Bookings open for HAL's 75th anniversary Alaska season in 2022

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Meeting husky pups in Alaska is possible on a Holland America Line cruise
Holland America Line will mark 75 years of Alaska exploration in 2022 with a six-ship lineup and on-board celebrations.

The company claims Alaska ties going back to 1947 when Chuck West started Arctic Alaska Tours, later renamed Westours, which was acquired by Holland America in 1979.

From April through October 2022, the line will offer 16 different Land+Sea Journeys that combine a three-, four- or seven-day cruise with an inland exploration of Denali National Park. Plus, Holland America is the only cruise line that extends land tour options into Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Cruises from Whittier, Vancouver, Seattle

Seven-day 'Glacier Discovery Northbound' and 'Glacier Discovery Southbound' cruises sail between Whittier and Vancouver, BC, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam. Ports include Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.

Seven-day 'Alaska Inside Passage' cruises sail round-trip from Vancouver on Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam and Zuiderdam. Ports are Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.

Seven-day 'Alaskan Explorer' round-trips from Seattle aboard Eurodam and Oosterdam visit Victoria, BC; Ketchikan, Juneau and Sitka.

The ships feature on-board programming like the opportunity to engage with an Alaska naturalist, and cruises with Glacier Bay carry a National Park ranger and Huna native speaker. Special presentations explore local topics such as bush pilots and the famous Iditarod race.

Denali Land+Sea Journeys

Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam and Zuiderdam will offer Land+Sea Journeys ranging from nine to 18 days. All include a seven-day 'Glacier Discovery' cruise featuring Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage, as well as either Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord and up to three nights at the McKinley Chalet Resort at the entrance to Denali National Park.

Exclusive to Holland America, all two- and three-night Denali itineraries include the longer Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park for more wildlife and mountain-viewing opportunities.

Holland America owns its motor coaches, railcars and hotels. Each Land+Sea Journey affords a scenic ride on the luxury-domed McKinley Explorer, including select itineraries that offer Direct-to-Denali service, taking travelers from their ship to their Denali hotel room on the same day.

Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journeys

Each Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journey includes either a three- or four-day Inside Passage cruise on Koningsdam or Zuiderdam, or a seven-day 'Glacier Discovery' cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam or Noordam.

Passengers ride on McKinley Explorer railcars, and select itineraries add the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad from Skagway.

Every Yukon journey offers two nights in Dawson City, for more time to relive Gold Rush history.

A tour on the Klondike Spirit paddlewheeler along the Yukon River passes tall pines, historic towns and wildlife; all Yukon+Denali itineraries also include the Tundra Wilderness Tour.

McKinley Chalet Resort and Denali Square

Every Land+Sea Journey includes a stay at the McKinley Chalet Resort at the entrance to Denali National Park. Holland America's 60-acre property on the Nenana River includes a 99-room addition featuring Denali Suites with balconies and larger living areas.

Centrally located between the McKinley Chalet Resort and riverfront guest rooms, Denali Square is a gathering area with restaurants, an amphitheater, fire pits, outdoor seating, shops selling local goods and an artist-in-residence cabin where Alaska native and local artists display and discuss their works.

'Save Now, Cruise Later: Have it All Sale'

Travelers who book 2022 Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys by Feb. 28, 2021, can receive up to $2,300 in amenities, including a free Signature Beverage Package, pre-paid gratuities, free Signature Dining Package and 50% reduced deposits, plus free Wi-Fi for suites. Alaska cruise pricing starts at $899 per person, double occupancy, for a seven-day sailing. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.

 

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