Experience the Heart of Alaska’s Wilderness on a Cruisetour

Two brown bears drinking water with green and snow-capped mountains behind them.

Are you on a mission to watch whales in the wild? Dreaming of icy-blue glaciers and mouthwatering fresh-fish flavors? With Holland America Line you can see more Alaska glaciers and have more access to Alaska wildlife than any other cruise line. You can also indulge in our global fresh fish and Savor My Catch programs, where you’ll savor the tastes of Alaska from port to plate. But if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime Great Land getaway, consider going into the heart of Alaska on a land adventure. This is what it means to experience the best of Alaska on an Alaska cruisetour:

Dive Deep into Alaska’s Wilderness

Our Alaska cruisetours combine land and sea experiences by adding two to 11 days of land exploration to your cruise itinerary. Going beyond shore excursions at Alaska’s ports of call, your cruisetour is made easy with stays at our McKinley Chalet Resort and transportation on our glass-domed McKinley Explorer Rail. With 18 itineraries to choose from – including exclusive cruisetours through Denali National Park and Yukon Territory – you can revel in some of our highest-rated guest experiences, making unforgettable memories throughout the journey.

View of train crossing bridge with green-covered landscape in the background and river below it.
Enjoy breathtaking views from our glass-domed McKinley Explorer Rail.

Witness the Wonders of Alaska’s National Parks

When you embark on a cruisetour, you’ll witness firsthand the wonders of Alaska’s national parks. Soak up the views of North America’s highest mountain peak and diverse wildlife in Denali National Park & Preserve. Experience the awe of icy-blue glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – as part of your sea experience. Capture breathtaking photos of waterfalls and wildlife in Kenai Fjords National Park. Explore Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the U.S. that’s home to Hubbard Glacier and nicknamed the “Mountain Kingdom of North America.”

Person in blue jacket on ship deck looking at glacier through binoculars.
Enjoy close-up views of Alaska’s glaciers.

Bask in the Beauty of the Yukon & Gold-Rush Nostalgia

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cruisetour through Dawson City and the Yukon will make you feel like you stepped back in time to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Home to 1,500 residents today, Dawson City used to be the destination for Gold Rush prospectors in search of fast fortunes. Here you’ll find guides in costume sharing the history of the town through site tours. While you’re there, consider stopping by Diamond Tooth Gerties, Canada’s oldest gambling hall, where you can try your luck at various games of chance and take in a can-can show, led by Diamond Tooth Gertie herself. And if you want to pan for gold, you can do that, too. In fact, gold is still one of the top industries here.

View of yellow, blue and pink-colored buildings on a street in small town.
Indulge in the history of Dawson City.

So, if sailing the seas and exploring Alaska’s amazing ports just aren’t enough – and you want to experience the best of the Great Land from wilderness to shore – get ready for an Alaska cruisetour. Make cruisetour planning a breeze using our cruisetour finder tool. You can also check out our YouTube video.

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