Zaandam, a 780-foot Holland America cruise ship, arrived in Anchorage early Monday, May 14. Passengers aboard it are on a two-week cruise that originated in Seattle and traveled to several ports in Southeast Alaska before coming here. The ship has 716 staterooms and can carry more than 1,800 passengers.
In Anchorage, tour buses carried travelers into the city. Their journey continues on to Homer and Kodiak before the return trip to Seattle. Port of Anchorage external affairs director Jim Jager said the Zaandam will visit Anchorage 10 times in 2018. No other cruise ships are scheduled to come here, he said.