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Alaska remains nation’s #1 cruise destination

Alaska is the premier cruise destination market in the United States, according to a new economic-impact study released by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Categories: November 2019

Cruise industry contributes nearly $53 billion to U.S. economy

The cruise industry is an increasingly dominant player in the U.S. tourism sector, according to a recent study from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Categories: November 2019

Carnival to send second ship to Alaska

Carnival Cruise Line will sail the Carnival Freedom in Alaska in 2021, operating week-long voyages from Seattle.

Categories: November 2019

More Alaska moves for Norwegian

Norwegian Cruise Line Holding has moved to further strengthen its position in the fast-growing Alaska cruise market, according to a company press release.

Categories: November 2019

It’s new adventures for John Binkley

“I’m excited for the next chapter in my life and very proud of what we have accomplished in Alaska,” he told Seatrade Cruise News.

Categories: November 2019

Princess dedicates special totem pole to Ketchikan

The Masters of the Sea totem pole, now permanently housed at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, was crafted by local carver, Kelly White.

Categories: November 2019

Lanterman began travel career in Alaska

His legacy includes a fleet of 15 ships with distinctive navy-blue hulls, a reputation as a tough but fair boss and a legion of HAL enthusiasts around the world.

Categories: November 2019

Principal says ‘thank you,’ Holland America

For years, the Oosterdam has invited Sitka students to come aboard, tour the ship and have lunch in the dining room. Laura Rogers, Sitka High School principal sent the following letter to the editor to thank Holland America for its efforts.

Categories: November 2019

Larger ships, more voyages, new infrastructure drive growth

Alaska’s cruise industry is strong – and getting even stronger, John Binkley, CLIA Alaska’s former president, told the ATIA pre-convention Cruise Summit.

Categories: ATIA 2019

Cruise lines and Alaska: Let’s grow together

In recognition of the growing importance of the cruise sector, the ATIA hosted the “Ports + Cruise Operators = Success” seminar prior to its annual convention in Juneau.

Categories: ATIA 2019