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Great News For New Orleans and the Disney Wonder

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New Orleans and Princess Tiana Take Center Stage in Enhancements Coming to the Disney Wonder

The world of “The Princess and the Frog” will come to life in new ways on the Disney Wonder with the addition of an exciting New Orleans-themed lounge that will transport you deeper into the heart of the city’s iconic French Quarter. A perfect complement to Tiana’s Place Restaurant on the Disney Wonder, the French Quarter Lounge will feature live music and themed activities for everyone in the family. Also debuting on the Disney Wonder this fall will be a sleek new space for teens and a redesigned café just for adults.

Here’s a look at enhancements sure to enchant:

“The Princess and the Frog” Comes to Life in a New Family Lounge
The French Quarter Lounge will be a perfect companion to Tiana’s Place Restaurant on the Disney Wonder, both inspired by the Disney animated feature “The Princess and the Frog.” The jazzy atmosphere of the French Quarter Lounge will evoke an airy outdoor space in New Orleans, surrounded by touches of iconic architecture such as wrought-iron balconies, classic brick walls and shutter-framed windows. Decorative details including a life-size trolley car and nods to the film, with signs and icons on the walls, add to the ambiance of the space.

Days and nights get a touch of bayou hospitality at the French Quarter Lounge, where you can enjoy live music on the gazebo stage and sip specialty drinks at an updated whimsical bar. The French Quarter Lounge will be a natural precursor to dinner at Tiana’s Place Restaurant or the perfect destination for entertainment and libations. The story will continue in the lounge all day long with New Orleans-themed family activities, trivia and character encounters. There may even be a glimpse of Princess Tiana herself as she stops by to welcome you.

Redesigned Retreats for Teens and Adults
Vibe, a club reserved for teens ages 14-17, will transform into a contemporary place to hang out with friends while at sea. The space will be given a timeless feel with an open, bright redesign, a light color palette and industrial metal work. A new coffee bar and updated virtual reality technology add to the list of activities for teens to enjoy in this exclusive club.

Adults will have an updated space all their own in the Cove Café, after a redesign that will transform the look and feel of the café into a local coffee shop, complete with warm, comfortable and trendy décor. Ample seating and a relaxed atmosphere will beckon you to indulge in this peaceful retreat. The newly redesigned Cove Café will be the perfect place to sip specialty coffee or tea throughout the day or partake in wine, cocktails and light bites during the evening.

Adult beverage tastings will be available at select times for an additional fee. Just steps away, Signals Bar is also undergoing a transformation with a similar look.

The new enhancements debut on the Disney Wonder’s four-night sailing from Vancouver to San Diego on Sept. 30, 2019. These additions are part of an overall commitment by Disney Cruise Line to invest in its ships, helping to deliver incredible family vacation experiences for years to come. While making these enhancements, crews perform regularly scheduled and wide-ranging maintenance to keep the fleet in tip-top shape, further demonstrating the unwavering commitment by Disney Cruise Line to continually elevate the experience.

The Disney Wonder offers a variety of itineraries and ports of call throughout the year, including summer sailings to Alaska, cruises to the Mexican Riviera and voyages to the Caribbean and Bahamas. For the first time, the Disney Wonder will also call New Orleans home in 2020 with Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries departing from this new home port beginning Feb. 7.

Disney Canadian Resident Offer

Canadian Residents Enjoy this Disney Cruise Line Special Offer!

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Calling all Canadian residents! Embark on an unforgettable Disney cruise on select dates—and take advantage of a special 25% savings!

 

7 Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver | July 29 2019; September 02 2019 onboard the Disney Wonder
Sail from cosmopolitan Vancouver—yours to explore before or after your cruise—along the scenic Inside Passage and through the magnificent fjord of Tracy Arm. You’ll also call upon the historic mining and fishing towns of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan and enjoy 2 days at sea to take advantage of the many onboard amenities on your Disney cruise ship.

