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Royal Caribbean video: Why Take a Cruise to Alaska

Hands down the best way to see Alaska is on a cruise. Travelers can experience the awe of the Inside Passage, with its jaw-dropping scenery and diverse wildlife as well as land based thrills on a variety of curated cruisetours. Royal Caribbean is taking Alaska cruises to the next level by offering some of their best ships, including Radiance of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.




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Ketchikan, Alaska: Federal report blames cruise ship’s navigators for crash

A federal report blamed cruise ship’s navigators for the boat crashing into a Ketchikan dock last year, causing more than $1 million dollars in damage. The National Transportation Safety Board report was released after a U.S. Coast Guard report concluded that the crash resulted from a combination of factors, the Ketchikan Daily News reported. (seattletimes.com)




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Alaska: Petersburg assembly plans work session on cruise ship fee

Petersburg’s borough assembly plans to hold a work session on the possibility of charging a passenger fee for cruise ships visiting the borough. Some assembly members want to look into the possible new source of revenue that could fund some dock and harbor improvements. (kfsk.org)




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Alaska senators kill tax hike for cruise industry

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 bill approved early Saturday includes other provisions that Alaska Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan hailed as significant for Alaskans, including allowing oil and gas drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (seattletimes.com)




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Windstar: ‘Best of Adventure’ with Alaska Expedition Program

Windstar Cruises has unveiled more details of its new Signature Expeditions program, set to debut with the Star Legend in Alaska next summer. Windstar’s Signature Expeditions will offer extremely high touch experiences both onboard ship and in the marine and wildlife environments, the company said. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Alaskan Dream Cruises Launches New Itinerary Options

Alaskan Dream Cruises - Chichagof DreamAlaskan Dream Cruises is launching a new itinerary for the 2018 season, “Alaska’s Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari,” and is introducing two special departures of its “Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure,” according to a prepared statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Windstar Introduces Signature Expeditions

Windstar Cruises has introduced its Signature Expedition program for Alaska. This includes onboard experts – naturalists, geologists, historians and more – who sails the entire cruise, providing insight, understanding and commentary on Alaska. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Cruise industry’s Juneau lawsuit could set wider precedent

A federal lawsuit brought by the cruise ship industry against the City and Borough of Juneau says its passenger head tax is unconstitutional. If the industry prevails it could impact the statewide passenger fee. (ktoo.org)




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Cunard Returns to Alaska with the Launch of Queen Elizabeth’s 2019 Voyages

In 2019, Cunard will sail to Alaska, bringing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to guests once again. A series of voyages beginning in May 2019 will combine the magnificence of Alaska with the luxury of Cunard as Queen Elizabeth sails from Japan to Alaska and then remains in the region through June.




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MRC Announces Alaska Cruise

The Eurodam - HALThe Media Research Center (MRC) has announced an opportunity to explore the majestic natural beauty of Alaska with top conservatives in August 2018. (cnsnews.com)




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Gold, glaciers and grizzly bears: Saga’s Yukon and Alaska tour combines railroad journeys into wilderness with a week’s scenic cruising

Gold, glaciers and grizzly bears: Saga's Yukon and Alaska tour combines railroad journeys into wilderness with a week’s scenic cruisingPan for gold, watch for grizzly bears and cruise into Glacier Bay on Saga’s new Yukon Gold and Wild Alaska holiday. It was a perilous route North for 19th century Gold Rush stampeders but Saga guests can follow their journey in comfort on railroad rides through incredible Canadian landscapes.




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American Cruise Lines to Double Alaska Capacity

The American Constellation (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)American Cruise Lines will deploy its new 175-passenger American Constellation into the Alaska market for the 2018 summer. “The American Constellation’s arrival this June will more than double American Cruise Lines’ capacity in the region and help meet the recent demand for cruise travel to Alaska,” the company said in a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Alaska City Hits Record With 1 Millionth Cruise Ship Visitor

The Alaska city of Ketchikan has welcomed more than 1 million cruise ship visitors in a single season for the first time. The millionth visitor was honored Monday, the Ketchikan Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/2xKuGxG ). Cany Borda of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was presented a custom sash by John Binkley, president of Cruise Line International Association Alaska. (usnews.com)




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Princess Cruises Wilderness Treehouse Unveiled in Finale Episode

Princess Cruises new one-of-a-kind wilderness treehouse at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge was revealed on the season finale of Animal Planet’s hit show “Treehouse Masters,” bringing an opportunity to view Denali, North America’s highest peak, from a unique perspective as the latest guest experience enhancement created from its partnership with Discovery Communications.




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Travel Juneau Releases the Juneau Visitor Profile Survey

Back in the summer of 2016, Travel Juneau (formerly Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau) contracted the McDowell Group to analyze data collected from the recent statewide Alaska Visitor Statistics Program (AVSP). (travelagentcentral.com)




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An Alaska town is at risk of losing its modern-day gold rush — cruise ship tourism

The Pacific Princess at SkagwayOne hundred years ago, Skagway, Alaska was the entryway for fortune-seekers of the Klondike Gold Rush. Its present-day economy is dependent on a different sort of gold rush: cruise ship tourism. But the people in Skagway are worried about losing their prime spot in the cruise market. That’s because a private company holds the key to the waterfront. (marketplace.org)




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Princess Cruises Ships Present Unique Viewing For Great American Eclipse on August 21

For the first time in 99 years, a total eclipse of the sun will pass over the continental United States on August 21, and Princess Cruises guests sailing on six cruise ships in Alaska will be invited to special viewing parties as part of the cruise line’s exclusive Stargazing with Discovery at Sea program.




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