Holland America Line Alaska Cruises
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A truly breath-taking experience
The highlight of my Alaska cruise with Holland America was our day in Glacier Bay. I couldn't take my eyes off the crystal blue glaciers and watched in awe as huge chunks of ice broke off and crashed into the water below. It was a truly breath-taking experience that I'll never forget.
About & Destinations
Where will you go?
About Holland America Line
A recognised leader in cruising for over 145 years, Holland America Line is made for explorers seeking unique experiences. With some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, as well as award-winning service, exquisite dining and adrenaline-filled activities, there’s really no holiday like it.
Those looking for a more traditional cruising experience with a hint of comfortable luxury will love sailing with Holland America Line. A quieter and more refined alternative to some of the busier cruise lines, they cater to passengers of all interests, from families with varied interests to couples who desire a relaxed yet romantic setting.
Having been cruising to Alaska for 70 years, Holland America Line know every inch of the state, right down to its intricate fjords—and with expert knowledge comes incredible excursions you won’t find anywhere else! Cruise the scenic waters if Glacier Bay National Park and visit Denali National Park and Preserve—the crown jewel of Alaska’s interior. Other highlights include Fairbanks and the wild Yukon Territory. Alternatively, opt for a Canada and New England cruise, taking you to the most unforgettable Eastern cities in the US and Canada as you journey from Boston to the Maritimes.
Suites & Staterooms
Relax and unwind
Each elegant Holland America Line stateroom contains luxury amenities and its very own signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed, made using finely woven cotton linens. Pamper yourself with a range of Elemis soaps, lotions and shampoos before relaxing with your choice of on-demand movies and TV shows.
Spacious ocean-facing rooms are a popular choice—many with teak-lined verandas for dining alfresco or sunbathing in private.
Vista and Signature Suites
Choose to upgrade to a suite and enjoy the likes of bigger rooms, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, your own private, spacious expansive verandah, and the highest level of amenities on board. Holland America Line suites remember the little touches that make a big difference. From fresh flowers on your arrival to your choice of firm, medium or soft pillows, you may never want to leave! Many passengers take advantage of binoculars supplied in their rooms, providing them with even better views of the surrounding landscapes. Signature suites also contain luxurious whirlpool baths.
Pinnacle and Neptune Suites
For ultimate luxury, Pinnacle and Neptune suites contain all the amenities of Vista and Signature suites, with even more perks. Extra special touches include a complimentary mimosa with in-suite breakfast, priority dining and seating requests, as well as priority boarding for tendered ports. You'll also have full use of an in-suite coffee and espresso machine and can take advantage of breakfast in the Pinnacle Grill and the exclusive Neptune Lounge. Your very own concierge will be on hand to help you make spa reservations, book rental cars, and secure dinner reservations whenever you wish.
Dining, entertainment and facilities
From exotic Asian flavours to French classics, every Holland America Line ship offers a myriad of delicious onboard dining options—the MS Volendam featuring six choices and the MS Koningsdam featuring eight. Global traditions and diverse culinary interests inspire each menu, with new signature dishes added regularly. The Lido Market is a popular choice for buffet food with sea views, while The Dining Room offers plenty of options for an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner. For an additional cost, enjoy premium restaurants such as Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto.
Between live music, casino games and new release films, you’ll never be bored on a Holland America Line cruise. Listen to everything from Memphis blues to rock and roll’s greatest hits at a range of venues as you watch world-class musicians perform throughout the night. Feeling lucky? Try your hand at the blackjack table, or take the roulette wheel for a spin. And for a closer look at landscapes and diverse wildlife you may encounter on your journey, BBC Earth Experiences offer something truly unique. Discover the world’s natural wonders through ground-breaking concerts, films and kids’ activities.
Activities and amenities
A cruise holiday is as much about exploring as it is about winding down—and Holland America Line offers plenty of ways to do so. Pamper your skin with a facial made from the finest natural ingredients, or enjoy a hot stone massage at The Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Looking for something a little more active? Choose from a range of invigorating workouts at the Fitness Center, or get some fresh air and take advantage of the sports courts and outdoor pools. You can even learn new tech skills, courtesy of Microsoft-trained hosts who will help you get the most from your digital devices.
How to Book
Talk to our Canada Experts
Talk to our Canada Experts
Have you decided on a spectacular cruise to Alaska? Or perhaps you fancy cruising New England and Atlantic Canada? Both are great choices for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. To book, just give our Canada Travel Experts a call and we'll be happy to advise you. Alternatively, you can speak to them in person at our London and Glasgow offices. Discuss your dream holiday plans with us and we can book the perfect package or tailor-make a holiday from scratch. We'll also help you find the cruise cabin that will offer the perfect experience for you.
Adventure is on the horizon
With a range of fantastic excursions, your cruise experience doesn’t have to end once you reach port. Get to know Alaska, with best-selling excursions such as dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier, gold-panning in Skagway and an exclusive look at the stunning Glacier Bay.
Over on the east coast, experience the likes of Newfoundland, the Cabot Trail and Prince Edward Island’s historic Charlottetown with a range of exciting tours. If you are lucky enough to cruise through the US, sites including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and Maine’s Acadia National Park await.
Culture and history
Holland America Line's partnerships with local experts gives you an exclusive insight into places you'll visit throughout your journey. National Park Service rangers will point out areas of interest in Glacier Bay National Park, where you'll also be joined by members of the local Huna Totem tribe sharing ancient stories about the history of the bay which serves as their spiritual homeland.
Experience more of Alaska's vibrant Native culture through witness totem carving, traditional music and local artisan handiwork and explore more of the state's history as you relive its frontier days on a ghost tour through the back alleys of Skagway.
Wildlife and nature
Alaska's diverse wildlife is one of the things that makes it so special. During your visit, you can expect to see everything from black bears feasting on salmon to bald eagles circling above. For a closer look, visit the Alaska Raptor Center outside of Sitka, or venture into the likes of Tongass National Park.
Whale watching excursions are also extremely popular with passengers, with several vessels offering opportunities for wildlife viewing. As well as spotting humpback whales and orcas, you're also likely to encounter sea lions, porpoises, seals and sea birds throughout your journey.
Land + Sea Journeys
For a chance to extend your adventure into the wild interior of Alaska and the Yukon, opt for a Denali Land + Sea Journey. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide for the land portion of your trip, you’ll learn everything from gold-panning tips to where to watch for elk.
Depending on the itinerary you choose, you’ll also have access to a range of exciting experiences, including the chance to cruise the Yukon River on a sternwheeler, ride on a McKinley Explorer® glass-domed railcar, or take a Tundra Wilderness Tour into the heart of Denali National Park.
Add Rocky Mountaineer
Enchanting routes to discover
Leave ordinary behind
Several of our holidays combine a magnificent Holland America Line cruise with a once in a lifetime journey onboard the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer train. You’ll experience rugged mountain peaks and glimmering glaciers as you enter the heart of one of Canada’s most incredible wilderness areas. Keep your eyes peeled for grizzlies and have your camera at the ready!