Holland America Cruise Alaska

A classic cruise line for the ultimate Alaska vacation


Holland America Cruise Alaska offers classic cruises through Alaska

Perhaps the most regal cruise line in existence, Holland America Cruise Alaska is the best choice for your ultimate Alaska vacation.

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Find the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule for Ketchikan here.

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Ah, the Dam ships! (Holland America Line's ships all end in 'dam' - Amsterdam, Ryndam, Statendam, Zuiderdam, etc...) Hahaha...

Holland America Line offers you the largest quantity of tour options for a Ketchikan Alaska Cruise as their 7 cruise ships are in port almost 140 times a season!  And luckily, every ship makes a stop in Ketchikan!

Holland America Cruise Alaska is known for their classic style of cruising.  They were the first cruise line to offer Alaska cruises and have been perfecting the art of Cruising for close to two thousand years!

While Holland America Line's clientele is typically wealthy and conservative, they are working hard to encourage a younger crowd by offering features that are most requested on cruises - internet access, 'As you Wish' dining, and more.

Four Cruise Ships in Ketchikan AlaskaCruise Ships at all 4 Berths in Ketchikan Alaska

They have a whopping number of options (over 15 at last count!) for 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, or 20 day cruises and land tours available (wow!!) leaving from Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, or Seward, AK:

  • The 7-Day Explorer on the Eurodam begins and ends in Seattle.
    Ports of Call include Seattle, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan, & Victoria, British Columbia.

  • The 7-Day Glacier Discovery (Northbound) on the Zaandam or the Noordam begins in Vancouver and ends in Seward (Anchorage). Ports of Call include Vancouver, B.C., cruising the Inside passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, &  Seward (Anchorage).

  • The 7-Day Glacier Discovery (Southbound) is also available on the Zaandam or the Noordam and begins in Seward (Anchorage) and ends in Vancouver, BC. Ports of Call include Seward (Anchorage), Glacier Bay, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan, cruising the Inside passage, &  Vancouver, BC.

  • The 7-Day Roundtrip Vancouver on the Volendam, Nieuw Amsterdam, or Zaandam. Ports of Call include Vancouver, B.C., Juneau, Skagway, & Ketchikan. Some cruises also include Tracy Arm & Glacier Bay or both!
A 7 day Holland America Cruise AlaskaThe 7 day Holland America Roundtrip Vancouver Itinerary Map
  • The 7-Day Roundtrip Seattle on the Oosterdam or Eurodam. Ports of Call include Juneau, Sitka, Victoria, B.C., & Ketchikan, and either Glacier Bay or Tracy Arm, depending on the ship.

  • And finally, the 14-Day Great Alaskan Explorer Cruise on the Amsterdam. This cruise begins & ends in Seattle. Ports of Call include Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Tracy Arm, Homer, Kodiak, returning to Seattle.

Holland America Cruise Alaska plus Land Tour!

And then it starts getting complicated as Land Tours are thrown into the mix! Choose from Denali or Yukon Cruise and Land Tours - or choose both! The combination of cruise and land tour will allow you to explore Denali and Glacier Bay National Parks, Alaska’s Arctic and Canada’s Yukon Territory, remote lodges, frontier towns, gold rush attractions, and inspiring wilderness via Motorcoach & Railroad - WOW!!

  • There are Denali trips where you can choose from a 1, 2, or 3 day trip into Denali National Park plus visiting ports of call including Vancouver, BC, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Glacier Bay, Seward, Juneau, Skagway, Haines, & Ketchikan. Ships include the Zaandam and Noordam.

  • And if that's not enough - you can even combine the Cruise with a Denali trip AND a trip to the Yukon where you'll add on a day or two visit to Dawson City or Whitehorse (or both!).

Whew!  I know it's a lot to digest!  With 7 cruise ships travelling in Alaska, Holland America Cruise Alaska gives you the most options to choose from.

While each Holland America Cruise Alaska Ship has a unique theme, they are all colorful and feature a substantial art collection onboard.  Be sure to take a self-guided iPod tour, available at the concierge desk.

Children are welcome aboard and there are kids clubs available.  However, unlike the Disney Cruise Line's Kids club, Holland America Line divides the kids up by age groups.  The three age groups are 3 to 7, 8 to 12 and 13 to 17.

Holland America Cruise Alaska eBrochure for a Ketchikan Cruise

Prices for a 7 day Holland America Cruise Alaska begin at around $700/person and go up depending on the type of room requested.

As always, sign up for their newsletter, which alerts you to last minute deals, newsletter-only specials, & more! 

When you sign up for the newsletter, you are introduced to a Personal Cruise Consultant team that can assist you in finding the best tour for your family.

Click here to view Holland America's Alaska eBrochure.

You can book your cruise online, call 1-877-932-4259 for Holland America's travel professionals, or your travel agent. 

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Visitors to the Holland America Cruise Alaska page may also be interested in the following pages:

Alaska Cruise Ship Calendars - Location and number of Cruise Ships in town
Alaska Cruises from Seattle - Cruise Ships departing Seattle for Alaska
Ketchikan Weather - What to expect during your visit!




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