Cruising through the Inside Passage is really what has made Alaska cruising so popular. There are glaciers the size of Rhode Island, misty rain forests and ghostly blue fjords, and spirited communities that celebrate their varied heritage. Be sure to take in every view as you sail through one of the most beautiful parts of Alaska and seeing and the breathtaking Hubbard Glacier.
This is where the white ice meets the blue ice. You may even see one of the glaciers calving and exploding into the sea!
This is Alaska as seen from the panoramic perspective of your dazzling Princess cruise ship. Monumental glaciers are natures draw and Alaska’s waterways reveal more of these thrilling Ice Age giants than anywhere else on earth.
Alaska’s Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, home to bald eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, brown bears, mountain goats and flocks of seabirds. Plus you’ll visit a variety of flavorful ports of call full of rich history and native culture.
Denali National Park
Search for Alaska wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep, while observing the biology and geology of the region within a 6 million acre national park. If you are lucky you will see Mt. McKinley too.
Glacier-carved mountains unfold in front of your eyes as you embark on your helicopter flight to the camp. The flight is about 15 to 20 minutes each way, depending on winds and weather. As you land on the 20-30 feet of snow on Herbert Glacier, you will hear the 40-50 huskies barking their greeting, as they are as anxious to get moving as you are. You will have some time to chat with the mushers and can command your own dog sled.
Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters.
Shopping is a must in all the Ports in Alaska from Diamonds to Alaskan clothes!
ALL ABOARD! Skagways most scenic ALASKAN experience begins with a 28-mile journey between Skagway, Alaska, and Fraser, British Columbia, aboard the Scenic Railway of the World. The White Pass Railway, which was completed in 1900, has a narrow gauge track that takes visitors into the White Pass. Walking around the booming gold rush town gives you a feeling for the last frontier.
The Misty Fjords National Monument offers everything that “means” Alaska. The only way to take in the true majesty of this pristine wilderness is by floatplane. Equipped with a unique in-flight communications system that allows passengers to easily interact with the pilot, the float plane will fly over some of the planet’s most fascinating landmarks.
No trip to Alaska is complete without Bear viewing, Whale watching and Salmon fishing! The captain says “Fish in May and June for king salmon, July and August for pinks, August and September for coho, June and July for chums, and May-September for halibut and other bottom fish!”
Holland America Line (Alaska)
Want to hear a Huna elder tell the creation story of Glacier Bay?
Wonder how to prepare the perfect piece of salmon? Holland America’s On Location program takes onboard enrichment to the next level with insights into local customs, culturally authentic entertainment, and hands-on classes in the Culinary Arts Center.
Cruising the Great Land with Holland America is about to get even greater, too, thanks to the cruise line’s $300 million, fleet-wide enhancements.
Suite guests are already noticing a number of new amenities such as premium duvets, plush bathrobes, in-suite espresso machines, and complimentary mimosas with their room-service breakfast.
Contemporary furnishings, designer bathrooms, and high-tech upgrades are all planned in the next years.
Dog sledding in Skagway, watching whales in Cabo San Lucas, swimming with stingrays off Grand Cayman-such bonding moments last a lifetime.
Holland America Line has long been a favorite for families, with a variety of shore excursion choices that appeal to everyone.
Consider arranging a private excursion-you’ll savor the special memories!
Holland America also continues to expand its onboard offerings for younger cruisers, including kid-themed classes in the popular Culinary Arts Center and the teen-only loft.