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Number-One in Alaska Awards, Most Cruises with Glacier Bay and New Alaska Experiences Make Holland America Line the Top Choice for 2020 Alaska Travel

December 19, 2019 GMT
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Limited-time View & Verandah promotion adds extra value with stateroom upgrades, onboard spending money, beverage card, kids sail free and more

SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2020, Holland America Line is set to offer a robust season of award-winning Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, building on its leadership position in The Last Frontier with the most cruise options including Glacier Bay and the addition of Koningsdam, the line’s newest class of ship.

With Holland America Line’s View & Verandah promotion, guests who book select Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys will receive a stateroom upgrade, onboard spending money up to $500 per stateroom for the first and second guests in a stateroom, free or reduced fares for kids, 50% reduced deposits and 10% off select shore excursions when booked by Feb. 28, 2020. Suite bookings also receive prepaid stateroom gratuities. Plus, when View & Verandah bookings are made by Jan. 17, up to two guests also will receive a $50 beverage card, making a cruise to Alaska next summer an even more affordable vacation.

“Holland America Line pioneered cruising in Alaska and that history and expertise means our guests have the most immersive and memorable encounters with the glaciers, wildlife and mountains that they’ve come to see, and now is the best time to book with the great perks in our View & Verandah promotion,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “Our 2020 season features a wide selection of options on a variety of ships, all of which are mid-sized to allow more viewing areas and uncrowded deck spaces. And because our Land+Sea guests travel on our own railcars and motorcoaches and stay in our exclusive hotels, they enjoy a seamless journey, consistent service and a tour schedule that maximizes time in each destination.”

Holland America Line has been taking guests to Alaska for more than 70 years – longer than it’s been a state – giving today’s travelers unmatched experience, insider knowledge and preferred access in Alaska cruising. From April through September, seven premium ships will take guests on immersive and enriching Alaska experiences. Cruises sail roundtrip from Seattle or Vancouver, B.C., or one-way between Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, and Vancouver.

“In a sea of large, overcrowded ships, Holland America Line’s ships stand out and are mid-sized by design, so travelers have plenty of room at the rail to take in the sights,” added Ashford. “Wraparound decks and an abundance of staterooms with verandahs bring our guests closer to Alaska’s natural wonders.”

For explorers who want to travel further into the Great Land, 15 different Land+Sea Journeys combine a three-, four- or seven-day Alaska cruise with an inland exploration to spend more time – up to three nights – at Denali National Park and Preserve, the crown jewel of Alaska’s interior. Leveraging insider knowledge and an extensive network of its own land assets including hotels, railcars and motorcoaches, Holland America Line is the only cruise line that extends land tour options all the way to Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush, and the unspoiled reaches of the Yukon Territory.

More Glaciers and More Ways to See Them
Alaska’s awe-inspiring glaciers are best viewed from the sea, and every Alaska cruise includes a visit to one more of Alaska’s iconic glacier destinations: Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier and the Twin Sawyer Glaciers of Tracy Arm. Only Holland America Line offers the most cruise departures with itineraries that include Glacier Bay, the “must-see” glacier experience for many Alaska travelers.

New and Notable for 2020

Insider Expertise Delivers Exclusive Experiences
Holland America Line’s 3,500 staff in Alaska each year are among the most experienced and highly trained, and many are local Alaskans. All are employees of the company, not third parties, so guest travel is smooth and service is consistent throughout the journey. The line also owns its own motorcoaches, luxury-domed McKinley Explorer railcars and hotels, including the 60-acre McKinley Chalet Resort bordering Denali National Park. Itineraries are thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted with local expertise and insider knowledge, to allow the maximum touring time, departure times that allow guests the most rest, and knowledgeable Journey Hosts that help provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Voted Number-One Cruise Line in Alaska by Cruise Critic and AFAR
Holland America Line was named the top pick for Alaska cruises in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Destination Awards and the 2019 AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards, and Best Itineraries in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards, confirming its position as the number-one cruise line for adventures in The Great Land by some of the world’s most discerning travelers and cruise experts.

Guests can cruise to Alaska in 2020 aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Maasdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Volendam and Westerdam.

For more information, contact a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (1-877-724-5425 ) or visit hollandamerica.com.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line’s fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 128-day itineraries, the company’s cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia & New Zealand and Asia voyages; three annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada & New England, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Nieuw Statendam in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, Ryndam, will be delivered in 2021.

The company’s brand evolution in recent years secured its position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide the ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard Onboard. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for guests.


Sally Andrews





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