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Holland America Line Debuting “Glacier Day” for Alaska 2024 Season

For the Alaska 2024 season, Holland America Line is ready to offer itineraries from Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle aboard six of the cruise line’s vessels. Kicking off on April 27 from Vancouver, the new season will debut new programming within its “We Love Alaska” on board experience. “Glacier Day” will feature a new set of experiences for its guests including Alaska Up Close presentations, and culinary and drink experiences that will foster a deeper connection to the people, history and culture of the state. 

“Holland America Line continues to focus on bringing regional and local experiences on board every cruise, with our Alaska sailings leading the way in authentic programming, localized cuisine, and now special events like ‘Glacier Day’,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer of Holland America Line. “We continue to cultivate like-minded partnerships and fine-tune everything from cocktails to wildlife maps to ensure our guests are completely immersed in all facets of Alaska.”

Holland America Line is a leader in Alaska cruising, offering more glacier experiences than any other cruise line. The new Glacier Day programming will enhance the guest experience by providing sighting times, scenic commentary and presentations from experts, viewing stations, and photo opportunities. Guests will also find Dutch Pea Soup and Glacier Ice cocktails on deck. The experience will be further enhanced with presentations from Glacier Bay National Park Rangers and cultural interpreters. Additionally, an open-bow viewing policy will offer spectacular viewing from the ship.

Every Holland America Line Alaska cruise offers a visit to one or more of the state’s iconic glaciers including Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier, Dawes Glacier, and the Twin Sawyer Glaciers of Tracy Arm. Guests can also book shore excursions to visit additional glaciers up close including Mendenhall and Portage glaciers.

Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises will embark from Vancouver and Seattle aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam and Zaandam. The cruise line will offer seven- and 14-day itineraries as well as a new 28-day Arctic Circle Solstice Legendary Voyage that will call on 12 Alaska ports. Cruisetours are also offered and will range from nine to 18 days.