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📍 Juneau, Alaska // A journey through Tracey Arm Fjord brings to life everything to love about Alaska—from icebergs, glaciers, and waterfalls to abundant wildlife and possibly, even an orca encounter. Book your 14-day Alaskan adventure (and don’t forget the camera).
Holland America Line maintained its leading position as the cruise line with the Best Alaska Itineraries. In 2017 the company will celebrate its 70th year exploring Alaska, with seven ships offering unique itineraries highlighted by scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier and Alaska’s famed Inside Passage. Land+Sea Journeys combine a Holland America Line cruise with an overland tour to Denali National Park with two distinct series: Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journeys and Denali
Holland America Line guest William Norton and his wife have been cruising with us for more than 15 years. During that time, they’ve taken many adventures around the globe, and William has captured them in beautiful photographs. If you’re not sure where you want to cruise, perhaps William’s photos will entice you toward one region or another.
Commonly referred to as brown bears in Alaska; the term “grizzly” is reserved for those brown bears found in the interior of Alaska. Adult males typically weigh up to 800 lbs with adult females weighing up to 500 lbs. Standing heights can reach as tall as 7 ft! Because the head and shoulder hair of the adult grizzly bear is often tipped white, they take on a “grizzled” appearance — hence, the name!
Named after William Dall (1845–1927), a famous Alaskan explorer & one of the founders of the National Geographic Society. Dall sheep are found in Alaska's high mountainous areas. These sheep feed and rest on ridges and slopes and use crags and rocks to hide from predators. They are able to seemingly defy gravity and cling to jagged, rough surfaces thanks to cloven hoofs with special padding.
While the Alaska cruise season is coming to a close, we’re sure you’re already dreaming of booking your Alaska adventure for 2017. After all, Holland America Line is celebrating our 70th year in The Last Frontier next year so it’s the perfect time to go. One of the highlights of every Alaska cruise is the wildlife. Not only can you see amazing animals on shore excursions, but often you can see them from the decks of the ship – bears roaming the shoreline, whales swimming in the distance!