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Dear Friends,
Thank you for your interest in TV5’s Alaska & Glacier Bay Cruise tour,
June 13 - 26, 2014. This fabulous vacation will be hosted by Catherine Bodak,
TV5 Meteorologist.
You'll appreciate these included Holiday Vacations Extra Value Features:
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Saginaw and Flint to Detroit
Roundtrip airfare from Detroit to Anchorage with return from Seattle
Excellent hotel accommodations with multiple overnights in Anchorage
and Fairbanks
Four night Inside Passage cruise from Skagway to Vancouver aboard Holland
America Line's ms Volendam
23 excellent meals including all meals aboard the ms Volendam
All port charges, government fees, airport and departure taxes (minimum value of
$496 per person)
A professional Holiday Vacations Tour Director who will accompany you throughout
the tour
Expert Driver/Guides for our tours and sightseeing
Guaranteed prices upon receipt of your deposit
$100 Travel Voucher for use on a future Holiday Vacations tour
There's no better way to experience "The Great Land" than with Holiday Vacations.
Our 41 years of experience and dedication to personalized service will assure you that this 14day tour will exceed your expectations. Holiday Vacations' inclusive attractions, sightseeing,
many meals and all accommodations as listed in our tour itineraries offer our guests
extraordinary value.
Due to the tremendous interest, we anticipate this tour to sell out quickly - book today!
A risk-free deposit of $200 will reserve your space and is fully refundable prior to final
payment date. We look forward to having you travel with us!
Courtney Nelson
Tour Consultant Manager
Holiday Vacations
14 days | A ll airfare included!
join T V5 V iewer s For A Fa bulous
& Glacier Bay Cruise
juNE 13 - 26, 2014
with tour host,
catherine bodak
TV5 Meteorologist
14 day s | Local D eparture s • Low D epo s it • G uaranteed
Catherine is a small
town girl from the
Upper Peninsula
and is thrilled to
be working in her
home state.
& Glacier Bay Cruise
Her interest in weather sprouts from
her experiences with stormy winters
and summers spent on the shores of
Lake Superior.
Catherine joins WNEM TV5 armed
with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Meteorology as well as a Bachelor of
Applied Arts in Broadcast and Cinematic
Arts from Central Michigan University.
During her final year at CMU, she
worked as a meteorologist for 9 & 10
news in Northern Michigan. So Catherine
is no stranger to forecasting weather
below the bridge.
Catherine is fond of spending time
outdoors with family and friends
and embraces the long winters. She
enjoys cross country skiing and rides
her bike year round. When summer
arrives her hobbies include sailing,
kayaking and hiking.
Catherine previously hosted Holiday
Vacations’ Alaska & Inside Passage
Cruise, and Railroading in the Rockies
tours. She invites you and
other TV5 viewers to
join her on this exciting
adventure to Alaska
& Glacier Bay!
juNE 13 - 26, 2014
Additional dates are also available
Experience Alaska’s natural wonders and fascinating
sights on this exciting land and cruise vacation.
Day 1: Fly to A nchorage
Our adventure begins with two nights
at the Hilton in downtown Anchorage.
Day 2: A nchorage
View Hood and Spenard Lakes
used as “float plane airports” by
bush pilots. We travel along Turnagain
Arm to Girdwood, home to Alaska’s
premier ski area and the Alyeska
Resort. Journey up Alyeska’s Aerial
Tramway for incredible views of the
surrounding glaciers and mountains.
Get acquainted at a special TV5
welcome lunch. The rest of the day
is at leisure in Anchorage. L
Day 3: M
atanuska Valley/
Iditarod Trail
This morning we travel north of
Anchorage to Wasilla, a supply center
and gateway to the interior. At the
Iditarod Trail Headquarters, we learn
about mushing, the state sport, and
the Anchorage to Nome sled dog race.
Watch for views of Mount McKinley on
the way to Denali National Park. Tonight
we stay at the Denali Princess Lodge. L
Day 4: Denali Park Tour
Our 53-mile Tundra Wilderness Tour of
Denali National Park is with an expert
naturalist guide. Watch for moose, grizzly
bear, caribou and Dall sheep in their
natural habitat. Upon arriving in
Fairbanks, we check-in for a comfortable
two night stay at the Westmark
Fairbanks. Enjoy a delicious dinner
at the Alaska Salmon Bake, a tradition
for visitors to Alaska. B,D
Day 5: Fair bank s
Today we’re introduced to Fairbanks’
history as we trace its development
from the gold rush to the discovery
of “Black Gold.” Get a glimpse of the
Denali Nat’l Park • W hite Pass R ailway • Glacier Bay national Park • Skagway
Fairbanks 2
Denali National
Park and
Mt. McKinley
Anchorage 2
Glacier Bay
White Pass & Yukon Train
1 2 3 # of Overnights
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famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline. At Gold
Dredge 8, we learn to pan for gold
and keep what we find! Enjoy an allyou-can eat authentic Miner’s lunch.
