|Ports-of-Call on Holland America Alaskan Cruises!|
Holland America Alaskan Cruises Ports-of-Call!
Holland America Cruise Lines offer a number of cruises
and cruise tours to Alaska. Guests can choose from different ships,
different itineraries and different cruise tours offering many of the
ports-of-call "hotspots". Holland America Alaskan cruises give cruise
passengers options that other cruise lines may not be able to match.
Holland America Cruises to Ketchikan
The town of Ketchikan is one of the first stops in
Holland America's Alaska cruise northbound itinerary. The town is built out
right over the water at the shores of Tongass Narrows. Some of the main
attractions for Alaska cruise guests include Creek Street, the Tongass
Historical Museum, Saxman (Native) Village and Totem Bight. (Ketchikan has
the largest collection of original totems in the United States for Holland
America cruise guests to witness.) For an especially exciting excursion,
Holland America cruise guests can enjoy an absolutely breathtaking
flightseeing adventure by floatplane to Misty Fjords National Monument.
Ketchikan offers Holland America Alaskan cruisers great shopping for
authentic native artworks, jewelry and souvenirs.
Holland America Cruises continue to Juneau
The next stop northward for Holland America cruises may be Juneau, Alaska, the state capital. Once part of the Alaskan Gold Rush, Juneau is situated on the Gastineau Channel with the Juneau Icefields and the massive Mendenhall Glacier close by. This Holland America Alaska cruise port-of-call has too many exciting excursions and adventures to be able to name them all here. There are glaciers and rain forests, whale watching and fishing. Some Alaska cruise activities include kayaking, dog sledding, rafting, hiking, biking, flightseeing and heli-hiking. With so many daylight hours and a long port stay, Holland America cruise passengers may find themselves exhausted at the end of an exciting and activity filled day!
Alaska Cruising to Skagway and Haines
Stroll into the past with Holland America Alaska cruising
in Skagway. Restored buildings and wooden boardwalks take cruise guests back
to the Gold Rush era of Alaska. Visit shops and The Red Onion Saloon with
its costumed barmaids and honky-tonk piano in this Klondike Gold Rush
National Historic Park.
Holland America does Sitka
Situated on Baronoff Island, Sitka is considered one of Alaska's most beautiful cities. With Russian and Tlingit cultural influences, this Alaskan port-of-call has the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the magnificent Mt. Edgecumbe as backdrops. Holland America cruise passengers can stand on the actual spot where the United States purchased Alaska in 1867 for less than two cents per acre! Some samples of Holland America Alaskan cruise excursions include Historic Russian America, Raptor Center and Russian Dancers, Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest, Sitka Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure, and of course, Sitka Sportfishing.
Seward, Alaska by Holland America
The most northern port-of-call for Holland America Alaska
cruises is Seward, Alaska. Situated on Resurrection Bay, Seward gives
Holland America cruisers access to Anchorage, the Kenai Fjords National Park
and the Alaskan interior wilderness tours. As well, this Alaskan coastal
city is a launching point for many day-boat cruises and other water
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