HAL sending six ships to Last Frontier next summer

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Alaska on Holland America

Breathtakingly beautiful and feral

Good news for everyone who lost out on cruising Alaska in 2020. The game is on for 2021. Holland America plans on spending a full  season sailing this Pacific Northwest treasure.

The line is sending  six premium ships to transport passengers through this wondrous wilderness.  Take your pick.There’s the  Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Oosterdam and Volendam.

Itineraries sail roundtrip from Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You can also do a one-way between Whitter (Anchorage), Alaska, and Vancouver.

Alaska already in demand

“We’re seeing strong interest for next summer’s Alaska season.” “People are anticipating traveling and spending time with family and friends,” said Gus Antorcha, Holland America Line’s president.

“Alaska has a  unique natural beauty and an aura and it’s right in our backyard. If you want to have an immersive experience, see Glacier Bay and go up to the Yukon, no one does it better than Holland America Line. We’re ready to return with plenty of options for everybody from couples to multi-generational families.”

The highlights of an Alaska cruise are its awe-inspiring glaciers, especially the Hubbard.

What’s new for 2021

HAL is introducing  seven-day “Glacier Discovery Northbound” and “Glacier Discovery Southbound” itineraries cruise between Whittier, Alaska, and Vancouver aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam.

Cruises include two glacier experiences to Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier or College Fjords and ports of call to Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska.

It’s also offering seven day voyages such as:  the“Alaska Inside Passage” itineraries cruise roundtrip from Vancouver, aboard Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam and Volendam. Ports include Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Another option is “Alaskan Explorer” itineraries roundtrip from Seattle on Eurodam and Oosterdam that stop at Victoria, British Columbia; and Ketchikan, Juneau and Sitka.

There’s  also  a nine to 18-day Land+Sea voyages on Koningsdam, Nieuw AmsterdamNoordam and Volendam will offer Land+Sea.

For booking and additional info contact a Pavlus travel advisor at 800-528-9300. And before you go check out our packing tips.


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