We’ll then board the Riverboat
Discovery sternwheeler for a narrated
excursion on the Chena River and go
ashore at a recreated Athabascan
Indian camp. This evening enjoy frontier
fun at The Golden Heart Revue! B,L
awesome, natural monument to a
retreating ice age. Only a limited
number of cruise ships are allowed
into the bay each year. A variety of
earth’s natural beauty, including lush
forests, ice-capped mountains, and
iceberg-dotted inlets, will awe and
impress. Witness ice break off and
plunge into the sea, known as “calving”
– it is simply thrilling! B,L,D
Day 6: A la ska High way
We visit University of Alaska’s Museum
of the North featuring a unique collection
of exhibits and artifacts meaningful to the
area. Departing Fairbanks, we relive
childhood wonderment during a stop
at the Santa Claus House in North Pole,
Alaska. We’ll travel the Alaska Highway
which was originally used as a military
road during World War II and now links
Alaska to Canada. As we travel, enjoy
views of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Tonight’s comfortable accommodations
are in Tok. Originating as an Alaska
Road Commission camp in the 1940’s,
it is best known as the “Sled Dog Capital
of Alaska.” B,D
Day 11: K etchikan
After breakfast, we arrive in Ketchikan,
Alaska’s fourth largest city. We have
until the late afternoon to visit interesting
shops and galleries along the boardwalks of Creek Street. Enjoy the
comforts and convenience of the ms
Volendam as we reboard the ship and
continue our southbound journey. B,L,D
Day 7: Yukon Territory
We continue through the scenic
wilderness of the Yukon Territory along
the Alaska Highway. Enjoy postcard
views of Kluane Lake and stop at the
Kluane National Park Visitor Center
on our way to Whitehorse, the capital
of the Yukon Territory. B
Day 8: White Pass R ailway
This morning we tour the Yukon
Beringia Interpretive Centre and learn
about this area’s significance during the
Ice Age. We stop to view Emerald Lake
and the Carcross Desert. This afternoon we board the White Pass &
Yukon Route narrow gauge railway and
travel through rugged mountain passes. We arrive in Skagway and stay at
the Westmark Inn-Skagway. L
Day 9: ms Volendam/
This morning we board the ms
Volendam and settle in for a four night
cruise. Later, go ashore and explore
Skagway’s colorful history. All meals are
included aboard ship, beginning with
lunch and tonight’s delicious dinner. L,D
Day 10: Glacier Bay
A National Park Ranger joins us aboard
ship as we cruise Glacier Bay, an
Day 12: Inside Pa ssage
Get set for a full day of cruising as
our voyage continues through the
Inside Passage. There are a variety
of shipboard activities to enjoy as
participant or spectator. B,L,D
Day 13: Vancouver
Our ship docks in Vancouver, British
Columbia. We board our waiting
motorcoach for the scenic journey
from Vancouver to Seattle. Tonight we
celebrate many Alaska highlights at
a special Holiday Vacations farewell
dinner hosted by our Tour Director. B,D
Day 14: Fly Home
We fly home from Seattle with cherished
memories of our Alaskan adventure.
Highest Elevation: 3,895 ft.
Oceanview Stateroom
Double...............$5399 per person
Triple.................... 5249 per person
Single...................6899 per person
Quad subject to availability
A valid U.S. passport is required for all U.S.
citizens. Passport cards and enhanced
driver’s licenses are NOT acceptable.
Deposit: $200 per person
Final Payment: March 11, 2014
Full refund 96 days prior to departure
Guaranteed Price: Your price is guaranteed
upon receipt of your deposit.
