I don't think any of you really understand what Earl is up against. Holland only offers a limited # of the 14 day Alaskan cruises. You keep saying there are lots of cruises to Alaska, but that's not the case. How many cruise lines offer the itinerary that Holland does on the Amsterdam?
Earl, I understand your disappointment. I've had a booked cruise chartered. I hope Holland works with you and your group on a suitable replacement cruise. All the cruise lines accept charters - it's just part of their business model, and very lucrative for them.