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HAL invites fans to name an Alaska orphan moose calf

Feeding baby moose at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Now Holland America Line passengers have the chance to name an orphan moose calf
Holland America Line is inviting fans to name an orphan rescue moose calf, in partnership with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC).

AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals, providing them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care.

Suggest a name through June 23

From now through June 23, name suggestions can be submitted on a designated post on Holland America Line’s official Facebook and Instagram pages. Fans can comment, and team members from HAL and AWCC will select 10 names. The chosen names will be posted on the line's Facebook and Instagram pages, and fans can vote for their favorite. The winning name will be announced in early July. 

'Our guests take an Alaska cruise to see wildlife in the region, and moose are part of Alaska’s "Big Five." We are excited to give our fans the opportunity to participate with the Alaska community in a fun and meaningful way,' said Kacy Cole, chief marketing officer for Holland America Line.

The only line offering AWCC moose encounters this summer

HAL is the only cruise line offering moose encounters this summer at the AWCC facility. Visitors are able to feed the moose right out of their hands while AWCC’s staff share information about the animals' diet, behavior and wild counterparts.

Passengers have the opportunity to visit AWCC on two shore excursions: 'Portage Glacier Cruise & Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center' for in-transit guests visiting Anchorage and Turnagain Arm and 'Wildlife Conservation Center & Alyeska Tram with Airport Transfer' for those disembarking in Whittier.