SEATTLE -- Holland America Line said it will debut one of its
newest ships, the Zaandam, in Alaska in 2001 and offer more
sailings to Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line.
Holland America will offer a total of 121 Alaska cruises on six
ships sailing two main itineraries: roundtrip, seven-day sailings
from Vancouver and one-way, seven-day sailings between Vancouver
Eighty-four percent of these sailings (101 cruises) will visit
"Glacier Bay captures the essence of wild Alaska, and we are
proud to have been awarded the most permits by the National Park
Service to cruise there," said David Giersdorf, Holland America
senior vice president, marketing and sales.
The 1,440-passenger Zaandam joins the Volendam as Holland
America's newest ships on Alaska's Inside Passage. Both ships offer
40% more veranda minisuites than their predecessors; an Internet
center, and alternative dining in the Marco Polo restaurant.
All of the line's Alaska sailings offer programs that bring on
board Alaska natives to give passengers an in-depth interpretation
of the region's culture.
From May 5 to Sept. 23, Holland America offers 65 departures
from Vancouver on its seven-day roundtrip Glacier Bay Inside
Passage itinerary stopping in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.
Depending on the season, ships deployed for this itinerary are the
Zaandam, Volendam, Westerdam, Veendam and Ryndam.
Cruise-only fares start at $999 per person, including port
Seven-day Glacier Discovery cruises between Vancouver and Seward
feature the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska itineraries from May
6 to Sept. 16 aboard the Veendam, Ryndam and Statendam. The ships
visit Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka and Valdez.
Cruise-only fares start at $1,099 per person, including port
For information or reservations, call (877) 724-5425 or visit www.hollandamerica.com.