For more than 70 years, Holland America Line has been visiting Alaska, longer than any other cruise line. A recognized leader Holland America wants you to savor the journey onboard their fleet of now 15 elegant, mid-size ships offering more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. From short coastal getaways to epic and extended Grand Voyages, there is something for all tastes and adventures. In Alaska for 2019, Holland America welcomes her largest and most diverse fleet yet of 8 vessels – the most of any cruise line operation, and covering every major itinerary including longer and more expansive 14 & 21 night voyages.
Or partake in an in-depth Land & Sea Journey that takes you far beyond just the cruise, and into the vast wilderness of the great state of Alaska and even into Canada’s Yukon Territory & Klondike. Holland America pioneered these combo trips to give travellers the best quality and most elaborate northern itinerary, all guided by professional and educated Journey Hosts and in featuring Holland America’s own McKinley Explorer luxury glass-domed railcars. Treat yourself to seeing famous Glacier Bay National Park by cruise and vast Denali National Park on land. With Holland America Line you can see it all.
At Holland America Line, we are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and most elegant ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs - featuring onboard exclusives like the Culinary Arts Center and America’s Test Kitchen, and partnerships with Lincoln Center, BB King Blues Club, and Billboard - as well as compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place.
Holland America’s youth program accommodates 4 different age groups from 3 to 17 years old. Children 3 to 12 years old have their dedicated center at Club HAL while teens 13 to 17 years old have their exclusive areas The Loft and the Oasis. All activities are hosted and supervised by permanent, full-time staff who hold degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, leisure studies or related fields.
*If your child has special needs, please advise Holland America when booking your Alaska cruise reservation. They are welcome to attend activities based on their chronological age. Staff are trained to work with special needs children.
Club HAL®Kids: ages 3-6
Club HAL® Tweens: ages 7-12
Teens: ages 13-17
The Youth Program is offered at the following times:
Kids and Tweens
Kids and Teens Culinary Arts Program
For kids ages three to seven and eight to fourteen. Teenagers 15 and older may participate in adult classes. All classes are complimentary and last about an hour. Kids learn the basics on cooking and receive copies of recipes they prepared.
Holland America guests in Alaska must be 21 years of age or older for alcohol purchase and consumption.
Guests 21 and older may each bring one bottle of wine (no larger than 750ml) onboard at embarkation. Additional bottles will incur a $18 US corkage fee. Beer, boxed wine, or other liquors and spirits are not permitted to be brought onboard.
Violation will result in the following:
Holland America automatically adds a hotel service charge to your shipboard account which are gratuities for the dining room wait staff, room stewards, and galley and laundry staff. The amount varies by stateroom and may be adjusted at your discretion at the end of your cruise.
A 15% bar service charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases. You are welcome to give more for exemplary service if you wish.
During the day, it’s relaxed and casual onboard. At port dress in layers in Alaska. For the evening, bring formal wear and smart casual. There are two formal nights on a 7-night Alaska cruise. T-shirts, swimsuits, tanks tops and shorts are not proper attire in the restaurants or public areas during evening hours.
Women are permitted to board if pregnant for 24 weeks or less on day of disembarkation. A physician's letter must be faxed to Access and Compliance (800-577-1731) for women in any stage of pregnancy.
Infant minimum age is 12 months of age for trans-Atlantic sailings or any other itinerary which in the opinion of the Medical Department present a significant risk to infants between 6 and 12 months of age; minimum age is 6 months for all other sailings.