Collectors’ Voyages and Voyage of the Glaciers Added to Holland America Line’s 2009 Alaska Program

December 9, 2008

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — For Alaska travelers who enjoy the time
aboard ship as much as the destination, Holland America Line offers the 14-day
Collectors’ Voyages and a new 17-day Voyage of the Glaciers CruiseTour. The
extended tours tie together two seven-day Gulf of Alaska cruises on different
ships with time to venture inland to Anchorage — a mix of frontier town and
modern city — and experience the cultures and lifestyles of Alaskans.

“For many of our travelers, the thrill of an Alaskan vacation is best
enjoyed from the decks of our premium ships,” said Richard D. Meadows, CTC,
executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. “We created the
Collectors’ Voyages and the new Voyage of the Glaciers CruiseTour to be an
extended sightseeing tour where guests can experience the beauty of an Alaskan
voyage within the lap of Holland America Line luxury.”

Special Shoulder-Season Collectors’ Voyages start at just $999; guests can
combine a three- or four-day cruise of the West Coast with a 7-Day Inside
Passage Cruise to Alaska:

    -- May 4      San Diego to Vancouver (11-Day Ryndam)
       May 6      Los Angeles to Vancouver (10-Day Zuiderdam)

    -- Sept. 19   Vancouver to Los Angeles (10-Day Zuiderdam)
       Sept. 20   Vancouver to San Diego (11-Day Statendam & Veendam)

Holland America Line mid-size ships offer the most spacious accommodations.
Guests always find plenty of room at the rail to take in the views from the
wraparound teak deck or the open bow. Adding to the shipboard experience,
narration from U.S. Forest Service Rangers in Glacier Bay National Park and at
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park’s Hubbard Glacier enliven guests’ knowledge
and appreciation of these scenic places. Native interpretation from Huna
Totem tribe members (Glacier Bay) and Tlingit tribe members (Hubbard Glacier)
also bring color to the legend and lore of the Great Land.

The 17-day Voyage of the Glaciers CruiseTour sails through such renowned
sights as the twin Sawyer Glaciers, the 15 glaciers of College Fjord, the
immense Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay, or Glacier Bay National Park. In fact,
Holland America Line has the most Glacier Bay permit entries of any cruise
line. On many people’s “must see” list, Glacier Bay is a 65-mile long fjord
with spectacular tidewater glaciers.

14-Day Back-to-Back Glacier Discovery Cruises from $999

Combine two 7-day cruises sailing roundtrip Vancouver, B.C. and double the
glacier experience, viewing Glacier Bay National Park or Hubbard Glacier.

17-Day Voyage of the Glaciers CruiseTour from $1,299

Sail northward to Seward via Hubbard Glacier, then embark on a second
7-day cruise in the opposite direction visiting Glacier Bay National Park. See
more of Alaska and experience the award-winning service and elegant amenities
of two world-class ships. In between, spend two nights in Anchorage, exploring
museums, galleries and surrounding landscapes for a 17-Day Voyage of the
Glaciers CruiseTour.

10- and 11-Day Pacific Coastal/Alaska Collections from $999

Combine a 3- or 4-day cruise along the West Coast with a 7-day Inside
Passage cruise to Alaska. Sail from San Diego to Vancouver (and reverse) or
Vancouver to Los Angeles (and reverse) and enjoy the scenery along the
coastlines of California, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska.

“Seeing a glacier calve and hearing the thunderous cracking of ice is a
once in a lifetime thrill for every traveler,” said Meadows. “Our Voyage of
the Glaciers CruiseTour offers numerous opportunities to encounter the
spectacular Alaskan glacier experience and spend time in Alaska’s largest city,

Holland America Line has been leading tours in Alaska for more than
60 years and has eight premium ships offering a total of 156 cruises and
29 CruiseTours ranging from 10 to 20 days in length. For more information
about booking, contact a travel agent or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit http://www.hollandamerica.com.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE: CCL and CUK)]

Holland America Line’s fleet of 14 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to
320 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies. Two- to
108-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, Alaska, Mexico,
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. A 15th ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam,
is scheduled to join the fleet in 2010.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a
commitment totaling more than $525 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 Cafe powered by The New
York Times
, 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

The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland America Line
is a member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also
includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise
Line and Costa Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a
commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of
lifestyles and budgets. The World’s Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and
enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.

SOURCE Holland America Line

Source: newswire

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