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Holland America Line Celebrates Alaska Statehood with Free Scenic Rail Offer and Sweepstakes

Enter to win a seven-day Alaska cruise and roundtrip flights from Alaska Airlines for two in honor of Alaska’s 65th birthday

Seattle, Wash., Jan. 3, 2024 — To mark Alaska Statehood Day, Holland America Line is taking to the air, land and sea. On the 65th anniversary of Alaska’s statehood, the cruise line is offering a free “White Pass Summit Scenic Railroad” excursion on select 2024 cruises or Cruisetours that include a call at Skagway, Alaska.

Holland America Line has been exploring Alaska for more than 75 years and now offers the most visits to Alaska’s glaciers and more access to wildlife than any other cruise line. With today’s promotion, guests on select cruises and Cruisetours can also enjoy a complimentary ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. The railroad was built 120 years ago through beautiful and rugged terrain in the heat of the Klondike Gold Rush and is still in operation today. 

“We’ve been exploring Alaska with guests since before it was a state, so we’re thrilled to celebrate statehood day with this offer,” said Dan Rough, vice president of revenue management at Holland America Line. “The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and the views are breathtaking, just one more reason visiting Alaska with Holland America Line is a bucket-list vacation.”  

The offer is valid through Jan. 15, 2024, for North America guests using the promo code WHITEPASS at checkout. This promotion is for new bookings only and can be combined with the “Time of Your Life” Wave Season offer that features balcony upgrades, savings up to 40% and free fares for kids. 

Separately, Holland America Line is partnering with Alaska Airlines to showcase the best of the Last Frontier through an Alaska Statehood Day social media sweepstakes. Participants can enter to win two free roundtrip flights to Seattle, Washington, or Vancouver, Canada, and one seven-day Alaska cruise in 2024 for two people. The social media sweepstakes starts Jan. 3, 2024, and ends Jan. 10, 2024, and is only for U.S. entrants (except for residents of Florida and New York) who can enter to win by following both Holland America Line and Alaska Airlines on Facebook or Instagram, by commenting #TakeMeToAlaska and tagging who they would take with them. For complete terms and conditions of the sweepstakes, visit  

For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit