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Holland America Line’s passion for Alaska’s glaciers runs so deep that the cruise line now guarantees guests will see one or more glaciers on their cruise in the region.

The Glacier Guarantee is offered on Alaska departures from now through September 2025. Under the guarantee, if Holland America Line does not visit an Alaska glacier, guests are eligible to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to 15 percent of their cruise fare.

Sailing Glacier Bay.

Every Alaska cruise includes a scenic visit to Alaska’s iconic glaciers during which the ship sails up to the face of the ice formations and then rotates for a 360-degree view. Holland America Line has more permits to visit Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve than any other cruise line, and other glacier visits including College Fjord, Dawes Glacier, Hubbard Glacier and the Tracy Arm Fjord’s Twin Sawyer Glaciers.

During Glacier Bay scenic cruising, Glacier Bay National Park Service Rangers visit Holland America Line ships for the day to engage with guests and talk about Alaska’s most famous national park. In addition, HAL debuted “Glacier Day” on its Alaska cruises this year, including sighting times, scenic commentary, presentations and Glacial Ice cocktails.

It’s a Wild World With Holland America

In addition to glaciers, Holland America Line offers more ways to see the wildlife of Alaska. Holland America Line carries a wildlife expert on board to help guests connect with whales, eagles, bears, moose, otters, seals, sea lions and more. The wildlife experience continues ashore with nearly 180 animal sanctuaries and sightseeing opportunities.

In 2024 and 2025, guests can embark on Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises and cruisetours aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam and Zaandam. In addition to 7-day itineraries, guests can take longer 14-day voyages and a 28-Day Alaska Arctic Circle Solstice cruise. Holland America Line is the only cruise line that ventures up into the wilds of the Yukon on a cruisetour that combines a cruise and visit to Denali National Park & Preserve.

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See the Northern Lights on Every Princess Cruise to Alaska in 2024

Princess Cruises’ new immersive Voyage to the Stars experience.

The swirling images of green and purple lights in the northern sky—known as the Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights”—is an unforgettable spectacle, and something all guests sailing this summer with Princess Cruises to Alaska are guaranteed to see.

This new immersive Voyage to the Stars experience is part of the cruise line’s award-winning North to Alaska with Princess program set to debut for the upcoming 2024 cruise and cruisetour season. This year, Princess guests will step inside a planetarium in the Princess Theater for a front row seat to the “Northern Lights” presentation showcasing the beauty and wonder of this phenomenon featuring live imagery.

The 2024 season will include 158 departures on 14 unique itineraries with 17 destinations, including five glacier viewing experiences on seven ships. The cruise line’s 55th anniversary season also features 91 visits to Glacier Bay National Park, including the “Voyage of the Glaciers” itineraries between Anchorage (Whittier) and Vancouver, B.C., and Inside Passage voyages roundtrip from Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C.

More From North to Alaska by Princess

Cook My Catch comes to The Catch by Rudi
Guests sailing to Alaska aboard Majestic Princess and Discovery Princess can enjoy their very own catch of the day after a day of fishing on special Princess shore excursions in the new specialty seafood restaurant, The Catch by Rudi.

This fan favorite returns to Alaska in all its shell-cracking glory with casual seafood options not to be missed. The 4-course meal features a range of seafood favorites, including popcorn shrimp, clam chowder, even an Alaska-inspired steamer pot full of crab legs, shrimp, clams, and mussels. Guests will find this pop-up dining event in the World Fresh Marketplace on all seven ships sailing in Alaska in 2024.

Shore Excursions
Princess has added 13 new shore excursions to the already abundant lineup ashore to bring Alaska to life in an engaging, immersive, sometimes delectable and always memorable way. New shore excursions for the 2024 season include adventures in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Haines and Sitka.

Alaska Adventure Quest: Geocaching Expedition
A new Geocaching Expedition program at each of the five Princess Wilderness Lodges throughout Alaska offers a unique blend of outdoor exploration and teamwork, making it the perfect adventure for families, friends, and solo explorers alike. Guests can use their cellphone as a GPS device or grab a map from the front desk at their lodge and follow clues and coordinates to find hidden caches strategically placed throughout the lodge properties.

Also new for 2024 are 7-day Inside Passage itineraries, many including Glacier Bay National Park, roundtrip from Vancouver on Ruby Princess. The cruises deliver four awe-inspiring ports, including Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan along with visits to Endicott Arm and scenic cruising of Dawes Glacier.

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