Explore Alaska Cruises and Land+Sea Journeys with HAL’s New Tablet App
Now it’s easier and more convenient for travelers to tap and swipe their way through Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys with the launch of a new application for tablets. Those using an Apple, Android or Windows tablet can search key words such as “Holland America Alaska” in their respective app store and download the application for free.
“Today’s consumer wants to have a thorough understanding of the travel experience before they book, and technology is essential in helping vacationers choose the right fit,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Our new app makes it easy for anyone to get an inside look into Holland America Line’s Alaska options anytime, anywhere.”
The app is optimized for tablets and offers the best of Holland America Line’s Alaska brochure, web site and other collateral in an easy-to-navigate mobile tool. Users can explore both cruises and Land+Sea Journeys with a new level of detail, including an interactive map with destination details and excursion options, as well as a sampling of the line’s Glacier Bay podcasts.
Users can post, share or print information. For those without a tablet, there is also a “desktop viewer” that offers the same rich content with mouse-click navigation.
Through the app, Holland America Line Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys itineraries are available “on the go.” The app can be used to electronically view different itinerary options and route maps and to personalize travel plans. Once a day-by-day itinerary is finalized, a pdf flyer to email can be created with the swipe of a finger.
Anniversary Sale Features Alaska Adventures
If you’re looking to cruise Alaska this summer, now is the time to plan using the new app. Cruisers who book an Alaska cruise or Land+Sea Journey by June 1, 2015, will gain a valuable shore excursion credit, complimentary stateroom upgrades, dining package and more.
WHY TAKE AN ALASKA CRUISE?
As the experts in Alaska cruising and overland travel, here are some reasons why we think an Alaska cruise should be at the top of your list.
Bucket-list Shore Excursions
A cruise to Alaska is an adventure in itself, and certain tours make it even more memorable. The Dog Sled Adventure by Helicopter tour is a truly Alaskan adventure offering the rare opportunity to mush your own dog sled team across a snow-covered glacier, while the Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest tour is a memorable option to maximize time viewing Alaska’s marine wildlife.
The Denali Glacier Landing by Helicopter tour is another once-in-a-lifetime experience. Explore the beautiful Yanert Glacier at the base of Mt. Deborah and head to the breathtaking Ice Falls in Yanert Valley. This video describes your soaring adventure better than we ever could!
Land + Sea Journeys let you explore Alaska from all angles!
Holland America Line’s Land + Sea Journeys combine an interior exploration with an Alaskan cruise, giving guests truly the best of both worlds. The Yukon Double Denali Land + Sea Journey option is the perfect way to experience all that Alaska has to offer with time in some of Alaska’s most exciting cities and two nights at Denali.
Serene scenic cruising lets you reach otherwise unreachable places.
Scenic cruising is one of the best facets of visiting Alaska on a cruise, because it is the only way to access these beautiful locations. Enjoy a scenic cruise along Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and Tracy Arm, where the ship will be surrounded by Alaska’s natural beauty and you’ll be in awe as you take it all in.
There is plenty of culture to discover in Alaska and you’ll be delighted by the state’s many interesting traditions. At Ketchikan the Saxman Native Village and Lumberjack Show provides exclusive access to the Beaver Clan House — a working native carving center — and a chance to watch traditional dancers perform. At Haines, you can also learn of the Tlingit culture with a visit to Klukwan, the mother village of the Tlingit nation.
Are you convinced? From May through September 2015 seven ships in the Holland America Line fleet will sail a total of 124 Alaska voyages that stretch from the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay and beyond. See you in the Last Frontier!
December 2015 UPDATE: Take Advantage of View & Verandah
We want to make your dream cruise even dreamier with our new View & Verandah promotion. We’re offering stateroom upgrades, up to 10 percent off shore excursions and up to 25 percent off Collectors’ Voyages on 2016-2017 sailings when booked by Feb. 29, 2016. Check out the offer to see if you dream cruise is included and book now!
We are doing this cruise on Saturday so excited…will avoid the formal dining and bask in the scenery and wildlife.
Let me know what you think of the cruise and especially the land part – we’re booked in early September!! Hope you have a fabulous time!
Will do it again at the end of September. I think this is the 12th time in Alaska.
And, this is not the last time.