It was in fact the first cruise line to explore Alaska, and Holland America Line is still pioneering new ways for its guests to delve deeper into what it calls the Great Land.
Next season, six of Holland America Line’s elegant mid-sized ships will guide guests through the celebrated Inside Passage, on more Glacier Bay National Park visits than any other cruise line, and through the vast, spectacular interior.
Guests can choose between classic 7- or 14-night cruises along the glacier-carved coast, or opt for one of the Land+Sea Journeys combining a 3-, 4- or 7-night cruise with an exploration of the Yukon and Denali by luxury railcar and coach. These itineraries combine the Great Land’s must-see highlights with its seldom seen and off-the-beaten path wonders like Dawson City, Whitehorse, Talkeetna, Alyeska, Seward, Homer, Kodiak and more. From $1,399 AUD person for a 7-day cruise.
Itineraries include up to three nights at the 60-acre McKinley Chalet Resort which features Denali Square, a new gathering area to relax, shop, dine and enjoy music and entertainment. Denali Square’s facilities are designed for maximum relaxation and connection including its own amphitheatre for ranger talks and music performances, local artisans’ studios, a restaurant, bar and dinner theatre, and outdoor fire circles.
“Those wanting to cruise Alaska can be assured of no better line than Holland America and we’re proud to have been leading the way for 70 years,” said Tony Archbold, Director of Sales for Holland America Line in Australia and New Zealand. “We’re also offering new itineraries to cruise Europe, our home for more than 140 years, and see the old world anew in the classic grace Holland America Line is renowned for.”
For 2017, Holland America has dedicated seven ships to Europe and the Mediterranean. Cruises range from the Baltic to Bordeaux, from the Black Sea to Greenland and include more capacity to the popular British Isles. Choose from 7- night sailings to Collectors’ Voyages from 14- to 36-nights that explore a myriad of countries around the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
Europe Program Highlights:
12-Day Celtic Adventure | This new voyage aboard ms Zuiderdam sails roundtrip from Copenhagen on 30 July 2017 and includes some fantastic calls and long days in port. It features an extended stay in Dublin, including an overnight, and the opportunity to book one of the most popular shore excursions into Edinburgh to attend the world-famous Scottish Military Tattoo. From $3,299 AUD per person.
12-Day Baltic Adventure | Returning in 2017 is the popular Baltic Sea itinerary, which is arguably one of the best ways to explore the history and culture of the Baltic States. Sailing conveniently roundtrip from Copenhagen aboard the ms Zuiderdam, this port-rich itinerary calls in Germany, Estonia, Russia and Scandinavia, with overnight stays in both St Petersburg and Copenhagen. From $2,949 AUD per person.
12-Perfect Days in the Mediterranean | The Mediterranean 2017 program is anchored by a set of perfectly crafted 12-day voyages aboard msOosterdam and ms Westerdam (recently renovated with new suites) and ms Koningsdam. Guests may choose from 9 separate itineraries, visiting the full range of destinations from southern Spain, France and the western Mediterranean, to Italy, Greece and the Ionian Sea in the eastern Mediterranean. From $2,599 AUD per person.