Holland America Line - An Alaskan Adventure

Explore serene seas, cruise through dramatic scenery, dine on mouth-watering food and learn about captivating history, all from the comfort of your deluxe floating hotel. Cruising North America’s most scenic landscape is an experience like no other and the perfect way to end a Canadian tour… We look at why an Alaskan Cruise should be on your 2024 travel bucket list.

Life on-board

Alaska’s wonders are endless and the best way to discover them is on an elegant and comfortable Holland America Line ship. They have been exploring Alaska longer than any other cruise line, before it even became a state, so there's no better way to discover all this incredible part of the world has to offer.

Each day you’ll awake surrounded by stunning landscapes, fantastic wildlife and quaint towns, explore it all with an exclusive itinerary and superior onboard service.

You’ll have the opportunity to make the most of your luxurious ship’s facilities - pick up a gift to remember your journey in the wide range of duty-free shops, head to the fitness centre to work out at your own pace or join a class, or rejuvenate with a spa treatment in the serene Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Learn about the sights you’ve seen and places you’ve visited at the EXC Talk lecture series, and listen to captivating stories told by local experts. In the evenings, take your seat at the World Stage for a sensational show. 

For the foodies, there are plenty of options to titillate your taste buds - head to Pinnacle Grill for one of the finest meals you’ll ever have, celebrate the joy of Italian food at Canaletto, grab a late night snack at Lido Market and sip elegant espresso as you take in the fantastic views from the Explorations Café.

Make sure you spend plenty of time on deck keeping a watchful eye for wildlife. If you’re lucky you could see whale breaching in the vast waters, spot eagles soaring overhead and grizzly bears ambling along the shoreline.

Alaskan Adventure

Holland America Cruises are the choice for explorers and you'll see why as you take this Alaskan adventure...

The Inside Passage

Stretching 500 miles along the Pacific Ocean, the Inside Passage was shaped millions of years ago by the force of glaciers. Today, it is home to wildlife-filled fjords, glaciers and lush green landscapes, and it is the most popular route for cruise ships to explore this area. Cruise through The Inside Passage taking in its breath-taking beauty and head to shore to explore even more of Alaska.

Glacier Bay National Park

No doubt one of the highlights of the cruise is a visit to Glacier Bay. Take a trip into the ice ages, as snowy peaks tower above the tidewater glaciers. See enormous icebergs floating in the blue-green water, you might see calving glaciers sending thousands of tons of ice thundering into the bay.

Pack your binoculars and camera – there are glaciers, peaks, fjords, rivers and a wide range of wildlife to see in Glacier Bay and you won’t want to miss a thing.

Historic Ports of Call

Throughout the cruise they’ll be opportunities to explore even more of Alaska as you head out on exciting shore excursions.


Standing on one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States, Alaska’s remote capital of Juneau is simply unique. It sits between a waterway and an ice field, boasts stunning views of forests, peaks and glaciers and doesn’t have a road that goes in or out of the city. The misty city has a small town vibe but offers a lot for visitors.

Wander through Juneau Downtown and explore the many shops selling handicrafts created by locals. South Franklin Street is the area’s most famous thoroughfare and here you’ll find the Red Dog Saloon – a favourite among travellers and locals alike for over 75 years.

Juneau is known for its fresh seafood, so make sure to try freshly-caught fish on a seaside patio while taking in the spectacular scenery. 


Skagway is a lively relic of the Klondike Gold Rush, when gold was discovered there in 1896 the town was the primary gateway to the gold fields. With its wooden sidewalks and turn-of-the-century buildings, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you stroll through the streets. The gold rush era buildings now house many local businesses, making it a great place to pick up artisan souvenirs. The locals here are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, so make sure to chat to a Skagwegian about the town they are all so proud of.


A quaint town clinging to a mountainside, Ketchikan is known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’, it's lovely to explore, and of course, it is the best place to sample some fresh Alaskan salmon. Historic Creek Street is one of the most popular things to see in Ketchikan. The antique boardwalk on wooden pilings stretches over Ketchikan Creek and was once the town’s red-light district, but is now the go to place for shopping, eating, photo opportunities and watching hordes of salmon swimming upstream.

Ketchikan is also known for its incredibly rich Native Alaskan culture and is the best place to learn about the native nations of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian whose history is reflected in towering totem poles. Explore Totem Pole Park, where you can see these intricately carved totem poles up close.

There you have it, a Holland America Line cruise is an unforgettable experience – a spacious and elegant ship offering first-class service and endless activities as you sail through Alaska and discover exciting destinations. What are you waiting for?

We can take you there...

  1. Rockies, Rail and an Alaskan Cruise

    Explore the wonders of the west on a holiday that includes both a luxurious journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train and an unforgettable Alaskan cruise.

    • Return flights
    • 6 nights in great quality hotels, 7 night cruise, 1 night in flight
    • 25 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners

    15 days from
    was £5,199
  2. Canadian Rockies and an Alaskan Cruise

    Combine the scenic splendour of Canada's Rocky Mountains with a cruise through beautiful Alaska..

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in great quality hotels
    • 7 nights on the cruise ship and 1 night in flight

    16 days from
    was £3,999