With its newly expanded dock and terminal building, Sitka hosted a record number of cruise visitors in 2022.

Alaska Is the Real Deal

Around 60% of summer visitors arrive to Alaska via a cruise ship. Direct visitor spending totals nearly $2.2 billion annually, excluding fares paid for travel (air, cruises, etc.). This spending figure increases to $3.7 billion when labor income from visitor industry jobs is factored in, bringing the total economic output to $4.5 billion.

2023 at a Glance
CLIA Member Cruise Ships 45
Voyages 700
Passengers 1.65 Million*
* Based on 100% Occupancy

Visitor Industry Impacts Overview

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