There’s going to be an Alaska cruise season after all, but it’s a far cry from the 1.4 million passengers expected before the pandemic.
Tourism in Southeast Alaska has scaled down this season, but there are signs that visitors are still making their way to town.
In a lot of ways, more visitors to Alaska’s recreation areas is a really good thing, but there are also some major downsides.
Thanks to a Depression-era style conservation corp paid for with local CARES Act funds, some of locals laid off from their seasonal jobs this summer are now getting back to work.
The hiatus in cruise ship traffic to Southeast Alaska is an opening for scientists to gather water quality data in harbors across the state.
2020 would have been a big year for cruising in Nome with fourteen ships originally scheduled to make port.
American Cruise Lines announced Tuesday that it has canceled its season due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in other parts of the country.
But like many Southeast Alaska businesses, the Arctic relies on summer cruise tourists to make ends meet.
Norwegian Cruise Line canceled the five late-summer sailings left on its schedule.
Skagway’s assembly wants to see a more robust COVID-19 mitigation plan before the company docks in town—even if that means waiting until 2021.