 

3 Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral | August 7 2019 onboard the Disney Fantasy
Your cruise ship brims with relaxation and fun for all—including multiple pools, whimsical waterslides, an adults-only whirlpool spa, live shows and inventive dining experiences. Cap off this whirlwind tropical tour with a day-long sojourn to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island retreat.

 

4 Night Halloween on the High Seas Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral | September 30 2019 onboard the Disney Dream
Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with treats, tricks and spooky surprises, from elaborate décor to themed entertainment, and call upon historic Nassau for a day of shopping, sightseeing or marine life encounters at the Atlantis resort. Also head to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, where a barbecue lunch, beach games and Character experiences await.

 

5 Night Halloween on the High Seas Bermuda Cruise from New York | October 12 2019 onboard the Disney Magic
Celebrate Halloween on the High Seas—it’s a spook-tacular experience you’ll never forget! Cruise to Bermuda and explore the coastline, tour the island’s historic sites or play a round of golf after landing in this sublime tropical hotspot. During 2 days at sea, Guests will have time to unwind with ghoulishly grand onboard activities, décor and entertainment!

 

7 Night Halloween on the High Seas Mexican Riviera from San Diego | October 20 and 27 2019
Visit an eclectic variety of Mexico’s hottest ports of call on a week-long cruise packed with first-rate live shows, themed pools, kids clubs, signature dining and much more.

 

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral | November 4 2019 onboard the Disney Wonder
Call upon historic Nassau for a day of shopping, sightseeing or water park fun at Atlantis Aquaventure. Head to Castaway Cay—our own piece of paradise in the Bahamas—where games, watersports and private beaches await. Back onboard, soak up Broadway-style shows, enchanting themed dining, delightful deck parties and activities for the whole family.

 

4-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Miami | December 12 2019 onboard the Disney Magic
Celebrate the season on the high seas with winter wonderland décor, holiday parties and festive activities for the whole family on sailings from November through Christmas. You’ll also call upon Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise—decked out just for the holidays—and sun yourself on white-sand beaches in tropical ports of call.

 

5-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Miami | December 16 2019 onboard the Disney Magic
Jingle all the way to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, decked out just for the holidays. Enjoy a barbecue lunch, games, Character experiences and an adults-only beach. Back onboard, celebrate the season with winter wonderland décor, holiday parties, festive activities and more on select itineraries departing November and December.

 

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans | February 14 2020 onboard the Disney Wonder
For the first time ever with Disney Cruise Line, begin and conclude your getaway in world-renowned New Orleans, famous for its distinct music, historic architecture and internationally influenced cuisine. You’ll enjoy 3 fun-filled days at sea and visit stunning beaches in Cozumel, Mexico, George Town, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica.

 

Connect with a Cruise Specialist today and experience the Magic of Disney for yourself! 

Royal Caribbean July Offers

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This isn’t just another day out of office — it’s a deck defying, status quo denying thrill-a-thon. Plunge down three stories of twisting, turning thrills on the Perfect StormSM. Zipline nine decks above the Boardwalk®

Or satisfy your curiosity with experimental delicacies at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Book your next getaway now and save 50% off your second guest, plus 25% off your third and fourth guests — and that’s not all. You’ll also save up to $100 instantly on holiday sailings. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean®

ALL THE WAYS TO SAVE:

BOGO50 — 50% off second guest.
KIDS SAIL FOR LESS — 25% off third and fourth guests.
OASIS OF THE SEAS® BALCONY BONUS — Purchase a balcony on any 2020 Oasis of the Seas sailing for less than an ocean view.
DECK THE HOLIDAY DEALS — Save up to $100 extra on holiday sailings.

You can score these big savings when you book between July 1 and 31, 2019.

 

Here are just a few of our recommended sailings, so many to choose from and don’t forget to ask about reduced fares for kids!
Connect now with one of our cruise specialists to plan your Royal Caribbean adventure! 

