Cobalt-blue glaciers, primeval fjords, breaching orca whales and bald eagles soaring high overhead… Alaska is a place of extreme beauty and Holland America Line’s premium ships are ideal for exploring its many spectacular natural wonders.
In 2020, Holland America will have seven ships in Alaska with cruise and Land + Sea Journeys that range from seven to 21 days, and departing from multiple embarkation ports. Guests will also be able to take advantage of many options for glacier viewing as Holland America offers more cruises to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve than any other cruise line.
Koningsdam in Alaska
For the first time, Holland America is sending one of its new Pinnacle-class ships to Alaska. Koningsdam will be sailing a variety of seven-day roundtrip itineraries out of Vancouver, along with longer itineraries that incorporate land exploration in the Yukon.
Also in 2020, Maasdam will be doing Zodiac excursions in select ports – a first for Holland America Line in Alaska. A great opportunity for guests to get up close to glaciers, wildlife and the stunning scenery of the region, the excursions will explore the Tracy Arm, the Misty Fjords and the Hubbard Glacier.
The EXC adventure to the Tracy Arm Wilderness Area will be led by a guide from Maasdam’s own explorations team. Guests will see the very best of the region, including close-up views of the majestic Twin Sawyer Glaciers by Zodiac.
In the Misty Fjords, guests will explore the most remote part of this national monument – the narrow far end of the fjord that is not accessible by ship but the Zodiac will take guests there.
The EXC adventure to the Hubbard Glacier – the largest tidewater glacier in North America – will depart directly from the ship. Guests will get up-close and see the glacier’s face – a series of jagged ice cliffs, some as much as 400 feet (121 metres) tall.
It’s never been easier to see, and explore, Alaska. With a variety of convenient cruise options from multiple embarkation ports, including Vancouver, Holland America Line also offers many weekend departures. What’s more, every Alaska cruise includes one or more glacier visits, and the wide variety of EXC Tours will wonderfully complement everything guests already see from their front-row seats on the ship.
For more information on Holland America Line's 2020 program in Alaska, click here.