HAL to increase presence in Alaska

Holland America Line (HAL) has announced that it is to increase its departures in Alaska for 2013.

S-Class Ship in Alaska Glacier BayWhile the number of HAL ships sailing within the region will remain at seven – the same as 2012 – the itineraries are being adjusted. The ms Amsterdam will double its departures on new seven-day cruises from Vancouver. As a result Alaska season departures will increase 8.5% and guest capacity by 6% year-on-year.

“Increasing our capacity in Alaska means that Holland America Line will offer nearly 1.6 million passenger days in the 2013 season,” said Richard Meadows executive vice president marketing, sales and guest programs. “These itineraries have always been among our most popular, and Amsterdam’s new seven day departures will allow us to bring more guests to Alaska and show off the natural beauty of this part of the world. We also encourage travellers to book early and enjoy greater benefits with Early Advantage savings.”

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