THE RESUME OF CRUISING TO ALASKA FROM SEATTLE
May 20, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that Holland America Line and Princess Cruises plan to resume cruising in the United States with Alaska sailings departing Seattle in July 2021.
Following passage of the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, work with Alaska government officials, and recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Holland America Line and Princess announced its intent to return to service in the United States with a partial season of Alaska sailings from Seattle.
Holland America Line will operate 10 Saturday departures from July 24 through October 2, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.
Princess will operate 10 Sunday departures from July 25 through September 26, aboard Majestic Princess.
These cruises will visit signature ports, glaciers and attractions in Alaska including our southeast locations of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
“The return of the cruise industry to Alaska is great news for anyone hoping to experience the rugged beauty of the Last Frontier,” said Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy. “More importantly, it signals a hopeful new chapter for the dozens of communities and tens of thousands of Alaskans who rely on cruise industry partners to help them share Alaska with the world.”
These Alaska cruises are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.
Alaska Tour Jobs is currently hiring positions within the transportation departments located in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. View current southeast Alaska job openings here.
WE’RE HIRING! JOIN OUR TEAM!
March 8, 2021
With the recent announcement from Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, we are excited to operate three of our Alaska hotels this summer!
Alaska Tour Jobs is hiring seasonal full-time and part-time positions for our land operations in Denali, Fairbanks, and Cooper Landing. We have opportunities in food & beverage, rooms division, guest services, maintenance, and more. View current job openings here.
The health, safety, and well-being of our guests and employees is always our top priority. We have policies and procedures in place to protect you against COVID-19. These policies are organized into the following pillars: communication, physical protective measures, space & distance, disinfection & sanitation, and health screening.
Here are some of the things we are doing to keep you safe in Alaska during our 2021 operating season:
- Communicating: COVID-19 signage is posted to remind everyone to maintain distance, wear masks, and stay home if they are feeling ill
- Masking: Masks are required in all indoor guest areas
- Distancing: Six feet of distance between individuals is maintained at all times possible
- Sanitizing: Enhanced sanitation procedures are in place including more frequent sanitation and enhanced ventilation and filtration of air
- Screening: All employees are required to complete a daily health screening
Additionally, each department in every hotel has a mitigation plan with specific procedures in place to protect our guests and employees from COVID-19.
We are excited to welcome you to work in a safe and adventurous location this summer!
OUR CONDENSED ALASKA LAND SEASON BEGINS MAY 28, 2021!
March 4, 2021
This summer, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises announced their special Alaska Land Vacation program for summer 2021.
- The Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge will be open May 28 – September 8, 2021.
- The McKinley Chalet Resort at Denali National Park will be open May 28 – September 6, 2021.
- The Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center is open year-round.
- Portage Glacier Cruises will operate May 28 – September 6, 2021.
Princess and Holland America Line are working to create new health and safety protocols to address COVID-19, to ensure the well-being of guests, team members and the greater community. To protect the health and safety of everyone, we are closely monitoring and continue to implement preventive measures in line with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health agencies.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
We are disappointed to learn of Canada’s decision to extend the interim order that prohibits cruise ships from sailing in its waters and calling on Canadian ports through February 2022.
Though our Alaska cruise program is presently uncertain, we are committed to operating one of our two Denali lodges, the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge this summer to support land vacations in Alaska’s magnificent interior.
While this is beyond our control, we will continue to maintain a focus on what we can do to support our fellow Alaska businesses, the thousands of people who rely on the tourism industry, and the regions in which we operate.
We are committed more than ever to ensure a healthy and safe work environment in Alaska and the Yukon and are actively working with Princess and Holland America cruise lines, the CDC, the State of Alaska, as well as other local and government agencies to ensure our protocols meet their standards.
BE SAFE! TRAVEL SAFE! WORK SAFE!
December 16, 2020
We are now hiring for our summer 2021 season! Get ready for a summer adventure in Alaska. Experience breathtaking views, fresh local cuisine, and awe-inspiring wildlife. See it all for yourself – and make friends from around the world – while leading tours, serving in hospitality and culinary, or hitting the road in transportation operations.
We are committed more than ever to ensure a healthy and safe work environment in Alaska and the Yukon. We are actively working with the cruise lines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Alaska and Yukon territories as well as other local and government agencies to ensure our protocols meet their standards upon your arrival.
The health, safety and well-being of our guests and employees is always our top priority. Here are some of the things we are going to do to keep you safe in Alaska during our 2021 operating season:
- Conducting COVID-19 testing of all of our guests and employees
- Mandatory mask wearing in public areas
- Touchless temperature checks
- Accessible hand washing and sanitizing stations
- Thoroughly sanitizing public areas regularly
- Continuously disinfecting high touched surfaces and equipment
- Enhancing our building, motorcoach and train car fresh air filtration systems by installing high-efficiency air filters
Additionally, we will have mitigation plans in place for our hotels, our employee housing and our driver training programs. It’s critically important that we keep our team members well, which is why we are reinforcing healthy behaviors and protocols. The health and safety measures we’re planning for next summer’s operating season will be frequently updated here so you have the most up-to-date information.
Join our team to experience Alaska and the Yukon by applying today! #WeAreBack