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Two really, really big cruise ships headed to Alaska

Posted by Ed Schoenfeld | Dec 13, 2017 The Norwegian Bliss, shown in a promotional image, will begin sailing Alaska waters in about six months. It’s one of two megaships slated to sail the Inside Passage. (Image courtesy Norwegian Cruise…

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Tax hike for cruise industry dropped amid Alaska concerns

By Associated Press | Posted: Tue 6:59 AM, Dec 05, 2017 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The cruise industry has dodged a tax increase after Alaska’s U.S. senators helped strike the provision from the tax bill that passed the Senate. The…

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Ovation to Sail in Alaska in 2019

Royal Caribbean International announced partial 2019-2020 deployment, including the news that the Ovation of the Seas will leave the summer Chinese market in favor of Alaska. Ovation’s departure from China will make room for the new Quantum-ultra class ship, the…

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Seattle racks up record cruise season

Each cruise call at the Port of Seattle is estimated to generate $2.7m for the local economy(Photo: Port of Seattle) The Port of Seattle handled a record 1,071,594 revenue passengers through its cruise terminals this year, with an estimated 1,092,345…

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Projections show Alaska’s cruise industry just had a record-breaking season

By: Annie Zak Alaska Dispatch News Passengers disembarking from the Nieuw Amsterdam and other vessels in Juneau, August 2017. (Erik Hill / ADN file photo) The number of people who came to Alaska on cruise ships this year appears to…

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City proposal calls for cruise dock expansion by 2019

A cruise ship is docked at Ketchikan’s downtown Berth 2. About 1 million cruise passengers visited Southeast in 2015. (Photo by Leila Kheiry) City of Ketchikan officials want to move forward with plans to reconfigure the downtown dock for larger…

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American Cruise Lines to Double Alaska Capacity

By: Cruise Industry News American Cruise Lines will deploy its new 175-passenger American Constellation into the Alaska market for the 2018 summer. “The American Constellation’s arrival this June will more than double American Cruise Lines’ capacity in the region and…

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Ketchikan remains an attractive cruise ship destination

Posted by Maria Dudzak The future remains bright for the cruise industry in Alaska. That was the message John Binkley, president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, shared during a joint luncheon of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and Greater Ketchikan…

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One million passengers

By: Ketchikan Daily News One million passengers. That’s a lot of people. On Monday, Ketchikan welcomed the 1 millionth passenger who has arrived in the First City aboard a cruise ship during the 2017 visitor season. It was an historic…

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Princess Cruises Donates $25,000 to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

NEWS PROVIDED BY Princess Cruises Sep 20, 2017, 17:23 ET SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Princess Cruises presented its first donation from the Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor (PAWS) to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) in the…

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