Almost 60 percent of visitors to the Fairbanks North Star Borough are on cruise land tours, and the area is poised to greet even more visitors this season.
Plans for the proposed Juneau Ocean Center (JOC) continue to progress. The project is being designed as a world-class facility to educate the public on ocean resources and to provide a spectacular venue for scientific conferences and community meetings.
After 12 years and about $140 million, Alaska has a new state museum and archives.
The biggest cruise ship to sail Alaska waters made its first stop in Skagway May 23.
Visit Anchorage estimates about 11,000 cruise ship passengers came to Anchorage last summer, and predicts more will visit this year. In addition to passengers docking in Anchorage, more than 330,000 cruise passengers come through Anchorage, arriving from Whittier and Seward.
Under a steady mist of chilly drizzle and cloudy skies, executives from Holland America Line cut the ribbon at Denali Square, a new hub for social activity at the line’s McKinley Chalet Resort in Denali.
President & CEO, Alaska Travel Industry Association
For the first time since 2009, more than 1 million are expected to cruise through Alaska’s waters this summer.
A berth damaged on June 3 when the cruise ship Infinity slammed into Ketchikan’s downtown dock has been repaired.