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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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Carnival Corp. Invests in Alaska With White Pass & Yukon Rail Buy

By: Adam Leposa Travel Agent Central  Carnival Corporation just made a big investment in Alaska travel. Through its subsidiary, Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the cruise company has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire the White Pass…

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Juneau meets season of ‘mega-ships’

By: Gregory Philson Juneau Empire Juneau residents will see a few thousand more cruise line passengers that normal as a new “mega-ship” arrives today. The Norwegian Bliss, a 1,082-foot, 4,004 passengers boat will be docking at the AJ Dock in…

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West Coast’s largest homeported cruise ship arrives in Seattle

By: KOMO Staff KOMO News SEATTLE – The biggest cruise ship ever to be homeported on the West Coast has docked in downtown Seattle. The Norwegian Bliss – more than 20 stories high – will be christened Wednesday in the…

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Windstar is back in Alaska after 20-year gap

By: Seatrade Cruise News Seatrade Cruise News Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger, all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching the small ship line’s first endeavor into expedition cruising. This kicked off in Kenai Fjords National Park on May…

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Anchorage welcomes first cruise ship of the season

By: Mary Simton KTVA Tourist season is officially underway in Anchorage as the first cruise ship of the season docks at the port of Alaska. Holland America’s Zaandam docked in Anchorage at 8 a.m. on Monday with more than 1,400…

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