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Princess Cruises Connects Guests with Local Experts Ashore with Launch of Local Connections: Alaska




Princess Cruises - AlaskaNew for the 2019 season and celebrating the cruise line’s 50th year sailing in Alaska, Princess Cruises has partnered with a team of local experts in Alaska to give guests even more exclusive and authentic experiences ashore as part of the cruise line’s award-winning “Local Connections” program.

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Financing Alaska: What happens if the Ocean Rangers stop monitoring cruise ships?




Celebrity Infinity at Icy Strait Point, AlaskaThe watchdog group that monitors the cruise ship industry didn’t survive the governor’s veto. The Ocean Ranger program, which was created 11 years ago after a voter-approved ballot initiative, puts Coast Guard-trained observers aboard cruise ships to monitor their environmental operations and marine discharges. It’s paid for with a $4-per-person berth fee and raises about $4 million yearly. (ktuu.com)

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Investigation launched after Holland America cruise ship appears to just miss pod of humpback whales




The Eurodam - HALThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is investigating after a Holland America cruise liner “may have made contact” with a pod of humpback whales off the coast of Alaska. The liner, the Eurodam, was filmed sailing alongside the whales on Monday morning, according to footage shared to social media by Brent Kidd Palmer. (foxnews.com)

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Enjoy a Dinner to Remember with Seabourn’s New ‘Cook Your Catch’ Experience Available in Alaska & British Columbia




Seabourn (Logo) Seabourn has a new offering that is sure to reel in guests hungry for adventure and the freshest, wildest Alaska seafood imaginable. It’s “Enjoy Your Catch”, an exclusive culinary experience offering a memorable opportunity for guests to not only hook but also savor their own personal catch of the day in the midst of an ‘Ultimate Alaska’ voyage exploring the majestic wilderness of Alaska & British Columbia aboard Seabourn Sojourn over the summer season ahead.

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Alaskan Dream Cruises Adds New Itineraries for 2020



Alaskan Dream Cruises' Kruzof ExplorerAlaskan Dream Cruises is using its new ship, the Kruzof Explorer, to push further into Alaska with new itineraries for the 2020 season, featuring the most remote edges of Southeast Alaska, such as the communities of Klawock and Yakutat. Other ports of call include Pelican, Lituya Bay, Dall Island and Baranof Warm Springs. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Vintage Tugboat cruise in Alaska



Swell at Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve (Courtesy Maple Leaf Adventures / Jeff Reynolds)For those with a hankering to wake up to birdsong and the scents of the forest, there’s a 10-day Inside Passage cruise for you: aboard the 107-year-old wooden coastal tugboat Swell. Operated by veteran expedition company Maple Leaf Adventures, these trips for 12 guests at a time feature up-close experiences of whales and brown bears, walks through the rainforest, Zodiac-ing among icebergs and visits to natural hot springs. (expeditioncruising.com)

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Ketchikan looks at potential private cruise dock investment



Reconfiguring the City of Ketchikan’s downtown cruise dock to accommodate larger ships will cost an estimated $95 million, not including design costs and uplands infrastructure work. (krbd.org)

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Alaska Float Planes Carrying Cruise Passengers Collide, Resulting in Fatalities, Injuries

Two float planes carrying Royal Princess cruise passengers collided on Monday outside Ketchikan, Alaska, resulting in the death of four people, with two still missing, according to an update released by the United States Coast Guard on Tuesday morning. An earlier Princess Cruises statement reported five deaths, including four cruise passengers. (cruisecritic.com)

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Seabourn Is Set For The 2019 Season In Alaska & British Columbia With Unique Itineraries And Adventures Offering Immersion In ‘The Great Land’




Rocky Mountaineer: the dome car and the restaurant at the lower levelSeabourn is preparing to embark on its 2019 season in Alaska & British Columbia with Seabourn Sojourn headed north offering unique itineraries, special onboard events, adventurous shore excursions, and immersive journeys through “The Great Land.”

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