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Calling All Photographers! Don’t Miss Alaska’s Stunning Scenery

Holland America Line Facebook fans have a lot of love for Alaska. From the cuteness of sled dog puppies and the amazing animals found in the wild, what’s not to love? But one of the main reasons travelers choose to cruise to Alaska is for the scenery — much of which can only been accessed on a ship. Stunning glaciers, lush landscapes and awe-inspiring views are everywhere … from port to starboard, aft to bow.

A highlight of each cruise is scenic cruising that takes guests to majestic places such as Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm and Hubbard Glacier. And not all of Alaska‘s glorious scenery is made of ice. The state also has rolling hills covered in colorful flora as far as the eye can see.

Enjoy our Facebook fans’ beautiful scenic shots snapped on Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises. But beware, they’re sure to entice you to book an Alaska cruise!

GLACIERS AND GREENERY GALORE!

Alaska. Even for families. — Eric Templin

Alaska. Even for families. — Eric Templin

Our trip was just a year ago this week. It was the best trip ever! The Oosterdam was a great ship and the country was spectacular! I would love to do the trip again.— Mary Binns

Mary Binns is ready to return to Alaska and its beautiful scenery.

Mary Binns is ready to return to Alaska and its beautiful scenery.

This was taken from the train on the Double Denali Cruise! Actual colors of September...no touch up! — Rick Sweeney

This was taken from the train on the Double Denali Cruise! Actual colors of September…no touch up! — Rick Sweeney

Photo by David Hodgson.

Photo by David Hodgson.

Just got home from our first trip on the Westerdam. Wonderful time. — Erin Chester

Quique Amézquita, left, and Vivienne Bartle on Mt. Jumbo with Juneau in the background.

Quique Amézquita, left, and Vivienne Bartle on Mt. Jumbo with Juneau in the background.

Erin snapped this beautiful photo on Westerdam.

Erin snapped this beautiful photo on Westerdam.

My sister and I went last May. It was awesome you can see pictures but seeing it first hand was unbelievable. It was more then words can describe. — Suzanne Przeslawski

Taken from the Ship as we entered Glacier Bay...Can't wait to go back! — Rick Sweeney

Taken from the Ship as we entered Glacier Bay…Can’t wait to go back! — Rick Sweeney

Anita Adelung's stunning photo of a glacier calving.

Anita Adelung’s stunning photo of a glacier calving.

Morning coffee and a Glacier view..what else can you ask for!!! — Trish Wagner

Morning coffee and a Glacier view…what else can you ask for!!! — Trish Wagner

My daughter got married on the Oosterdam, in Seattle, before sailing to Alaska. We had 75 guests, of whom 20 then sailed to Alaska together. It was a wonderful, multi-generational trip we will never forget. Sailing out of Ketchikan I caught this shot of the Rotterdam, a seaplane and sailboat on a beautiful afternoon. — Mary Oaksmith Nichols

Mary Oaksmith Nichols snapped Rotterdam sailing out of Ketchikan.

Mary Oaksmith Nichols snapped Rotterdam sailing out of Ketchikan.

We sailed Zuiderdam Inside Passage round trip from Vancouver. I love this glacier picture of my kids and I. — Erin Chaulsett

We sailed Zuiderdam Inside Passage round trip from Vancouver. I love this glacier picture of my kids and I. — Erin Chaulsett

Photo by Wendy Klaassen.

Photo by Wendy Klaassen.

Calving Glacier, on our first cruise (Zuiderdam) in 2012. Wonderful scenery and wildlife. — Allan Wilcox

It's quite a sight to see a glacier calving. Photo by Allan Wilcox.

It’s quite a sight to see a glacier calving. Photo by Allan Wilcox.

Went on the Westerdam for our honeymoon and leave on the Noordam in two weeks for our 10-year wedding anniversary!!! — Beth Stark Dexheimer

Went on the Westerdam for our honeymoon and leave on the Noordam in two weeks for our 10-year wedding anniversary!!! — Beth Stark Dexheimer

We cruised from Vancouver to Skagaway, via the inside passage onboard the Zuiderdam, visiting Juneau, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay, Tracey Arm and more. Its impossible to pick a favourite from our hundreds of photos, for this was without doubt the trip of our lifetimes! This [below photo] is where we saw the whales feasting and playing for our entertainment just after the photo was taken, but the scenery was spectacular. — Brierley Stubbs

Brierley Stubbs enjoyed all of the scenic cruising.

