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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…”

Cruise Diary: Ketch of the Day in Ketchikan

Cruise Diary: Ketch of the Day in Ketchikan

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. It was the 4th of July when we arrived in Ketchikan and the Independence Day parade was rolling along Tongass street….   read more of “Cruise Diary: Ketch…”

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

It has been a week since I walked up the gangway, on a glorious Vancouver morning and, once again, was greeted by familiar faces and beaming smiles, it’s always nice to come back to my 2nd ‘home’. Making the transition from man of leisure to Captain of a cruise ship is always something of a…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. Just returned from an incredible 7-day Inside Passage Cruise, visiting Glacier Bay on the Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Ship. We had…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Thanks to guest Catherine McCall for sending us some photos from her Alaska cruise. I travelled to Alaska June 9, 2013 on the Zaandam…while passengers were enjoying a glorious day ashore in Ketchican, crew members were painting the ship!! Then, at Skagway, another shot of the Zaandam in port. I took well over 1000 photos…   read more of “Zaandam Gets a…”