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:…”
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…”
World Humanitarian Day is observed annually Aug. 19 to pay tribute to the inspirational aid workers who risk their lives every day in the name of humanitarian services, as well as to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. In honor of this special day, we’re sharing five EXC Tours that allow… read more of “Five EXC Tours That…”
Guest Elise had never been on a cruise to Alaska but she dreamed of it for years. This summer her dream finally came true and she went with her daughter, son-in-law and grandsons on the cruise of a lifetime aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. She shared her thoughts with us as a first-time Alaska cruiser, so read… read more of “Pack Your Bags: A…”
Spring has sprung and it’s an inspiring time! Today is the first official day of spring – and that means that flowers will begin to bloom in colder regions that have been covered in a blanket of snow and ice for many months. As people across the northern hemisphere are looking forward to the return… read more of “Spring Has Sprung!…”
When taking a Holland America Line cruise, you can expect incredible shore excursions, tailor-made to offer the best experience at every port. Holland America Line has grouped many of the tours into five distinct collections, so you’ll know exactly what to look for when booking your tours in advance or onboard. Each collection is centered… read more of “Shore Excursion…”
Regular readers of the Holland America Blog might remember Captain Jonathan Mercer from ms Amsterdam’s 2014 Grand World Voyage cruise. Along the way he checked in from port to port with fabulous photos and stories of the journey. This summer the adventurous captain sailed Holland America Line Alaska itineraries and continued to write about it… read more of “Captain’s…”
Holland America Line recently asked Facebook fans where they would cruise if money were no object. What followed was a diverse bucket list featuring some of the most beautiful ports in the world.