Holland America Line Alaska Cruises

See the Last Frontier in all its grandeur with a Holland America Line Alaska cruise. Looming glaciers, graceful whales and snowy, elegant peaks will make for a set of views you will never forget, planting themselves in your memories to tell your kids and grandkids about.  Hop on a sled for an exciting and adventurous expedition with some seriously tough dogs. Or try your hand at some king salmon and halibut fishing in Sitka for the chance to catch your dinner and perhaps send something home for those who missed out. That’s only the tip of the iceberg when you cruise to Alaska with Holland America. 

 

Things to Do on an Alaska Cruise with Holland America Line

 

The rugged landscape of Alaska lends itself to amazing adventures in nature. With Holland America’s Alaskan cruises you can whitewater raft, go searching for bears and pan for gold. The landscape is also inspiring, and you can taste it in the beer and see it in the local art.

 

Holland America Line view from Mount Alyeska with hang glider
  • Sixmile Creek Whitewater Rafting (Alyeska, Alaska)
    Have a thrilling adventure in the Alaskan outdoors as you whitewater raft through Class III and IV waterways along Sixmile Creek. Along the way you’ll get great views of the spectacular scenery of the Kenai Peninsula. The Sixmile Creek flows out of the Chugach Mountains and through three canyons.
     

 


Holland America Line ship cruising past Alaska glaciers
  • 26 Glacier Cruise (Anchorage, Alaska)
    Travel through an amazing cluster of glaciers on a luxury catamaran. You’ll sit back and take in the glaciers, fjords and 145 miles of waterways as a U.S. Forest Service Ranger provides narration. Along the way you’ll probably spot eagles, otters and seals, and maybe even an orca. On some cruises you could be lucky enough to see a chunk of glacier calving off into the sea.
     

 


Holland America Line Mountains of Haines, Alaska
  • A Taste of Haines: Meet the Brewmeister (Haines, Alaska)
    Head to Dalton City, created in 1989 to film the Disney Film White Fang. Here you’ll tour the Haines Brewing Company, the state’s smallest brewery, which produces 350 barrels a year. You’ll meet the brewmaster and try some of his ales. Then see how locals smoke salmon and halibut and sample some dishes.
     

 


Holland America Line bald eagles perched on tree
  • Whales, Wildlife and Bear Search (Icy Strait Point, Alaska)
    Icy Strait Point is a wildlife lover’s dream. On this trip you’ll go whale spotting on a cruise to Point Adolphus, hopefully seeing seals, otters and even bald eagles in the vicinity. Onboard, a naturalist describes the sea life that flocks to this area. When back on land, head to the Spasski River and the Tlingit village of Hoonah to spot brown bears, deer and woodpeckers.
     

 


Holland America Line the view of Sitka downtown Alaska
  • Wild Arts Artist Walk: Hot Italian Glass (Sitka, Alaska)
    Sitka has a strong arts community and on this adventure you’ll wind your way through various art galleries, including the Wild Arts Gallery and Studio where you’ll see artists making glass canes. You might also see demonstrations of wood carving, jewelry making and ceramics. During the glass demonstration you will have the opportunity to try the art form out for yourself.
     

 


Holland America Line guests panning for gold
  • White Pass Rail, Klondike Highway and Gold Camp Adventure (Skagway, Alaska)
    See stunning views as you travel along Alaska’s White Pass aboard a narrow gauge rail car. You’ll stop at Liarsville, which was a gold rush trail camp where reporters who sensationalized the exploits of prospectors were stationed. You can even try to pan for gold here. You will also be entertained by dance hall girls and poetry by Robert Service.
     

 

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