As experienced travelers will attest, a cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the incomparable scenery of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. We’re very excited to once again offer this itinerary that includes scenic cruising and stops in rich historical and cultural centers along the Alaskan coast. Bring your camera, your drawing pad, your binoculars.
Venue Bestowed with an extra measure of comfort, space and grandeur, ms Amsterdam sets the standard for the Holland America Line fleet of five-star cruise ships. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, ms Amsterdam ensures you the ultimate onboard experience with her graceful combination of classic cruise ship features and state-of-the-art amenities. Fine woods, exquisite art and antiques, larger staterooms, a 24/7 Internet Center and a world-class spa and fitness center are only a few of the features that set ms Amsterdam apart.
Friday, Sept. 7
Seattle, WA –
Scenic cruising Puget Sound
Saturday, Sept. 8
Scenic cruising Stevens Passage –
Monday, Sept. 10
Scenic cruising Glacier Bay
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Thursday, Sept. 13
Victoria, BC, Canada
Friday, Sept. 14
*Itinerary subject to change
Ship Highlights Click on the room titles to view.
World time, ship's time, planets and constellations are all tracked by the Astrolabe clock tower that is the centerpiece of the ms Amsterdam's soaring atrium. Complete with gargoyles and godesses, this is a mystical masterpiece indeed.
Dazzling and daring, the Queen's Lounge is the ultimate show venue with semi-circular seating and brilliant pink and blue décor. Music, theatre, dance, comedy and culture all come to life on its illustrious stage.
Work out on the high seas in a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with machines, free weights, cardio equipment and a personal training consultant. Afterwards, re-hydrate yourself at the juice bar. On offer are carrot, apple, pineapple or vegetable blends -- good-for-you nectar of the gods!
Greenhouse Treatment Room
Spaaaaaaah! Let yourself be pampered in the restful atmosphere of the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. New thermal suites, steam rooms, organic treatments and gentle hands banish stress and fatigue, leaving you relaxed and energized.
Guests who dine at the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill enjoy a dining experience themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest. Candlelight and fine décor create a romantic ambiance that sets the stage for fresh Northwest dishes and select wines.
At your service is the Neptune Lounge's Concierge, exclusively available to Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suite guests. Relax here over breakfast pastries with your favorite newspaper, or gather for evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in this timeless, genteel setting.
Warm days with light, salty breezes are made for lounging poolside with an icy beverage in one hand and an epic novel in the other. Does this count as doing something or doing nothing? You'll soon know...
Wine Tasting Room
Whether you're learning to navigate your way through a winelist or enhancing your already vast knowledge of vintages and labels, visit the Wine Tasting Room for a fun, informative session with the ship's expert sommelier.
La Fontaine Dining Room
Elegance redefined under a flower-bedecked stained-glass ceiling -- the La Fontaine Dining Room offers award-winning dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aromatic soups, seasonal fish and succulent meats, crisp salads and divine desserts grace a fresh, imaginitive menu.
Rich reds and gleaming brass -- these are the essential ingredients for the understated elegance of the Explorer's Lounge. This meeting place for friends old and new offers intimate seating for small gatherings.
The list of activities available on our Big Ship
vacations could keep you going 24 hours a day.
The variety is sure to please, we've got something
for everybody. And if you're concerned you
might get a little claustrophobic with so many
people and so much to do, you can rest assured
knowing these Big Ships have plenty of space
to get away from it all and enjoy some down
Check back to learn more about the activities available aboard this very special cruise. We'll add additional detail as it becomes available.
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows.
Category: C, D, DA, DD, E, EE, F, FF, G, H, HH
* 197 sq. ft.
Additional Terms, Fees, Conditions and Information
Thirds & Fourths: $645. Add a third or fourth person to your room for $645 per person plus fees and gratuities.
Rates are subject to change up to confirmation
All prices are per person and do not include airfare.
Additional fees. Port & miscellaneous fees: $276. Pre-paid Gratuities: $77. These fees are charged only once if you are booking a single.
ID Requirements All guests require a valid passport at the time of departure. The guest has sole responsibility for determining his or her immigration requirements and obtaining appropriate documentation, including but not limited to visas, passports, etc. Boarding will be denied for failure to possess the appropriate immigration documentation.
Single Supplement Single cabins may be booked and are twice the per person double rate.
Room Share Program is on limited availability and is offered on a smoking/non-smoking basis only.
What's Included The price of your trip includes accommodations
on the ship for seven nights, all meals, room service,
basic beverages (coffee, tea and iced tea), all
entertainment and RSVP activities.
What's Not Included The price of your trip does not include airfare,
transfers, shore excursions, alcoholic beverages,
soft drinks, some specialty coffee drinks,
spa treatments. Port taxes and gratuities are
not included in the price of the trip but have
already been added to your reservation as reflected
on your invoice.
All information is subject to change without notice.
Waitlist If the category you'd like to book is
waitlist only you have two options: (1) Confirm another category and waitlist
for the category you desire. If that
category doesn't come available you will
be responsible for the category you confirmed. (2) Put in a waitlist-only request.
Simply complete the RSVP Reservation
Request form, which can be downloaded
from our website. Fill in all the information
including the payment section. Submit
this to your travel agent.
Port of Embarkation / Disembarkation Information coming soon.
Special Needs If you have any medical and or mobility needs, specific dietary requirements, ASL (American Sign Language) needs or other requests, please advise us of this information as soon as possible but no less than 90 days prior to trip departure.
Reservation Request Form Each RSVP guest needs to complete a Reservation Request Form, which you can download directly from our website. It's important that you read, sign and return these forms within your option period to confirm your reservation. If you change your form of payment we will need a new Reservation Request Form with your name and the new credit card information.
Travel Documents Your travel documents, which include cruise tickets, packing lists, and other specific information pertaining to your trip, will be sent approximately one month prior to departure. For those clients outside the U.S. and Canada, RSVP and Happy Gay Travel will email your confirmation and all travel documents will be pier pick-up.
Air, Hotel and Extras
Happy Gay Travel will send you a port city document including hotel information, links to gay sites, lings to tourist sites and other valuable city and gay information.
Places to Stay
RSVP has blocked great hotel space in Seattle at a price that's right for you. Come in a few days early to get a jump-start on your vacation, or stay a few days after the cruise to enjoy the sites and sounds that are uniquely Seattle. Choose from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, The Westin Seattle or the W Seattle. These prices are reserved for online reservations only.
Note: Prices do not include applicable state and local taxes.
When you book with Happy Gay Travel you get more for the same price!
We will send you a port city document including hotel information, links to gay sites, links to tourist sites, and other valuable city and gay information. Our clients have complimented us on this information.
A Tips and Tricks document with over 13 pages of valuable Travel & Packing information. This has saved our clients time and money.
We provide friendly people with years of traveling experience who love to talk about travel. Someone who has been on many all gay Atlantis and RSVP cruises and all over Europe. And we will give you an unbiased opinion.
We will help you select a good cabin to meet your expectations utilizing years of cruising experience.
We Offer air fare suggestions upon request.
We will monitor and status any wait list for cruises and events.
We offer a more extensive cabin share program where you can talk with potential cabin mates.