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Is Juneau ready for a cruise ship security threat?

Is Juneau ready for a cruise ship security threat?

Emergency officials in Juneau are testing their response to a cruise ship security threat today.

Industry consultant: Cruise lines again ‘bullish’ on Alaska

Industry consultant: Cruise lines again ‘bullish’ on Alaska

Years of steady declines in cruise ship traffic to Sitka should be coming to an end — eventually.

Cruise season short of million-passenger mark

Cruise season short of million-passenger mark

This year’s Alaska cruise-ship season has ended. Close to a million passengers sailed through Southeast this summer, with many traveling on to points north and west.

Sun shines on last cruise ships of the season

Sun shines on last cruise ships of the season

The last cruise ships of Juneau’s tourist season sailed away Wednesday.

Judge dismisses emissions control area lawsuit

Judge dismisses emissions control area lawsuit

By 2015, every ship that operates on Alaska’s southern coast will be required to drastically cut their sulfur emissions. The State has been fighting that policy in court, and this week a federal judge threw out their case.

Carnival cruise ships installing air-pollution “scrubbers”

Carnival cruise ships installing air-pollution “scrubbers”

The world’s largest cruise corporation will soon install new pollution-control equipment on 32 of its ships. Carnival, Princess and Holland-America vessels sailing Alaska waters are likely to be among those getting the gear.

Senate considers passenger rights bill

Senate considers passenger rights bill

Does the cruise industry do enough to keep passengers safe? And how do we know if they don’t? Those were among the questions asked at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee meeting on Wednesday.

Opponents of wastewater discharge bill pass on referendum

Opponents of wastewater discharge bill pass on referendum

When voters head to the polls next year, they could be faced with questions on oil taxes, the minimum wage, and the use of recreational marijuana. But one thing that won’t be on the ballot is a referendum on a controversial bill concerning cruise ship waste.

Huna Totem starts cultural tourism consulting business

Huna Totem starts cultural tourism consulting business

A Southeast village Native corporation wants to export its cultural tourism expertise. It’s opened a consulting business to build on more than a dozen years in the business.

State monitoring cruise industry’s treatment of local businesses

State monitoring cruise industry’s treatment of local businesses

For the first time, the Department of Law is cracking down on shady business practices allegedly taking place aboard vessels.

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