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Skagway, Ketchikan plan for the 2021 cruise season

As the non-cruise ship season comes to a close, Skagway Mayor Andrew Cremata is looking towards next year. How the 2021 season will look may depend on the coronavirus pandemic as well as how each port and member of the tourism industry plans to get back to business. (skagwaynews.com)

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Skagway asks small cruise ships not to come—for now

Skagway says “no” to American Cruise Lines for now, municipal leases are deferred, and the public safety building gets some new radio equipment. American Cruise Lines plans to sail their small boat cruises through Southeast Alaska at the end of the month. (khns.org)

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Last of Big Cruise Ship Stops in Sitka Canceled

Sitka, AlaskaVisit Sitka today announced the cancellation of the few stops still on the larger cruise ships’ schedule for this season. “It’s just unfortunate that more of the cruise operators won’t be able to come this year,” said Rachel Roy, executive director of Visit Sitka and the Chamber of Commerce. (sitkasentinel.com)

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Haines prepares for possible arrival of small cruise ships

Large cruise ships operated by companies like Norwegian and Carnival are unlikely to visit Haines and Skagway this summer due to federal restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some smaller cruise lines are hoping to sail the Lynn Canal as early as June. (khns.org)

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Wrangell opposes cruise season until regional standards met

Alaska Ports of call (Courtesy Wikipedia)The City of Wrangell does not want cruise ships to dock in town until it knows how the industry plans to prevent potentially bringing COVID-19 into the community. The Southeast Alaska city is coordinating with a regional effort seeking assurances from operators of small cruise ships seeking to sail this summer. (kstk.org)

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Cruise Ships Redeploy Following Alaska Cancellations

Sitka, AlaskaCruise ships are slowly being redeployed to other areas following cancellations of itineraries in Alaska for the 2020 season as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the fate of many cruise ships scheduled to sail to Alaska still hangs in the balance — with many expected to enter some sort of short-term layup scenario — a few cruise lines have begun redeploying these vessels to different regions. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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