An attorney for the families says the cruise line was required to inform passengers that floatplane tours could be hazardous.
Juneau Police Lt. Krag Campbell says that for now, the incident is being treated like a missing person case.
Residents reported seeing an emergency flare around 11 p.m. Monday and then boats and a helicopter searching the channel.
COVID-positive travelers say Holland America helped them book travel on a state ferry and then an Alaska Airlines flight out of Juneau one day after their positive tests.
For the cruise industry, scrubbers are a way to save money by allowing ships to burn cheaper, dirtier fuels. But the toxic chemicals removed from smokestack exhaust don’t just disappear.
Skagway’s largest tour outfit, the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, says its trains won’t cross the border this season.
This summer, cruise ship schedules are packed — on some days, Ketchikan and Juneau are expecting as many as seven ships in port at a time.
More large ships are coming to the Alaska market, and Sitka now has a place to put them.
Pilots described cloud ceilings as low as 600 feet above the ground in the valley where the aircraft was found.
Ketchikan’s downtown cruise ship docks aren’t as quiet as they once were. But they’re not buzzing, either.