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Carnival Corp. Releases Results of Scrubber Study

By: Cruise Industry News March 6, 2019 Carnival Corporation has released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company’s advanced air quality systems (i.e. scrubbers) are in compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020…

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Norwegian’s Del Rio forecasts ‘another blockbuster’ Alaska season

By: Anne Kalosh, Seatrade Cruise News February 21, 2018 Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings made no secret of how well it did in Alaska last year, propelled by the new Norwegian Bliss. This year it’s adding Bliss sister Norwegian Joy to…

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Juneau, cruise industry make nice at regional conference as decision to appeal lawsuit lingers

By Adelyn Baxter, KTOO The Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit brought community leaders together in Juneau this week to talk about the region’s economy. Tourism has been a major driver of growth lately. While that’s good for local economies, it’s also strained…

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Anchorage Int’l Airport saw record passengers last year; here’s why

By: Leroy Polk, KTUU January 31, 2019 ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Millions of passengers flew to, through, or from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last year, and airport officials say it has a lot to do with an Alaskan economic…

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Archipelago Project back before Assembly

BY: KINY Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Topping Monday night’s Assembly agenda are ordinances related to the Archipelago Project that calls for construction of the downtown staging area and deck over project to support activities generated by cruise ship passengers. Action…

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With CLIAA lawsuit at an end, city considers proposals for marine passenger fee revenue

By: KTOO, Adelyn Baxter On Friday, a federal judge issued a final decision in a three-year-old case between the cruise industry and the City and Borough of Juneau over its $8 per person fee on cruise passengers. After Judge H. Russel Holland ruled…

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Opinion: Are Juneau city officials misleading the public about the cruise industry lawsuit?

By: Win Gruening, Juneau Empire January 25, 2019 It can be a fine line between “spin” and misleading the public. There was a great deal of speculation about how City and Borough of Juneau officials would react to U.S. District…

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Huge leap for Alaska cruise traffic expected in 2019

By: Elizabeth Earl, Alaska Journal of Commerce January 22, 2019 HOMER — More tourists are projected to arrive in Alaska by sea in 2019. A lot more. Cruise ship tourism is estimated to increase by about 16 percent in 2019…

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As cruise ship lawsuit comes to an end, what’s next?

By: Juneau Empire, Alex McCarthy City might continue to spend head taxes in similar way as before The city’s lawsuit with the cruise industry came to an end this week, and City and Borough of Juneau officials are pleased with the…

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Alaska tourism growth expected to continue into 2019

By: Grant Robinson, KTUU January 17, 2019 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Anchorage tourism leaders touted growth in visitation and visitor spending in 2018 and project 2019 to be an even more prosperous year for the industry. At the Visit Anchorage…

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