June 18, 2024

Anne Vipond Alaska story in The Vancouver Sun

A Holland America ship cruises past a tidewater glacier in Alaska.

When locals and tourists alike crowd the white rails at Canada Place to watch a ship departing for Alaska, few may realize that cruise liners have been setting sail from Vancouver Harbour since before the Second World War.
Two lines with long-standing ties to Vancouver are Princess Cruises and Holland America Line. The latter’s distinctive ships, with their flag-blue hulls and Dutch names, have been carrying passengers to Alaska since the early 1970s.

See The Vancouver Sun Travel Section for more: Vancouver a “dam” good start to Alaska trip

Avatar photo About Anne Vipond

Anne Vipond is the author of several guidebooks to cruising destinations around the world. She draws on an extensive sailing background to impart her enthusiasm for cruise travel. From her home port of Vancouver, she travels by cruise ship to a wide range of destinations to keep her books current and useful for her cruise readers. Her cruising articles have been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and over seas.