Holland America Line launches 'Glacier Guarantee'

Holland America Line launches 'Glacier Guarantee'

Glacier sightings promised – or cruise line will give passengers compensation

Passengers cruising in Alaska with Holland America Line from now until the end of September 2025 are guaranteed to see one or more glaciers during their cruise. This is the promise from the cruise line following the launch of its Glacier Guarantee initiative. 

According to the company, guests cite seeing glaciers as one of the top reasons for choosing an Alaska cruise. Under the guarantee, if Holland America Line does not visit an Alaska glacier, guests are eligible to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to 15% of their cruise fare.

In 2024 and 2025, guests can embark on Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises and cruisetours aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam and Zaandam. In addition to seven-day itineraries, guests can take longer 14-day voyages and a 28-Day Alaska Arctic Circle Solstice cruise.

All Alaska cruises include a scenic visit to the region’s iconic glaciers, during which the ship sails up to the face of the ice formations and then rotates for a 360-degree view.

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“Our guests, and especially first-time guests, are understandably as obsessed with Alaska’s glaciers as we are, and our new Glacier Guarantee underlines our confidence in providing unforgettable glacier sightings on our Alaska cruises and Cruisetours,” said Holland America Line chief marketing officer Kacy Cole.

Holland America Line, which has been cruising in Alaska for more than 75 years, has more permits to visit Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve than any other cruise line, and other glacier visits including College Fjord, Dawes Glacier, Hubbard Glacier and the Tracy Arm Fjord’s Twin Sawyer Glaciers.

During Glacier Bay scenic cruising, Glacier Bay National Park Service Rangers visit Holland America Line ships for the day to engage with guests and talk about Alaska’s most famous national park.

The Glacier Guarantee is valid on all Alaska cruises and the company's Cruisetours, except select Yukon Cruisetours that feature a three-day cruise experience.

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