Holland America Line Announces 31 Alaska/Yukon CruiseTours for 2011


    
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<p><span class="xn-location">SEATTLE</span>, <span class="xn-chron">May 4</span> /CNW/ -- From Glacier Bay and Denali National Park to the Kenai Peninsula and Yukon, Holland America Line's 2011 Alaska CruiseTours feature 31 exciting itineraries with rates starting at <span class="xn-money">$999</span> per person.</p>
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<p>All CruiseTours - ranging from 10 to 20 days in length - combine an Inside Passage sailing with in-depth land tours, designed to show guests the best of Alaska's wilderness, wildlife, native culture and history. Many tours also feature Canada's Yukon Territory with its Klondike Gold Rush heritage and pristine national parks such as Kluane National Park and Tombstone Park.</p>
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<p>"Holland America draws on more than 60 years of experience in Alaska and the Yukon to provide guests with in-depth wilderness experiences," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales, and guest programs. "These tours are an incredible value for guests who want to experience the beauty of Alaska by both land and sea."</p>
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<p>Holland America's comprehensive CruiseTours combine many modes of transportation to explore Alaska and the Yukon. Guests travel by five-star cruise ships, luxury, domed McKinley Explorer® railcars, vessels such as the mv Yukon Queen II and comfortable, custom-built Explorer CoachesTM, which feature more legroom.</p>
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<p>In 2011 Holland <span class="xn-person">America Line</span> is featuring 10 Yukon & Denali CruiseTours. The 10- to 15-day itineraries combine a three- or four-day Inside Passage cruise between <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> and Skagway with adventures to Denali National Park and destinations such as Fairbanks, Dawson City and Whitehorse. Some CruiseTours also include Kluane National Park and the White Pass & Yukon Railroad with Lake Bennett excursion.</p>
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<p>Denali CruiseTours feature a seven-day Inside Passage cruise on 18 itineraries ranging from 11 to 20 days. Guests enjoy more glacier viewing, including either the immense Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay or Glacier Bay National Park. Most itineraries offer two-night Double Denali stays and the Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour. Some include an excursion to the Arctic, Kenai Fjords National Monument or luxurious Alyeska Resort.</p>
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<p>Three Expedition CruiseTours, ranging from 12 to 14 days, provide authentic wilderness experiences and include the new Bears & Wilderness CruiseTour. It features a seven-day Glacier Discovery Cruise and retreats at rustic Redoubt Bay Lodge near Lake Clark National Park (sport fishing and bear viewing opportunities) and Winterlake Lodge along Alaska's historic Iditarod Trail (helicopter glacier trekking, hiking, fishing). The other two Expedition CruiseTours highlight the Kenai Peninsula or Denali backcountry.</p>
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<p>Holland <span class="xn-person">America Line</span> will continue to offer the <span class="xn-location">Seattle</span> Connector Package to enable guests beginning or ending their CruiseTour in <span class="xn-location">Anchorage</span> or Fairbanks to enjoy a roundtrip <span class="xn-location">Seattle</span> itinerary. The package includes airfare between <span class="xn-location">Seattle</span> and Alaska, overnight at <span class="xn-location">Seattle</span> airport area hotel, transfers between <span class="xn-location">Seattle</span> and <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span> and transfers between <span class="xn-location">Anchorage</span> or Fairbanks hotel and airport.</p>
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<p>CruiseTours start at <span class="xn-money">$999</span> per person, double occupancy. To book an Alaska cruise or CruiseTour, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit <a href="http://www.hollandamerica.com">www.hollandamerica.com</a>.</p>
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<p>Find Holland <span class="xn-person">America Line</span> on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog.  Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the home page at <a href="http://www.hollandamerica.com">www.hollandamerica.com</a>.</p>
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<p>About Holland <span class="xn-person">America Line</span> [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:   CCL and CUK)]</p>
<p>Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to 320 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies.  Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents, and highlights include Antarctica, <span class="xn-location">South America</span>, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, <span class="xn-location">Mexico</span>, Canada/New England, <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> and <span class="xn-location">Panama</span> Canal.  A 15th ship, ms Nieuw <span class="xn-location">Amsterdam</span>, is scheduled to join the fleet in 2010.</p>
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      CONTACT:  Sally Andrews
        PHONE:  800-637-5029
          FAX:  206-262-5934
        EMAIL:  pr@hollandamerica.com








    

For further information: For further information: Sally Andrews of Holland America Line, Phone, 1-800-637-5029, Fax, +1-206-262-5934, pr@hollandamerica.com


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