Holiday Experience Includes
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
All port charges, government fees, fuel
surcharges, airport & departure taxes
(minimum value of $496 per person)
Holiday Vacations Tour Director
Motorcoach and professional Driver
All accommodations
Baggage handling at hotels
Complimentary Alaska jacket
$100 travel voucher for a future
Holiday Vacations tour
Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
4 nights aboard the ms Volendam
All meals aboard ship
Included Shore Excursion: White Pass
& Yukon Route Scenic Railway
(minimum value of $125 per person)
Oceanview stateroom with a
picture window
23 Excellent Meals Featuring
TV5 welcome lunch at the
Alyeska Resort
Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
Miner’s lunch at Steamboat Landing
Holiday Vacations farewell dinner
in Seattle
All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights at the Hilton Anchorage
1 night at the Denali Princess Lodge
2 nights at Westmark Fairbanks
Alyeska’s Aerial Tram
Iditarod Trail Headquarters
Denali National Park tundra tour
The Golden Heart Revue Alaska’s #1 musical show
Gold Dredge 8
Riverboat Discovery Excursion
Museum of the North
Santa Claus House
Alaska Highway & The Yukon
Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Inside Passage cruise & ports:
Skagway, Ketchikan and Vancouver
Departure Points
5650 Bay Road
Sam’s Club
4373 Corunna Road
Motorcoach transportation
provided to/from Wayne County
International Airport (Detriot Metro)
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Glacier Bay’s spectacular scenery and marine wildlife are part of an awesome natural monument to a retreating ice age and a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. National Park Service regulations limit entrance to only two cruise ships a day. Our premier
access allows us to discover a region that only two centuries ago was covered with 4,000 feet of ice. Earthquakes and a warming
world climate have caused the ice to melt and recede allowing this incredible tidewater glacial bay to become accessible. Joined by
a National Park Service ranger and a Huna-Tlingit interpreter, passengers experience a day-long tour that is both breathtaking and
educational. Surrounded by the bay’s ever evolving landscapes, watch in wonder as the ship glides through deep, majestic fjords
and past lush forests revealing ice-capped mountains and iceberg-dotted inlets.
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RESERVATIONs require a $200 per person deposit
For more information, to make a reservation,
or to refer a friend, please call:
Final payment is due
March 11, 2014
Your tour is fully
refundable up to
96 days prior to
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Departure PointS:
5650 Bay Road
Sam’s Club
4373 Corunna Road
Motorcoach transportation
provided to/from Wayne County
International Airport (Detriot Metro)
is Proud to be Recognized as
The Best in Alaska Tourism!
Holiday Vacations has been named
Tour Operator of The Year
by Visit Anchorage
As an exceptional contributor to
Alaska tourism, Holiday Vacations
was the only tour operator in the
United States to receive this highly
coveted award. We are extremely
honored and extend a warm
invitation to have you travel with us
to any of our worldwide destinations.
Experience the Best Care in the Industry
60 years of combined experience
Holiday guests in Glacier Bay
Professional Tour
Directors and Drivers
Alaska Jacket
Tour Excellence &
Incomparable Value
Holiday Vacations’ professionally trained
Tour Directors and Drivers are the best
in the business. They will handle all travel
details, making your vacation fun and
carefree. You’ll appreciate traveling with
our knowledgeable Alaskan specialists, as
they share the area’s history and culture.
Tour in luxury, enjoying comfortable
seats and large picture windows aboard
the finest fleet of motorcoaches in Alaska.
As a special thank you for traveling
to Alaska with us in 2013, each guest
will receive a complimentary jacket
commemorating their spectacular
vacation. This custom-made jacket
is the perfect weight for Alaska’s
summer months and features a
windproof & water repellent nylon
shell, hidden hood, adjustable cuffs
and front zipper closure.
Our years of experience, dedication
to personalized guest service and
professional relationships with quality
hotels, restaurants, attractions and
other suppliers assure you of a carefree
and memorable vacation. Enjoy
inclusive sightseeing & attractions,
excellent accommodations and many
included meals featuring delicious
regional cuisine.
Mon – Fri 7am to 7pm | Saturday 9am to 1pm | Central Time
Explore Alaska with
We Provide the Complete
Alaska Experience!
With Holiday Vacations, you’re
assured that your Alaska experience
is as comprehensive as possible. In addition
to visiting ports of call in Southeast
Alaska, our tours take you into Alaska’s
rich interior and the Canadian Yukon.
These areas simply can’t be missed when
traveling to The Great Land.
Majestic Mount McKinley
Denali National Park
A highlight of all Holiday Vacation tours is a visit to
Denali National Park. Wild and primitive, it is home to
North America’s tallest mountain, majestic Mt. McKinley.
All Holiday Alaska vacations include the Tundra
Wilderness Tour, a 53-mile journey into Denali National
Park directed by a Certified Interpretive Guide.
White Pass & Yukon Route Train
This historic narrow-gauge railway was constructed in
1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. The railroad
features comfortable, vintage parlor cars and truly
incredible scenery. View gorgeous panoramas of
majestic mountains, glistening glaciers, stunning
gorges and impressive waterfalls.