 

7 night Northbound Alaska | Radiance of the Seas
August 9 2019 from Vancouver to Seward

Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $2,092 for guest one and CA $1,172 for guest two

 

7 night Western Caribbean | Symphony of the Seas
August 17 2019 from Miami to Miami

Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $2,322 for guest one and CA $1,252 for guest two

 

9 night Canada & New England | Anthem of the Seas
September 26 2019 from Cape Liberty to Cape Liberty

Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $2,264 for guest one and CA $1,264 for guest two
Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $ $2,494 for guest one and CA $1,379 for guest two

 

PLUS WHEN YOU BOOK BALCONY STATEROOM OF ABOVE WITH US DURING THE MONTH OF JULY YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE EXCLUSIVE BONUSES! 

Dining Experience Offer
Enjoy a complimentary Specialty Dining Experience for two when you book a Balcony stateroom on any 7 night or longer sailing

Dining & Spa Experience Offer
Enjoy a complimentary Specialty Dining Experience for two Plus one complimentary Spa Treatment when you book a Junior Suite or above on any 7 night or longer sailing

 

 

 

 

 

ENJOY A PERFECT DAY AT COCO CAY 

This is unlike any island you’ve ever seen before. Home to white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and a host of exhilarating experiences to quench your thirst for adventure or endless ways to unwind and relax, all in the same day.

 

NCL Cruise Line, Pride of America, Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii

Free at Sea to Hawaii with Norwegian

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Experience Hawaii and take advantage of Norwegian Cruise Lines Free at Sea Hawaii promotion. Only Norwegian Cruise Line allows you to see four islands with two overnight stays in seven days. Their award winning itinerary gives you the most time in port – nearly 100 hours – so you can capture the spirit and soul of Hawaii as you visit Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. And since Norwegian sails round trip from Honolulu year-round, they offer Hawaii vacations on your schedule. So whether you’re pounding the surf, exploring the Kualoa Mountain Ridge, or learning an authentic hula dance, this will be the vacation where you discover what paradise means to you.

 

Norwegian’s Free At Sea Hawaii for 7 Day Hawaii Cruises offers up to $4,000 in Overall Value

Choose from 5 Free Offers*

  1. FREE Unlimited Beverage Package
  2. FREE Shore Excursions
  3. FREE Specialty Dining
  4. FREE WiFi
  5. Friends & Family Sail Free FREE Airfare

PLUS Ask about FREE or Reduced Airfare on select sailings 

 

Book a Studio or Inside stateroom and you can choose 1 free offer
Book an Oceanview, Balcony or Mini-Suite and choose 3 free offers
Book a Suite and enjoy ALL 5 Free Offers 

 

7-Day Hawaii, Round-trip Honolulu
With unique 7-day Hawaii cruise itineraries, you get overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanos, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature.

SHIP: Pride of America
Ports of call: Embark: Honolulu (Oahu);Kahului (Maui); Hilo (Hawaii); Kona (Hawaii); Nawiliwili (Kauai);
Disembark: Honolulu (Oahu);

 


ilovecruising recommended Shore Excursions

CIRCLE OF FIRE HELICOPTER
Activity level: 1
Approx. Duration: 2 ½ hours
Shore Excursion Cost: starting at CA $400 per person

Port: Hilo, Hawaii
Join this thrilling helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of Earth’s most geologically active environment – the Kilauea volcano. This 45-minute flight-seeing adventure allows you to view current volcanic activity that can’t be seen from the ground.

Hover over Kilauea’s most recent eruption sites, where streams of hot lava may glow red against an otherwise blackened landscape. Follow the surface activity down to the devastated village of Kalapana and the black sand beaches formed as lava was cooled by the sea. You’ll receive an informative commentary from your tour guide/pilot over an individual headset.

 

CAPTAIN ZODIAC RAFT, SNORKEL & DOLPHIN ADVENTURE
Activity level: 2
Approx. Duration: 3 ½ hours
Shore Excursion Cost: Adult starting at CA $199 per person, Child starting at CA$145

Port: Kona, Hawaii
Head out on a fast-paced adventure tour aboard a 24-foot Zodiac raft for an exciting shore-hugging ride along the Kona coast. Keep your eyes open for the spinner dolphins, pilot whales, sea turtles, and manta rays that frequent these waters year-round and the humpback whales that visit from December to April.

