Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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.

Juneau approves another $100,000 for cruise ship lawsuit

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

The Juneau Assembly has ponied up another $100,000 to defend itself against litigation brought by the Cruise Lines International Association. That adds to the $283,368 it’s already spent to date defending itself in a lawsuit brought by the cruise ship industry. (

Juneau Assembly passes exempts cruise ships from sales taxes

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The importance of the cruise ship industry was apparent during Monday night’s City and Borough of Juneau Assembly meeting as the group determined whether or not to pass an ordinance to establish a tax exemption for the sales of goods sold on cruise ships when they’re in Juneau’s waters. (

My Turn: Don’t tax cruise passengers for sales aboard their ships (Juneau, Alaska)

Monday, March 6th, 2017

In 2017, over one million passengers are expected to arrive via cruise ship in Juneau. These passengers, on average, are expected to spend $179 per person while they are in our city, which will generate over $8 million in sales tax to be remitted to the City and Borough of Juneau. (

Seabourn is headed back to Alaska this summer with an outstanding expedition team leading the way

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The line will offer a series of 11-, 12- and 14-day itineraries sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Anchorage (Seward) Alaska aboard Seabourn Sojourn between June and September 2017. (more…)

Crystal’s Alaska Season Offers Enticing Adventures for Families

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal Serenity’s Alaska voyages are offering far more than the comprehensive exploration of the Last Frontier that has drawn luxury travelers to the region for years. For all seven 2017 Alaska cruises aboard the award-winning vessel, luxury travelers can enjoy a host of value propositions and savings that specifically apply to families traveling with children and multiple generations. (more…)

Princess Cruises Announces Fourth Ship to Debut Medallion Class Ocean Vacations

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Princess Cruises announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion™, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season. (more…)

Explore Hidden Glacier Bay Aboard Seabourn during 2017 Cruise Season in Alaska

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

There are so many natural wonders for guests to behold on a Seabourn cruise to Alaska, but nothing quite like the mysterious and exotic Glacier Bay. (more…)

Carnival Splendor To Operate 14-Day Alaska Cruise Round-Trip From Long Beach In August 2018

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Carnival Splendor (Courtesy Carnival Cruise Line)Continuing the expansion of its popular Carnival Journeys longer duration enrichment sailings, Carnival Splendor will offer a 14-day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, Calif., featuring awe-inspiring sites such as majestic Hubbard Glacier and a day-long visit to Icy Strait Point, an unspoiled wilderness area offering some of the best whale and bear watching in the state and the world’s longest zip-line. (more…)

Oceania to Offer 14 Alaska Cruise Departures in 2017

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

RegattaOceania Cruises has announced a series of 14 Alaska cruise departures setting sail from San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver between May and September 2017. (

Petersburg, Alaska, could see small increase in cruise boat visits

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Petersburg could see a small increase in cruise ships passengers this year, with one new boat scheduled to visit and some larger boats returning. (

Juneau’s new cruise ship berth prepares to welcome tourists ─ and something else

Friday, January 27th, 2017

This summer, Juneau’s new downtown cruise ship dock will welcome hundreds of thousands of happy tourists eager to visit the Great Land. It’ll also welcome a whole lot of sewage. (