Holland America Acquires White Pass & Yukon Route – Other Cruise News: 105 Years Ago – The Endurance

THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COM BY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 11th June 2018

White Pass © White Pass & Yukon Route.jpg

The three-foot narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Route has been bought by Holland America Princess Tours

Last week came news that Carnival Corp & plc, through a member of its subsidiary Holland America Group, is acquiring the 400,000-passenger White Pass & Yukon Route, the narrow-gauge railway that connects Alaska’s Inside Passage with Canada’s Yukon Territory over the Gold Rush route of 1898. Elsewhere, we look back a little more than a century to one of the world’s first expedition cruise ships, the Polaris of 1913, which in 1914 would become Shackleton’s Endurance.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                            (See previous columns)

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