Holland America Line's ms Eurodam arrived at the Port of Seattle on April 29, 2017, marking the first cruise ship to arrive for the start of the city's summer Alaska cruise season. The cruise line increased its Seattle calls this year to 59, and three Holland America Line ships will sail roundtrip Seattle itineraries in 2017.
In addition to Eurodam's arrival, Oosterdam arrived on Saturday, April 30, and Amsterdam arrives Monday, May 15, to begin their Alaska sailings from Seattle. Zaandam makes one call at Seattle May 12 on a one-day cruise to Vancouver, British Columbia, to reposition to its summer homeport. Noordam makes a visit on September 25 on a Pacific Coastal sailing. All of the options combined make a total of 58 calls by five ships that will welcome nearly 111,000 guests to Seattle in 2017, Holland America said.
During the 2017 season, Eurodam will depart Seattle on 22 roundtrip seven-day cruises, while Oosterdam is slated to sail 21 seven-day cruises roundtrip from Seattle and Amsterdam is scheduled to sail one seven-day itinerary followed by nine 14-day Great Alaska Explorer voyages from Seattle.
In 2017, Holland America Line will mark 70 years of exploring Alaska. To commemorate the milestone, the line has planned experiences for every Alaska cruise and all Land & Sea Journeys. In addition to entertainment that was created especially for the anniversary, Holland America Line will also debut a new Alaska-centric menu with dishes created by the line's Culinary Council, two anniversary Alaska Beers, commemorative gifts and more.