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Opinion: DEC Cruise Ship Program protects Alaska’s air and water

Juneau Empire September 17, 2018 Each year over a million visitors travel to Alaska on cruise ships, which are essentially floating resorts. As you’d expect from any resort, they generate waste, including wastewater from laundries, bathrooms, and food preparation and…

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Icy Strait Point Celebrates 1,000th Call

Cruise Industry News  On Aug. 28, at 3 p.m., the Celebrity Infinity set a new record on her 80th and final visit to Icy Strait Point. As the Celebrity Millennium departed, the Celebrity Infinity pulled into Icy Strait Point, marking…

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Skagway Assembly holds public meeting with White Pass reps to discuss plans for the port

By: Abbey Collins KHNS FM The Skagway Assembly held a workshop with representatives from White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad last week. They came together to discuss immediate needs for Skagway’s port. The railroad is a major tourist attraction, and…

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Skagway Assembly, White Pass, will meet for work session

By: Abbey Collins KHNS FM The Skagway Assembly is holding a Friday evening work session with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The railroad has new owners. And, it’s an important player in a central concern for the municipality right…

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Sale of White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad finalized

By: Abbey Collins KHNS FM  Skagway’s White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad has new owners and a new president. The sale of the company was finalized on July 31.   TWC Enterprises sold the rail and port operations to a…

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Cruise ships returning to Port Valdez during the summer of next year

By: Steven Weber Valdez Star There is a potential for over eleven thousand passengers to visit the town’s attractions Cruise ships will be docking in Valdez next summer. Last week, the City of Valdez announced that two major cruise lines…

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Does the investment in tourism pay off?

By: Leila Kheiry Southeast Alaska cities have invested a lot of energy, money and infrastructure into supporting the tourism industry. What do the communities get in return? With bigger and bigger cruise ships bringing more and more passengers to the…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Will Move Another Mega Ship to Alaska in 2019

By: Gina Kramer Cruise Critic Beginning spring 2019, Norwegian Joy — Norwegian Cruise Line’s China-based Breakaway-Plus class ship — will join fleetmate Norwegian Bliss in offering cruises to Alaska. The line revealed the move today, along with a slew of other adjustments…

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Luxury cruise line returns to Alaska, bringing opportunity

This summer marks the first time Windstar Cruises has sailed for Alaska in 27 years. The Star Legend, one of Windstar Cruises many small luxury vessels, visited Ketchikan on Tuesday for a ceremony to celebrate Windstar Cruises return. The ship…

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Norwegian Bliss brings optimism, challenges for future

By: Liam Niemeyer KRBD When looking out from the observation deck on the fifteenth floor of the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship, the biggest cruise ship ever to set sail for Alaska, the city of Ketchikan by comparison seems quite small…

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