2017 marks 70 years for sailing to Alaska for Holland America. It all began in 1947 with a simple, spontaneous tour in Fairbanks and has grown into the line’s Alaska Land+Sea Journeys that combine a cruise with a land-based adventure to Denali and the Yukon.
During this year’s season, Eurodam will operate 22 roundtrip 7-day cruises, Oosterdam is slated to sail twenty-one 7-day voyages roundtrip, and Amsterdam is scheduled to sail one 7-day itinerary followed by nine 14-day Great Alaskan Explorer voyages from Seattle.
Provisioning costs each time a ship calls in Seattle averages about $300,000 per visit. Holland America works with almost 700 Washington vendors for everything from office supplies to food, piano tuners, and more. As an example, Oosterdam requires over 23,000 eggs and 1,375 gallons of milk each week – all of which come from local farmers.