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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:…”

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…”

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Been There, Done That? Try An ‘Encore Collection’ Journeys Ashore on Your Cruise

Been There, Done That? Try An ‘Encore Collection’ Journeys Ashore on Your Cruise

Think you’ve seen it all during your cruise? Think again! With Holland America Line’s Encore Collection of Journeys Ashore tours in each port, guests who have visited a port before or who are looking for something off the beaten path will have the possibility to discover what lies beyond the attractions everyone knows about. From…   read more of “Been There, Done…”

First ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Hit Alaska

First ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Hit Alaska

It’s hard to say what is more exciting, the beginning of the Alaska season or the first “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” theme cruise of 2014! Luckily we don’t have to choose as they came together onboard Zuiderdam.

Land+Sea Journeys Enhance Alaska Cruise Vacations

Land+Sea Journeys Enhance Alaska Cruise Vacations

With the Alaska season in full swing, there’s a lot of news to report from the region. From the first Air North flight arrival to the renovated Westmark Skagway hotel, guests have a lot to look forward to on the Land+Sea Journeys.

12 New Shore Excursions Debut on Alaska Cruises

12 New Shore Excursions Debut on Alaska Cruises

Alaska is a land of possibilities when it comes to sightseeing. There’s something for history buffs, nature lovers, photo enthusiaists, thrill-seekers and those who simply want to have a look around town.

Captain’s Log: A Good Year for Salmon

Captain’s Log: A Good Year for Salmon

A somewhat delayed post this week, mainly due to a change of itinerary and some considerable time on the bridge; this not due to the change, more to do with the weather, insomuch we have experienced reduced visibility on a number of occasions. I’m pleased to say that this did not detract from guests’ enjoyment,…   read more of “Captain’s…”