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Holland America’s Alaska Resort Adds Suites

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Holland America Line has added new guest accommodations at their McKinley Chalet Resort hotel in Denali National Park. The 99-room addition will feature the resort’s first-ever junior suites, and is expected to be open for the 2019 summer Alaska cruising season, where guests can visit the resort during a Land+Sea Journey.

The 55 new junior suites are an extension of Holland America’s overland Alaska experience to Denali, which includes the resort hotel and Denali Square – a gathering area for relaxing, dining, shopping, and enjoying music and entertainment. The addition will be just west of Denali Square, with views of Mt. Healy and Denali National Park.

Denali Square

The three-story project will feature both junior suites and standard rooms with rustic-chic décor. All junior suites have balconies, and each floor of the addition will have an open-air lobby with cozy furniture. The third floor will have open public deck space with tables and loungers for enjoying the stunning scenery.

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Rendering of the interior of the Junior Suites

Rendering of the public deck on the third floor

The new building will become a fundamental feature of the McKinley Chalet Resort, which is a 68-acre hotel property on the Nenana River. The hotel features a reception hall, dining facilities, and guest rooms, and serves as base camp for a number of adventures in the national park. These include flight seeing, ATV adventures, hiking trails, river rafting, and more.

The line’s Land+Sea Journeys combine a three, four, or seven-day Inside Passage or Glacier Discovery cruise with in-depth overland tours to the Yukon and Alaska’s interior. Holland America weaves in must-see sites such as Denali National Park with lesser-seen ones like Dawson City, in the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush Country. Offering up to three days at Denali National Park, Land+Sea Journeys are designed to highlight the best of Alaska’s wilderness, wildlife, history, and native culture.

To learn more about Denali Square, click here.

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June Special: Kids Sail Free to the Bahamas

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With summer around the corner, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has a special deal for families traveling with kids. Valid for all June cruises, those 16 and under will sail free if they’re staying in the same stateroom with two paying parents.

With the school year wrapping up and Father’s Day on June 17, it’s the perfect time for a quick escape to the Bahamas. Both of the line’s ships, Grand Classica and Grand Celebration offer a number of activities for guests on their way to the island. There are youth clubs divided by age, swimming pools, multiple dining options, a mini movie theater, mini rock climbing wall, a ball pit, and more.

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There’s also a number of shore excursions that families can take part in once they arrive, including snorkeling, a beach day, cruising the beach in an open-top Jeep, swimming with dolphins, parasailing, kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours, and more.

For more information, visit bahamasparadisecruiseline.com.

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Take Annual Photos on Cruise Ship

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The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have officially wrapped up their 2018 annual photo shoot, and this year a Miami-based cruise ship was the backdrop.

Over 20 of the cheerleaders sailed to the sunny Caribbean this month aboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Seaside, donning a number of clothing styles for the photos while capturing the ship’s iconic design. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Annual is set to be released at the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Show this fall.

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The cheerleaders also took part in photo shoot in ports along the way, including St. Maarten, San Juan, and Nassau. During the voyage, the cheerleaders engaged with guests throughout the cruise during a variety of activities, including at the sail away party, hosting youth cheer clinics, posing for photo ops, and doing special performances to entertain guests. To kick off the cruise, they provided a warm Miami Dolphins welcome by taking over the terminal with mascot “TD” to cheer guests into their vacation.

The annual photoshoot onboard MSC Seaside came on the heels of the Dolphins’ first ever Fan Cruise onboard the same ship in March. The voyage included football legend guests of honor including Kim Bokamper, Terry Kirby, Sam Madison, Nat Moore, Joe Rose and Patrick Surtain, for a week of themed activities. The team will be hosting their second cruise in 2019.

The Miami Dolphins and MSC Cruises are in the midst of a three-year partnership, which resulted in the Fan Cruise. It will be hosted annually over the next three years.

Photos: Miami Dolphins

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Carnival Horizon Makes Inaugural Call in Canadian Port

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Carnival Cruise Line’s brand new Vista-class ship Carnival Horizon made her first-ever call in Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday.

The day was a welcome change for cruise passengers; it was the first port stop after six days at sea crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean. Ship officers as well as local officials held a traditional plaque ceremony in the Library onboard, where a plaque was given to the ship by the Port of Halifax and other tokens were exchanged, including a model of the ship given to the port by Carnival Cruise Line.

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Carnival Horizon is the sister-ship to Carnival Vista, which pioneered a number of new concepts for Carnival including the SkyRide bicycling attraction and the Dreamscape LED sculpture in the atrium. Some of Horizon’s unique new features include a sit-down barbecue smokehouse and brewery as well as a Cat in the Hat themed WaterWorks water park.

Click here for a video of the ship headed into the Port of Halifax.

Click here for our article on all of the free food found aboard Carnival Horizon.

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