Your destination is scenic Kealakekua Bay, the only marine sanctuary on the island of Hawaii. Here you can swim and snorkel in protected waters. On the return ride, you’ll explore sea caves, lava tubes and learn more about the geology of the island.

Note: Participants must be at least 4 years of age and weigh no more than 320 lbs. wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. This tour is not for guests who are pregnant, who have chronic back or neck problems, or who have had previous back or neck surgery.

 

HISTORIC KONA
Activity level: 1
Approx. Duration: 3 ½ hours
Shore Excursion Cost: Adult starting at CA $119 per person, Child starting at CA$84

Port: Kona, Hawaii
Embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the historic city of Kona and the sun-drenched Gold Coast. Travel past ancient temples, fields of coffee and macadamia nuts, and breathtaking coastal scenery. The big island is world-famous for its rich blends of Kona coffee, and a stop at a Kona coffee house gives you a chance to sip the flavorful brew while browsing through the shop and exhibits.

Enjoy views of beautiful Kealakekua Bay, and make a stop at St. Benedict’s historic painted church, noted for its colorful murals depicting biblical scenes. You’ll discover old Hawaii at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. This place of refuge has served as a political and religious sanctuary for the breakers of sacred law, or kapu, since ancient times. Here you will find a temple that once housed the bones of deceased chiefs, and wooden images of the fierce gods that protect it.

 

ROAD TO HANA
Activity level: 1
Approx. Duration: 9 ½ hours
Shore Excursion Cost: starting at CA $239 per person

Port: Kahului, Maui
Sit back and enjoy the sights along the famed Hana Highway without having to navigate the twisting, curving road yourself. With an expert driver at the wheel, you won’t miss any of the incredible scenery of lava cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, the rugged northern coastline, lush hillsides of feathery ferns and trees laden with tropical fruits. You’ll stop to explore various sites along the way to “Heavenly Hana,” in this wonderfully natural and pristine landscape.

A box lunch is included before you continue beyond Hana to the Kipahulu District, inhabited by native Hawaiians for hundreds of years. Here you’ll have the chance to see and photograph the glistening pools formed by several waterfalls cascading down the side of the Haleakala volcano.

Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age. This tour is not recommended for those guests who are prone to motion sickness or suffer from back problems, as part of the road traveled is unpaved

 

Connect with an ilovecruising.com Cruise Specialist today and start planning your Norwegian Cruises voyage!

Caribbean Escapes from San Juan

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This is not a cruise. This is taking you deeper into discovery on a tropical coasting, memory boasting seek-athon to the Southern Caribbean. And journey miles away from mainstream where you can make friends with stingrays in St. Kitts. Giddy up for a horseback ride along Antigua’s picturesque shoreline. Explore the hidden world of Harrison’s Cave in Barbados. Or soak in the mineral-rich hot springs of St. Lucia. It all starts from breathtaking San Juan onboard Freedom of the Seas® or Vision of the Seas® — ships full of adventures of their own. From Broadway-style hits to culinary globetrotting, and even a fun-soaked waterpark just for kids. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean®.

7-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN | Freedom of the Seas®
Sailing year-round from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Recommended Sailings

August 4 2019 ~ featuring Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. John’s, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia and Bridgetown, Barbados

Guaranteed Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $1,735.00 guest 1 and $912.00 guest 2


7-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN | Vision of the Seas®

Sailing December 2019-April 2020 from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Recommended Sailings
January 11, 2020 ~ featuring Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George’s, Grenada; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Guaranteed Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $1,200.00 guest 1 and $652.00 guest 2

 

February 1, 2020 ~ featuring Punta Cana, Dominican Rep.; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Fort De France, Martinique; Castries, St. Lucia and Bridgetown, Barbados

