Holland America Line is developing a new Base Camp complex to be completed in spring 2016 at its modern 478-room McKinley Chalet Resort – Alaska’s premier destination hotel. Ideally located close to Denali National Park and on the banks of the majestic Nenana River, it provides accommodations for Holland America Line passengers taking part in its exciting Land+Sea Journeys.
These special packages offer the best of both worlds as cruisers may combine a thrilling Alaska Cruise with a fascinating overland Denali National Park tour creating an unforgettable vacation experience.
Be among the first to enjoy the new Base Camp that will be centrally located in the main section of the elegant McKinley Chalet Resort, which spans over 60 acres. Guests will be offered delicious meals at the 7,800-square-foot restaurant while they enjoy stunning mountain views at the two-story eatery. Holland America Line’s modern wilderness resort offers fine and causal dining choices, including Canyon Steakhouse and Karsten’s Public House, serving local favorites and craft beerss. Delicious breakfasts and dinners of both comfort food and local seafood dishes will be offered at Denali Trading Company. Another venue will be the Nenana View Grill, offering fabulous river views and a menu showcasing local cuisine, such as Alaskan salmon. Stop in at the Grizzly Grind espresso bar for delicious coffees and fresh pastries.
Evening entertainment includes listening to live music while enjoying a drink at the Gold Nugget Saloon, featuring the Music of Denali Dinner Theater. After the show, the venue becomes an exciting hot spot where you can listen to live music.
During the day there is a multitude of thrilling activities for active cruisers including flightseeing, ATV adventures and river-rafting. Imagine enjoying nature as you take a peaceful stroll along the pathways in and around the camp while reveling in the fragrant spruce scented air. Guided tours throughout the property offer an extra special insight into the region.
Stay in comfortable accommodations, including those for families. Beautifully appointed new mini-suites will make you feel right at home. They all will provide a comfortable retreat as you settle in for a delightful experience. Some even boast views of the scenic Nenana River.
Located at the center of Base Camp is an amphitheater where guests may enjoy diverse entertainment at a covered performance stage with a semicircle of seating. Take in local shows, fascinating ranger talks and unique demonstrations. An artist-in-residence cabin is where Alaska natives and local artisans will display and discuss their works. Cozy fire pits offer a place to gather on cool Alaska evenings with tasty s’mores. Spend some time shopping for the perfect, locally handmade, souvenirs to take home with you.
The McKinley Chalet Resort provides the accommodations for Holland America Line passengers for its exciting Land+Sea Journeys which are offered May through September in 2016. They will combine a three- to seven-night Holland America Line cruise with a thrilling overland adventure ranging from 10 to 20 days in two distinct series: Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journeys and Denali Land+Sea Journeys.
All Land+Sea Journeys combine a three- to seven-night Holland America Line cruise with an overland adventure that includes a one-, two- or three-night stay at Denali National Park – considered by many to be the highlight of an Alaska vacation.
Each Land+Sea Journey also visits places such as the gold rush town of Dawson City, Seward, Fairbanks, Skagway and the historic narrow-gauge White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad.
Enriching journeys combine Denali National Park with the Yukon and include one- or two-night stays in the heart of the historic Klondike Gold Rush country and up to a three-night stay at Denali National Park will be a highlight of any visit to Alaska – America’s last frontier.
Experience the new Base Camp, Holland America Line’s signature service and acclaimed hospitality, plus a fabulous Alaska cruise in this beautiful unspoiled region.