose just one. Really enjoyed Fairbanks and the land tours, Denali National Park was gorgeous
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Hiking with our Tour Manager, the beautiful scenery of Alaska and our Cruise Director on board ship.
    Larry Terhune
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    All of it! Coordination of all information and all aspects of the tour was GRAND!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Trip of a lifetime! We had great weather and our itinerary was top notch.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The land excursion to Denali and the train ride to Anchorage were the highlights of the trip.
    Charles Hoelscher
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    I feel the Princess line catered to the Asians. On my bucket list was to fish in Alaska which we did. The train rides were awesome
    Dianne Staudt
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    3star
    10 hours waiting in Seattle for Fairbanks flight was way too long & boring - made the day 24 hours without sleep. Bath tubs at the Lodges had rings around. Too quick/early turn around the next morning. Buffets there were good. Ship was too big & too many people. Customs at the end was awful with a lot of standing & waiting - no restrooms handy & too many people waiting to get thru, not only at Vancouver, but back into the States Won't sail with Princess again - formal dining was hard to understand staff & they were slow, couldn't tell us what the items were. The other buffets were nice, but the area too cold & too crowded. Room attendant didn't supply ice at the end of each day as was asked & had a doc. note to that affect.
    Audrey Mayer
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Train rides and the scenery were great. Barry is an awesome guide.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    My most memorable experiences were in the interior of Alaska. I loved the time we spent on the Tundra Wilderness tour in Denali Park. I also loved the dome-top train ride through the Alaskan wilderness. I felt the interior was the most authentic and wished we could have had double the time there and less cruise.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Mysty fjords plane ride was my husband's favorite, but it was all beautiful and a great experience.
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    4star
    The excursions offered were excellent and affordable.
    Deborah Ormond
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent service when needed
    Jacquie Kovach
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Not enough time in the cities. Too much time on the ship.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I liked the land tours the best. There was a variety of things to see and do.
    James Larsen
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    River cruise whale watching Talkeetna
    Edith wacksman
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    5star
    Going into Denali National Park was realy enjoyable, loved seeing all the wild animals
    Susan Collins
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Seeing Denali was the highlight. We enjoyed all the tour experiences included on land. Everything was well planned.
    Cynthia Eby
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Accommodations and food were just OK
    Michael Frosch
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    5star
    There were so many great moments on our trip, it is difficult to chosen only one. The land portion was grat and I would sat that our tour of Denali National Park was my favorite experience. On the ship, I enjoyed the entertainment.
    Paul Lafleche
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    5star
    Glacier Bay and Denali Park were the most memorable, and the Whittier Tunnel was also intriguing.
    David Gudas
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Glacier bay; viewing the glaciers. Animals in Denali.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    This was one of the best trips we have ever done. The places we saw were inspiring
    Pauline Gudas
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our Alaska vacation was truly a trip of a lifetime. I loved the train tour. It was informative and entertaining. Ann Boulais, our tour manager was always there for us and gave us valuable tips and a continuous narrative. We loved every minute of it! Thanks Ann. You are the best!
    SALLY MOULTON
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I really enjoyed the Sternwheeler Discovery in Fairbanks, AK
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    3star
    What we did was great but I have gone to Alaska with other companies and the cost was less and we visited more attractions. Like the Alaska Pipe Line, Gold dredging... I just felt this tour was not up to Collette standards.
    Linda Blom-eiben
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    5star
    Denali. Everything including the Wilderness tour, the lodging, the Riverboat Cruise. The walking tours that the tour manager had with us almost daily.
    Deloris Thompson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Seeing wild life, whales & glaciers. Train ride was scenic.
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    4star
    Alaska was good and cruise ship was good.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The tour was Great, our guide was awesome. We loved the options of adding excursions. We loved our flight seeing Ketchican the best, landing in the middle of the fjord and experiencing the peacefulness.... Seeing and learning about the glaciers, experiencing life in Alaska was once in a lifetime for us. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was one of the hotels needed updated and the weather was record breaking highs and most the facilities did not have any kind of air conditioning. I also expected more meals to be included for the price.
    Melanie Norman
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    5star
    The places we toured were all memorable. Meeting "new friends" was also part of the fun.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Denali National Park, Hubbard Glacier, Mt. Mckinley, train ride, the Golden Princess cruise, everything was well planned.Our tour manager was topnotch!
