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Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Yukon with Holland America

Visit the Yukon with Holland America with an Alaska, Denali and Yukon Cruisetour. 

If you’ve ever wanted to visit a place unlike any other, the Yukon could easily top your list. Surrounded by Canada’s tallest peaks, this vast territory is home to small communities with big personality and breathtaking views, and Holland America Line can take you there. By combining an iconic Alaska cruise with a journey into Denali National Park and the Yukon Territory, you can soak up the sights of gigantic glaciers, magnificent wildlife, a bustling mining town and more. Here are the top reasons to visit the Yukon with an Alaska, Denali and Yukon Cruisetour.


Land & Sea Adventures

Recognized for exceptional service and amazing Alaska Cruises we’re also the only cruise line to offer its own cruisetours with up to three days in Yukon Territory.


Get ready to revel in some of our highest-rated guest experiences, making unforgettable memories on a getaway to the Great Land followed by an unforgettable journey through the luscious forests and nostalgic towns of the Yukon.


While many adventurers have explored Alaska, far fewer have made their way to the Yukon. And if you’re passionate about breathtaking landscapes, mountain air or just getting away from the everyday, then a cruisetour to the Yukon is calling you.


Majestic Views

With Holland America Line, you’ll see more glaciers in Alaska than with any other cruise line. Whether you’re looking to explore them by sea, land or air, we can take you there. And that’s just the beginning of your majestic views.

From icy-blue glaciers to snowcapped mountain peaks, you’ll experience jaw-dropping moments as you take in the spectacular landscape around you from Alaska to Yukon Territory. The Northern Lights may even surprise you. Though never guaranteed, it’s always a delight when the Northern Lights make an appearance. A cruise in early April or late September will increase your chances of experiencing this magnificent sight.


Wildlife Experiences

Moose, wolves and bears, oh my! Witness a world of wildlife throughout your great Alaska and Yukon adventure. With Holland America Line, you can have more access to Alaska Wildlife than any other cruise line, bringing you closer to its wondrous creatures.


And if you explore the Yukon on a cruisetour, you’ll go deeper into the wilderness where the Big Five, (moose, bears, Dall sheep, caribou and wolves) roam. Whether you’re spotting whales from the open decks of our ships in Alaska or enjoying sights of the Big Five from our luxury glass-domed McKinley Explorer® train to the Yukon, you’ll be captivated by the beauty and wonder of the wildlife around you.


Gold Rush Nostalgia

Yukon Territory isn’t just known for its incredible beauty and wildlife. Another one of its treasures is Dawson City. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a stop in this nostalgic town will make you feel like you stepped back in time to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush.


Home to 1,500 residents today, Dawson City used to be the destination for Gold Rush prospectors in search of fast fortunes. Here you’ll find guides in costume sharing the history of the town through site tours. While you’re there, consider stopping by Diamond Tooth Gerties, Canada’s oldest gambling hall, where you can try your luck at various games of chance and take in a can-can show, led by Diamond Tooth Gertie herself. And if you want to pan for gold, you can do that, too. In fact, gold is still one of the top industries here.


White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Dependent on your itinerary, you may find yourself aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Enjoy a magical scenic railway with views unlike any other destination.


Recognized as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark – an honor it shares with modern marvels like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty – the railway weaves its way through steep ravines and cliff-hanging turns.


Are you ready to experience the adventure that is the Yukon? 


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