The Port of Seattle announced this week its cruise ship season would be delayed “until the resolution of the public health emergency.”
Some 600 business entities have filed plans with the state outlining how they’ll safely bring out-of-state workers into Alaska to support “critical infrastructure” amid the coronavirus pandemic, state officials said Wednesday.
A major union representing U.S. crew members is against any public money flowing to the cruise lines.
A few weeks ago, the general manager of Juneau Tours and Whale Watch was sweating over how busy a summer tourism season was coming. Now, she’s laying off staff and packing up the office to move to a smaller space.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says the team will recommend decisive policies to protect jobs, families and the economy.
The Holland America Line cruise ship was slated to tie up at a private dock in downtown Juneau for two to three weeks before the start of the summer tourism season. Now it will go to Puerto Vallarta instead.
Canada has closed its ports to large cruise ships until July 1 in response to the spread of coronavirus. The restriction applies to vessels carrying 500 people or more.
Princess Cruises will cancel all sailings until May 2020. Some trips already sailing will be cut short.
Imagine this: Your parents are in their 80s. They both have chronic health conditions. And they’re stuck on a cruise ship with people who have the coronavirus — and they can’t get off.
City leaders say they received hundreds of emails and phone calls from the public about the Westerdam’s arrival. People wanted to know why the ship was coming here, what it would do once it arrived, how the city could be sure there were no cases of COVID-19 on board.