Riverboat Discovery & Gold Dredge 8
Cruise into Alaska’s past onboard an authentic sternwheeler.
Watch as bush pilots display their skills, learn the
challenges of producing a champion dogsled team and gain
insight into the Athabascan Indian Culture. The legacy of
Alaska’s gold rush history comes to life at Gold Dredge 8.
Pan for gold and keep what you find!
Holland America’s Signature Cruise Line
Discover a world of unexpected pleasures
onboard Holland America Line’s signature
cruise vessel, the ms Volendam. Explore the
spacious public areas classically decorated in
rich color palettes and textured tapestries.
Elegantly appointed with fine art and
nautical antiques, the ship’s ambiance is
timeless and refined. Holland America
Line’s traditional style of cruising combined
with a flair of elegance create the perfect
cruising experience – whatever your interest,
whatever your pace.
Gracious Staterooms
Retreat to your oceanview stateroom where a relaxing
world of comfort awaits. Spacious in size and stylishly
furnished rooms include two lower beds, which
can be easily converted to one queen-size bed, private
bathroom and cozy sitting area.
Exceptional Service
At the heart of every Holland America Line cruise
is a staff committed to providing impeccable service.
Sailing with a ratio of one crew member for every two
guests provides multiple opportunities for gracious,
personalized service.
Excellent Cuisine
Throughout your cruise vacation, enjoy fresh Alaskan
specialties such as king crab legs and grilled salmon.
From a festive five-course affair to a casual dinner for
two, the choice is yours with Holland America Line’s
sophisticated dining settings.
Mon – Fri 7am to 7pm | Saturday 9am to 1pm | Central Time
Guaranteed Prices Holiday Vacations’ published tour
prices are based on the rates known at the time of
publication and are expected to be in effect at the time
of departure. Once we have received your deposit,
your price is guaranteed, and any subsequent price
increase is at our expense.
the final payment date. A non-refundable processing
fee of $50 per person will apply for any change
requested prior to the final payment date and $100
per person for any change requested on or after the
final payment date. These fees are in addition to any
costs or penalties from suppliers.
Reservations Make reservations well in advance.
Space requested by phone will be held for five
business days, pending receipt of the required
deposit by mail or in person. Reservations made
after the indicated final payment due date must
be paid in full at the time of reservation.
Insurance Holiday Vacations recognizes the value
and importance of travel insurance for our customers.
We offer an optional Travel Protection Plan, which
includes accident and sickness coverage, baggage
protection, trip interruption and cancellation insurance.
An insurance brochure will be sent with your tour
invoice deposit receipt or may be requested in
advance. For your convenience, the insurance
premium is included in the balance due on your
tour invoice. Processing fees for a voluntary change
in airport departure or for other requested changes
are not covered by this insurance. Insurance must be
paid for on or before your final payment due date.
A Deposit Of $200 Per Person must accompany all
reservation requests. Personal check, money order,
Discover, MasterCard or VISA are acceptable forms
of payment. Deposit is fully refundable prior to the final
payment due date.
Final Payment A balance due date and amount
will be indicated on your tour invoice deposit receipt.
We welcome credit cards but prefer final payments
to be made by check or money order.
Special Requests Individual requests must be made
when booking. Requests for special dietary needs,
dining room reservations aboard cruise ships, and
non-smoking, adjoining, handicap accessible or
other room types are subject to confirmation and
cannot be guaranteed.
Airline Seating Seat assignments are controlled by
the airline. Due to this control, airline seating requests
cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations.
Persons Needing Special Assistance The ability
to perform assorted levels of activity while traveling
varies between each individual. Although we welcome
your questions regarding the amount of activity on any
tour, Holiday Vacations is unable to determine your
travel health and fitness level. Please consult your
doctor with questions when evaluating your ability
to travel.
Holiday Vacations is unable to provide attendant
services. We strongly advise persons with special
needs to travel with someone who can assist them.
Tour participants requiring special assistance for other
than personal needs must notify Holiday Vacations in
writing to determine what assistance can be provided.
Children traveling on tour must be at least eight years
old and accompanied by an adult.
Reservation Changes Requests for changes in flight
schedules, early or extended hotel stays or for other
eligible components of the tour must be made prior to
Single Travelers Holiday Vacations welcomes single
travelers. We will try to assist in arranging a roommate
for any person wishing to share accommodations
at the double occupancy tour rate. Should a shared
arrangement not be available, the single price applies.
