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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…”

Q&A with Bill Fletcher, Director of Alaska Sales, Marketing and Planning

Q&A with Bill Fletcher, Director of Alaska Sales, Marketing and Planning

Bill Fletcher, Holland America Line’s director of Alaska sales, marketing and planning, recently participated in a Twitter chat with the United States Tour Operators Association and gave some insight into Holland America Line’s Alaska experiences. No one knows Alaska like Bill, who is a native, so enjoy learning more about what we offer in this…   read more of “Q&A with Bill…”

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…”

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…”