SKAGWAY -- Holland America Line introduced two Just for Kids shore
excursions in Skagway as part of the cruise operator's Club HAL
young cruisers' program.
The company offers of eight shore itineraries for "tweenagers"
in two levels -- ages 6 to 12 and ages 13 to 18 -- in the ports
visited by its six Alaska ships.
The first of the new Skagway offerings is a Skagway Streetcar
Wild Ride -- an hourlong excursion through the gold- rush town in a
vintage automobile, available to both age groups. The madcap tour
is led by a uniformed conductor following the routing and the
entertainment style of Skagway inventor and humorist Martin Itjen,
the founder of the Skagway Streetcar Co. in 1923. The tour is
priced at $24 per person.
The other shore excursion, for $114 per person, is designed more
for the older group -- a three-hour Dyea Mountain Bike and Float
adventure combining the city tour of Skagway with a mountain-bike
ride to nearby Dyea and a float trip on the Tiaya River. Holland
America Line, Phone: (800) 426-0327