A lot of cruise lines ply the waters of Alaska and while any cruise line can offer an Alaska cruise, few can give you the true Alaska experience. A couple years ago I sailed Holland America’s ms Oosterdam on a seven-night Alaska cruise, round-trip Seattle.
Here are 11 reasons why I’d cruise Alaska with Holland America:
1. The Route
From the moment you leave Seattle until arriving in Alaska the natural wonders are bountiful. Seattle has year-round snow-topped mountains that give for great photo ops. Tracy Arm offers glaciers, mountains that tower over the cruise ship and. The route is designed with photography and stunning panoramic views in mind.
2. Onboard Location Guides
Hearing about the mammoth pieces of ice and ice fields are just one of the reasons Alaska rocks! To take it a step further, Holland America has on board destination guides to answer any questions you may have about the destination. It’s not just the narration that the guides are helpful with. Say you need to get to an internet cafe in Juneau with a really fast connection or if you want to check out a food truck in Ketchikan, these guides can put you in the right direction. Think onboard concierge.