Alaska Cruise Vacation of a Lifetime

March 19, 2024

With spring breaks soon coming to a close, summer vacation is next on deck. It will be here before you know it, so plan now for your best vacation ever. Our travel tip: Escape with Effy on an Alaska cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Westerdam

Unlike any sailing ever before, we’ve chartered the entire ship for a week-long getaway combining cruising, jewelry shopping, and the Last Frontier. A floating paradise for jewelry lovers and adventure seekers, sail through Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes while indulging in your love for sparkling gems and bold designs.

Book Your Ticket to Escape with Effy! Hurry to reserve your suite or stateroom. We sail out of Seattle on August 18, 2024, charting north to Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan, before heading back with a stop in Victoria, British Columbia. 

Effy Onboard

Effy invites you to shine brighter as you cruise to Alaska. For seven days, one-of-a-kind collections will be on display from bow to stern, taking over Holland America Line’s entire ship. And not just for window shopping — drench yourself in diamonds and gems at try-on events as you meet and mingle with fellow jewelry enthusiasts. Slip on a $5 million ring for size. See how 15 carats of sapphires sparkle around your neck. Mark the memory of this summer cruise vacation with a priceless princess cut. 

You’ll also have the unique opportunity to meet esteemed Effy Jewelry owners, Bobby and Benny Hematian, sons of founder and original designer, Mr. Effy Hematian. Shop with them, ask questions, and delve into the stories behind the pieces.

NYC Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

Buying a stunning piece of jewelry on this Escape with Effy Charter Cruise is not only the most memorable way to mark your week-long Alaska vacation with Holland America Line, it’s a savvy way to save with tax- and duty-free deals. And for every purchase, you’ll be entered to win a $45,000 jewelry shopping spree on a trip to New York City. The more pieces you buy, the more entries you earn. 

On top of that, in the Effy shopping spree sweepstakes you’ll also earn entries for every $1,000 spent. For example, you buy Effy diamond earrings for $2,000 and an Effy tennis bracelet for $10,000. That means you will get two entries for the two pieces, another two entries for the $2,000 on the ring, and another 10 entries for the $10,000 on the bracelet, totaling 14 entries!

The Cruise Experience with Holland America Line

As the recent winner of Best Alaska Cruise from USA TODAY/10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, you’ll see more glaciers in the Last Frontier with Holland America Line — they’ve been sailing and supporting the region for more than 75 years.

Travel in style on the Westerdam, a ship renowned for its suites and staterooms, gourmet dining, and exceptional entertainment. With Holland America LIne’s expertise in Alaskan cruises, expect nothing less than an immersive experience that combines the comfort of luxury travel with the thrill of adventure onboard and ashore. From whale sightings from your balcony to Broadway-style shows and spa treatments, every moment on your summer Alaskan cruise is designed to delight and inspire.

On the Itinerary

August 18 – 25, 2024

  • Shop the largest compilation of jewelry ever assembled for purchase with tax- and duty-free savings. 
  • Receive owners’ discounts while the owners are sailing on board with you.
  • Meet leaders in the jewelry industry, hear their insider stories, and learn their shopping secrets. 
  • Connect with a ship full of like-minded jewelry collectors.
  • Visit one of the most breathtaking parts of the world, in an experience laced with luxury.

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