Holland America Line
Holland America Line was the first travel company to offer Alaska as a holiday destination more than 60 years ago - and still today remains the unrivalled cruise expert in this region. For Holland America Line, cruising is of course a specilaity and there are few finer places to cruise than Alaska with its glacier-clad fjords, dazzling ice-castle world of Glacier Bay, pristine marine habitats and friendly frontier ports.
Holland America Line's fleet of mid-sized ships were made for Alaska with spacious viewing decks and a sophisticated ambience. Each is large enough to offer a wealth of diverse amenities yet small enough to be stylish and with fewer guests on board, can afford more dedication to personal service. Choose from a wealth of entertainment including digital workshops offering tips on technology, photo and film editing and social networking to wine & food pairings in the Culinary Arts Centre.
Alaska is itself nature's miracle and the Holland America Line difference is the way they showcase it including extra long days in port and professional Alaska experts whose knowledge and enthusiasm is unbeatable. Consistently amongst the world's highest-rated cruise lines, Holland America's Line's mission statement is as simple as it is bold: ''Through excellene, we create one in a lifetime experiences, everytime''.
From a relaxed, light lunch in the Lido to a festive five course dinner with Rosenthal China and crisp white linens, prepare for exqusite cuisine that suits your every mood. With the freedom to dine 'As You Wish', you can rise and shine for breakfast or sleep late and have it delivered to your room. Choose a pre-set seating and dining time or revel in spontaneity. the culinary programme features the influence and signature dishes of some of the worlds most acclaimed chefs. Dining options include classic favourites, regionally inspired cusine inclusing sustainably raised beef, premium seafood and vegetarian choices, delicious Italian fare, fresh, cooked to order specialities, afternoon tea, gourmet burgers and hot dogs and 24-hour in room dining.
Discover new skills, be dazzled by entertainment and fun, be active, be leisurely, and enjoy a different day, every day. The cultures, tastes and sounds of Alaska are brought to life on board through local entertainment, artisans, activities and regionally focussed cooking shows. Explore Digital Workshops, Fitness Centres, Spas, Live Music and a Casino.
From the moment you arrive you are welcomed as an honoured friend . Expect service that is personal, impeccable and unfailing warm. The academy-trained professional crew take genuine pride in making your cruise relaxing and remarkable in every way. Gracious, prompt attention is the rule. Crew members consistently win awards and most importantly, hearts.
Offering a timeless appeal, a feeling of refined elegance characteristics your experience on board. In spacious public rooms, rich polished woods, fresh flowers, artful details and comfortable furnishings create an inviting atmosphere in which to gather and museum quality artwork adorns the walls.