7 Days in Alaska

View of cruise ship passing an icy-blue glacier with snow-capped mountains in background.

It’s a whale! That’s a glacier! Those are the Big Five! There are many reasons to go on an Alaska cruise, from its treasured terrain to its wildlife. Whether you visit Alaska in the spring when mountains are coated with snow, or you sail in the summer hoping for warmer temperatures, there’s nothing quite like a cruise to the Great Land. With so much to see and do, you may wonder how you could do it all. Well, it’s worth many trips – not just one – but here’s a sneak peek at 7 days in Alaska:

From Sea to Shore, Get Ready to Explore

No matter which you choose, you’ll experience the best of Alaska on a Holland America Line cruise. On the Alaskan Explorer itinerary, you’ll cruise roundtrip from Seattle. Enjoy visits to Victoria, Canada, and three Alaska ports: Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. Dependent on the day of departure, you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise in Glacier Bay or marvel at the sights of Hubbard Glacier. The Alaskan Inside Passage cruise is roundtrip from Victoria. It includes Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, sailing through the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay.

Two people wearing backpacks on a hiking trail looking out to the harbor with low-lying clouds and mountains in the distance.
Enjoy the views from Alaska’s hiking trails near ports.

Set Your Sights on Wildlife

With Holland America Line you can have more access to Alaska wildlife than any other cruise line, bringing you closer to its wondrous creatures. National Park Service Rangers and onboard wildlife experts guide you through wildlife-watching opportunities. You could see whales breaching or bubble-net feeding. Watch sea lions chilling on rocks and otters gliding through icy waters. Take in the views as bears hunt for salmon along the shore. And if you can extend your vacation, enhance your adventure with an Alaska cruisetour, taking you deeper into the wilderness where Alaska’s Big Five roam.

View of a black and white orca whale splashing water.
Catch a glimpse of whales playing in the water.

Experience the Awe of Glaciers Up Close

When you cruise with us you can see more Alaska glaciers than any other cruise line. Get a close-up view from our ships. Trek across a glacier on a guided hike. Take off on a thrilling tour to soak up aerial views of the icy giants. Whether you’re sailing along the shore or embarking on an unforgettable shore excursion, you’ll experience the best of Alaska’s glaciers. Check out the history of Alaska’s most famous glaciers to learn more about these icy wonders.

Savor the Flavors of Fresh Fish

Indulge in our global fresh fish and Savor My Catch programs, where you’ll savor the tastes of Alaska from port to plate. That means enjoying the mouthwatering taste of fresh, certified and sustainable Alaska seafood. Tasting Alaska’s fresh and flavorful seafood on our ships has long been part of our immersive culinary experiences. If catching a big one is at the top of your list during an Alaska cruise, consider reeling in a catch on select fishing-focused shore excursions. Then you can indulge in every bite on board through Savor My Catch, relaxing as Holland America Line’s expert chefs prepare and serve it in a true ocean-to-table experience.

View of seasoned salmon and red and green vegetables on white plate with harbor in the background.
Taste Alaska by indulging in fresh fish throughout your journey.

Enjoy the Ship From Morning to Night

From world-class entertainment to award-winning dining and service, you can enjoy timeless elegance and exciting experiences. Start off your day with Tai Chi. Relax poolside with a good book. Get pampered at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon®. Enjoy a game of pickleball. Catch a show on the World Stage. Groove to the beat in one of our onboard music clubs. Relish delicious delights through both fine and casual dining. How you spend your days on board can be as unique as you.

How would you like to spend 7 days in Alaska? Share in the comments below and then connect with a Personal Cruise Consultant to begin planning your next adventure.


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