Holland America Sees a Surge in Demand for Alaska Cruising

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Jul 4. With pent-up demand and the U.S. Independence Day travel rush, premium cruise line Holland America Line is reporting a surge in interest for Alaska, experiencing the highest booking levels for Alaska cruising during the month of June since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Alaska cruising is growing as more travelers look to explore by ship. Holland America operates six ships to Alaska through October with convenient departure gateways of Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

As a bucket-list locale for many travelers, Alaska offers close-to-home departures without the need for overseas air, stunning scenery and wildlife, deep history and culture, and areas like Glacier Bay that are best reached from the water.

According to AAA Washington, Seattle is the number-one summer domestic destination in the U.S. for Washington travelers—and the second most popular nationwide—due in large part to the area’s bustling cruise industry. During the July 4 holiday weekend, AAA Washington travel bookings show that the number of people traveling by trains, buses and cruise ships is expected to triple compared to 2021. Holland America offers round-trip cruises from Seattle to Alaska on two of its ships.

Overall, Holland America says it continues to see strong interest in cruises that are a short flight or drive from guests’ homes. The cruise line visits 225 different ports in 91 different countries on sailings round-trip from the United States, serving more international destinations on cruises sailing round trip from a U.S. homeport than any other brand. The line’s U.S. homeports include Seattle, San Diego, Boston and Fort Lauderdale. Holland America also offers more sailings to Alaska from Vancouver than any other cruise line.

Source: Insider Travel

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