Guaranteed Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $1,213.00 guest 1 and $665.00 guest 2

 

Many other Southern Caribbean voyages to choose from, connect with a Cruise Specialist to plan your Island Getaway 

NCL Holiday Bonus Bundle

Feel Free To Explore With NCL

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When you cruise with Norwegian, you’re free. Free to dine, dance, laugh, explore and relax – free to follow the sun instead of a schedule. Norwegian’s award-winning ships are designed for you to enjoy as you choose while cruising to beautiful destinations around the world. Along your journey, you’ll discover incredible culinary experiences with the freedom to dine when and where you want. Light up your nights with the best entertainment at sea. Savor handcrafted cocktails at your favorite bar or lounge. Take to the sea and find out what it means to Feel Free

 

CHOOSE UP TO 5 FREE OFFERS

Studio & Inside Staterooms – PICK 1

Oceanview, Balcony & Mini-Suite – PICK 2

Concierge, Suite & The Haven – ALL 5

 

YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM THE AMENITIES

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAIL FREE ~ Kids Sail Free on select sailings

FREE UNLIMITED OPEN BAR ~ Cheers to Unlimited Beverages for Guests 1 & 2

FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS ~ Venture out to explore with $50 Shore Excursion Credits

FREE SPECIALTY DINING ~ Take your tastebuds on a tour with a 3-Meal Specialty Dining Package for Guests 1 & 2

FREE WIFI ~ Stay connected while at sea with up to 250 minutes of Free WiFi to use throughout the ship

 

PLUS take advantage of our Onboard Credit offer where you can receive up to $300 Onboard Credit per stateroom compliments of us! 

Category 3 – 7 day Sailings 8+ day Sailings  Europe Sailings
Oceanview $25 per stateroom $50 per stateroom $75 per stateroom
Balcony $50 per stateroom $100 per stateroom $150 per stateroom
Mini-Suite $75 per stateroom $150 per stateroom $200 per stateroom
Suites & Haven $100 per stateroom $200 per stateroom $300 per stateroom

 

Enjoy your Free At Sea Amenities and Onboard Credit on these and many other Norwegian Cruise Line voyages

Greek Isles & Turkey | Norwegian Jade
10 days from Rome to Rome departing October 3, 2019

Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $3,743.88 per person inc. taxes & fees

BONUS: US $150 Onboard Credit Plus Free at Sea Amenities. Looking for luxury? Upgrade for up to US $300 Onboard Credit

 

Australia & New Zealand | Norwegian Jewel
10 days from Sydney to Auckland departing January 3, 2020

Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $2,631.91 per person inc. taxes & fees

BONUS: US $100 Onboard Credit Plus Free at Sea Amenities. Looking for luxury? Upgrade for up to US $200 Onboard Credit

 

Hawaii | Pride of America 
7 days from Honolulu to Honolulu departing January 4, 2020

Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $3,930.41 per person inc. taxes & fees

BONUS: US $50 Onboard Credit Plus Free at Sea Amenities. Looking for luxury? Upgrade for up to US $100 Onboard Credit

 

Western Caribbean | Norwegian Breakaway
7 days from Port Canaveral to Port Canaveral departing February 1, 2020

Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $1,970.66 per person inc. taxes & fees

BONUS: US $50 Onboard Credit Plus Free at Sea Amenities. Looking for luxury? Upgrade for up to US $100 Onboard Credit

Families Experience the South Pacific

The South Pacific Is Made For Families

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The South Pacific isn’t just for romantic getaways, it’s a wonderful destination for families. And Paul Gauguin Cruises can help create a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your family to create memories you’ll relive forever with their Moana Explorer Program

Offered in partnership with Te mana o te moana, a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation, this exciting new program invites children and teens, ages 7-15, to discover and value the natural wonders of this breathtaking part of the world through hands-on, interactive learning.

