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Chamber’s six-year effort brings cruise ship to Cordova

An extended effort by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce to boost cruise tourism got off to a smooth start last Monday, with visitors from...

Governor proposes new program to replace onboard cruise ship monitors

Almost three years after pulling pollution monitors — called Ocean Rangers — from large cruise ships, Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed legislation to replace the onboard state personnel with regular inspections by shoreside staff while ships are in port and underway.

Skagway starts paying unemployment aid covered by cruise line donation

Tourism-dependent Skagway has started using one-quarter of the $2 million gift it received last year from Norwegian Cruise Line to pay out unemployment benefits to eligible residents.

Princess Cruises pleads guilty to second probation violation

Princess Cruise Lines has pleaded guilty to a second violation of probation imposed after a 2017 criminal conviction for deliberately dumping oil-contaminated waste from one of its vessels and intentional acts to cover up, Justice Department officials said.

CDC chief says cruise industry will continue COVID-19 — safety measures

Owners of cruise ships, whose visits to Alaska are a major boost to the state economy, will continue to employ safe practices to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and its variants, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Congressional action boosts odds of cruise ships coming to Alaska

Word that the U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a measure that could allow large cruise ships to bypass Canada and visit Alaska this year spread quickly on Thursday, May 20, prompting kudos from state and federal officials and Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin.

Register for the Shorebird Festival

By Melissa Gabrielson & Caitlin Lenahan For The Cordova TimesRegistration is still open for the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival, coming up May 3-6.  There...

Alaska is a top choice for 2018 cruises

Alaska cruises rank first among domestic traveler this year for the first time ever, according to the latest annual survey of Travel Leaders Group,...

Cruise ship market improving for Alaska

Alaska can expect a 7 percent increase in cruise ship traffic in 2018, with an estimated 1,165,400 visitors coming to the state, says Fairbanks...
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