Holland America Line plans new Arctic Circle itinerary for 2024

Holland America Line plans new Arctic Circle itinerary for 2024

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The 28-day cruise will be hosted onboard Westerdam in June 2024

Holland America Line is to debut a new 28-day Arctic Circle itinerary during its 2024 Alaska season, which will run from April to September.

The ‘Alaska Arctic Circle Solstice’ cruise will be hosted onboard Westerdam in June and will travel from Seattle, Washington, USA, to the Bering Sea with calls at 12 Alaska ports. Guests will be able to experience the summer solstice and visit locations such as Glacier Bay National Park, the Tracy Arm fjord, Little Diomede Island and the Hubbard Glacier.

“Holland America Line is proud of our rich history of bringing the best service at sea to Alaska, and we're excited to reveal details of our 2024 season including a new month-long Arctic Circle itinerary that is the most immersive we've ever offered in this region,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer of Holland America Line.

Some of the other highlights in 2024 will include a 14-day ‘Great Alaskan Explorer’ itinerary that departs from Vancouver, Canada, featuring calls at eight Alaska ports, as well as three different seven-day cruises which all feature calls at Ketchikan and Juneau in Alaska and depart from either Vancouver or Seattle.

Guests on every Alaska cruise will be able to visit at least one of the region’s glacier destinations, which include Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord, Dawes Glacier, Hubbard Glacier and Twin Sawyer Glaciers of Tracy Arm fjord. National Park rangers and local Huna Tlingit guides will join guests on cruises passing through Glacier Bay.

Guests will also benefit from expanded onboard programming, which includes the opportunity to engage with an Alaska naturalist and attend presentations exploring local topics such as Alaska’s bush pilots and the Iditarod race.

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By Amber Hickman
04 January 2023

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