Alaskan governor Sean Parnell has signed legislation cutting the levy on visiting cruise passengers in a move designed to bolster the state’s flagging reputation. Following the decision, the per person tax will drop from $46 to $34.50, with deeper offsets for ships stopping in at least one of two popular ports, Juneau and Ketchikan.
Holland America Line will deploy ms Volendam and ms Zaandam in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific in 2011-12, marking the first time the line will have two ships sailing a series of itineraries in the region simultaneously.
From morning Tai Chi or Sudoku to afternoon Pilates and Wii bowling, Holland America Line’s new Explore Wellbeing program is tailored to guests who want engaging onboard activities while they cruise. Explore Wellbeing offers new directions in sporting events, brain teasers and spa features to intrigue, relax and excite guests.
Alaska-bound travelers can choose from four cruise itineraries of seven to 14 days with Holland America Line in 2011.
As part of its on-going Signature of Excellence program, Holland America Line continues to add enhancements and new features to its fleet of ships, including dramatic new public areas and stateroom upgrades as well as expand their industry-leading enrichment program.
Holland America Line will, for the first time in the line’s history, pay calls to Anchorage, Alaska.
To complement its already extensive and award-winning shore excursion offerings, Holland America Line has put together 55 new and captivating tours for its 2010 summer season.
Holland America Line’s ms Ryndam recently sailed with several new enhancements on its seven-day western Caribbean cruises sailing from Tampa, Florida.
Holland America Line highlights warm tropical destinations from October 2010 through April 2011 with an exceptional variety of Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico and Hawaii cruises.
Holland America Line’s 2011 Europe season will feature the newest Signature-class ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, on popular Mediterranean sailings and more round-trip and seven-day itineraries than ever before.
In 2010 Holland America Line highlights the magnificent wilderness of Canada’s Yukon Territory.