Every day of the voyage, there is a combination of naturalist-led island and/or beach excursions, science activities, crafts, games, and other adventures. Depending on their itinerary, your children might learn about underwater life through board games, create natural jewelry, conduct water experiments, go on a treasure hunt, enjoy water games in the onboard pool, go stargazing, design their own Polynesian tattoo, and more.

Best of all, there is no fee* for this special family program! It’s all part of Paul Gauguin Cruises’ extraordinary all-inclusive value.

Tahiti & the Society Islands – 7 nights
July 20; December 21, December 28, 2019

Society Islands & Tahiti Iti – 7 nights
July 27, 2019

Society Islands & Tuamotus – 10 nights
July 10; August 14, 2019

Cook Islands & Society Islands – 11 nights
June 15; August 3, 2019

The Moana Explorer program is only available on select sailings during the summer and holiday and must be reserved at time of booking.

2 for 1 Savings to Alaska

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Don’t let the summer pass you by without a cruise experience in Alaska. Sail with the #1 cruise line in Alaska on their top-rated Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary and you’ll receive 2 for 1 savings on select voyages.

7 Day Voyage of the Glaciers Cruises Offer
– 2 glacier viewings, including Glacier Bay National Park
– 3 ports of call
– Scenic cruising along the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska

Your cruise will sail Southbound from Anchorage to Vancouver or Northbound from Vancouver to Anchorage. In 2019 you can choose from one of these ships, Coral Princess, Golden Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess

 

HERE ARE SOME LAST-MINUTE ALASKA VOYAGES WE RECOMMEND

7 Day Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers from Whittier to Vancouver 
August 7 2019 on board the Island Princess  

Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $1,288 p.p. inc. taxes & fees
BONUS: $50 Onboard credit per stateroom

 

7 Day Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers from Whittier to Vancouver 
August 14 2019 on board the Coral Princess  

Obst. Ocean-view stateroom fares starting at CA $1,118 p.p. inc. taxes & fees
BONUS: $50 Onboard credit per stateroom

 

14 Day Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Round-trip Vancouver
August 17 2019 on board the Royal Princess   

Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $2,823 p.p. inc. taxes & fees

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New Luxury Guest Accommodations at McKinley Chalet Resort

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Holland America celebrates the Grand Opening of their new 99-Room Addition at McKinley Resort in Alaska

Holland America Line held a grand opening ceremony for its new luxury guest accommodations at McKinley Chalet Resort Friday, June 14. Officially dedicating the new Ridge View building that opened for the 2019 Alaska cruise season, the ribbon-cutting celebration was attended by Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation and plc president and CEO; Stein Kruse, chief executive officer of Holland America Group and Carnival UK; Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line; Charlie Ball; executive vice president, land operations and customer service for Holland America Group, and several other staff members, business partners and community members. Also attending were representatives from Alaska State Senators Lisa Murkowski’s and Dan Sullivan’s offices and Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker.

The new 99-room addition features the first-ever junior suites at the McKinley Chalet Resort where guests stay on Holland America Line’s award-winning Land+Sea Journeys. Fifty-four of the new rooms are luxurious junior suites with balconies, larger living areas and enhanced amenities including heated bathroom floors and a stunning floor-to-ceiling map of Denali National Park and Reserve.

The new rooms are an extension of Holland America Line’s overland Alaska experience to Denali, which includes the McKinley Chalet Resort hotel and Denali Square, a gathering area to relax, shop, dine and enjoy music and entertainment. The addition is located just west of Denali Square, with views of Mt. Healy and Denali National Park and Preserve.

The new three-story facility, named Ridge View, features junior suites and standard rooms with modern rustic-chic décor. All junior suites have balconies, so guests can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Alaska wilderness while relaxing on their private deck.

The first two floors have central, open-air lobbies with cozy furniture and gas fireplaces. The third floor has open public deck space with tables and loungers so guests can take in the panoramic scenery.

