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.

Cruise Norway with Samantha Brown

Don’t miss your chance to cruise with Samantha Brown.

Viking Sagas Cruise

Join leading travel expert and TV host Samantha Brown on a Norway cruise aboard Rotterdam, our newest ship. Samantha will host lectures, a meet and greet, and dinner with guests. Discover the history of the Vikings, kayak among breathtaking fjords, watch the changing of the guard at Oslo's Royal Palace and take in spectacular scenery.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.