Renée Limoge Reeve is the Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Cruise Lines International Association Alaska.
By midsummer in 2026, visitors will likely be traveling over a sophisticated new bridge that clears a geologic hazard that has become a poster child of climate change in Alaska.
Tim Worthen and Peter Grunwaldt, who co-own Premier Alaska Tours, were featured in Alaska Business Magazine as two new inductees into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame. Here is an excerpt from the magazine.
Twenty-six years ago, Princess Cruises shore operations director and Juneau resident, Kirby Day, did something so basic, and yet often overlooked in any community — he started a conversation.
Tourism Best Management Practices started in Juneau in 1997 and has since expanded to Ketchikan, Skagway, Wrangell and Haines. The program establishes neighborhood-specific guidelines to address key community concerns in a constructive and pro-active manner.
As part of their overarching sustainability focus, cruise lines have committed to not discharging untreated sewage anywhere in the world, during normal operations.
This coming season looks more like a repeat of last year, tempered by single-digit growth, somewhere in the 3% to 4% range.
Once again Alaska was the nation’s premiere cruise destination, attracting a record 1.64 million cruise visitors in 2023 who spent $2.44 billion in the state, according to figures from CLIA Alaska and the Alaska Travel Industry Association.