Holland America Line Enhances Alaska CruiseTour Program for 2013

Line to feature first-ever three-night Denali stay and "Sampler" tour options 
SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - In 2013, Holland America Line will expand its 
Alaska CruiseTour program with some notable additions, including three new 
Triple Denali itineraries, four new short pre/post "Sampler" tours for guests 
with limited time and other enhancements to existing CruiseTours.  Holland 
America Line also designed four of its most popular tours to allow them to 
begin and end in Seattle. 
Ranging in total length from 10 to 20 days, all CruiseTours combine a three-, 
four- or seven-day Inside Passage Holland America Line cruise with in-depth 
overland tours. CruiseTours are created to highlight the best of Alaska's 
wilderness, wildlife, native culture and history. Six tours also feature 
Canada's Yukon Territory with its Klondike Gold Rush heritage and pristine 
national parks such as Kluane National Park and Tombstone Park. Departures are 
from May through September. 
"As an industry leader in Alaska for the past 65 years, Holland America Line 
is adept at creating personalized vacation experiences that combine Alaska's 
must-see highlights with its seldom-seen wonders," said Richard Meadows, 
executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland 
America Line. "Our CruiseTours are the perfect choice for guests looking for 
more in-depth exploration because they feature the wonders of Alaska by both 
land and sea." 
CruiseTours feature luxurious glass-domed McKinley Explorer railcars with 
comfortable, forward-facing seats and expert commentary by guides. In 
addition, Holland America Line's exclusive Explorer Coaches create a superior 
environment for traveling the highway on Denali and Yukon tours with roomy 
leather seats, first-class legroom and no more than 44 travelers. 
The three new Triple Denali itineraries feature three-night stays at the 
majestic Denali National Park. Denali CruiseTour options also include the 
industry's first ever one-, two- and three-night stays at or inside the Park. 
The four new short pre/post "Sampler" tours were created to accommodate guests 
with limited time looking to immerse themselves in some of Alaska's most 
stunning scenery. 
Also new for the 2013 Alaska season, ms Amsterdam will join ms Volendam and ms 
Zuiderdam on select CruiseTours during the seven-day Inside Passage 
itineraries sailing round-trip from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 
The new tours offered provide unique opportunities to explore Denali with an 
emphasis on flexibility, choice and convenience.  Some options include a 
direct, same-day connection between Denali and the ship, and luxury travel 
aboard Holland America Line's McKinley Explorer dome train. 
Triple Direct to Denali CruiseTours D1 Holland America Line's first-ever 
Triple Direct to Denali CruiseTour offers guest an unprecedented three-night 
stay at Denali. This CruiseTour features the Tundra Wilderness Tour and scenic 
cruising throughout the Gulf of Alaska. The Glacier Discovery itinerary sails 
from Vancouver to Anchorage, or reverse. At Glacier Bay, guests can cruise the 
ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park 
Service Ranger narrates. Additional ports of call include Haines or Skagway, 
Juneau and Ketchikan, a uniquely Alaskan port famous for its rich native 
culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Rates start at $1,499 per 
person based on double occupancy. 
Triple Denali Classic CruiseTour D4 This exclusive CruiseTour that only is 
offered by Holland America Line includes three nights and two full days in one 
of Alaska's top-attractions, the perfect choice for guests seeking a short 
pre- or post- cruise land extension. Guests will embark on a seven-day Glacier 
Discovery cruise and sightsee aboard the McKinley Explorer domed railcars. 
During this CruiseTour guest will enjoy unforgettable nights in Denali plus 
highlights in Anchorage and Fairbanks. On the second day at Denali, guest 
travel deep into Denali National Park during the Tundra Wilderness Tour. The 
tour, narrated by a naturalist, ventures 53 miles into the Park to the Toklat 
River. On the third day, guests can explore on their own with a free day in 
Denali. Rates start at $1,599 per person, double occupancy. 
Sampler CruiseTours S1-S4 The Sampler Tour combines three-, four-, or 
seven-day cruises with one- and two-night land packages for guests seeking a 
short pre- or post-cruise land extension, providing guests with just enough 
time to have the essential Denali experience. During the Denali Sample Tour S1 
guests will sail from Vancouver to Anchorage, or reverse, and enjoy scenic 
cruising throughout Alaska's Inside Passage before calling at Ketchikan, 
Juneau, Haines or Skagway and Glacier Bay. Park Service Rangers narrate for a 
full eight hours as guests enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Glacier Bay. 
While at Denali, guests can spend the day exploring Denali National Park 
before boarding the McKinley Explorer train bound for Anchorage. Rates start 
at $999 per person based on double occupancy. 
Expedition CruiseTours E1-E3  Holland America Line's Expedition CruiseTours 
E1-E3, ranging from 12 to 14 days, provide guests with adventurous wilderness 
experiences and intimate opportunities to view wildlife, including the Bears 
and Wilderness CruiseTour. These rugged CruiseTours feature a seven-day 
Glacier Discovery cruise, quintessential Alaska destination Redoubt Bay Lodge 
near Lake Clark National Park, and Winterlake Lodge, located northwest of 
Anchorage and along Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail. Additional Expedition 
CruiseTours highlight the best of the Kenai Peninsula and Denali backcountry. 
Rates start at $2,999 per person based on double occupancy. 
Convenient Roundtrip Seattle CruiseTours R1, R2, R4, R5 Holland America Line's 
convenient round-trip Seattle CruiseTours offer guests four of the company's 
most popular tour options with the ease of beginning and ending in Seattle, 
Wash.  Air link between Seattle and Anchorage or Fairbanks, transfers and a 
Seattle hotel overnight are included in the CruiseTour options. 
Roundtrip Seattle tours feature scenic cruising of Alaska's famed Inside 
Passage combined with two or three nights in Denali, Fairbanks and, on the 
most extensive option, the Yukon as well. Rates start at $1,899 per person 
based on double occupancy. 
Notable Enhancements to Existing CruiseTours In 2013, Holland America Line's 
Dawson & Denali Plus CruiseTour Y4 will upgrade to a Triple Denali itinerary 
that includes a direct Explorer Coach connection between Dawson City and 
Fairbanks. Classic Denali CruiseTours D4-D7 will include the Alaska Railroad 
CruiseTrain between Seward and Anchorage, and tour concierges will be featured 
on the Yukon series Y1-Y6 and Denali Plus CruiseTours D8-D9. Additionally, the 
included Yukon River cruise on tours Y1-Y4 will operate as a round-trip 
excursion from Dawson aboard the nostalgic paddle-wheeler Klondike Spirit. 
Guests on these itineraries will travel by Explorer Coach between Tok and 
Dawson City on Alaska's famous Top of the World Highway. 
Unique to the Holland America Line cruise experience, Alaska-inspired cuisine 
is featured throughout both cruise and land components. Additionally, 
knowledgeable interpreters, tour concierges and Alaska travel guides are 
present on most CruiseTours and Alaska sailings. At Glacier Bay National Park, 
National Park Rangers provide extensive commentary and guided programs. 
For more information on Holland America Line's cruises and CruiseTours, 
consult a professional travel seller, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or 
visit www.hollandamerica.com or the Plan a Cruise tab at 
www.Facebook.com/HALcruises. 
Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog.  
Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link 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 15 ships offers more than 500 
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  One- to 
110-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, Bermuda, Alaska, 
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. 
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a 
commitment totaling more than $540 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts 
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show 
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide 
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New 
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and 
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
World's Leading Cruise Lines Holland America Line is a proud member of World's 
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise 
Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a 
passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's 
Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation 
experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise 
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at 
www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com. 
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CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
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