Holland America Line to Offer 17 Alaskan Itineraries in 2012 to Visit Several National Parks


Holland America Line's 2012 Alaskan CruiseTours include trips to Glacier Bay National Park. // (c) 2011 Holland America Line.

Holland America Line's 2012 Alaska CruiseTours feature 17 different itineraries that range from 10 to 20 days in length. All CruiseTours combine a three-, four- or seven-day Inside Passage cruise with overland tours. These cruises offer two days at Denali National Park for wildlife viewing, Six tours also feature Canada's Yukon Territory, including Kluane National Park and Tombstone Park.  Departures range from May through September.

Highly trained interpreters, tour concierges and Alaska travel guides are present on most CruiseTours and sailings, and National Park Rangers provide extensive commentary and guided programs at Glacier Bay National Park.  Tour concierges travel throughout the land portion on all Alaska/Yukon CruiseTour itineraries.

In 2012 Holland America Line features six Yukon and Denali CruiseTours. These 10- to 20-day itineraries include destinations such as Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Dawson City, and Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Some CruiseTours also include Kluane National Park and the White Pass and Yukon Railroad.

The eight Denali CruiseTours range from 11 to 14 days and feature a seven-day Inside Passage cruise that includes Glacier Bay National Park. Most itineraries offer two-night Denali stays with the Denali Tundra Wilderness experience, a day-tour into the protected wilderness where grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves are often sighted in the wild.

Expedition CruiseTours range from 12 to 14 days, and include the Bears and Wilderness CruiseTour for intimate opportunities for viewing wildlife. They feature a seven-day Glacier Discovery cruise, Redoubt Bay Lodge near Lake Clark National Park and Winterlake Lodge along Alaska's Iditarod Trail.

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