29 November 2021
Celebrating 75 years of taking guests to Alaska in 2022 – longer than the place has been a state! – Holland America is the obvious choice for discovering this compelling and richly rewarding destination with its white-capped peaks, icebergs calving from Arctic-blue glaciers and elusive wildlife including seals and migrating humpback whales. Its perfectly sized ships feature spacious wraparound decks so you don’t miss any of the spectacular vistas.
Holland America’s array of awards speaks for itself: it was voted ‘Best Alaska Itineraries’ in the 2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine, Editor-In-Chief Awards, ‘Best In Alaska’ at the 2019 Cruise Critic, Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, ‘Best Alaska Cruise’ at the 2020 AFAR Travelers' Choice Awards, ‘Best Cruise Line For Alaska Sailings’ at the 2020 TravelAge West, Wave Awards, and ‘Best For Alaska’ at the 2019 Travel Weekly UK, Cool Cruises awards. It also offers more options for Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve than any other cruise line.
Your cruise will take in the likes of the awe-inspiring Hubbard Glacier, rough-hewn Ketchikan with the totem poles of Alaska’s native nations, and the Alaskan capital Juneau, as well as remote outposts and picturesque towns nestled between staggering mountains.
You’ll choose from 7-day round-trip voyages from Seattle, 7-day round trips or one-way cruises from Vancouver, and immersive 9– to 14-day Denali cruise tours. The latter, uniquely, allows you to combine your Alaska cruise with a land-based adventure in Denali National Park & Preserve and a stay of up to three nights at the exclusive wilderness property of the McKinley Chalet Resort. Or lastly, there are 9- to 18-day Yukon and Denali Cruisetours allowing you to venture into the larger-than-life Yukon Territory. Holland America is the only Alaska cruise line to take you to this remarkable area.
A Taste of Skagway: Crafted Beverages & Local Bites, an ATV wilderness excursion in the Knik Valley, an adventure kart expedition, zip-lining and a 4X4 nature safari are just some of the once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions you’ll be able to choose from during your time in Alaska with Holland America. You might also discover Sitka with its traces of the era when Russia ruled these shores, walk into a swinging-bar saloon in Skagway, or board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to the legendary Yukon Territory with its wildlife-rich woodland trails.
Whatever itinerary you choose and whatever vessel you sail aboard, you can count on fantastic food in a choice of restaurants together with brilliant entertainment and activities. Some ships have their own Music Walk™ with live entertainment on the Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King's Blues Club with its Memphis R&B and Billboard Onboard with its classic hits.
You might also enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings, BBC Earth Experiences letting you explore the world’s wonders, visits to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon for some much-deserved pampering, and yoga and Pilates in the fitness studio.
The first of Holland America’s Vista-class ships, Zuiderdam stands out for its spectacular art and antiques collection. The inaugural Pinnacle-class vessel Koningsdam, meanwhile, has a beguiling blend of 21st-century elegance and nautical tradition. And the line’s second Signature-class ship, Nieuw Amsterdam, celebrates historic New York City with its inspired design and $3 million art collection. Noordam also has museum-quality art — from 19th-century oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King.
To book your Adventure through the wilds of Alaska, contact your Travel Counsellor today!