January 1, 1970
Holland America Line will make a regular cruise ship stop in Anchorage in 2010.
The Amsterdam, which carries 1,380 passengers and a crew of 615, will be the first ship of a major line to call regularly in Anchorage. The port call will be part of a 14-day cruise.
Some Alaska tourism officials prefer seven-day cruise ship tours because it means twice as many passengers are carried on a vessel over a two-week period.
Many passengers on seven-day cruises continue tours away from the coast to destinations such as Denali National Park and Fairbanks. The 14-day itinerary will not allow time for excursions into Southcentral and Interior Alaska.