Sounds like you have been busy on the web. I had checked fares for this year and had found some pretty good ones.Princess,and NCL were pretty good. I have always heard that when you cruise Alaska you should have a balcony cabin,so that you could see everything. Have you checked any of those? If we couldnt get that than a window. Does the line have to be Holland American? As an ex travel agent I know they can at times be higher than other lines.Also I am a platinum member with RCL ans will have a couple cruises under my belt with Princess,as well as NCL.,these can make a diffrence in the rates.
Let me know your thoughts,and if I dont get back to you before Sept.7 it is because I couldnt find a computer while I am away,but will check for your messge when I get back.