The cruise industry includes approximately 2,175 Alaska businesses that provide tours, activities and services to the cruise lines and their passengers. These businesses include:
- Car-rental companies
- Air transportation companies
- Day cruises/sled dog rides/sightseeing tours
In addition to direct sales, cruise-related businesses purchase goods and services and invest in capital projects each year. This affects Alaska businesses like construction, real estate, banking, freight, transportation, maintenance, bookkeeping and a long list of support services.