Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

AdventureSmith Announces What’s New In Small Ship Cruising in Alaska for 2018

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

SS Legacy former Spirit of '98There’s a lot of exciting news coming out of Alaska for the upcoming 2018 small ship cruise season. The experts at AdventureSmith Explorations have just announced the following. (more…)

MRC Announces Alaska Cruise

Friday, October 13th, 2017

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)

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

Monday, October 9th, 2017

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. (more…)

American Cruise Lines to Double Alaska Capacity

Friday, October 6th, 2017

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)

Alaska City Hits Record With 1 Millionth Cruise Ship Visitor

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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)

Princess Cruises Wilderness Treehouse Unveiled in Finale Episode

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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. (more…)

Princess Cruises Donates $25,000 to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Princess Cruises presented its first donation from the Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor (PAWS) to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) in the amount of $25,000. (more…)

Unalaska: Cruise Ship Cancellation Costs Local Businesses $100,000

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Although Unalaska is known as America’s top fishing port, tourism, in particular the cruise ship industry, is a growing source of revenue especially for small businesses and non-profits. (kucb.org)

Travel Juneau Releases the Juneau Visitor Profile Survey

Friday, September 1st, 2017

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)

Whale gets entangled in Alaska cruise-ship anchor for half a day

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A humpback whale became entangled in an anchor line on a small cruise ship (Wilderness Explorer) in southeast Alaska, getting stuck for roughly 12 hours while federal authorities and the boat’s crew worked to free it. (seattletimes.com)

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

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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)

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

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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. (more…)

Humpback whale found dead on cruise ship’s bow in Ketchikan

Friday, August 11th, 2017

A dead humpback whale was found on the bow of a ship arriving in Ketchikan Wednesday morning, according to federal authorities. (ktva.com)

More Alaska cruise ship visitors in the forecast for 2018

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Princess Cruises Announces Largest Alaska Deployment Ever in 2018More tourists will come to Alaska next summer on cruise ships. Research by Wells Fargo Securities predicts about 6 percent growth from this summer’s number, which is a little more than a million passengers. The company projects growth from 5 to 10 percent in other markets around the world. (krbd.org)

Stats: Alaska Named Top “Mancation” Destination

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The White Pass & Yukon Route rail excursion by Princess Cruises (Photo Judith A.)A new survey conducted by ManTripping and #MenWhoBlog found that over 26 percent of more than 500 men said their top pick for a “mancation” would be an Alaska cruise bundled with a land tour. (travelagentcentral.com)

Princess Cruises Overhauls Additional Train Cars With SmartTray® Tables

Monday, July 10th, 2017

SmartTray® Rail & Bus, LLC announced Princess Cruises Rail in Anchorage, Alaska, the first rail line in North America to deploy SmartTray® PED friendly tray tables on half of its train cars last year, made the decision last month to overhaul additional rail cars with SmartTray tables for 2018 Alaska season.

Holland America Line Announces O, The Oprah Magazine Curated Programming for July 15 “Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska”

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Eurodam - HALHolland America Line’s upcoming “Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska” on July 15 aboard the ms Eurodam will feature tips and advice from Emmy Award winner and O, The Oprah Magazine creative director Adam Glassman.

Seabourn Cruise Line Cancels Zodiak-Only Ventures Excursions in Alaska

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Due to a last-minute concern by a regulator, Seabourn Cruise Line has been forced to cancel Zodiak-only Ventures by Seabourn tours in Alaska this cruise season. Its kayaking and hiking excursions, as well as Zodiak tours in British Columbia, will operate as scheduled. (cruisecritic.com)

After 15-Year Hiatus, Seabourn Back in Alaska

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Seabourn is back in Alaska this week for the first time in 15 years, according to the Seattle-based cruise line. The company is kicking off its season with a 11-day “Ultimate Alaska” cruise that leaves from Vancouver. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Fully authorised LR passenger ship surveyor to be positioned in Alaska

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

LR has announced that a fully authorised LR passenger ship surveyor will be positioned in Juneau, Alaska for the summer season to better service greater Alaska cruise ship itineraries. (more…)