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    5star
    The land and Cruise line was great. Our room stewart, Anthony Cabial and our guys in the dining room Suban and Kotik were great. If you didn't like something they made sure you got a replacement or whatever you needed.
    Dianne Kugel
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    5star
    Seeing Denali, killer whales and glaciers
    Paul Fisch
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    4star
    The cruise portion. Beautiful, clean ship with great service, good food and entertainment.
    James Martin
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    1star
    Unorganized disembark E. coli flu onboard. Ate with sick people
    Betty Frankhouser
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent in all categories.
    Larry Hakel
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    4star
    land tour was good but not the Princess Cruise
    Caridad Go
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    5star
    Seeing the whales was an amazing experience.
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    5star
    Out dogsled tour in Juneau on the glacier
    Gregg Macklin
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    5star
    All was excellent and amazing
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    5star
    Denali natural history tour and the abundance of animals we were able to view.
    Robert Spangler
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    5star
    All of the excursions exceeded our expectations.
    James Woodall
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We had a great trip to Alaska and my favorite part was the train ride. Great views, comfortable ride and the tour guide provided lots of information and history. Wonderful cruise on the Island Princess with great food.
    Shirley Fuller
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    5star
    I especially enjoyed getting up close to the glaciers. Also, there were a few unexpected stops that really ramped up the itinerary.
    Joyce Shankleton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything we wanted to do was either on the tour or could be bought along the way. How many people can say they actually got to dog sled on a glacier???
    Sandra Macklin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Enjoyed the places we went to and choices of activities. This was my first ever tour/ cruise so if I go again it will be hard to out do this tour.
    Linda Payne
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    3star
    Denali and the glaciers were incredible.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    I guess that is all the space I have but we were surprised no one contacted us over the review right after the trip. Solera our community is looking a another trip to Eastern Canada if Evan is the tour guide we wont go for sure.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It was a trip of a life time and I loved every part of it.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    See previous forfeiting our cruise
    Kathleen Long
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    4star
    Enjoyed the mixture of land and sea. Boarding proper buses was sometimes confusing when multiple buses were available.
    Nancy Davis
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The cruise and the glaciers were phenomenal.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Just overall wonderful , the guide the , agenda, ect
    Jon Torrey
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    5star
    Seeing Denali - we were fortunate that the mountain revealed itself. And seeing Alaska from the water.
    Noreen Postman
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    4star
    Not enough time to tour each city or port. Also, time allowed INCLUDED waiting for slower tourists to get on/off busses. You MUST add that on to the time allotted.
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    5star
    I loved the land tour and we had a great tour guide.
    Geraldine Hommes
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Considering this was our first tour, we had no expectations but will measure all future tours by this experience. It's hard to pick one thing that made this trip all that it was except to say Collette and Princess Cruises was outstanding in finding the best of Alaska.
    Eileen Hall
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    3star
    There were a few. I loved the train trip. Beautiful countryside. I loved the lodges we stayed in. The Paddleboat ride and lunch were great. One issue not so great was I was suppose to get a balcony on the ship which I did not get. The stateroom was not good. The flight home was not up to speed and then to be dropped off away from the gate and have to walk up a flight is stairs with bags was not fun. That could of been better.
    Karen Newman
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The tour itself was great and memorable however, our flight schedule was very bad. Very late start from departure location which caused us to arrive in Alaska within a 20 hour framework. I was the group leader from my area and was in no way involved in selecting the flight times.
    Barbara in Alabama
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    On an Alaskan cruise??? Are you kidding?? Every day there were memorable experiences!
    Joan Church
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Land tour was exceptional. Loved Glacier Bay.
    Barbara Finch
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    4star
    The experience on the cruise was fine. We were on the trip to see all we could of Alaska and really weren't into the entertainment and shopping which were major components of the Princess experience. We loved the river boat trip, the excursions into Denali and all the views of the coast as we cruised to Vancouver. The time we spent viewing the glaciers was unexpectedly amazing and awe inspiring. We were very disappointed that we were not able to book a minisuite on the cruise ship via Collette.
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    3star
    The glaciers, bus tour in park with wild animals.
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    5star
    Glacier and Denali national Parks
    Susan Bufton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The Alaskan Discovery tour was better than I thought it would be. The views, people, food, lodges, etc. Everything was wonderful.
