This New 28-Day Cruise Offers Immersive Views of the Arctic Circle

Holland America Line just announced 14- and seven-day sailings in Alaska as well.

Courtesy of Holland America Line
Courtesy of Holland America Line
Courtesy of Holland America Line

Editor’s Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.For 2024, Holland America Line is catering to people who want to expand their horizons of exploration. The cruise company announced on Wednesday that it will launch a 28-day Arctic Circle cruise that will stop in 12 Alaska ports, just in time for the Summer Solstice.

“We’re excited to reveal details of our 2024 season including a new month-long Arctic Circle itinerary that is the most immersive we’ve ever offered in this region,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer of Holland America Line, in a statement. “With six ships serving Alaska and the only cruise line with owned land operations in Denali and the Yukon, no one does Alaska better than Holland America Line.”

The 28-day sailing will launch from Seattle and stop in places like Kodiak, Glacier Bay, Sitka, and College Fjord. Sailings start at just under $5,000 per person, and can go up to over $12,000 per person.

In addition to the month-long exploration, you can also take 14-day and seven-day sailings throughout Alaska. No matter the length of the cruise, you’ll be able to see at least one glacier on every Holland America Line sailing through Alaska in 2024. You’ll also be able to learn from an Alaska naturalist and local Huna Tlingit guides.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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