MAP: Cruise ship tourism in Alaska

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

On Monday, 2017’s first cruise ship arrived in Anchorage. And according to Cruise Lines International Association Alaska (CLIA Alaska), the municipality should expect to see 10 more visiting ships this season. (ktuu.com)

Pacific Catalyst’s Intimate Alaska Journeys Added To Expedition Portfolio

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The historic MV Catalyst (Courtesy Expedition)Australia’s Expedition Cruise Specialists has added an exclusive Alaskan small ship adventure to their portfolio of the world’s best and most exotic adventure cruises. (more…)

Alaskan Dream Cruises: New Itinerary, Booking Discounts

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Alaskan Dream Cruises - Baranof DreamSmall ship cruise line Alaskan Dream Cruises will celebrate its eighth cruise season in 2018 with the launch of the new “Alaska’s Frontier & Wilderness Quest” itinerary. (travelagentcentral.com)

DATA VIZ: See how Alaska’s cruise tourism tax impacts the state

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Data is sourced from Alaska’s Dept. of Commerce, Community and Economic Development’s Commercial Passenger Vessel Excise Tax’s February 2017. (ktuu.com)

Skagway Assembly talks contamination, cruise ships and a waterfront in limbo

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

The future of Skagway’s port has been in limbo for about a year and a half. Borough officials’ frustration over the situation rose to the surface at an assembly meeting Thursday. The assembly talked about the two most pressing waterfront issues: contamination cleanup and cruise ships. (khns.org)

Alaska pollution regulators gear up for cruise ship season

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The state’s cruise ship pollution monitors say they are prepared to keep Alaska waters clean as some of the world’s biggest cruise ships are expected to land in Juneau this year carrying a record number of passengers. (bradenton.com)

Holland America’s Oprah Cruise Will Feature Special Singers and Speakers India.Arie, Angela Davis and Glennon Doyle Melton

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Holland America Line announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie; motivational speaker and fitness evangelist Angela Davis; and author, activist and speaker Glennon Doyle Melton will join Oprah Winfrey and O, The Oprah Magazine editors Lucy Kaylin, Gayle King and creative director Adam Glassman aboard the Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska this summer.

Holland America Line to Introduce First Filson Alaska Retail Pop-Up Store at Denali Square Complex

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Holland America Line guests on Alaska Land+Sea Journeys will be able to shop at an exclusive Filson pop-up store that will open at Denali Square in time for the summer 2017 cruise season.

Holland America Line Marks its 70th Year in Alaska with Special Experiences, Events and Entertainment

Friday, April 21st, 2017

In 2017 Holland America Line will celebrate its 70th year of Alaska exploration, and to commemorate the milestone anniversary the cruise line has planned special experiences and events that will take place on every Alaska cruise and on the popular Land+Sea Journeys. (more…)

Skagway cruise ship season kicks off May 2

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The Pacific Princess at SkagwayCruise ship season is right around the corner in Skagway. The first boat is set to arrive at the beginning of May, kicking off a busy tourism season in the Northern Lynn Canal. (khns.org)

UnCruise Adventures Sends Seven Ships to Alaska for 2018

Friday, April 7th, 2017

SS Legacy former Spirit of '98UnCruise Adventures is adding a seventh ship to its Alaska fleet for 2018. The 88-guest S.S. Legacy, newly outfitted with kayaks and skiffs, will head to the state as part of a 2018 schedule for the line that also includes ore visits to Glacier Bay National Park and seven new itineraries. (travelagentcentral.com)

Five Small Ship Cruises from AdventureSmith Explorations That Set Their Sights on Viewing Alaska’s Iconic Wildlife – Including the Fab Five

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Almost effortless sightings are thanks to small ships that can maneuver skillfully and quietly into less-frequented waterways to access remote bays, coves and shorelines preferred by Alaska’s “Fab Five”, a group in which guests of AdventureSmith Explorations have affectionately included whales, brown bear, mountain goats, moose, and King salmon.