'Glacier Day' Announced by Holland America for 2024 Cruises

A lake and mountains in Alaska
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Holland America Line has announced the introduction of "Glacier Day" on its 2024 Alaska cruises along with enhanced onboard experiences, as stated in a recent press release.

These new features include Alaska Up Close presentations and a variety of culinary and beverage experiences designed to deepen guests' engagement with Alaska's rich history and culture. The 2024 season begins on April 27 departing from Vancouver and on May 4 from Seattle.

"Glacier Day" will feature a series of activities including scheduled sighting times, scenic commentary, educational presentations, informational viewing stations, and photo opportunities.

Special offerings will include Dutch Pea Soup served on deck, Glacier Ice cocktails, talks by Glacier Bay National Park Rangers and Huna cultural interpreters, and the option for guests to enjoy the view from an open bow.

“Holland America Line continues to focus on bringing regional and local experiences on board every cruise, with our Alaska sailings leading the way in authentic programming, localized cuisine, and now special events like ‘Glacier Day’,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer of Holland America Line.

“We continue to cultivate like-minded partnerships and fine-tune everything from cocktails to wildlife maps to ensure our guests are completely immersed in all facets of Alaska.”

From April through September 2024, passengers can set sail on Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises and Cruisetours from Vancouver and Seattle aboard the Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam, and Zaandam. Options include seven-day cruises, longer 14-day cruises, and a new 28-day Arctic Circle Solstice Legendary Voyage covering 12 Alaskan ports.

Each Alaska cruise features visits to renowned glacier destinations such as Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier, Dawes Glacier, and the Twin Sawyer Glaciers of Tracy Arm.

Furthermore, Holland America Line is launching a new beer called “Killer Whale Pale Ale” on all Alaska cruises, created in partnership with Pike Brewing and characterized by honey, citrus, and tropical fruit flavors.

Additionally, guests can enjoy cocktails crafted by celebrated bartender Sam Ross, which will be available in the bars on all Alaska ships: Juneau AK, Klondiker, PNW Penicillin, Mosquito, Midnight Sun, and Frontier Champagne Flip.