Cruise family of businesses

The cruise industry includes approximately 2,175 Alaska businesses that provide tours, activities and services to the cruise lines and their passengers. These businesses include:

  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Car-rental companies
  • Air transportation companies
  • Hotels/lodges
  • Day cruises/sled dog rides/sightseeing tours

In addition to direct sales, cruise-related businesses purchase goods and services and invest in capital projects each year. This affects Alaska businesses like construction, real estate, banking, freight, transportation, maintenance, bookkeeping and a long list of support services.

Cruise family of businesses

Georjean Seeliger photographs two visitors to her Fairbanks shop, If Only … A Fine Store. The cruise industry spends $26 million a year with 480 Fairbanks businesses and provides more than 400 jobs at its hotels and tour operations.

Forget me not ketchikan

Jackie Williams operates the Forget-Me-Not Sweater Shoppe in Ketchikan. The cruise industry spends $32 million a year with 115 Ketchikan businesses.