The small city located in Kodiak, Alaska, on Kodiak Island, is also on the itinerary. Kodiak Island is renowned for its abundance of Kodiak bears, which is the most populous subspecies of brown bears.
Other locations within Alaska are Skagway, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka, Valdez and Wrangell. The journey will also include the opportunity to visit Prince Rupert in Canada.
The cruise will include beautiful family travel blogger cruising through Glacier Bay National Park as along with visits to Tracy Arm, College Fjord, Prince William Sound and Hubbard Glacier — all well-known for their breathtaking Alaskan landscape.
Holland America announced that the new schedule will be announced on Tuesday, that will coincide with Alaska Statehood Day celebrations.
Always known for a wider mix of longer
The announcement of the itinerary comes at a time when Holland America is in the phase of adding longer itineraries to its Island itinerary. Always known for a wider mix of longer, more destination-intensive itineraries than many of its competitors, Holland America is doubling down on longer itineraries as a focus for the coming year and beyond.
In addition to the 29-night trip to Alaska the company also has announced it will provide two 14-night voyages to Alaska in 2024, the first of these sailings within five years.
As with the 28-night itinerary traveler photos the sailings will feature uncommon visits to Anchorage and Kodiak, Homer, Valdez and a variety of more typical Alaska ports, including Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway.
Opportunity to experience the sun disappear completely
A candid interview was conducted in an exclusive interview with The Points Guy in advance. Of the announcement Holland America chief commercial officer Beth Bodensteiner. Said the new 28-night Alaska itinerary was something she hopes the line could offer every year from now on.
“It’s a great way to offer something unique and have us. Kind of step out of the mainstream for a few weeks,” Bodensteiner explained in a statement. Noting that the trip gave the chance for participants to “cross something off your bucket list.”
Bodensteiner said that Holland America’s itinerary planning team. Was hard at work to design the itinerary that would allow passengers inside the. Arctic Circle right at the solstice of summer, which gives the rare opportunity to Island experience the sun disappear completely.
“That timing is a great example [of] how talented our itinerary planning team is. That they think of that kind of thing,” she explained. “That’s sort of what they started on. They [said,] wouldn’t it be great to be this far north for summer solstice? And then they back into” plan for the rest of the schedule.