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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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Cruise Ship Foundation Donates $25,000 to Juneau Playground

Alaska Business Monthly Cruise Lines International Association (JUNEAU, AK, May 15, 2017) – Cruise Lines International Association Alaska President John Binkley will present a check for $25,000 to the Juneau Playground Fund this afternoon from the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation…

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Haines cruise visitor numbers up as docking fee waiver goes into effect

A Holland America cruise ship docked in Haines in 2015. (Emily Files) Two years ago, Haines officials decided to make a financial sacrifice in an effort to increase cruise ship traffic. The assembly approved a three-year program to give a…

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Luxury liner headed north

The Quest appeals to travelers seeking an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. It is small enough to provide individualized service with a low crew-to-passenger ratio, but large enough to offer multiple dining venues which include two specialty restaurants, a main dining room…

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Juneau welcomes first cruise ships, readies for expected record-breaking tourist season

By Liz Raines Photojournalist: Cale Green – 9:45 PM May 1, 2017 JUNEAU – The first two cruise ships of the season arrived in Juneau Monday, marking the start of what’s expected to be a record-breaking season. About 1,055,000 passengers…

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Record number of cruise passengers expected in Juneau this summer

By ALEX McCARTHY Juneau Empire Cruise Line International Association Alaska President John Binkley speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Binkley estimated that a record number of cruise passengers will visit Juneau this summer. It’s a good thing…

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