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Small Cruise Line to Debut Salt Cave Onboard

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Alaskan Dream Cruises is getting their newest small ship Chichagof Dream ready for cruising season in June, and it will feature something incredibly unique for the cruise line – a Himalayan salt cave.

These salt rooms are known for their holistic, natural healing characteristics, and can alleviate respiratory conditions, have detoxifying and calming effects, and promote wellness.  Currently, the only other salt cave in Alaska resides in a spa in Juneau, so this is a pretty new concept for the state overall as well.

Michelle Glass, the cruise line’s VP of sales, said “The health benefits are amazing, and the concept of a salt cave seems like a natural fit with Alaska – the fresh ocean air, towering cliffs and glaciers and untamed wilderness.”

The salt cave is being installed on the main deck of Alaskan Dream Cruises’ newest small ship, which has four decks overall and carries 72 passengers.  The cave is also known as a salt therapy or halotherapy chamber, and will feature almost four full walls of Himalayan salt, in addition to the floor.  It will be able to hold up to six guests at once, with bench seating.

Chichagof Dream will operate seven-night cruises on their “Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure” itinerary between Sitka and Juneau from June to September.  The sailing will feature wilderness days for hiking, kayaking, and exploration in shallow water expedition craft.  Guests will also be able to visit the small towns of Kake and Petersburg, along with a scenic cruise through Glacier Bay National Park.  Rates start at $3,989.

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