Travel News: February 25, 2020

Alaska

Disney Cruise Line Announces New Ports and Itineraries for Summer 2021
Travel Pulse
The summer 2021 season is shaping up to be an exciting one for Disney Cruise Line. The company just announced its summer itineraries with a return to Greece and new ports of call in Greece, Sweden and Norway.

Petition urges airlines to seat families together for free
USA Today
Travelers buying airline tickets today are increasingly faced with a costly decision: pay up for seat assignments or risk not sitting together on the plane.
Blame the proliferation of pricey airline seat selection fees, which have spread from no-frills airlines like Spirit and Frontier to major carriers including Delta, United and American, and the advent of basic economy tickets. The latter don’t come with a free advance seat assignment, and airlines routinely try to scare travelers into buying a pricier regular economy ticket (which may or my not come with a free seat assignment) or into paying a fee for seat assignments.

Denali Park Road closures raise tourism concerns in Alaska
MSN
Landslides that caused road closures last year have raised concerns about whether there will be full access to Denali National Park and Preserve during the upcoming tourism season. The National Park Service has said it plans to open the entire Denali Park Road by early June, The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday.

Viking to announce U.S. river launch
Travel Weekly

Viking has set a date to release long-awaited details on its launch of American river cruises.

The company has long been rumored to be preparing the launch, and in recent years has inked agreements to dock along the Mississippi. Last week, the Dubuque City Council approved an agreement with Viking to split the cost of building a new $1.8 million dock for riverboats. 

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