The History Channel and Steve Thomas Explore Alaska!


NEW YORK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 02/08/2006 — Steve Thomas, former host of “This Old House,” isn’t looking for an old house this time, but his Alaskan heritage. Did you know that the Aleutian Islands were the site of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II? Did you know that behind Alaska’s calving glaciers, soaring eagles and breaching humpbacks there exists a surprising fascinating and powerful history? Well, History Channel and Steve Thomas have teamed up to take a limited number of history buffs on an EXPLORE ALASKA CRUISE to examine this hidden heritage.

Thomas, known to many for his work on “This Old House” and with a family past in Alaska, has a personal goal to preserve its national and local heritage. Steve is now the host of “Save Our History” debuting on History Channel on March 25. He will take viewers on a journey to discover the little-known impact of World War II on Alaska. In conjunction with the series’ launch, Steve Thomas will escort a group of travelers on a one time EXPLORE ALASKA cruise departing August 10, 2006.

Throughout the themed cruise, this renaissance man who has done everything from sailing a sloop across the Atlantic to becoming an expert in Oceanic “star path” navigation, will regale travelers with tales of Alaska, old and new. Those booking the EXPLORE ALASKA cruise through History Travel will be privy to an exclusive, Thomas-hosted screening of the new program “Save Our History: Alaska’s Aleutian Islands,” which delves into a little-known conflict crucial to the outcome of WWII. Additional Thomas-hosted events include a welcome aboard cocktail party, personal reflections from Thomas about his family history in Alaska, and an afternoon discussion on historic home restoration.

The 7-night EXPLORE ALASKA cruise departs from Seattle August 10 on Holland American’s gracious Ms Zaandam and features port calls including Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria and scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park and Alaska’s Inside Passage. It presents exclusive events hosted by Steve Thomas from the television series “Save Our History.” Call 1-877-238-6877 to book this 7-night Alaska cruise attractively priced from US $2,599 per person double occupancy.

The cruise was created by History Travel, which offers distinctive and experiential trips built around the award-winning programming of The History ChannelĀ®, in conjunction with travel partner Collette Vacations and Holland America Line.

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