The new rooms are an exciting addition to the McKinley Chalet Resort, Holland America Line’s magnificent 68-acre hotel property on the Nenana River. The hotel — featuring guest rooms, dining facilities and extensive walking trails — serves as home base for all adventures in and around Denali National Park, such as the full-day Tundra Wilderness Tour included on most Land+Sea Journeys as well as optional flightseeing, ATV adventures, fly fishing, river rafting right from the hotel property and more. All accommodations feature stylish décor and premium amenities.

Alaska-based companies that worked on the project include general contractor Ghemm Company, Inc., based in Fairbanks. Lead architect Heliotrope is based in Seattle, Washington, and also developed Karstens Public House at Denali Square. Heliotrope worked with the Fairbanks office of Alaskan architectural firm Bettisworth North. Costigan Integrated of Seattle served as project manager.

Denali Square Complex Immerses Guests in Alaska Culture
Steps from the new rooms, Denali Square lies at the heart of Holland America Line’s Denali property and is centrally located between the main area of the McKinley Chalet Resort and the riverfront guest rooms.

The largest building in the complex is Karstens Public House, the grand 7,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant showcasing outdoor deck seating and views of the neighboring mountains for dining guests. At the center of Denali Square sits an amphitheater with a covered performance stage and bench seating for guests to enjoy a variety of local shows and ranger talks. Those wanting to quench their thirst or listen to live music can visit Gold Nugget Saloon, home to the Music of Denali Dinner Theater.

Denali Square also features fire pits, outdoor seating, retail shops offering local goods, and an artist-in-residence cabin where Alaska native and local artists display and discuss their works. Walking paths in and around Denali Square show off the property’s mountainous landscapes and beautiful setting.

Land+Sea Journeys Offer Most Comprehensive Alaska Adventure
Holland America 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 Line is the only cruise company to combine must-see sites such as Denali National Park and Preserve — the centerpiece of every Land+Sea Journey — with rare ones such as Dawson City, in the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush Country. Offering up to three days at Denali for wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery, Land+Sea Journeys are designed to highlight the best of Alaska’s wilderness, wildlife, native culture and history.

If you’re looking to visit Denali and book one of these new suites, connect with on of our cruise specialists and discover Holland America’s Land+Sea itineraries today!

 

Sun Drenched Deals

Princess Cruises Sun Drenched Deals Offer

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Get away to sunny shores and save up to 35% on fares for a limited time. Plus, fares starting at US $99 for extra guests!

READY TO BOOK NOW? Special Sun-Drenched BONUS is only available when you book between June 11 and July 31, 2019.  Ask an Cruise Specialist for more details and available sailings 

Sun Drenched Deals are available on select Fall & Winter 2019 sailings to these exciting destinations

Asia, Australia & New Zealand
California Coast, Caribbean, Canada & New England
Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, Mediterranean and Northern Europe
South America, South Pacific and Transatlantic Journeys

 

Here are just a few of our Top Choices to help you grab one of the best deals of the year! Connect with an Cruise Specialist for a full list of available sailings.

7 day Canada & New England | Regal Princess
September 28 2019 Roundtrip New York City

Inside stateroom fares starting at CA $1,312 per person inc. taxes & fees
Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $1,739 per person inc. taxes & fees

 

7 day Western Caribbean | Regal Princess
November 17, 2019 Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

Inside stateroom fares starting at CA $944 per person inc. taxes & fees
Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $1,218 per person inc. taxes & fees

 

15 day Hawaiian Islands | Grand Princess
December 3 2019 Roundtrip San Francisco

Inside stateroom fares starting at CA $1,878 per person inc. taxes & fees
Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $2,846 per person inc. taxes & fees

 

14 day Australia & New Zealand | Ruby Princess
December 13 2019 Sydney to Auckland

Inside stateroom fares starting at CA $1,585 per person inc. taxes & fees
Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $2,170 per person inc. taxes & fees

 

7 day Mexican Riviera | Royal Princess
December 14 2019 Roundtrip Los Angeles

Inside stateroom fares starting at CA $1,065 per person inc. taxes & fees
Balcony stateroom fares starting at CA $1,205 per person inc. taxes & fees

 

Many other cruises available – connect today!