Category: Alaska Airlines

NORTH TO ALASKA IN 2021 ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP!

NORTH TO ALASKA IN 2021 ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP!

(Originally published on May 27, 2021; updated on May 30, 2021)

COVID-19 wiped out Alaska’s cruise ship season in 2020.

According to this story in the Anchorage Daily News, in 2019 1.2 million tourists came to Alaska on cruise ships but that number dropped to a mere 48 visitors arriving in the 49th State by cruise ship in 2020.

But on Monday, May 24, 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the “Alaska Tourism Restoration Act” which aims to send more cruise ships to Alaska this summer.

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TAKE A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHEAST ALASKA 

TAKE A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHEAST ALASKA 

If you thought about cruising through the Inside Passage up to Southeast Alaska this year that idea may not float.

About 70% of scheduled cruises to Alaska in 2020 have been cancelled already, meaning 800,000 passengers won’t be making the trip this year.

Of course, you need not hop aboard a cruise ship to travel from the “Lower 48” to “Southeast” as the Alaska Panhandle is known to its residents.

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