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Be an Alaskan for a Day!

Be an Alaskan for a Day!

When you cruise to Alaska, there are a lot of fun opportunities to become immersed in the Alaska culture beyond glacier trekking and flightseeing. For guests who really want to see what it’s like to be an Alaskan, Holland America Line offers a diverse selection of active and interesting shore excursions that include adventures such…   read more of “Be an Alaskan for a…”

Win an Amex Giftcard in the ‘Amazing Alaska’ Pinterest Sweepstakes

Win an Amex Giftcard in the ‘Amazing Alaska’ Pinterest Sweepstakes

Holland America Line has launched a new “Amazing Alaska” Pinterest sweepstakes that will award five randomly selected winners an American Express gift card valued at $500. Participants can visit the Pinterest Sweepstakes tab on Holland America Line’s Facebook page and choose their favorite Alaska excursion photo from a selection of six beautiful images. Entrants then…   read more of “Win an Amex…”

Views on Deck: Alluring Alaska

Views on Deck: Alluring Alaska

It’s Alaska Week at Holland America Line, and we’re excited to be featuring one of the most exciting, picturesque and remote parts of the world. Our Alaska cruises show off the Frontier State from every angle with tours and scenic cruising that span the sea, land and sky. Take the Dry Suit Snorkel tour at…   read more of “Views on Deck:…”

Captain’s Log: Whale-Watching and More in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Whale-Watching and More in Alaska

A glorious week, the sun shone, the whales frolicked, the glaciers calved, what more can one ask for? A sunny day in Juneau, I did what I always try to do, at least once a season and that was the Juneau whale-watch tour. There was room on the evening one and what a lovely evening…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Extending the Cruise Experience with Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages

Extending the Cruise Experience with Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages

For guests wishing to extend their cruise vacation, the Hotel Procurement & Tour Inventory Team works tirelessly to create hotel and vacation packages that are designed to be enjoyed before or after the cruise. (Note: These packages differ from shore excursions, which are designed to be enjoyed during the cruise.) With pre- and post-cruise packages,…   read more of “Extending the…”

Captain’s Log: Glaciers Galore

Captain’s Log: Glaciers Galore

Once again, Seymour Narrows was transited, this time at the more civilised hour of 10:30 p.m. Seymour was described by Captain George Vancouver, on his voyage of discovery, as ‘one of the vilest stretches of water in the world”. It is easy to imagine why, on a ship under sail, trying to navigate the treacherous…   read more of “Captain’s…”

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Through the Eyes of a Troupe Member

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Through the Eyes of a Troupe Member

Professional dancer Emma Slater recently sailed with the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” cast as a troupe member. She blogged about her time onboard and snapped some great photos during her experience. Thanks to the “Team Emma Slater” Facebook page for sharing her great photos. If you’re still thinking about sailing on one of…   read more of “‘Dancing with…”

Statendam to the Rescue

Statendam to the Rescue

Statendam‘s Future Cruise Consultant Jeanni Prescan sent in this great post about the heroic rescue that the ship performed last week in Alaska. It’s always our goal to provide the best service possible, whether it’s for our own guests or unexpected ones. Kudos to the staff of Statendam for coming to the rescue and making…   read more of “Statendam to the…”