"Holland America Line guests enjoy the friendly people and atmosphere of Haines as well as the opportunity to visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve," said Rick D. Meadows, CTC, senior vice president, marketing and sales.
Incorporated in 1920 with population of approximately 2,500 in the summer months, Haines offers a wide array of activities and excursions to choose from including cultural and historical tours, kayak and hiking, to an wildlife adventure by jet boat or float trip through the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, boasting the world's highest concentration of bald eagles. Independent exploration about town may include cultural heritage at Sheldon Museum and Alaska Indian Arts in historic Fort Seward, or learning about the area's natural history through taxidermy at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. There are also galleries offering exquisite artistry of the Chilkoot and Chilkat Tlingits and other resident artists.
2006 Alaska Cruises
The leader in Alaska cruises and CruiseTours, Holland America Line will sail eight ships on 159 cruises in 2006. The company's premium ships offer unmatched spaciousness, carry fewer passengers than any other major cruise line and offer the most entries into Glacier Bay National Park of all cruise lines. Itineraries include 7-day Alaska Explorer cruises roundtrip from Seattle; Glacier Bay Discovery journeys between Vancouver, B.C., and Seward, Alaska; and Glacier Bay Inside Passage sailings roundtrip from Vancouver. Prices start at $949 per person, double occupancy, for Southbound Sunday departures on the ms Veendam and Ryndam that stops at Haines. For more information or to book a Cruise or CruiseTour, consult a professional travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.