Holland America Line is celebrating its upcoming 75th Anniversary in Alaska in a big way, with a sweepstakes that is giving away 75 seven-day Alaska cruises.
“With this 75-year milestone, Holland America’s been exploring Alaska longer than any other cruise line and even longer than Alaska’s been a state,” said Beth Bodensteiner, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, Holland America Line. “With our deep knowledge, it’s no surprise that experts and outlets have named us the number-one cruise line in Alaska. We’ve used those years to create perfectly crafted Alaska adventures that offer travelers preferred access, exclusive means of travel and immersive experiences.”
Guests on Alaska cruises are deeply immersed in the local culture with authentic onboard programming, cruise activities and award-winning shore excursions. The exclusive experiences are delivered through experts leading workshops and lectures, EXC Talks exploring the stories of real Alaskans, tours highlighting the best of each destination, and Port to Table cooking demonstrations and fine dining events showcasing the culinary traditions of the region.
In 2022, six Holland America Line ships will explore Alaska, either roundtrip from Seattle, Washington; roundtrip from Vancouver, BC; or between Whittier, Alaska, and Vancouver. Every Alaska cruise includes a visit to one or more of Alaska’s iconic glacier destinations: Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier and the Twin Sawyer Glaciers of Tracy Arm.
The company also offers 16 unique cruise-tours that combine an Alaska cruise with an inland exploration of Denali National Park or to the unspoiled reaches of Canada’s Yukon Territory.
Alaska fares begin at $1,199 per person, double occupancy for a seven-day cruise. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional. With Holland America Line’s “The Ultimate Upgrade Event” promotion through Feb. 28, guests booking the “Have it All” fares on select summer 2022 through spring 2023 cruises also receive a free stateroom upgrade and 50% reduced deposits; and $75 fares for kids on Alaska cruises. Full details are available at hollandamerica.com.
Interested travelers can enter to win a cruise for two to Alaska (valued at $2,000) through Feb. 13, 2022. Winners will be notified around Feb. 21 and can embark on their Alaska adventure from April through September 2022. The contest is only open to US residents, and the prize does not include transportation to the cruise ship’s departure port.