Holland America Line Retains Title as Top Alaska Cruise Line in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards

Bookings are open for 2021 and 2022 Alaska Cruises and Land+Sea Journeys

SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Maintaining its status as the number-one cruise line for explorations to The Last Frontier, Holland America Line was named the top pick for Alaska cruises in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards. This is the third time the cruise line has won the Alaska category in the award’s five-year existence.

The 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards are voted on by AFAR readers who select the cruise lines that capture their imagination and inspire their travel plans. All of the winners are featured online at afar.com/travelersawards and in the January/February 2021 print edition of AFAR magazine.

“The readers of AFAR are some of the most discerning travelers in the world, and to be awarded best in Alaska is a tremendous honor that validates all of the expertise that goes into crafting the perfect Alaska experience

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Holland America Line Retains Title as Top Alaska Cruise Line in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards | State News

Bookings are open for 2021 and 2022 Alaska Cruises and Land+Sea Journeys

SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Maintaining its status as the number-one cruise line for explorations to The Last Frontier, Holland America Line was named the top pick for Alaska cruises in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards. This is the third time the cruise line has won the Alaska category in the award’s five-year existence.

The 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards are voted on by AFAR readers who select the cruise lines that capture their imagination and inspire their travel plans. All of the winners are featured online at afar.com/travelersawards and in the January/February 2021 print edition of AFAR magazine.

“The readers of AFAR are some of the most discerning travelers in the world, and to be awarded best in Alaska is a tremendous honor that validates all of the expertise that goes into crafting the perfect

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Second and Third Disney Ships Are Bound for North America

(Updated December 1, 2020 11:25 am) On the heels of Disney Wonder arriving in Port Canaveral last Friday, Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream are now en route to the very same place.

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Disney Dream (Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

The ships have departed Brest, France with the Sunshine State as their final destination on December 2nd (Fantasy) and December 9th (Dream). Both ships have been waiting out the industry shutdown at the French shipyard for the past few months. It was at that shipyard that all four Disney vessels were together in the same place for the very first time.

Disney Wonder was the first of Disney Cruise Line’s fleet to leave France and head across the Atlantic to Florida, arriving at Port Canaveral early Friday morning.

It is now docked at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas — Castaway Cay. It is unclear whether 

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These Are The Most Dangerous Places In America

If you’re having second thoughts about your holiday travel plans, you’re in good company. Many Americans have already canceled their Thanksgiving trips after a stern CDC advisory. The ones who didn’t want to know: How dangerous is it, really?

It depends where you’re headed. Some destinations are more hazardous than others when it comes to COVID-19 infections. I’ve obtained an exclusive list of the most dangerous places in America that could help you make your decision.

Kinsa, a public health company, predicts COVID-19 outbreaks an average of 10 days before they happen. It uses data from a network of more than two million smart thermometers and accompanying mobile applications, plus publicly available COVID-19 case numbers, to make its forecasts.

Kinsa’s latest projections suggest that in the next week, there will be “critical” hotspots in Colorado, Michigan, and

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Chicago woman snuck onto America Airlines flight without ticket en route to see Jay-Z: prosecutors

A Chicago woman skirted past several layers of security and somehow boarded a plane at O’Hare International Airport without a ticket, hoping to fly to Los Angeles to see rapper Jay-Z, prosecutors said.

Yaazmina Payton, 23, was arrested at the Chicago airport early Sunday after she was identified as the woman who “boarded an airplane without proper documentation,” police said in a statement.

Prosecutors told a judge Monday Payton was caught ducking under ropes at a Terminal 3 boarding door near the ticket gate of an American Airlines flight destined for Los Angeles when someone alerted a ticket agent, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Yaazmina Payton (Cook County Jail)

Yaazmina Payton (Cook County Jail)

Payton — who couldn’t provide a ticket or a boarding pass for the flight — was then arrested “without incident” and later charged with felony criminal trespass, police said.

TWO SEATTLE-AREA DEPUTIES

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