Holland America Line celebrates Klondike Gold Rush with ‘Find Your Gold’ giveaway for gold nuggets

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Holland America Line celebrates Klondike Gold Rush with ‘Find Your Gold’ giveaway for gold nuggets

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The gold rush is on. Only this time, lucky gold prospectors will find their treasure on Holland America Line’s Klondike Gold Rush.

To honor the 120th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, Holland America Line will award five lucky winners an authentic gold nugget. As part of the “Find Your Gold” giveaway, the nuggets are valued at about $1,000 each.

The Find Your Gold giveaway is to honor Holland America Line’s deep connection to Alaska and Yukon travel.

“Holland America Line has been at the forefront of Alaska cruising and Yukon exploration for nearly 70 years, and we wanted to celebrate the anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush by doing something fun and memorable,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president.

“Panning for gold is such a significant part of the region’s culture and history, and giving away the special nuggets is our way of honoring the Yukon and inviting our guests to be a part of the celebration in a unique way,” Ashford said.

In 2016, Holland America offers 149 voyages and 248 Land+Sea Journeys to The Last Frontier. Guests who book and travel on any 2016 Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journey will be eligible to win one of the five gold nuggets.

Most Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journey adventures feature a complimentary gold panning experience at historic Gold Dredge No. 8 in Fairbanks, where guests can learn about the life of a prospector and test their own skills at finding the mother lode.The giveaway runs through Sept. 2, 2016, and the five winners are scheduled to be selected mid-September in a random drawing. The drawing is open to legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding Colorado), the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Québec) who are 18 years of age or older at the date of entry. Entries may be submitted by mail with no purchase necessary.

In 2016, Holland America Line will have seven ships exploring Alaska’s majestic landscapes from May through September. The ships offering seven- and 14-day Alaska cruises are ms Amsterdam, ms Maasdam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Volendam, ms Westerdam and ms Zaandam.

Holland America Line’s award-winning Land and Sea Journeys combine a three-, four- or seven-day Inside Passage cruise with in-depth overland tours to the Yukon and Alaska’s interior. Offering up to three days at Denali National Park for wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery, Land and Sea Journeys are designed to highlight the best of Alaska’s wilderness, wildlife, native culture and history.

The new complex being developed at Denali will be ready for the 2016 Alaska season. Guests will be able to enjoy the grand two-story restaurant showcasing views of the neighboring mountains, Gold Nugget Saloon, an amphitheater, cozy fire pits, outdoor seating, three retail shops and an artist-in-residence cabin where local artists will display and discuss their works.

Blog Thanks to Kay Showker, Travel Writer-Photographer

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