Brierley Stubbs enjoyed all of the scenic cruising.

Love the glaciers. — Wilma Schirra Kays

Love the glaciers. — Wilma Schirra Kays

Awesome trip to Alaska last year for our silver wedding. Stunning scenery and amazing experiences. — Yvonne Donaldson

Yvonne enjoying the Alaska scenery.

Yvonne enjoying the Alaska scenery.

Iceberg Tracy Arm. — Bill McKeeman

Iceberg Tracy Arm. — Bill McKeeman

We went on the Gaither Homecoming cruise on Holland in 2011. We will be going on another one in August. Can't wait. — Lisa Jefcoat Brown

We went on the Gaither Homecoming cruise on Holland in 2011. We will be going on another one in August. Can’t wait. — Lisa Jefcoat Brown

Arrived back in Vancouver today after a fantastic week aboard the Noordam. The highlight was Glacier Bay, nature at its best. Thanks to all the crew who made our holiday so memorable. — Alison Morris

Erica Brunelle, left photo, loved seeing the glaciers. Linda Layne took this photo in Glacier Bay National Park and said you should GO to Alaska!

Erica Brunelle, left photo, loved seeing the glaciers. Linda Layne took this photo in Glacier Bay National Park and said you should GO to Alaska!

Booked May 30, 2015 for our 3rd trip to Alaska. Can never get enough of the beautiful scenery. — Laverne Debolt Rodney

Booked May 30, 2015 for our 3rd trip to Alaska. Can never get enough of the beautiful scenery. — Laverne Debolt Rodney

Photo by Bernice Field.

Photo by Bernice Field.

We are members of the 30% Club. Denali in all her majesty. — Ian MacTavish

We are members of the 30% Club. Denali in all her majesty. — Ian MacTavish

Loved Hubbard Glacier. Couldn’t believe we got to see it all day. The sound when it calves. — Karen Murdock Adrian

Auke bay, Juneau. — Josephine O'Neill

Auke bay, Juneau. — Josephine O’Neill

AWESOME ADVENTURES

In addition to the amazing scenery, Alaska offers unique and wonderful experiences. Whether is ashore flying over miles of glacier or onboard sipping a delicious cup of pea soup, everyone takes home incredible memories that live on in photos.

My favorite place - Sitka, AK and Mt. Edgecumb in the background. — Terri Abrams

My favorite place – Sitka, AK and Mt. Edgecumb in the background. — Terri Abrams

In 1998 we took hosted tour with Holland America for our 25 anniversary. We did everything we could … white water rafting on the Denali small planes helicopter onto a glacier trains & bus, cruised into the glaciers, seen my first grizzly bear … if i could do it again I would !! Alaska is awesome and Holland America was FANTASTIC as a tour host and accommodations!! THANK YOU for the Great Memories!! — Gloria Dunkel

In Ketchikan ... Such a great day. Would LOVE to do another Alaska cruise! — Erin Trute

In Ketchikan … Such a great day. Would LOVE to do another Alaska cruise! — Erin Trute

Skagway - White Pass Train. — Charlene Compson

Skagway – White Pass Train. — Charlene Compson

Jennifer Duffy loved her helicopter ride to a glacier while Jared Raymond remembers kayaking in Sitka.

Jennifer Duffy loved her helicopter ride to a glacier, while Jared Raymond remembers kayaking in Sitka.

The Aleutian Ballad, as seen on the Deadliest Catch. Photo by Eric Capshaw.

The Aleutian Ballad, as seen on the Deadliest Catch. Photo by Eric Capshaw.

This was our last full day, we didn’t want our cruise to end! We loved every minute – the views were breathtakingly beautiful, our excursions were fun & educational & shipboard life was extra special! — Connie Gaus Everson

Photo by Connie Gaus Everson.

Photo by Connie Gaus Everson.

Hot pea soup on the observation deck in Glacier Bay. Awesome memories! — Don Simpson

Photo by Steve Sparkes.

Photo by Steve Sparkes.

Diane Skorupski took her photo, left, last summer, while Lucie M Jackson snapped this of the Doll's Museum in Ketchikan last week!

Diane Skorupski took her photo, left, last summer, while Lucie M Jackson snapped this of the Doll’s Museum in Ketchikan last week!

Do you have a favorite Alaska photo? Share it on Holland America Line’s Facebook page or send to info@hollandamericablog.com.

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