Holland America Line Enhances Alaska Cruisetours

Holland America Line is elevating its Alaska Cruisetours in time for the 2024 season with room upgrades at McKinley Chalet Resort and a new included tour in Dawson City, Yukon. Alaska Cruisetours combine an Alaska cruise with an overland tour to Denali, and Holland America Line is the only cruise line that extends those tours into the Yukon.

Balconies will be added to 28 river-view rooms at McKinley Chalet Resort—Holland America Line’s hotel property at Denali National Park—upgrading them to the Denali Suite category. In addition, a new Deluxe category of non-balcony rooms with suite amenities is being introduced. For the excursions, guests on select Denali and Yukon Cruisetours will have a new “Klondike Gold Tour” that expands on the region’s famed gold rush experience. The tour visits the original discovery claim site that launched the gold rush and Gold Dredge 4.

Set at the entrance of Denali National Park, McKinley Chalet Resort will now offer 84 Denali Suites—giving more guests balcony views of Denali National Park or the Nenana River. Holland America Line also will upgrade 45 non-balcony rooms to offer all the suite amenities, creating a new Deluxe room category. Special Deluxe and Suite amenities include a s’more kit to enjoy at Denali Square, Pendleton blankets, premium bathrobes and a Keurig coffee machine. Standard rooms are included in the Alaska Cruisetour fare; Deluxe and Suite room upgrades are available to book for an additional fee.

Dawson City
Dawson City  (Holland America Line)

The new Klondike Gold Tour is complimentary for all guests on select Alaska Denali and Yukon Cruisetours that include Dawson City. Guests will visit the Discovery Claim National Historic Site that started the Klondike Gold Rush and enjoy time at Gold Dredge 4, a preserved wooden-hulled dredge once used to mine gold in the Klondike River Valley. A Parks Canada guide shares the history of gold dredging in the area and about the first discovery of gold in the Yukon.

Guests can delve deeper into the Klondike Gold Rush on an Alaska cruise or Cruisetour on additional shore excursions in Skagway, including visiting the Gold Rush Training Camp and panning for gold, taking the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to Liarsville Gold Camp, and visiting the Gold Rush Cemetery and Historic Skagway Inn (the largest brothel in Skagway during the gold rush era).

God to know: Yukon and Denali Cruisetours range from nine to 18 days and include either a three- or four-day "Inside Passage" cruise on Koningsdam or Zaandam, or a seven-day "Glacier Discovery" cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam or Noordam; a two-or three-night stay at Denali; a journey into the Yukon and additional city visits. Yukon and Denali Cruisetours include one or two nights in Dawson City, affording guests more time to relive gold rush history.

Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam also offer Denali Cruisetours from nine to 14 days. All Denali Cruisetours include a seven-day "Glacier Discovery" cruise vsiting Glacier Bay, either College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier (depending on the direction), the Inside Passage, up to three nights at McKinley Chalet Resort, and additional city visits.

For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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