HAP Fairbanks Westmark Hotel


Holland America Princess Westmark Fairbanks Hotel is owned by HAP Alaska – Yukon and is located in Alaska’s Fairbanks. Our company is headquartered in Seattle Washington and we are the largest tour operator in Alaska and the Yukon. HAP Alaska – Yukon is a collaborative land operation owned jointly by Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Princess Cruises and Holland America Line are part of Carnival Corporation, one of the largest vacation companies in the world.

As an employee, your assignment is to provide excellent service while honoring the specific identity of each cruise line we serve. Each employee is crucial to the success of our mission, providing excellent service unique for each guest. If you are not serving a guest directly, you are serving someone who is. Internal customer service is just as important to our Company’s success! From the snow-capped mountains to the amazing wildlife, Alaska offers a unique setting that many only dream about. Embark on a new adventure and come see why Alaska is called the “The Last Frontier!”

Reasons to join us this summer in Alaska

·      A once in a lifetime experience to live and work in Alaska

·     Great wages

·     Couples and small groups of friends are encouraged to apply

·     Free meal per scheduled shift


What our participants have to say

 “The job is great. It’s everything that was promised and everybody is really polite and nice.” H. Simeonova

Click here to read a blog about a previous Work & Travel student’s experience working for Holland America Princess Alaska!


About Fairbanks, AK:

Fairbanks, Alaska; a diverse, distinct, and exciting city, is Alaska’s second largest city. Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations with many exciting things to do during the long warm summer days. A wide range of activities are available in Fairbanks, including shopping, visiting art galleries; rafting or kayaking the meandering Chena River; golfing; fishing; snowmobiling; enjoying tours and attractions like Pioneer Park that celebrate the town’s gold history; cross-country and Alpine skiing; wildlife viewing; soaking in hot springs; or even enjoying a locally brewed beer. 




Climate in Fairbanks, Alaska:

Fairbanks’ climate is classified as subarctic though it borders on a humid continental climate, with long, cold winters, and short, warm summers. In summer, temperatures typically range between 70 and 50 °F (21 and 10 °C, although the temperature will flux and can reach into the 90’s °F (32°C).  At the summer solstice, Fairbanks receives 21 hours and 49 minutes of direct sunlight; after sunset, twilight is bright enough to allow daytime activities. Another one of Fairbanks’ unusual occurrences is the prevalence of the aurora borealis, commonly called the northern lights, which are visible on average more than 200 days per year in the vicinity of Fairbanks.



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How to Get There

You must contact your employer with your travel plans at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.


Students should fly into Fairbanks International Airport (FIA).Upon arrival into the Fairbanks Airport, please go to the hotel or check into a hostel in Fairbanks if it is later in the day. For acomplete list of hostels available at the rate of $20 - $25 per night, please visit http://www.hostels.com/us.ak.fa.htm