Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday morning saw the arrival of the first cruise ship to make Anchorage a port of call in 25 years. Holland America's m.s. Amsterdam departed Seattle for a 2 week Alaska cruise that includes stops in Sitka, Juneau, Kodiak, Homer, and Alaska's largest city. In total, the m.s. Amsterdam will make nine stops in Anchorage this summer each with around 1,300 passengers and 600 crew members. Excursions that are offered to tourists upon landing at the Port of Anchorage include day trips to Talkeetna, and flights over Mt. McKinley -- something that other port of call towns can not offer due to their distance. Holland America also recently announced that the Amsterdam will be returning to Anchorage in summer 2011.