Top Reasons to Cruise Alaska with Holland America Line

Whale jumping out of water near rocky land covered by trees.

Fall in love with jaw-dropping views as you cruise along icy-blue glaciers. Watch wildlife bask in the beauty of the Last Frontier. Explore the treasured terrain of the Great Land. With Holland America Line, you’ll uncover the best of Alaska and the Yukon.

Here are the top reasons to cruise Alaska with us:

People on cruise deck viewing icy glacier beneath blue sky.

Experience More Glaciers Up Close
With Holland America Line, you’ll see more glaciers in Alaska than any other cruise line. Whether you’re looking to explore them by sea, land or air, we can take you there. Get a close-up view from our perfectly sized ships.

Trek across a glacier on a guided hike. Take off on a thrilling tour to soak up aerial views of 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.

Enjoy Breathtaking Wildlife Moments
It’s a whale. It’s a sea lion. It’s the Big Five! Holland America Line now offers more ways to see Alaska wildlife than any other cruise line, bringing you closer to the wondrous creatures of the Last Frontier. With the guidance of onboard wildlife experts and National Park Service Rangers, you could see whales breaching or bubble-net feeding, sea lions chilling on rocks, otters gliding through icy waters, bears hunting for salmon along the shore and more. You could even see Alaska’s Big Five on a cruisetour.

View of bear trying to catch salmon out of water.
View of train through rocky and lush landscape.

Treasure More Time On Land
Is time your greatest treasure? Relish our immersive land-and-sea cruisetours, featuring more time in Alaska and the Yukon, including up to three nights each in our Denali wilderness lodge and the Yukon – a Holland America Line exclusive.

Immerse Yourself in an Alaska Up Close™ Experience
Savor the tastes, tales and terrain of Alaska with our exclusive Alaska Up Close™ programming. With more than 75 years in Alaska and the most sailings through Glacier Bay, we make it easy to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Last Frontier, from insightful expert-led presentations to locally sourced and inspired cuisine with fresh ingredients.

Person viewing Alaska glaciers from cruise ship deck.

Enjoy perfectly sized ships that are small enough to enable close-up views of glaciers, wildlife and wilderness, yet large enough to offer incredible dining, entertainment and onboard activities.

View of cooked salmon and vegetables on white plate with Alaska landscape in background.

Taste Alaska with Local, Fresh Sustainable Seafood
Though sailing to the Great Land with Holland America Line includes spectacular glacier and wildlife views, it also offers something unique – the mouthwatering taste of fresh, certified and sustainable Alaska seafood. We’re proud to have earned the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification, making us the first and only cruise line to achieve this distinguished credential whereby all our ships cruising to the Last Frontier serve only fresh, sustainable and traceable 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 and savor every bite on board through our Savor My Catch program. Holland America Line’s expert chefs prepare and serve it in a true ocean-to-table experience.

Are you ready to cruise Alaska with Holland America Line? Learn more about how you can experience Alaska Up Close™. You can also check out our short video on YouTube.


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