Stories From Our Alaska Experts

Meet the people who help make Holland America Line’s Alaska so memorable. Showing you the wonders of the Great Land is their passion. Their deep knowledge and expertise are sure to make your Alaska Cruise or Land+Sea Journey one you’ve dreamed of.

We Are Alaska

Experience the iconic and authentic Alaska you’ve dreamed of with the cruise line that is the undisputed leader in Alaska Cruises and Land+Sea Journeys.

Explore More of Denali

Tracy Smith, General Manager of McKinley Chalet Resort shows you this exclusive Holland America Line property just outside of Denali National Park where two and three-night stays include a guided Tundra Wilderness Tour into the Park for amazing wildlife viewing.

White Pass & Yukon Route

Take a journey rich in history aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad out of Skagway, Alaska. Operating since 1898, after the discovery of gold in the Klondike, enjoy the majesty of the Yukon as you travel through some of the North’s most rugged terrain.

Gold Dredge 8

John Binkley introduces you to the history of Fairbanks and panning for gold at Gold Dredge 8.

Riverboat Discovery

Captain Ryan Binkley takes you on a tour along Alaska's interior rivers aboard the riverboat Discovery III.

Sharing the Local Flavor

Served exclusively at Holland America Line locations throughout Alaska, Talkeetna-based Denali Brewing shares their passion for fermentation to create a quality Alaska experience.

Meet Your Journey Hosts

Every Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journey is led by a professional Alaska Journey Host. Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you during the land portion of your trip, sharing insider secrets, from gold-panning tips to where to watch for elk.

Rachell Hall, Journey Host

Rachell Hall welcomes you to Denali National Park and McKinley Lodge.

Billie Hyde, Journey Host

Skagway's Billie Hyde creates a unique and immersive experience as she matches each of her guests with the right activities.

Sam Redford, Journey Host

Journey Host Sam Redford shares her love for Alaska's wilderness excursions with her guests.