Tagged: Alaska

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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Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth Kicks off Inaugural Season in Alaska with Maiden Call to Homeport of Vancouver on May 21




Queen Elizabeth's maiden visit to Vancouver, BC. - May 21, 2019 (Photo by William Jans for Cunard)Luxury cruise line Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth kicked off the company’s return to Alaska today in their West Coast homeport of Vancouver, Canada. Queen Elizabeth will sail four ten-night roundtrip voyages out of Vancouver in 2019, and ten voyages in 2020, calling at Juneau, Ketchikan, Victoria, Skagway, and more.

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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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Ketchikan’s mayor, manager take free cruise to Los Angeles

Norwegian Joy departs Seattle, May 2019 (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line)Ketchikan’s mayor and city manager accepted a free cruise to Los Angeles, which they said allowed them to continue talks with those in the private sector as Ketchikan looks to expands cruise ship berths. Mayor Bob Sivertsen and City Manager Karl Amylon were among officials from several West Coast port towns invited to take part in the inaugural U.S. voyage last weekend of the Norwegian Joy from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Los Angeles. (miamiherald.com)

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Princess Cruises Begins 50th Alaska Season




Princess Cruises 50th year sailing in Alaska began this weekend with the arrival of Ruby Princess into Ketchikan and Juneau. This summer, seven Princess Cruises ships will sail to Alaska with the inaugural season of Royal Princess beginning on May 11.

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