Holland America Line Celebrates Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood With 50 Percent Savings on Many CruiseTours

    Shipboard celebrations feature salmon and special dinner menu

    SEATTLE, Feb. 4 /CNW/ -- In recognition of Alaska's golden anniversary of
statehood, Holland America Line is offering 50 percent off on many CruiseTour
itineraries and stateroom upgrades from $50. Shipboard culinary events also
are planned to further commemorate the state's anniversary.
    "There has never been a better time to travel to Alaska," said Richard D.
Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs.
"We are offering incredible values on CruiseTours this year, and because of
the historical significance of the 50th anniversary, guests in Alaska can take
advantage of special fares and events."
    In 2009, guests can travel on select Alaska CruiseTours for 50 percent
off the original price with deposits reduced by 50 percent. When booking an
inside stateroom, guests can upgrade to an outside stateroom from $50 and
third and fourth guests in a stateroom are 50 percent off the regular
CruiseTour fare. In Vancouver B.C., travelers can add a deluxe downtown hotel
room night onto their tour for as low as $50.
    With 29 different itineraries varying in length from 10 to 20 days,
CruiseTours include a scenic cruise of the Inside Passage and a land tour to a
wide range of places throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Tours go to major cities
of Anchorage and Fairbanks, wilderness areas in the Yukon, Denali National
Park, the Kenai Peninsula, Alyeska, the Arctic and Homer. Rates now start at
$949 per person, based on double occupancy. This particular rate is available
on CruiseTour 11, a 12-day Discovery Cruise and Denali Adventure.
    Onboard Celebrations
    In honor of Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood, the line is bringing
back its popular "Salmon 50 Ways" on its ships in Alaska. Over the course of a
seven-day cruise, wild Alaskan salmon will be prepared 50 different ways, each
a unique recipe. Diners will find salmon available for lunch and dinner each
    One night during each cruise, a special Alaska Celebration Menu will be
served in the main dining room. Created especially for the occasion by Master
Chef Rudi Sodamin, the menu showcases the foods and culinary traditions
enjoyed throughout Alaska's history. Entrees include items such as Sitka razor
neck clams with noodles, braised caribou steak with wild mushrooms and Alaskan
king crab cobb salad.
    Holland America Line has been leading tours in Alaska for more than 60
years and has eight premium ships offering a total of 156 cruises and 29
CruiseTours ranging from 10 to 20 days in length.  For more information about
booking, contact a travel agent or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or
visit http://www.hollandamerica.com.
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    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:    Sarah Scoltock / Rose Abello
     PHONE:      800-637-5029
     FAX:        206-262-5934
     EMAIL:      pr@hollandamerica.com


For further information:

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

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