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Can Southeast share the wealth of tourism growth?

By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau – February 22, 2018   The number of cruise ship passengers visiting Alaska will jump almost 20 percent over the next two years. Port cities need to plan for the infrastructure needed to support…

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‘Mega’ cruise ships to sail from Seattle to Alaska this summer

Originally published January 25, 2018 at 12:00 am By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The first “mega” cruise ship will begin visiting Alaska this summer, departing from Seattle. The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss starts making port calls in June. The…

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Visitor industry outlook is good, says Explore Fairbanks CEO

By Amanda Bohman, abohman@newsminer.com, Jan 24, 2018 FAIRBANKS—Tourism is going strong across the globe and Fairbanks is no exception, according to the head of Explore Fairbanks. Summer is still the busiest season for visitors to Fairbanks, but most of the…

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Cruise ship market improving for Alaska

An estimated 1.1 M travelers will travel north in 2018 By The Cordova Times   Emerald Princess Cruise Ship Alaska can expect a 7 percent increase in cruise ship traffic in 2018, with an estimated 1,165,400 visitors coming to the…

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Alaska Cruise Market Rebounds

BY ALLAN E. JORDAN 01/04/2018 10:37:52 Alaska’s cruise market is heating up: more cruise lines are adding Alaska to their schedules while others expand their presence with newer and larger ships. As a result, Alaska is poised for record years in both…

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Is Juneau digging a deeper hole in cruise line lawsuit?

Posted December 28, 2017 10:29 pm  By WIN GRUENING For the Juneau Empire In December, City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) staff asked the CBJ Assembly to appropriate an additional $250,000 to fund legal costs associated with defending a pending lawsuit…

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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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