Ketchikan’s downtown cruise ship docks aren’t as quiet as they once were. But they’re not buzzing, either.
Cruise tourism’s restart after a nearly two-year hiatus is bringing hope for a revived economy in Southeast — but also safety concerns on ship and shore.
Although Unalaska is known as America’s top fishing port, tourism — in particular the cruise ship industry — is a growing source of revenue especially for small businesses and non-profits.
The Celebrity Millennium and another smaller cruise ship doubled Unalaska’s population for a day when about 3,800 people disembarked from the vessels.