Wild at heart: what to expect on an Alaska cruise

Katie Noviss sails through Alaska regularly in her role as Business Development Manager at Holland America Line. We asked her what is special about discovering the 'Great Land' from the water.

What is it that draws people to Alaska?

Alaska is one of those places where you can experience nature and science at its wildest. You can see magnificent glaciers, witness the grace and power of migrating orcas, and see grizzly bears in the wilderness. It’s like nowhere else on earth.


Why is Alaska best explored by ship?

Alaska is vast – with one million acres for each day of the year ­– and much of it is land-locked. The best way to visit the charming seaside towns, enjoy all the marine life and walk on the ice-age glaciers all in one trip, is by ship. And the best of Alaska can be experienced on a cruise through the Inside Passage, a waterway along the Pacific North West coast filled with spruce-covered islands, snow-capped mountains, glacier-fed rivers, and tiny coastal communities.

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