Annie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk

On the scene with the Crystal Serenity

The cruise ship Crystal Serenity cast off from Seward Tuesday for a first-of-it’s kind trip through the Arctic’s Northwest Passage to New York City. It’s the first luxury liner to attempt the route — and the largest passenger ship by far. Many people are wondering if it’s a sign of what’s to come, as the Arctic sees increasingly ice-free summers.

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