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Holland America’s 2020 Cruises to Alaska, New Experiences & Most Cruises to Glacier Bay

Holland America Line will offer a season of award-winning cruises to Alaska in 2020 with the most cruise options including Glacier Bay and the addition of Koningsdam, the cruise line’s newest class of ship.

With Holland America Line’s View & Verandah promotion, guests who book select Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys will receive a stateroom upgrade, onboard spending money up to $500 per stateroom for the first and second guests in a stateroom, free or reduced fares for kids, 50% reduced deposits and 10% off select shore excursions when booked by February 28, 2020.

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Suite bookings also receive prepaid stateroom gratuities. Plus, when View & Verandah bookings are made by January 17, up to two guests also will receive a $50 beverage card, making a cruise to Alaska next summer an even more affordable vacation.

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Holland America Line has been taking guests to Alaska for more than 70 years – longer than it’s been a state – giving today’s travelers unmatched experience, insider knowledge and preferred access in Alaska cruising. From April through September, seven premium ships will take guests on immersive and enriching Alaska experiences. Cruises sail roundtrip from Seattle or Vancouver, B.C., or one-way between Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, and Vancouver.

For explorers who want to travel further into the Great Land, 15 different Land+Sea Journeys combine a three-, four- or seven-day Alaska cruise with an inland exploration to spend more time – up to three nights – at Denali National Park and Preserve, the crown jewel of Alaska’s interior. Leveraging insider knowledge and an extensive network of its own land assets including hotels, railcars and motorcoaches, Holland America Line is the only cruise line that extends land tour options all the way to Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush, and the unspoiled reaches of the Yukon Territory.

New and Notable for 2020

Koningsdam sails its maiden season in Alaska with seven-day Inside Passage itineraries roundtrip from Vancouver, B.C. This newest class ship brings a number of exclusives to Alaska, including Music Walk, Rolling Stone Rock Room, the state-of-the-art World Stage, French brasserie Rudi’s Sel de Mer, Nami Sushi, an abundance of verandah staterooms and more. Holland America Line is the only cruise line with seven-day roundtrip itineraries from Vancouver that include Glacier Bay National Park.

Fourteen-day Great Alaska Explorer EXC In-Depth Voyages aboard Maasdam offer a new way to explore Alaska. The itineraries, sailing roundtrip Vancouver, call at seldom-visited ports such as Homer and Valdez and offer interactive workshops, lectures and theme-based shore excursions in the areas of photography, nature, food, history and active tours. Zodiacs can be boarded directly from the ship for a closer view of glaciers, wildlife and breathtaking scenery, guided by an expert.

All ships cruising in Alaska feature expanded thoughtful onboard programming through Explorations Central that offers the opportunity to learn about local culture and history from regional experts. Guests can engage with an Alaska naturalist, and cruises with Glacier Bay bring on a National Park Ranger and Huna native speaker. Special presentations explore distinctly local topics such as Alaska’s bush pilots and the famous Iditarod race.

All Holland America Line Yukon itineraries, including the popular 10-day Yukon+Double Denali Land+Sea Journey, now features two nights in Dawson in the heart of the Yukon. This affords guests more time to relive gold rush history and take in Yukon Valley views from Midnight Dome.

The 14-day Double Denali+Seward Land+Sea Journey expands in 2020 with an added night at the Alyeska Resort in the Chugach Mountains.
Seven world-renowned chefs guide and influence every aspect of the onboard dining experience, including for the first time on Alaska cruises French and Italian inspired dishes from the newest addition to the line’s Culinary Council, “Top Chef” season 10 winner and acclaimed restaurateur Kristen Kish.

Guests can cruise to Alaska in 2020 aboard the following Holland America cruise ships: Eurodam, Koningsdam, Maasdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Volendam and Westerdam.

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Ben Souza
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