    Roberta Kempf
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Safety... luggage taken care of... over the top AK accommodations... Kathy Fil our tour guide was an absolute gift... Now fav experience... dome top train day with the most spectacular train guide and views
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    3star
    Denali part was great--other half--poor
    Judy Brady
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Seeing wildlife was my goal. Saw two mama grizzlies with two cubs each, a fox with two kits, and a mama and little whale breaching. I had some great food. Talkeetna was very interesting.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Most favorite: The whale watching tour where we saw a pod of 12 whales all breeching at the same time.
    Sandra Morris
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Seeing wildlife, up close and personal.
    Daniel Morris
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    5star
    The guide was exceptional
    Nina Rowe
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    5star
    Denali was one of our most favorite experiences. We saw a lot of wild life - photos on my cellphone . Many Grizzly Bears and Moose was seen along with the Dali Sheep!
    Sandra Kelly
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    5star
    The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. Denali National Park was my favorite. We saw so much wldlife in their habitat, grizzybears, wolf, moose, reindeer,etc. The scenery here was beautiful as well.
    Marilyn Bialousz
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    4star
    The whale watching was so much fun.
    Robert Kimble
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    5star
    Bus tour through Denali National Park, train ride and Stern wheeler Discovery ride.
    Suzanne Abbruzzi
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    5star
    Whale watching was a highlight of the trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We thoroughly enjoyed the Sternwheeler cruise, Denali tour, Denali Dinner theatre show, exploring Anchorage, ride to Whittier, and cruise with the various ports.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour I would recommend to everyone
    Thomas Cahill
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    5star
    We love to ride bicycles and were able to do two bike rides. And who ever imaged walking on a glacier or seeing seals from a paddle boat or landing a sea plane near a pod of whales? wow!
    Joseph Lugar
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Saw lots of wildlife. Loved Denali.
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    3star
    There was a foul smell in room
    Kathleen Ananda
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    5star
    Viewing the glaciers and our whale watching tour were both amazing...........
    Susan Rouw
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    5star
    It would have been nice to have more meals included for land portion. (Breakfasts).
    J. David and Nicky Sine
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    4star
    Our tour manager was Chuck Tracy. Chuck was truly outstanding! He was, in fact, the reason I have rated this tour so highly. My wife had some mobility issues and Chuck's compassion and thoughtfulness made our lives much easier during the tour and cruise. Walking is certainly taken for granted by those of us who have no impairment. This makes it difficult for the unimpaired to communicate the degree of rigor involved in boarding buses, ships and airplanes. This is especially evident in the descriptions of walking and stair climbing in the shore excursion information.
    Donald Westover
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    5star
    Seeing Denali, seeing the wild life, Our tour guide was the best Chuck Tracy. Riding in the glass topped train. Every day was another new adventure. Meeting people from all over.
    John Sele
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    4star
    Day in Denali was outstanding. Close up view of glaciers was incredible. Food on ship was not up to that experienced on other cruise lines.
    Albert
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    4star
    Most memorable was the trip into Denali park. The least favorite part was the dominance of everything by Princess..
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    5star
    The most memorable time for me was sitting in the dining room eating lunch and going past the glaciers. Another memorable time was watching the movie under the stars as the ship was gliding by the beautiful mountains. The train ride through Denali Park was amazing.The day was so clear that we have awesome pictures of Denali.
    Doris Konieczka
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent, I would not hesitate to use your company again in the future. However, I would try to deal directly with Collette and not the travel agency. There was too much back and forth when all 3 of us were involved.
    Sandra
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We were happy with the locations we were brought to and where we stayed. We liked that we were able to have free time to visit locations we found interesting, and that our guide advised us of things we should see and not see. Some of the stops on the land portion of the trip we understood were tourist traps so we conducted our selves appropriately. We were able to get pictures of the local wild life while were on the bus tours. We found the towns of Alaska to be fun to see and the locations a once in a life time visit. We loved it.
    Christopher
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    5star
    I enjoyed the entire experience.
    Ralph
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our tour through Denali Natl. Park with super Naturalist/driver, Bill Watkins. Our 4 hr. train ride from Talkeetna to Denali. Riding on our tour bus with Ann Grier, our Collette guide. The unbelievable sights of wildlife, glaciers, and the geological changes due to the elevation and mountains. Our tour by the Star Princess Liner. This was our first experience on an ocean liner. Seeing 3 major cities in Alaska and stopping at the ports for a day each & visit with tour through Vancouver. Interesting to learn about each of the cities, people, cultures, economies.
    Karen
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    5star
    As sated above the tour director was excellent. Most of the hotels were ok but hardly the best.

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