This Cruise Line Guarantees Glacier Viewing on Every Alaska Cruise

With guests citing glaciers as the top reason to visit Alaska, Holland America Line now guarantees a glacier viewing on every Alaska cruise.

Holland America Guarantees Glacier Viewing on Every Alaska Cruise

Holland America Guarantees Glacier Viewing on Every Alaska Cruise

Holland America Line loves Alaska. Since 1947, the cruise line has led the way in showcasing the majesty of the state — including its magnificent glaciers. In fact, Holland America Line’s passion for Alaska’s glaciers runs so deep that the cruise line now guarantees a glacier viewing on every Alaska cruise.

With seeing glaciers as one of the top reasons for choosing an Alaska cruise, this new Glacier Guarantee assures travelers won’t return home disappointed. The Glacier Guarantee is offered on Alaska departures from now through September 2025. Under the guarantee, if Holland America Line does not visit an Alaska glacier, guests are eligible to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to 15 percent of their cruise fare.  

Guarantees Glacier Viewing on Every Alaska Cruise

“Our guests, and especially first-time guests, are understandably as obsessed with Alaska’s glaciers as we are, and our new Glacier Guarantee™ underlines our confidence in providing unforgettable glacier sightings on our Alaska cruises and Cruisetours,” said Kacy Cole, chief marketing officer, Holland America Line. “We know our guests are going to return home from their cruise with special memories of these icy wonders. In fact, we guarantee it.” 

Every Alaska cruise includes a scenic visit to Alaska’s iconic glaciers. During the visit, the ship sails up to the face of the ice formations and then rotates for a 360-degree view. Holland America Line has more permits to visit Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line. And other glacier visits include College Fjord, Dawes Glacier, Hubbard Glacier, and the Tracy Arm Fjord’s Twin Sawyer Glaciers. 

‘Glacier Day’ Puts a Spotlight on Alaska’s Majestic Glaciers 

New for the 2024 season, Holland America Line also debuted “Glacier Day” on its Alaska cruises as part of its “We Love Alaska” onboard experience. Leaning into the cruise line’s enthusiasm for glaciers, Glacier Day includes sighting times, scenic commentary, photo opportunities, Dutch Pea Soup on deck, Glacial Ice cocktails, insightful talks by Glacier Bay National Park Service Rangers, and an open bow for viewing. 

More Opportunities to See Alaska Wildlife Than Any Other Cruise Line 

In addition to glaciers, Holland America Line offers more ways to see the wildlife of Alaska. Holland America Line carries a wildlife expert on board to help guests witness the majestic animals found in Alaska, including whales, eagles, bears, moose, otters, seals, sea lions and more.

A Wildlife Spotting Guide points out the native animals found along the cruise route and includes a map with the best places to see each species. Between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., wildlife sightings are announced for guest viewing. The wildlife experience continues ashore. With nearly 180 animal sanctuaries and sightseeing opportunities.  

Guarantees Glacier Viewing on Every Alaska Cruise

Alaska Features Six Ships Exploring The Great Land 

In 2024 and 2025, guests can embark on Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises and cruisetours aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam, and Zaandam.

In addition to seven-day itineraries, guests can take longer 14-day voyages and a 28-Day Alaska Arctic Circle Solstice cruise. Holland America Line is the only cruise line that ventures up into the wilds of the Yukon on a cruisetour that combines a cruise and visit to Denali National Park & Preserve.  

Holland America Line: The Leader in Alaska Cruising 

The new Glacier Guarantee™ program is part of Holland America Line’s initiative to offer the most extensive Alaska experience in the industry. Holland America Line has been exploring Alaska for more than 75 years — longer than any other cruise line —weaving their expertise into every nuance of the journey.

We Love Alaska is made up of authentic experiences that focus on culture, cuisine, and adventures ashore as well as Holland America Line’s enrichment and entertainment programming ‘Alaska Up Close’


Are you happy to hear that Holland America now guarantees a glacier viewing on every Alaska cruise? Do you have a cruise way up north planned for this year? Drop us an anchor below to share your experiences cruising with Holland America Line.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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