Cruise ship in Ketchikan

Red-letter day

Ketchikan broke a record May 19. With this new accomplishment, it sets up the opportunity to break it again and do even better.
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Norwegian Bliss

Construction begins on Bliss

Construction officially started on Norwegian Cruise Line’s next mega-ship, Norwegian Bliss, when the keel-laying ceremony took place at the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
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Russian history survives in place names

There’s a secret hidden in many of the place names of Alaska, invisible to those who speak no Russian. Scattered across the state’s landscape are traces of the Russian explorers’ opinions of the terrain, inserted into the place names and the lingo of today’s Alaskans. It can be difficult to trace…
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