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What’s in store for Juneau this cruise season?



The first cruise ship of the summer is scheduled to arrive April 28. This season is expected to bring more visitors to Juneau than ever before. Tour operators and seasonal businesses are busy getting ready for the anticipated 1.3 million passengers expected to arrive over the next five months. (ktoo.org)

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Lawmakers vote to pull funding for cruise compliance program




As members of the House Finance Committee agonized over possible cuts to the state’s budget Thursday, one of the most debated cuts of the day was over a program that doesn’t get its funding from the state’s general fund. The Ocean Rangers Program, funded by a $4 fee that cruise passengers pay, has been on the chopping block this session after Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced Senate Bill 70 to repeal the program. (juneauempire.com)

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Juneau Assembly rejects cruise invitation, citing possible conflicts of interest



Norwegian Cruise Line recently invited Juneau’s city manager and mayor on a free cruise in April. The four-day trip between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Los Angeles will be the Norwegian Joy’s inaugural U.S. voyage, but some Assembly members questioned the company’s motives before the Assembly voted to decline the invitation at their Monday meeting. (ktoo.org)

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New Adventure Savings for UnCruise Clients in Alaska




The Wilderness DiscovererTravel sellers with clients interested in an Alaska adventure this summer, have a new savings offer to sweeten the deal on a small ship adventure cruise. Beginning March 1, UnCruise Adventures offers up to $1,200 in savings per week on select Alaska adventure cruises.

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Juneau considers proposal to offer more shore power to cruise ships




When cruise ships dock in Juneau, a few of them can connect to the city’s electric grid. That means less emissions and pollution downtown in the summer. It also generates money for Juneau’s hydroelectric utility that, in turn, benefits customers. (ktoo.org)

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Alaskan Dream Cruises Adds New Ship to Fleet




Alaskan Dream Cruises' Kruzof ExplorerAlaskan Dream Cruises has added a sixth ship to its fleet of expedition ships. The former Bering Sea crab fishing boat turned upscale expedition ship will sail some of the most remote areas of the Inside Passage. (cruisecritic.com)

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