Holland America’s McKinley Chalet Introduces New Menus

Holland America Line’s McKinley Chalet Resort, located near Denali National Park, introduces new menus at its two on-site restaurants.

The resort has also earned Marine Stewardship Council certification, ensuring guests enjoy locally sourced and sustainable seafood.

“We are proud to extend our promise of fresh, sustainable fish beyond our ships to our guests on Cruisetours visiting Denali,” said Michael Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage and rooms division for Holland America Line. “Our culinary team at McKinley Chalet Resort has done a wonderful job furthering our industry-leading program with this certification and creating inspiring fresh seafood dishes in our restaurants.”

More mcKinley Chalet Resort

  • Holland America Line’s McKinley Chalet Resort, located near Denali National Park, offers an immersive Alaskan experience.
  • The resort features Denali Square, a vibrant hub with restaurants, fire pits, and entertainment.
  • McKinley Chalet Resort has achieved Marine Stewardship Council certification, a globally recognized standard for sustainable seafood.
  • This achievement builds on Holland America Line’s certification, solidifying the company’s commitment to serving high-quality, sustainably sourced seafood.

Holland America Line has refreshed the menus at McKinley Chalet Resort’s two on-site restaurants, Karstens Public House and Canyon Steakhouse. The new menus feature Alaskan specialties made with fresh local ingredients.

Highlights include:

  • Marine Stewardship Council Certified Fresh Alaska Halibut
  • Steamed Mussels
  • Smoked Salmon Chowder
  • Steakhouse Burger
  • Seafood Queso Dip
  • Asparagus Fries
  • Fuji Apple & Bacon Slab Salad
  • Alder Grilled Sockeye Salmon

McKinley Chalet Resort offers several new amenities and activities:

  • Live music and a new outdoor bar, Denali Square Bar, in Denali Square.
  • Holland America Line’s exclusive De Lijn Gin available at bars and restaurants.
  • Weekly educational talks on “Life in Denali” in partnership with Denali Educational Center.
  • Alaska Artist in Residence program featuring local artists.
  • Guided nighttime nature walks and s’mores by the firepits.
  • Family-friendly scavenger hunts for kids to explore the resort grounds.

Cruisetours Highlights 

Holland America Line offers Cruisetours that combine an Alaska cruise with an overland tour to Denali. The tours feature a seven-day Glacier Discovery cruise, which includes stops at Glacier Bay, College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier, and the Inside Passage. Guests also spend up to three nights at McKinley Chalet Resort, offering a unique sea and land exploration blend.

Julie Bouchner is the Digital & Social Media Manager for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Syracuse University. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, baking, and playing with her Siberian Husky named Ellie.