Samantha Brown Places to Love

Samantha Brown’s Cruise Experience

We are pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Samantha Brown. Samantha is the celebrated travel expert and humorous host of the PBS TV series, “Places to Love." On the show, she uncovers local spots and warmly connects with people across the globe. Fans can join her on a Norway voyage in late summer or tune into a special episode of "Places to Love" where she takes an Alaska cruise with Holland America Line.

Watch The Episode

It’s here! Join Samantha Brown as she cruises Alaska’s Inside Passage with her family.

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Top 5 Alaska Experiences

Below find Samantha Brown’s top Alaska cruise experiences.

view of glacier calving on Alaska cruise

1. Glacier Calving

Few things match the excitement of waiting for ice calving in Glacier Bay National Park. If you’re lucky, ice will split off and thunder into the sea. Park Rangers on deck answer questions, point out wildlife and give the natural science behind the sights.
television personality Samantha Brown with her family in Alaska

2. Dog Sledding

Before bush planes, Alaskans used sled dogs to deliver supplies. What started as a necessary travel means grew into a fierce competition, known as the Iditarod. Visiting a dog sled camp and being pulled along by a well-trained husky team is a top experience. Who can resist?
group visiting totem pole on Alaksa shore excursion

3. Totem Pole Park

Alaska has a rich cultural history. Wander through a lush forest to see totems made by the Tlingit, then stop into the Naa Kahídi Community House to watch dance performances and learn Tlingit words.
family on an Alaska salmon fishing shore excursion

4. Salmon Fishing & Feast

Did you know some types of salmon can jump 8 feet? Catching these feisty fish is serious business! Reel in a big one on a chartered salmon fishing excursion, then taste it on board as part of Savor My Catch. Unforgettable.
group whale watching on ship deck

5. Chilling On Board

The Great Land offers gorgeous, postcard-worthy views from dazzling glaciers to towering peaks. Watch the scenery roll past from a verandah, a deck or even a cozy cocktail lounge on board.