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Celebrating the Grand Opening of Our 99-Room Addition at McKinley Chalet Resort in Alaska

Celebrating the Grand Opening of Our 99-Room Addition at McKinley Chalet Resort in Alaska

Holland America Line held a grand opening ceremony for its new luxury guest accommodations at McKinley Chalet Resort Friday, June 14. Officially dedicating the new Ridge View building that opened for the 2019 Alaska cruise season, the ribbon-cutting celebration was attended by Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation and plc president and CEO; Stein Kruse, chief executive…   read more of “Celebrating the…”

Alaska Cruise Highlights: Glacier Bay

Alaska Cruise Highlights: Glacier Bay

I didn’t expect the color of Glacier Bay to be so vivid. It’s darker than Caribbean green, but just short of forest green. And I didn’t expect the ripples on the surface to be so distinct. What I’m looking at on my summer Alaska cruise is a spectacular study in texture, within a narrow range…   read more of “Alaska Cruise…”

New ‘Up-Close Exploring’ Shore Excursion Introduced in Hubbard Glacier

New ‘Up-Close Exploring’ Shore Excursion Introduced in Hubbard Glacier

Alaska offers unrivaled scenery and adventure among its narrow fjords, rugged mountains and verdant forests. Glaciers loom over the sea like towers of blue ice while migrating whales can be spotted surfacing to exhale jets of spray. Whether it’s cruising in Glacier Bay to Margerie Glacier, in Tracy Arm to the Twin Sawyer Glaciers, or…   read more of “New ‘Up-Close…”

Ports of Alaska: Ketchikan and Juneau

Ports of Alaska: Ketchikan and Juneau

It would be difficult to imagine a more quintessential Alaskan port town than Ketchikan, with the docks of its downtown hanging over the Tongass Narrows on one side and 3,001-foot Deer Mountain tucking it in on the other. Dense forest rises above the colorful architecture of the streets that sit behind Front Street. The buildings…   read more of “Ports of Alaska:…”

Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

A cruise with Holland America Line means an in-depth, immersive experience of the various locales you’re visiting — both on board and ashore. From shore excursions to Explorations Central, we aim to provide guests with an authentic experience unlike anything else, and that includes bringing the destination to the ship through regionally inspired cuisine. This…   read more of “Holland America…”

Experience the Most Immersive Alaska Cruise on a 21-Day EXC In-Depth Voyage

Experience the Most Immersive Alaska Cruise on a 21-Day EXC In-Depth Voyage

Are you a seasoned cruiser, eager to find new, immersive ways to explore our fascinating world? If you answered yes, then our EXC In-Depth Voyages were designed specifically with you in mind. These specially crafted itineraries offer an innovative and customized approach to cruising, allowing guests to explore the most fascinating corners of the globe…   read more of “Experience the Most…”

Denali: On Land Before My Alaska Cruise

Denali: On Land Before My Alaska Cruise

Midnight check-in in Anchorage: The world is quiet, yet I’m filled with anticipation for the start of my Alaska Land+Sea Journey. All I want is a good night’s sleep, and I get that before I head downstairs for the bus to whisk me and the other Holland America Line guests away to meet the McKinley…   read more of “Denali: On Land…”

New McKinley Chalet Resort Junior Suites Elevate Alaska Land+Sea Journey Experience

New McKinley Chalet Resort Junior Suites Elevate Alaska Land+Sea Journey Experience

When the 2019 Alaska cruise season opens, Holland America Line guests will have an even sweeter reason to join a Land+Sea Journey: new Junior Suites at the McKinley Chalet Resort. Part of the new 99-room expansion, the 54 junior suites all will showcase balconies so guests can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding Alaska…   read more of “New McKinley Chalet…”