Holland America Line will be journeying on 31 "CruiseTour" itineraries in 2010 that will include Southeast Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula, Arctic, Denali and the Yukon Territory.
All CruiseTours, starting at $1,099 per person, double occupancy, combine an Inside Passage sailing with in-depth land tours designed to show guests the best of Alaska’s wilderness, wildlife, native culture and history.
The "Great Land" and "Glacier Discovery" CruiseTours, ranging from 10 to 20 days, will explore Alaska and the Yukon by land and sea. Twenty Holland America CruiseTours feature a "Double Denali" option that includes two nights at a wilderness lodge near the gates of Denali National Park. Many tours also feature Canada’s Yukon Territory.
With the new 2010 itineraries, guests can choose from 14 national parks and wilderness excursions in areas such as Kluane National Park and Tombstone Park, along with Glacier Bay and Denali National Park.
Holland America’s CruiseTours combine a variety of transportation adventures to explore Alaska and the Yukon. Guests travel by ships, domed McKinley Explorer railcars, vessels such as the mv Yukon Queen II and highway Explorer Coaches.
The 10 "Great Land" CruiseTours combine a southeast Alaska cruise with an in-depth tour of the interior. The cruise sails for three or four days between Vancouver and Skagway.
"Great Land Klondike" CruiseTours offer 11- to 15-day adventures to Denali National Park, Dawson City, Fairbanks and Whitehorse. Four "Great Land Wilderness" CruiseTours range from 10 to 13 days and provide a more affordable wilderness experience with travel along the Alaska Highway.
Guest can also choose from among 18 "Glacier Discovery" CruiseTours, which range from 11 to 20 days and include a seven-day sailing and most offer two-night Double Denali stays in the Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour.
New Expedition CruiseTours are designed to provide more off the beaten track wilderness experiences. Three itineraries highlight experiences in the Kenai, Denali and the Yukon. Two tours include accommodations at small, lodges in remote locations.