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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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Alaska Airlines expanding statewide infrastructure

By Dan Bross, KUAC April 13, 2017 Alaska Airlines is expanding and updating infrastructure in the state. Alaska Airlines regional vice president Marilyn Romano outlined plans for the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. ”We’re getting ready to invest over…

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Azamara Announces 2019 Deployment, Alaska Program

Another cruise line is building up North American capacity while reducing its footprint in Europe as Azamara Club Cruises announced its 2019 itineraries to a record 250 ports of call, including 45 maiden ports, 69 countries, 94 overnight stays, and 145…

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Alaska invasion

By Craig Medred March 13, 2017 The tiny town of Skagway at the northern end of the Alaska Panhandle remains ground zero for 49th state tourism, according to the latest data out from the National Park Service. Close to 1…

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Hotel Official Predicts Big Year for Visitors

By Shannon Haugland Daily Sitka Sentinel Major cuts to the state’s tourism marketing budget has prompted industry representatives to start working on a dedicated assessment among themselves to keep getting the word out about Alaska, the Chamber of Commerce was…

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