Holland America Marks 70th Year in Alaska: Events, Entertainment

In 2017, Holland America Line will celebrate its 70th year in Alaska and to commemorate the milestone, the cruise line has planned experiences and events that will take place on every Alaska cruise and on the 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. 

New Onboard Entertainment 

In partnership with BBC Earth, a new Alaska in Concert multimedia production will premiere. The production will combine a live music set against a backdrop of footage from the BBC Earth television series, Wild Alaska. In addition, Holland America Line will showcase Native Voices, a program of Huna cultural interpretation while cruising through Glacier Bay National Park


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Cuisine and Culinary Shows

The main dining room will showcase special decor and customized menus that celebrate the cruise line's Alaskan heritage. The menu will offer new dishes created by Holland America Line's Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and the company's Culinary Council composed of chefs Jonnie Boer, David Burke, Elizabeth Falkner and Jacques Torres. A 70th Anniversary Baked Alaska will top off the celebratory meal. 

Two New Alaska Brews

For the 70th Anniversary Celebration, the company will expand its selection of beers by introducing a customized, exclusive Holland America Line Pale Ale. Another anniversary beer by Denali Brewing Company will be available at Denali for guests on Land+Sea Journeys. 

New Ship

To make it possible for more guests to cruise to Alaska with Holland America Line in 2017, the company added a seventh ship to the region to fill demand. Starting this spring, MS Amsterdam, MS Eurodam, MS Nieuw Amsterdam, MS Noordam, MS Oosterdam, MS Volendam and MS Zaandam will offer a total of 135 Alaska departures. 

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