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Introducing Alaska Up Close™

See the best of Alaska with our exclusive onboard programming, Alaska cruise activities, and award-winning shore excursions. You won’t just spot whales from the ship, you’ll learn their songs. You won’t simply dine on salmon; you’ll learn secrets from chefs who prepare it on board. You’ll not only get privileged access to Glacier Bay National Park, but you’ll learn its history and ecosystem from native peoples and park rangers on deck.

It’s an experience—and—perspective you won’t find with any other cruise line.

Discover Alaska

EXC® Talks

We present curated stories of real Alaskans, from Iditarod mushers to native anthropologists on the World Stage.

Experts On Board

In Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, we bring National Park Service Rangers on board to point out areas of interest and answer questions. Members of the local Huna Tlingit tribe share ancient stories about the history of the bay, their ancestral homeland. On every cruise, naturalists lead workshops and wildlife spotting on deck.

Experts On Land

At our McKinley Chalet Resort, local experts share insights into Denali and its surrounds. National Park Rangers give fascinating presentations about every wild wonder. Visit artists working on Denali-inspired pieces at the artist-in-residence cabin.

Taste Alaska

The flavors of Alaska take center stage on board and on land. Explore local culinary traditions, cooking demonstrations, regional menu items and tastings. Dine on fresh-caught fish. Savor a pint of Denali Gold, our Denali Brewing Company draft beer blend. Sip signature cocktails. We serve up the best of Alaska throughout your journey.

Savor My Catch

Exclusive: FOOD & WINE® Shore Excursions

Indulge your culinary passions with exciting adventures in the Great Land. Enjoy fresh salmon, grilled to perfection on an open campfire. Dine on a gourmet meal of king crab after exploring Sitka’s wildlife-rich waters by Zodiac.

Culinary & Beverage Partnerships

Our culinary and beverage partnerships deliver the best of Alaska. From signature dishes and desserts to beer flights and Alaska-inspired cocktails, our partners create an unforgettable and unrivaled dining experience.

Denali Spirits

Kahiltna Birchworks

Beer Flights & Custom Cocktails

Experience Alaska


Whether you long to walk across a glacier, get closer to majestic whales or learn the secret meaning behind totem carvings, our award-winning shore excursions help you connect deeply with the people, culture and history of Alaska.

Top 10 Alaska Shore Excursions

Adventure among narrow fjords, rugged mountains, and verdant forests in remote outposts that tell the hardscrabble history of Alaska. From Sitka to Ketchikan and Skagway, experience top shore excursions and find out what Alaska truly offers.

Continue the Holland America Line experience with Cruisetours

Our cruisetours combine a cruise through Alaska’s majestic waters with 2 to 11 days of land exploration, including Denali National Park & Preserve. Accommodations and transportation are made easy with stays at our McKinley Chalet Resort and rail travel on our McKinley Explorer Rail. Choose from 18 itineraries, including the exclusive Yukon & Denali Cruisetours, some of our highest-rated experiences.

McKinley Chalet Resort

Tundra Wilderness Tour

McKinley Explorer Rail

Exclusive Yukon Cruisetours