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Anchorage’s final cruise ship of the season leaves town Monday night

It’s as much a sign of the changing seasons as the yellow leaves and bulky jackets: The last cruise ship of the year, in Anchorage, docked Monday morning and will leave about 10 p.m. the same night. The cruise industry as a whole is one of the bright economic spots in what has been a less-than-exciting past few years. (ktuu.com)




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Alaska Issues Air Quality Violations to 8 Cruise Ships

Alaska environmental managers have issued notices to eight cruise ships for violating air quality standards during the summer cruise season. The Juneau Empire reports the state Department of Environmental Conservation found nine violations this year, the highest number of violations since 2014. (usnews.com)




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Icy Strait Point celebrates 1,000th ship call with Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Infinity at Icy Strait Point, AlaskaOn Aug. 28, at 3 p.m., Celebrity Infinity set a new record on her 80th and final visit to Icy Strait Point, Alaska’s only privately owned cruise ship destination developed by Huna Totem Corporation. As her sister ship Celebrity Millennium departed, Celebrity Infinity pulled into Icy Strait Point, marking the 1,000th ship call and bringing in the 2,000,000th guest since Icy Strait Point opened in 2004. (cruisebusiness.com)




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Holland America cruise in Alaska hit by norovirus

Some 73 people reported falling ill on the Zaandam which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew. Juneau’s top attraction is the Mendenhall Glacier. The glacier’s visitor center can receive as many as 6,000 cruise ship visitors in a single day. The U.S. Forest Service monitors reports of outbreaks on cruise ships so it can step up sanitation as a precaution. (alaskapublic.org)




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Miss Alaska – Alyssa London – Joins Offshore Outpost as 2018 Alaska Adventure Host

We are thrilled to welcome Miss Alaska USA 2017 Alyssa London onboard the Pacific Provider on June 17, kicking off our inaugural 2018 summer Alaska season. Miss London will serve as our first-ever Adventure Host – a new program featuring unique individuals with a special connection to Alaska or the Sea of Cortez.




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Fee Set to Increase for Glacier Bay Cruise Ship Permits

The Celebrity Millennium, in this image in AlaskaThe fee for cruise ship passengers travelling into Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in southeast Alaska will increase next year. The permit fee for each passenger for the next decade will increase from $5 to $8.28, the Juneau Empire reported Thursday. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Carnival Corporation & plc Acquires Port, Railroad and Retail Operations in Alaska

The White Pass & Yukon Route rail excursion by Princess Cruises (Photo Judith A.)Carnival Corporation & plc through its subsidiary, Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, announced today (June 6) it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire TWC Enterprises Limited’s White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) division, which includes White Pass’ port, railroad and retail operations in Skagway, Alaska.




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15-Day Alaska Inside Passage Cruises: Unforgettable Explorations with American Cruise Lines

The American Constellation (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)American Cruise Lines’ 2018 Alaska Season will begin on June 9th with one of the Line’s two incredible 15-day, 14-night Alaska Inside Passage cruises. This extraordinary longer itinerary is offered only twice per season and includes a rare overnight in Glacier Bay—it is an Alaska cruising experience not to be missed.




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O, The Oprah Magazine Editors Join New York Times Bestselling Author, Psychologist and Sound Therapist on Holland America Line’s Alaska Cruise

Guests on the Aug. 11, 2018, O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise to Alaska aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam will be joined by five of the magazine’s editors and Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, author and international speaker; Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author; and Sara Auster, sound therapist, meditation teacher and artist.




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Windstar Debuts New Signature Expeditions Program in Alaska

Windstar Cruises - Windstar Legend in AlaskaSeattle-based Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching the small ship line’s first endeavor into expedition cruising, with a kick off in Kenai Fjords National Park on May 18, this cruise marks a return to Alaska for the award-winning travel company after a 20-year hiatus from the region.




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