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State doubles tourism funding in capital budget

Posted August 8, 2017 11:41 pm By: James Brooks Juneau Empire Money will return printed guide and restart international advertising Visitors line up to view Juneau’s downtown harbor in August 2015. Alaska’s tourism marketing will get a boost: The state…

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Cruise-ship tourism will expand next summer

By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau – August 1, 2017 A Holland America cruise ship sails up Juneau’s Gastineau Channel June 19, 2017. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News) More tourists will come to Alaska next summer on cruise ships. Research…

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New National Geographic cruise ship unveiled, will sail Inside Passage

Posted July 31, 2017 01:34 am By LIZ KELLAR Juneau Empire The dining room of the National Geographic Quest features great sightlines through its windows. (Liz Kellar | Juneau Empire) A crew member for the National Geographic Quest tests out…

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Windstar says 2018 sailings will ‘go beyond the ordinary’

By Renee Brincks Travel Weekly     Eddystone Rock near Ketchikan, Alaska.   After two decades without an Alaska route on its roster, Windstar Cruises is introducing several new Frontier State voyages for 2018.  Windstar Cruises president John Delaney says the new luxury…

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Oprah and Gayle King set sail to Alaska for O-inspired journey

One of America’s favorite talk show hosts has made it to Alaska and by the looks of it, it could very well make the list of her favorite things. CBS This Morning’s Gayle King took to Instagram Monday to say…

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Princess adds more cruises from Los Angeles to Alaska

By: Gene Sloan, USA Today The 3,092-passenger Emerald Princess in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. Princess Cruises has announced plans for two more voyages from Los Angeles to Alaska and back — a new route the line is debuting in 2018.…

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Seabourn is back in Alaska after 15-year gap

Seabourn Sojourn’s voyages include less-visited gems in the Inside PassageSeabourn has returned to Alaska for the first time in 15 years, officially kicking off today with an 11-day ‘Ultimate Alaskan’ cruise from Vancouver, BC. The line has curated a series…

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Businesses see early uptick in tourist numbers

Video by: photojournalist Aaron Weaver Article by: Beth Verge ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Lots of people have already started filing in from all corners of the world to get their taste of an Alaskan summer. Many come by cruise ship, but…

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Cruise Passengers to Alaska Should Hit All Time High This Season

By: SCN Editor (ANCHORAGE, May 23, 2017) – Cruise Lines International Association Alaska (CLIA Alaska) announced today that Alaska as a cruise destination will see an additional 35,000 visitors in 2017, breaking an all-time record and slightly increasing Alaska’s global…

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Red-letter day

By: Ketchikan Daily News Ketchikan broke a record Friday. With this new accomplishment, it sets up the opportunity to break it again and do even better. The First City welcomed more cruise ship passengers in a single day than it…

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