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Juneau Empire Live: Cruise Ship Capacity

John McConnochie, of Cycle Alaska, speaks about the cruise industry in Juneau during a panel discussion with Drew Green, Port Manager at Cruise Line Agencies, and Mike Tibbles, of Cruise Lines International Association, at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (juneauempire.com)



Juneau: Last cruise ship of the season leaves Wednesday

The last cruise ship of the season will set sail from Juneau at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska’s calender for 2019 shows that Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel will be the only ship to visit Juneau Wednesday, and the last until next spring. (juneauempire.com)

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‘We were hoping for a local buyer’: Land sold to cruise line, but what they’ll build remains a mystery

Norwegian Cruise Lines paid $20 million for a plot of land on Juneau’s downtown waterfront last week, but what they intend to do with it remains unknown. The announcement of the sale only happened Monday, with Norwegian spending $7 million more than the next highest bidder, Royal Caribbean, in the sealed bid process. (juneauempire.com)



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)

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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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)





Juneau’s cruise passenger fee lawsuit heads toward trial

It’s a modern case involving state-of-the-art ocean liners. But attorneys were sparring early Tuesday morning over 200-year-old legal doctrines and 19th century case law. The Cruise Lines International Association Alaska lawsuit alleges the city’s $8 in fees levied on passengers violate the U.S. Constitution’s “tonnage clause,” which prohibits states from taxing vessels in port. (alaskapublic.org)

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