Shore excursions are now available for booking! Visit the Activities page for more information.
We are all scrambling to pack our bags and get all of our errands done. But we’ve had a chance to work up a schedule of events for the cruise.
This is what we call a first draft: Garrison will always have more ideas as we sail. We will have this in print for you in your cabins when you board the Maasdam. And every day you will get Holland America’s Daily Schedule, which is the one to work from as you plan each day!
— The APHC Staff
Bookings for shore excursions, spa services, dining upgrades, and other onboard services will open WEDNESDAY, April 6, at 12:00 noon ET.
Holland America provides a “one-stop shopping” gateway to local operators offering trips and land-based activities. Using Holland America to book locally operated shore excursions is the easiest and most reliable way to see our ports of call. HAL will arrange connections to your tour and be sure you stay on schedule. Various excursions involve different levels of activity, physical ability of participants, and service provided. Knowing that our regular cruisers love to be active, Holland America has added many excursions that offer recreation among Alaska’s amazing natural resources.
Please consider your options while we overnight in Anchorage, the evening of August 22nd. Holland America needs a very quick commitment if you would like to use one of their excursions to spend a night off the boat. While many of us will explore Anchorage in depth or just take some time to relax on board, three special excursions offer experiences that include a night’s stay off the ship. These excursions offer the chance to explore some of our national treasures: choose from Denali National Park, Alyeska Resort in the Chugach Mountains, or Kenai Fjords National Park. We are holding sought-after hotel rooms in high season so space is strictly limited and we are asking for a quick commitment. HAL needs a non-refundable commitment from all participants by April 14th. We cannot guarantee space on these excursions after that date. And once full, there will be no additional space on these excursions. First-come, first-served!
In addition to excursions you may make arrangements to enhance your onboard experience. Our cruisers are known for filling time in the spa on our cruises, so if you would like some pampering during the cruise we suggest making appointments in advance. You may reserve times to enjoy the truly fine cuisine in the Pinnacle Grill or to share Italian-inspired plates in the Canaletto Grill. You may purchase beverage packages in advance. You and your loved ones may even arrange onboard gifts or shipboard account credits.
View our custom brochure [PDF]
Set up shore excursions through the “Book Shore Excursions” section of hollandamerica.com. You will need your Holland America booking number to do this.
Education Team Programs
Our education team has put together an overview of all their onboard lectures, commentaries, and activities.