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Holland America cruise in Alaska hit by norovirus

Some 73 people reported falling ill on the Zaandam which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew. Juneau’s top attraction is the Mendenhall Glacier. The glacier’s visitor center can receive as many as 6,000 cruise ship visitors in a single day. The U.S. Forest Service monitors reports of outbreaks on cruise ships so it can step up sanitation as a precaution. (alaskapublic.org)




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Miss Alaska – Alyssa London – Joins Offshore Outpost as 2018 Alaska Adventure Host

We are thrilled to welcome Miss Alaska USA 2017 Alyssa London onboard the Pacific Provider on June 17, kicking off our inaugural 2018 summer Alaska season. Miss London will serve as our first-ever Adventure Host – a new program featuring unique individuals with a special connection to Alaska or the Sea of Cortez.




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Fee Set to Increase for Glacier Bay Cruise Ship Permits

The Celebrity Millennium, in this image in AlaskaThe fee for cruise ship passengers travelling into Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in southeast Alaska will increase next year. The permit fee for each passenger for the next decade will increase from $5 to $8.28, the Juneau Empire reported Thursday. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Carnival Corporation & plc Acquires Port, Railroad and Retail Operations in Alaska

The White Pass & Yukon Route rail excursion by Princess Cruises (Photo Judith A.)Carnival Corporation & plc through its subsidiary, Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, announced today (June 6) it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire TWC Enterprises Limited’s White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) division, which includes White Pass’ port, railroad and retail operations in Skagway, Alaska.




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15-Day Alaska Inside Passage Cruises: Unforgettable Explorations with American Cruise Lines

The American Constellation (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)American Cruise Lines’ 2018 Alaska Season will begin on June 9th with one of the Line’s two incredible 15-day, 14-night Alaska Inside Passage cruises. This extraordinary longer itinerary is offered only twice per season and includes a rare overnight in Glacier Bay—it is an Alaska cruising experience not to be missed.




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O, The Oprah Magazine Editors Join New York Times Bestselling Author, Psychologist and Sound Therapist on Holland America Line’s Alaska Cruise

Guests on the Aug. 11, 2018, O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise to Alaska aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam will be joined by five of the magazine’s editors and Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, author and international speaker; Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author; and Sara Auster, sound therapist, meditation teacher and artist.




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Windstar Debuts New Signature Expeditions Program in Alaska

Windstar Cruises - Windstar Legend in AlaskaSeattle-based Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching the small ship line’s first endeavor into expedition cruising, with a kick off in Kenai Fjords National Park on May 18, this cruise marks a return to Alaska for the award-winning travel company after a 20-year hiatus from the region.




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Golden Princess Embarks on Inaugural Singapore to Alaska Cruise After Dry Dock

Golden Princess  (Courtesy Princess Cruises)Golden Princess has embarked on Princess Cruises’ inaugural Singapore to Alaska cruise after dry dock in Singapore. This is the first time Princess Cruises is operating a direct cruise from Singapore to Alaska, meeting growing demand from Asian passengers who want to sail on an Alaskan cruise departing from a port close to home.




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Seabourn’s 2018 Alaska/British Columbia Season To Feature World-class Expedition Team Leading “Ventures By Seabourn” Optional Tours

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is putting immersive adventure at the forefront for its Alaska and British Columbia season this summer with an impressive offering of optional Ventures by Seabourn guided kayak, Zodiac, catamaran and hiking tours.




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Tiny Alaska village prepares for its 1st cruise ship visit

The Alaska village of Larsen Bay — with a population of 87 — will have its first luxury cruise ship visit this summer. Kodiak city harbormaster Lon White said it’s the first time he can remember a cruise liner visiting one of Kodiak’s outlying villages, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Wednesday. (abcnews.go.com)




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