Holland America Line, We Are Alaska

By Holland America Line  ·  February 2020

Experience the beauty of Alaska as you wander ashore to explore towns alive with history and rich in native culture.

We are Alaska

When Holland America Line says they are Alaska, it’s more than a slogan. They have been taking guests to the Great Land for more than 70 years, before Alaska was a state. Back in 1947, word of Alaska’s soaring glaciers, snowcapped mountains and incredible wildlife was just starting to spread. And today, Holland America Line continues to set the standard in providing the ultimate Alaska experience.

Slip through quiet fjords lined by pristine forest, learn the legacy of the Haida and Tsimshain in historic Ketchikan or hop on a helicopter in Juneau and hover over the mighty Mendenhall Glacier. Do all of this in just one week. In two, you can see even more—from bear-watching on Kodiak Island and cruising the Inside Pasage to fishing for halibut in Homer and paying homage to mighty Hubbard, the largest tidewater glacier in North America.

There’s nowhere else on Earth quite like Alaska and no better way to see it than on board one of Holland America Line’s perfectly sized ships. The ideal size for exploring Alaska, their ships are designed to get you closer to each wonder, from the breathtaking Inside Passage to awe-inspiring Glacier Bay National Park.

At Sea

On an Alaska cruise, Holland America Line offers unrivaled experiences in food, wine and spirits as part of every voyage. Whether dining in their specialty restaurants or the exceptional Dining Room, guests can enjoy a variety of exclusive offerings that showcase the flavors of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. And, only Holland America Line has a Culinary Council® of seven world-renowned chefs — plus experts in wine and spirits — who design their onboard dining experiences.

Also on board, you’ll enjoy Holland America Line exclusives, including regionally inspired cuisine and locally themed entertainment and activities, such as Alaska in Concert, a thrilling live program set against a backdrop of mesmerizing scenes from BBC Earth’s Wild Alaska as well as informative discussions with Explorations Central Guides and your onboard naturalist.

Sailing out of Vancouver in 2020, Koningsdam will make her Alaska debut. This Holland America Line ship offers the popular hallmarks of their perfectly sized ships, plus some unique Pinnacle-class ship exclusives including innovative new dining venues Nami Sushi and the award-winning, Rudi’s Sel de Mer, as well as Music Walk®. It also features dedicated single staterooms and family staterooms, with accommodations for up to five guests.

Also on Koningsdam is the wine-blending venue, BLEND. It has a tasting table that accommodates 10 guests, who can create their own blend from a selection of five barrels of single-vineyard red wine. In addition to participating in the blending process, you’ll also learn about wine from the ship’s wine expert, who leads the blending session.

Denali and the Yukon

Holland America Line gives you two ways to experience Alaska’s incredible interior. Embark on a voyage where adventure waits at every turn with the only cruise company that combines the wonders of an Alaska cruise and the beauty of Denali with the rich history and majesty of the Yukon Territory. Extend your exploration and experience fascinating Gold Rush history and wild Yukon scenery. As you wander through frontier towns and travel through unspoiled wilderness, you’ll come face to face with the must-see and seldom-seen treasures of the Yukon, delivered as only the experts at Holland America Line can. Also, on all of their Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journeys you’ll be accompanied by a professional Journey Host on the land portion, who will provide in-depth insights on the places you visit and make sure everything goes smoothly.

Alaska In-Depth

If you want to dive even deeper into the culture and wildlife of Alaska, Holland America Line offers their Alaska EXC In-Depth™ Voyages. These 18 to 21-day journeys combine destination-intensive itineraries with opportunities for more immersive exploration that take you deeper into the culture and wildlife of the Great Land. At the heart of each voyage are six themes that let you customize your exploration based on your interests and passions. Embark on a thrilling photo safari to the Mendenhall Glacier. Let a local lead you on an insider’s tour of Juneau’s culinary scene. Thread through narrow inlets in a water-jet powered boat to observe sea otters, whales, brown bears and more in their natural habitat. No matter what you choose, you’ll come away with an unforgettable new perspective on Alaska.

With their spacious ships, exclusive onboard entertainment, unrivaled access and unmatched experience and insider knowledge, Holland America Line are the Alaska experts. So, if you’re going to see Alaska, see all of it alongside those who know it best.


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