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Seven “Dam” Ships in Alaska for 2014

Holland America confirmed yesterday they’re keeping seven ships in Alaska in 2014. What caught my attention though was the 14-day roundtrip Seattle cruise sailing to two glaciers: Hubbard Glacier and Sawyer Glacier at Tracy Arm Fjord. Currently, the only other … Continue reading

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Holland America’s Best 9-night Alaska Cruisetour

Two weeks. That’s the standard vacation time allotted for Americans and Canadians. Not much time to do a long Alaska cruisetour so you can explore further in land. Factor in arriving the night before at the embarkation port and then … Continue reading

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Experiencing Denali

Here’s a destination many travelers want to cross off the bucket list. Denali National Park and Preserve houses lush vegetation, 37 recorded mammal species including Dall sheep, fox, weasel, wolverine, and porcupine, to name a few, as well as 156 … Continue reading

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Returning to Alaska with Holland America, again

Since getting off his first Alaska cruise in 2011 with Holland America’s Volendam, our client Dirk Pool has been thinking about returning to the Great Land and couldn’t wait to get back onboard. Come June 2013, he will be embarking … Continue reading

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Holland America’s iPod Tour of Glacier Bay

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Glacier Bay National Park is one of the major reasons why cruisers choose to sail a particular itinerary. To make the experience here truly unforgettable, Holland America has park naturalists come onboard early in … Continue reading

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Holland America Volendam

Alaska Cruise Expert Joanna Chen and I had the opportunity to tour the Volendam last week. Walking around, the ambiance was reminiscent of one of the high end steakhouses here in Vancouver, with the dark wood paneling. There was very … Continue reading

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Holland America Line to Increase Departures, Guest Capacity in Alaska for 2013

For the 2013 Alaska cruise season, Holland America Line is increasing its presence in the region with more departures and more guests than in previous years. Although the number of Holland America ships deployed in Alaska will remain at seven … Continue reading

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Holland America Gives Advantage to Early Bookers

Can’t make it to Alaska this year? Want to go next year? Holland America wants to make sure you benefit for booking your 2013 Alaska cruise vacation this year. Starting July 15, 2012 (this coming Sunday), the oh-so-popular seven-day Inside Passage … Continue reading

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Holland America Receives Another Accolade

Each year, approximately 325,000 people visit Alaska onboard a Holland America cruise ship. To thank them for their positive economic impact on the state, the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development presented a month ago a 2012 … Continue reading

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Holland America Extends Stay in Haines, Alaska for Independence Day Celebrations

If you’re sailing onboard Holland America’s ms Zaandam this July 1, you’re in for a treat! Our office received notification today from the cruise line that reads: In order for guests to enjoy a fireworks display, the call at Haines will … Continue reading

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