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Cruising Alaska — What I Didn’t Know

Cruising Alaska — What I Didn’t Know

Thanks to first-time cruiser Dave T. for this insightful review of his Alaska cruise. First cruise, didn’t know what to expect, worried about many details, found out it was way easier and hassle free than I expected! Purchasing the cruise: Did it all online just follow the clicks and pay what you can when you…   read more of “Cruising Alaska —…”

Snapshots from Statendam

Snapshots from Statendam

Thanks to HAL guest Carlette for sending in this note and photos from her family’s last HAL cruise to Alaska. Thanks Carlette! Enjoy your HAL June cruise! These pictures were taken on the Statendam on our two week cruise to Alaska in 2009. Our daughter does a very good impression of the Captain saying “Good…   read more of “Snapshots from…”

HAL Gets a Fun Welcome in Haines

HAL Gets a Fun Welcome in Haines

Our May 23rd call to Haines was special for the small Alaskan village, as we were the very first cruise vessel to visit for the 2012 season! We had a really fun welcome back celebration by way of a community vs. crew showdown! Members from the tourism board arranged locals to meet us in Tlingit…   read more of “HAL Gets a Fun…”

140 Years Young: HAL Breaks Ground on Denali Lodge

140 Years Young: HAL Breaks Ground on Denali Lodge

June 1, 2005: Holland America Line and Westmark Hotels, a subsidiary of HAL, break ground in Denali, Alaska, for a new lodge near Alaska’s Denali National Park. The 135-room lodge will service HAL’s CruiseTours, Gray Line of Alaska and independent guests. (The three-story property opened in May 2006.)

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Fairytale Forest

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Fairytale Forest

Here is an impression of the serene forests around Juneau where you have the feeling you’re part of a fairytale. During my daily run I bring my backpack containing my camera, lenses, tripod, water and cellphone in case of an emergency. I was questioned by several guests how much the backpack weighs … yesterday we…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”