2012 Holland America Alaska Cruise Video

Holland America Line has put up this year’s video brochures for their Alaska cruisetours.

ALASKA: Imagine its dramatic landscape, wildlife and rich history revealed through a lens of comfort and impeccable service. For 65 years, Holland America Line has brought the best of Alaska and the Yukon to our guests and our expert planning allows for these natural wonders to unfold. Choose from a wide-array of 7 or 14-day cruises or expand your adventure with a cruisetour and go into the great interior of Alaska and the Yukon. A cruisetour is a seamless and effortless land and sea vacation offering extra time in the best places like Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak Mt. McKinley.

A below-deck look at reycling and wastewater treatment on Holland America’s Zaandam

Katie Farden at InvestigateWest has a revealing look at the recycling operations of an Alaska cruise ship. The scale of a cruise ship amplifies the environmental impact and the efforts required to minimize that impact are equally massive.

While the 1,432 passengers aboard Holland America’s Zaandam, are enjoying a five-course meal at one of the ship’s plush dining venues or unwinding with a hot-stone massage in the vessels’ full-service spa, crew are bustling below, sorting out tons of waste and recyclables.

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