Combine glacier cruising with
inland wildlife viewing, natural wonders and gold rush history on 17
From the breathtaking views of GlacierNational Park to the wilderness of DenaliNational Park and the Yukon's Klondike Gold Rush territory, Holland America Line's
2012 Alaska CruiseTours feature 17 different itineraries that immerse guests in
a rich Alaska nature and frontier experience. Departures provide
"cruise first" or "tour first" selections to stunning
landscapes and less-visited landmarks throughout The Last Frontier.
Ranging in total length from to 20 days, all CruiseTours combine a three-, four- or
seven-day Inside Passage cruise with in-depth overland tours. Offering
two days at DenaliNational
wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery, CruiseTours are designed to highlight
the best of Alaska's wilderness, wildlife, native culture and
history. Six tours also feature Canada's Yukon Territory with its Klondike Gold Rush heritage and pristine national parks such
Park and TombstonePark. Departures range from May through September.
Executive Vice President
Marketing, Sales And Guest
"Next year marks HollandAmerica Line's 65th anniversary of providing guests with
exclusive opportunities that showcase Alaska and its natural beauty. Our CruiseTours are designed
to combine the best of both worlds — one of our incredible cruises with an overland
exploration — and traveling to Alaska with us has never been more exciting or
Guests who opt for tour-first itineraries typically
prefer to relax on a cruise after their land tour, while cruise-first travellers
seek to settle into a vacation mindset and enjoy the many amenities of Holland
America Line's elegant premium ships as they sail into the wilderness.
In addition to major attractions such as Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage, Holland America Line's Alaska CruiseTours visit exclusive
destinations not accessible via cruise ship including WonderLake, the Dalton Highway, DenaliNational Park and gold-rush town Dawson City, Yukon.
Unique to the Holland America Line cruise experience,
highly trained and knowledgeable interpreters, tour concierges and Alaska travel guides are present on most CruiseTours and
sailings, and National Park Rangers provide extensive commentary and guided
programs at Glacier
BayNational Park. Tour concierges travel throughout the land
portion on all Alaska/Yukon CruiseTour itineraries.
While on a CruiseTour, guests can choose from several
adventurous shore and land excursions to further customize their CruiseTours,
ranging from hiking, dog sledding, fly fishing, river rafting and glacier
landing by helicopter to informative historical and cultural tours.
In 2012 Holland America Line features six Yukon and Denali CruiseTours (Y1-Y6). These 10- to 20-day
itineraries include adventures to destinations such as DenaliNational Park, Fairbanks,
DawsonCity, and Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Some CruiseTours also include KluaneNational Park and the White
Pass and Yukon Railroad.
The eight Denali CruiseTours (D1-D7) range from to 14 days and feature a seven-day Inside Passage cruise that includes Glacier BayNational
itineraries offer two-night Denali stays with the Denali Tundra Wilderness experience, a
day-tour into the protected wilderness where grizzly bears, moose, caribou and
wolves are often sighted in the wild.
Expedition CruiseTours E1-E3 range from to 14 days, provide authentic wilderness experiences
and include the Bears and Wilderness CruiseTour for intimate opportunities for
viewing wildlife. They feature a seven-day Glacier Discovery cruise, acclaimed
Redoubt Bay Lodge near LakeClarkNational Park and Winterlake Lodge along Alaska's historic Iditarod Trail. Additional Expedition
CruiseTours highlight the best of the Kenai Peninsula and Denali
CruiseTours feature luxurious glass-domed McKinley
Explorer railcars with comfortable, forward-facing seats and expert commentary
by guides. In addition, Holland America Line's exclusive Explorer Coaches
create a superb environment for travelling the highway on Denali
and Yukon tours with roomy leather seats, first-class legroom
and no more than 44 travellers.
Holland America Line's Alaska
CruiseTours start at $999 per person, double occupancy.
To book an Alaska cruise or CruiseTour
or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit www.hollandamerica.com.
About Holland America Line [a
division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more
than 500 cruises to 354 ports in 98 countries, territories or
dependencies. Two- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and
highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to
ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska,
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe
and Panama Canal.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence
enhancements, a commitment totalling more than $525 million, that showcase the
Culinary Arts Centre presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art
onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary
experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered
by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity
areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush
Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.
World's Leading Cruise Lines
Holland America Line is a proud member of World's
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise
Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a
passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's
Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation
experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.