Holland America Line Enters 2010 With Most Diverse Alaska CruiseTour Program Yet



    
    Thirty-one CruiseTours are 10 to 20 days in length

    
    SEATTLE, June 30 /CNW/ -- For travelers wishing to see the beauty of
Alaska and the Yukon, Holland America Line features 31 CruiseTour itineraries
in 2010 exploring Southeast Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula, Arctic, Denali and
the Yukon Territory. All CruiseTours 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.

    Ranging from 10 to 20 days in length, the ever-popular Great Land and
Glacier Discovery CruiseTours explore Alaska and the Yukon by land and sea.
Twenty Holland America CruiseTours feature a Double Denali option - two nights
at a classic wilderness lodge near the gates of Denali National Park. Many
tours also feature Canada's Yukon Territory, with its Klondike Gold Rush
heritage and pristine national parks.

    "More than sixty years of experience in the region is wrapped up in each
of our cruise tours," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president,
marketing, sales, and guest programs. "These are comprehensive tours. Holland
America has always sought to provide guests with in-depth wilderness
experiences."

    The new 2010 itineraries and optional excursions offer a choice of 14
national parks and wilderness areas including less visited gems such as Kluane
National Park and Tombstone Park along with popular Glacier Bay and Denali
National Parks.

    Holland America's comprehensive CruiseTours combine a variety of
transportation adventures to explore Alaska and the Yukon. Guests travel by
five-star cruise ships; luxury, domed McKinley Explorer(R) railcars; intimate
vessels such as the mv Yukon Queen II; and comfortable custom-built highway
Explorer Coaches(TM) on Great Land itineraries.
    

    Great Land CruiseTours
    
    The core of the company's extensive Alaska tour program consists of 10
Great Land CruiseTours, combining a southeast Alaska cruise with an in-depth
tour of the vast interior. The cruise sails for three or four days between
Vancouver, British Columbia, and Skagway.

    Great Land Klondike CruiseTours offer 11- to 15-day adventures to Denali
National Park; Dawson City; Fairbanks and Whitehorse. Four Great Land
Wilderness CruiseTours range from 10 to 13 days and provide a more affordable
wilderness experience with travel along the most scenic stretch of the famed
Alaska Highway.
    

    Glacier Discovery CruiseTours
    
    Guests who prefer a longer Inside Passage cruise with added glacier
viewing can choose among 18 Glacier Discovery CruiseTours. Ranging from 11- to
20-days, these CruiseTours include a seven-day sailing and most offer
two-night Double Denali stays and the Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour.

    New Expedition CruiseTours are designed to provide more
off-the-beaten-track wilderness experiences. Three itineraries highlight
uncrowded, authentic wilderness experiences in the Kenai, Denali and the
Yukon. Two tours include accommodations at small, exclusive lodges in remote
locations.
    

    The leader in Alaska Cruises and CruiseTours
    
    Holland America Line has been Alaska's leading tour operator for more
than 60 years. The line has eight premium ships, offering 148 Alaska cruises
in 2010. These include 60 sailings on four ships home-ported in Seattle and 88
cruises on four ships based in Vancouver.

    CruiseTours start at $1,099 per person, double occupancy. To book an
Alaska cruise or CruiseTour, contact a travel agent or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL
(1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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on the home page at www.hollandamerica.com.

    About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE:   CCL and CUK)]
    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,
South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage;
and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New
England, Europe and Panama Canal. A 15th ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, is
scheduled to join the fleet in 2010.
    

    World's Leading Cruise Lines
    
    The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland America Line
is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also
includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise
Line and Costa Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a
commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of
lifestyles and budgets. The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and
enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.


    
    CONTACT:    Sally Andrews / Sarah Scoltock
    PHONE:      800-637-5029
    FAX:        206-262-5934
    EMAIL:      pr@hollandamerica.com




    




For further information:

For further information: Sally Andrews or Sarah Scoltock, both of
Holland America Line, 1-800-637-5029, fax, +1-206-262-5934,
pr@hollandamerica.com


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