No one knows the Great Land of Alaska better than Holland America Line. They’ve been bringing guests to this beautiful part of the world for more than 70 years, and 2020 is no different.
What’s new in 2020?
Koningsdam’s premier season: Making her Alaska debut in 2020, Holland America Line’s Koningsdam offers a number of Pinnacle-class exclusives. Immerse yourself in Alaska in Concert by BBC Earth Experiences at her state-of-the-art World Stage, dine at Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Nami Sushi, and rock out to four decades of classic hits at the new Rolling Stone Rock Room.
Expanded onboard programming: In 2020, you’ll find an Alaska naturalist on board each ship leading informative EXC presentations. That’s not all: they’re developing other innovative programming to provide unique perspectives of the region, like Alaska’s Bush Pilots, which explores an exhilarating, distinctly Alaskan mode of transportation, and Mercy & Greatness on the Last Frontier which uncovers the story behind Alaska’s famous Iditarod race.
Foodies unite! Book the Juneau Culinary Walk: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine to unwrap an Alaska feast for your eyes and your stomach. Boasting a wealth of fresh seafood and other delicious delicacies, you’ll taste it all on this two-and-a-half-hour guided walking tour of the state capital.
From ultra-casual to fine dining, you’ll uncover Juneau’s thriving culinary scene from one end of the spectrum to another.
Experience real Alaska on the Exclusive Flightseeing & Crab Feast: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine. This rare opportunity combines two of Alaska’s favourite past times – a flight on an authentic Alaska bush float-plane and dining on Alaskan Dungeness crab.
Take off from the Tongass Narrows, soaring over bustling Ketchikan and the Tongass National Forest, before landing at George Inlet Lodge where your all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab feast will begin.
The Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine is one for the adventurers: This is an authentic fishing excursion in the unspoiled wilderness of Alaska’s coastline. Experience the thrill of angling for Alaskan bottom-fish species and trolling, jigging or mooching for in-season Pacific salmon on an open-air boat (skiff).
Return to a wilderness campsite, where a crackling fire awaits and your catch is cooked in a homemade fish broth, with delicately seasoned potatoes and served atop a saffron-infused bouillabaisse. If you’re lucky enough to land a salmon, then your chef will grill it over the open fire for a true Southeast Alaskan experience.
Yukon + Denali Land + Sea Journey – 12 nights / From $4,039 per person
Adventure awaits at every turn on this voyage where the wonders of Alaska and the beauty of Denali combine with the rich history and majesty of the Yukon Territory. The Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journeys, aboard the elegant Koningsdam, lets you experience fascinating Gold Rush history and wild Yukon scenery with those who know it best.
It’s all aboard the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to your home for two nights: the beautiful 24-hectare riverside McKinley Chalet Resort. Next, dive into Denali National Park on the unforgettable Tundra Wilderness Tour where you will get the chance to see the mountain and its iconic wildlife up close.
Pan for gold at the historic Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City, and tack on a tour to explore the Arctic Circle or see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) while you’re here.
Follow the route of Klondike gold stampeders to Whitehorse and onto Skagway before cruising the epic ice-studded fiords of Glacier Bay and Alaska’s notorious Inside Passage. Laid-back Vancouver is your final destination on this epic 12-night adventure.