Is this the number one travel destination of 2020?
13 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
© Beau Monde Is this the number one travel destination of 2020?
Wild animals, spectacular glaciers and overwhelming mountains, untouched Alaska, also known as the "Last Frontier", could become the number 1 travel destination this year. Holland America Line is coming this season with the most beautiful and wide range of cruises to Alaska. From April to September, seven luxury ships, including the first ship from the Pinnacle class, the Koningsdam, take you on a cruise full of overwhelming experiences along, among other things, the ultimate glacier experience, Glacier Bay.
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Holland America Line has been transporting guests to Alaska for more than 70 years - longer than Alaska has been a state. Travel with these experts along beautiful seascapes and vast wild, unspoilt nature and discover why a cruise is the ideal way to discover this largest state in the United States. Visit one or more iconic glacier destinations: Glacier Bay National Park, the Hubbard Glacier or the Twin Sawyer Glaciers of the Tracy Arm Fjord. Holland America Line offers the most cruises to Glacier Bay, an unmissable hotspot for many Alaska travelers.
Denali National Park
Those who want to discover the native Alaska can join this season the cruise company choose from 15 different Land + Sea Journeys in combination with a three, four or seven day cruise to spend more time in Denali National Park, the crown jewel of Alaska's interior. Thanks to its insider expertise and an extensive network of hotels, trains and coaches, Holland America Line is the only cruise company that offers land excursions to Dawson City. This is the city where the 'Gold Fever of Klondike' has its origins and with which you can visit the vast and remote Yukon territory, where the history of the Gold Fever of Klondike merges with wild, unspoilt nature.© Offered by Beau Monde Is this the number one travel destination of 2020?
In 2020, travelers can take a cruise to Alaska aboard the Eurodam, Koningsdam, Maasdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Volendam and Westerdam. The ships leave this season for a trip from Seattle or Vancouver or a one-way trip between Seward (Anchorage, Alaska) and Vancouver. This season, the cruise company is focusing on Land + Sea Journeys which, thanks to the expertise of local experts, ensure an unforgettable Alaska travel experience.
New and remarkable in 2020The Koningsdam sails its very first season in Alaska with seven-day tours along the Inside Passage from Vancouver, BC This newest category of ships brings a number of exclusive facilities from Holland America Line to Alaska such as the Music Walk, where all music genres are featured on three stages, the Rolling Stone Rock Room, where a live band brings the most famous rock hits from the past back to life and the ultramodern theater World Stage, the French brasserie Rudi's Sel de Mer, the sushi bar Nami Sushi, a large number of cabins with verandas and much more. Holland America Line is the only cruise company with seven-day tours from Vancouver to Glacier Bay National Park. The fourteen-day Great Alaska Explorer EXC In-Depth journeys aboard the Maasdam are a completely new way to explore Alaska. The ship makes a round trip from Vancouver and moors in hardly visited ports such as Homer and Valdez. Guests have a choice of interactive workshops, lectures and country excursions on the theme of photography, nature, food and drink and history. On the ship, Zodiacs are ready to explore wild animals, majestic glaciers and the breathtaking scenery closer by, all under the guidance of an expert. © Offered by Beau Monde Is this the number one travel destination of 2020? On board all cruise ships there is a choice of an extensive program from the "Explorations Central" information center, where regional experts immerse the guests in local culture and history. In addition, a biologist from Alaska is on board and on cruises to Glacier Bay a park ranger and a "native speaker" travel along. There are also special presentations on local topics such as Alaska’s bush pilots and the well-known sled dog race Iditarod. All cruises to Yukon, such as the popular 10-day Yukon and double Denali Land + Sea Journey, now include two nights in Dawson, in the heart of Yukon. This gives travelers more time to relive the history of the gold rush and enjoy the fantastic view of the Yukon Valley from the Midnight Dome viewpoint. The 14-day double Denali and Seward Land + Sea Journey will be extended in 2020 with an extra night at Alyeska Resort in the Chugach Mountains. Seven world-famous chefs guide every aspect of the culinary experiences on board. For the first time on the Alaska cruises, French and Italian-inspired dishes were created by the newest member of the Holland America Line Culinary Council, the acclaimed restaurant owner Kristen Kish, who won the tenth season of the "Top Chef" television program.
The 3,500 employees of Holland America Line in Alaska are among the most experienced and highly trained cruise personnel, many are residents of Alaska. The cruise company has its own coaches, McKinley Explorer luxury rail cars with a transparent roof, and hotels such as the McKinley Chalet Resort of some 250,000 m2, adjacent to Denali National Park.