Top Reasons to Cruise Alaska with Holland America Line

Posted on 08/28/2023

Fall in love with jaw-dropping views as you cruise along icy-blue glaciers. Watch wildlife bask in the beauty of the Last Frontier. Explore the treasured terrain of the Great Land. With Holland America Line, you’ll uncover the best of Alaska and the Yukon.

Here are the top reasons to cruise Alaska with us:

Experience More Glaciers Up Close

With Holland America Line, you’ll see more glaciers in Alaska than any other cruise line. Whether you’re looking to explore them by sea, land or air, we can take you there. Get a close-up view from our perfectly sized ships.

Trek across a glacier on a guided hike. Take off on a thrilling tour to soak up aerial views of icy giants. Whether you’re sailing along the shore or embarking on an unforgettable shore excursion, you’ll experience the best of Alaska’s glaciers.


Enjoy Breathtaking Wildlife Moments

It’s a whale. It’s a sea lion. It’s the Big Five! Holland America Line now offers more ways to see Alaska wildlife than any other cruise line, bringing you closer to the wondrous creatures of the Last Frontier. With the guidance of onboard wildlife experts and National Park Service Rangers, you could see whales breaching or bubble-net feeding, sea lions chilling on rocks, otters gliding through icy waters, bears hunting for salmon along the shore and more. 

Immerse Yourself in an Alaska Up Close™ Experience

Savor the tastes, tales and terrain of Alaska with our exclusive Alaska Up Close programming. With more than 75 years in Alaska and the most sailings through Glacier Bay, we make it easy to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Last Frontier, from insightful expert-led presentations to locally sourced and inspired cuisine with fresh ingredients.

Enjoy perfectly sized ships that are small enough to enable close-up views of glaciers, wildlife and wilderness, yet large enough to offer incredible dining, entertainment and onboard activities.

Taste Alaska with Local, Fresh Sustainable Seafood

Though sailing to the Great Land with Holland America Line includes spectacular glacier and wildlife views, it also offers something unique – the mouthwatering taste of fresh, certified and sustainable Alaska seafood. We’re proud to have earned the Responsible Fisheries Management certification, making us the first and only cruise line to achieve this distinguished credential whereby all our ships cruising to the Last Frontier serve only fresh, sustainable and traceable Alaska seafood.  If catching a big one is at the top of your list, consider reeling in a catch on select fishing-focused shore excursions and savor every bite on board through our Savor My Catch program. Holland America Line’s expert chefs prepare and serve it in a true ocean-to-table experience.

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