The Carnival Corporation-owned subsidiaries HAL-Holland America Line and Princess Cruises announced that this summer they would offer many ways for vacationers to experience Alaska via Gray Line Alaska, Princess Alaska Lodges, and HAL’s Westmark Hotels, giving guests a combination of tours, sightseeing, and lodging options on land.
Dave McGlothlin, Vice President, Tour Operations, sadi they loved Alaska and loved that they got to share it with visitors from all over the world. He added they were "committed to helping locals and visitors alike experience all the best parts of Alaska in a safe way.”
“For the last year, many people stayed close to home, so this summer, as we’re able to reopen some of these land offerings, we are more ready than ever to welcome visitors back through our doors.”
The 2021 tours highlight the best of Alaska’s interior with COVID health and safety precautions top of mind for the well-being of guests and employees. For travelers who wish to take the legwork out of planning an Alaska vacation, tours are a great option. For those who wish to make their own itinerary and go at their own pace, sightseeing and hotel options make for a custom experience.
Highlights for escorted tours include the full 8-hour Tundra Wilderness Tour at Denali NP, where vacationers have opportunities to see the big 5 - grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves, and Dall sheep. Other tours include the Portage Glacier Cruise close to Anchorage and Riverboat Discovery trip in Fairbanks. Optional tours like river rafting, flightseeing around the mountain, and more are available to book at each hotel property.