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Holland America Alaska Cruise Adventures 2021

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Holland America will offer a full season of Alaska cruises from April through September in 2021. With 6 ships that cruise to Alaska, Holland America Line offers convenient Alaska cruise options from multiple embarkation ports, including Seattle, Vancouver, Seward and San Francisco, many with weekend departures. It’s never been easier to see Alaska.

Alaska has a natural beauty and an aura that is unmatched. Alaska’s glaciers and Glacier Bay National Park are best viewed from the sea and every Holland America Alaska cruise includes a visit to one or more of Alaska’s glacier destinations: Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier or the Twin Sawyer Glaciers of Tracy Arm.

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Which Holland America ships cruise Alaska in 2021?

There are a total of 6 Holland America ships sailing in Alaska in 2021.

Koningsdam – 2,650 Guests
The first of Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-class ships, Koningsdam combines 21st- century elegance and nautical tradition. Inspired by music, her design features fluid lines, light-filled spaces and innovative, new dining and entertainment venues—from the dazzling, two-story World Stage to Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Truly a destination all her own, there’s much to explore on Koningsdam.

Eurodam 2104 Guests
Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship, Eurodam has recently received many exciting updates. Guests cruising on this graceful ship can enjoy the full Music Walk™ experience, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Explore onboard at BBC Earth Experiences and Microsoft Studio. Enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming.

Nieuw Amsterdam 2,106 Guests
The second of our Signature-class ships, ms Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates historic New York City, once called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired design and an art collection valued at more than $3 million. While on board enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Hone your video-editing skills at Microsoft Studio. Dine in your choice of specialty restaurants. Or rejuvenate in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

Volendam 1,432 Guests
Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

Noordam 1,924 Guests
Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art — from 19th-century oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in our Fitness Center. Savor the sounds of Music Walk™ and the delights of our specialty restaurants.

Oosterdam 1,964 Guests
Oosterdam, a Vista-class ship, recently emerged from dry dock with exciting updates—including completely refreshed suites and new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, such as Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests can choose from among delectable specialty restaurants, hone culinary skills with EXC Port to Table and thrill to BBC Earth Experiences.

What are the Holland America Alaska cruise options in 2021?

  • Seven-day “Alaska Inside Passage” itineraries cruise roundtrip from Vancouver, aboard Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam and Volendam. Ports include Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.
  • Seven-day “Alaskan Explorer” itineraries cruise roundtrip from Seattle aboard Eurodam and Oosterdam, and include calls at Victoria, British Columbia; and Ketchikan, Juneau and Sitka
  • The Pinnacle Class Koningsdam returns to Alaska with seven-day “Inside Passage” itineraries roundtrip from Vancouver and Land+Sea Journeys. Holland America Line is the only cruise line with seven-day roundtrip itineraries from Vancouver that include Glacier Bay National Park
  • New for 2021, seven-day “Glacier Discovery Northbound” and “Glacier Discovery Southbound” itineraries cruise between Whittier, Alaska, and Vancouver aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam. This change to embark or disembark in Whittiers offers several benefits to both cruise-only and Land+Sea Journey guests to both cruise-only and Land+Sea Journey guests.

DENALI BY RAIL: Every Land+Sea Journey now includes a scenic trip between Anchorage and Denali aboard the luxury domed railcars of our McKinley Explorer®, including select rail adventures that begin directly from the ship.
CLOSER TO ANCHORAGE: Whittier is only a 1.5-hour motorcoach ride to Anchorage, where you can explore Alaska’s largest city, continue your adventures to Denali or catch a flight home.
SPECTACULAR GLACIER VIEWING: Enjoy two amazing glacier viewing experiences on every Glacier Discovery itinerary, including a day cruising Glacier Bay National Park. On itineraries from Whittier to Vancouver, get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the towering Hubbard Glacier, which is nearly six miles wide, 76 miles long, 30 stories tall—and advancing. From Vancouver to Whittier, we’ll cruise into breathtaking College Fjord, the only place in Alaska that surrounds you on three sides with glaciers.
OVERNIGHTS IN SEWARD: For those who want to visit Seward, select Denali Land+Sea Journeys include an overnight stay in the vibrant seaport on the

What Holland America Alaska cruise tours are available in 2021?

There are so many options that it can be a bit confusing. This is where an Alaska travel specialist can assist you with finding the perfect Alaska cruise tour with Holland America. Every cruise tour includes a 7-night Glacier Discovery cruise, a full day of scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, transportation through the journey including McKinley Explorer luxury domed railcards to or from Denali, and overnight accommodations. You can choose from 9 nights to 14 nights in total.

Photo credit: Holland America Cruises

For the ultimate journey step off the beaten path and add both the Yukon’s wild frontier and a Denali itinerary to your Alaska cruise on a Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journey, a Holland America Line exclusive. All trips include 3-, 4- or 7-night cruises; a full day of scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park; transportation throughout the journey, including McKinley Explorer® luxury domed railcars between Anchorage and Denali; and overnight accommodations. Choose from 9 to 18-day options.

Eight famed chefs will influence the onboard dining experience, including Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine. The list includes Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, two time James Beard award winner Edouardo Jordan & Seattle’s Ethan Stowell.

All ships feature expanded onboard programming. Guests can engage with an Alaska naturalist and cruises with Glacier Bay include a park ranger and Huna native speaker. All itineraries are designed with local expertise to allow maximum touring time and Journey Hosts help provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Ready to start planning your Holland America Alaska cruises 2021? Just call us at 800-942-3301. Take advantage of Holland America’s Save No Cruise Later promotion where you receive up to $2,300 in extra including free drinks, pre-paid gratuities & specialty dining as well as complimentary Wi-Fi for suite guests. Offer ends soon.

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