Triple & Quad These accommodations are usually in
rooms with two double beds. A rollaway bed or cot is
subject to availability on a request basis.
Reservation Name/Identification The requirement
to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as
it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by
the Transportation Security Administration. TSA’s privacy policy as well as additional details, can be found
at using the keywords Secure Flight.
Passport Required It is Holiday Vacations’ policy that
all tours traveling outside of the United States require
a valid U.S. Passport in the form of a Passport book.
Passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are
NOT acceptable forms of identification for any Holiday
Vacations tour traveling outside of the United States.
Your Passport must be valid for 6 months from the
end date of your tour.
Luggage The cost of checking luggage with the
airlines is the responsibility of each guest. This
cost, if any, will be charged by the airlines when
checking luggage for your flight and is payable
directly to the airlines. An excess fee or handling
charge may be collected by the airlines for each
piece over the designated allowance and for
oversize or overweight baggage.
Cancellation Fees
Should you cancel your tour reservations for any reason, the following cancellation fees will apply:
Motorcoach Tours (no flights)
Written notice received
Prior to final payment date
Final payment date to 31 days prior to departure date
30 days to 48 hours prior to departure date
Less than 48 hours prior to departure or after tour departure
Cancellation fee
Full refund
25% of tour price
100% of tour price
Air Tours–Canada & Lower 48 U.S.
Written notice received
Prior to final payment date
Final payment date to 35 days prior to departure date 34 days to 48 hours prior to departure date
Less than 48 hours prior to departure or after tour departure
Cancellation fee
Full refund
25% of tour price
50% of tour price
100% of tour price
International & Cruise Tours, Alaska, Rail, Hawaii
Written notice received
Prior to final payment date
Final payment date to 46 days prior to departure date
45 days to 8 days prior to departure date
7 days or less to departure or after tour departure
Cancellation fee
Full refund
25% of tour price
50% of tour price
100% of tour price
Note: If you are sharing a room and your partner cancels or leaves the tour en route, you will be
responsible for the difference between the double and single accommodations tour price.
On tour, each person is allowed ONE SUITCASE
which will be handled for you at hotels. In addition, a
small bag may be carried aboard. Carry-on articles are
the responsibility of each person. Carry-ons that do not
fit in the overhead compartments may be charged as
an additional piece of luggage. Additional pieces of
luggage will be handled for you at hotels at a cost
of $4 per bag, per day or at the cost specified for
some tours. Though every effort will be made to
safeguard your baggage, Holiday Vacations accepts
no liability for loss or damage.
Tour Documents Tour packets will be mailed at least
ten days before your tour departure date. This material
includes tour pickup location and time, a tour itinerary,
hotel list and luggage tag.
Gratuities Tips for all the included features of your
tour (baggage handling, included meals, etc.) will be
taken care of by your Tour Director. Suggested gratuities
for cruise ship or train personnel will be provided with
your tour documents. Tips for meals on your own or
for other services are your discretion. Customary tips
for the Tour Director & Driver are on a voluntary basis
and given individually.
Cruise Line Charges Additional fees applied by the
cruise lines are not included in your tour price. These
fees include but are not limited to: daily service charge
for cabin & wait staff, specialty restaurant cover charges and optional shore excursions. Shore excursions
are subject to change at any time by the cruise lines.
Responsibility Tours are arranged and operated by
Holiday Travel, Inc., d/b/a Holiday Vacations, 2727
Henry Ave., P.O. Box 87, Eau Claire, WI 54702.
Holiday Vacations and their agents act only as an
agent for such other parties, firms or corporations
providing services herein. No liability shall be incurred
by Holiday Vacations, their agents, presenters or
co-sponsors because of injury, loss, delay or other
complication experienced by tour participants. Holiday
Vacations reserves the right to correct printing errors,
to make any changes or alterations in the printed
itineraries, dates, routings, hotels or in included features
prior to or during the tour, necessary for the smooth
and efficient operation of the tour. The names of
the hotels used may change without notice. Holiday
Vacations reserves the right to accept, decline or
retain any person as a participant of these tours.
United States Tour Operators Association $1
Million Travelers Assistance Program Holiday
Vacations, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required
to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse,
in accordance with the terms and conditions of the
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the
advance payments of Holiday Vacations customers
in the unlikely event of Holiday Vacations bankruptcy,
insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you
should understand that the $1 Million posted by Holiday
Vacations may be sufficient to provide only a partial
recovery of the advance payments received by Holiday
Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers
Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to
USTOA at Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York,
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