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JUNEAU - Southeast Alaska will see fewer ships in 2009 as cruise lines cut sailings in the wake of economic downturn. Cruise West spokeswoman Jerrol Golden said three of the eight ships that came to Alaska last year won't be returning. Those three ships accounted for 40 percent of Cruise West's 15,400-passenger capacity last year. Additionally, Majestic America's Empress of the North will not return to Southeast in 2009. A spokesman for Royal Caribbean said that the 2,100-passenger Serenade of the Seas won't be returning in 2010. Last year the ship brought about 42,000 passengers to Alaska, about 4 percent of the total capacity of large cruise ships in Alaska. Alaska Cruise Association spokesman John Binkley said the Royal Caribbean redeployment was the only large-ship reduction he knew of.
Companies cut Alaska cruises this summer 020409 BUSINESS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - Southeast Alaska will see fewer ships in 2009 as cruise lines cut sailings in the wake of economic downturn. Cruise West spokeswoman Jerrol Golden said three of the eight ships that came to Alaska last year won't be returning. Those three ships accounted for 40 percent of Cruise West's 15,400-passenger capacity last year. Additionally, Majestic America's Empress of the North will not return to Southeast in 2009. A spokesman for Royal Caribbean said that the 2,100-passenger Serenade of the Seas won't be returning in 2010. Last year the ship brought about 42,000 passengers to Alaska, about 4 percent of the total capacity of large cruise ships in Alaska. Alaska Cruise Association spokesman John Binkley said the Royal Caribbean redeployment was the only large-ship reduction he knew of.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Story last updated at 2/4/2009 - 11:44 am

Companies cut Alaska cruises this summer

JUNEAU - Southeast Alaska will see fewer ships in 2009 as cruise lines cut sailings in the wake of economic downturn. Cruise West spokeswoman Jerrol Golden said three of the eight ships that came to Alaska last year won't be returning. Those three ships accounted for 40 percent of Cruise West's 15,400-passenger capacity last year. Additionally, Majestic America's Empress of the North will not return to Southeast in 2009. A spokesman for Royal Caribbean said that the 2,100-passenger Serenade of the Seas won't be returning in 2010. Last year the ship brought about 42,000 passengers to Alaska, about 4 percent of the total capacity of large cruise ships in Alaska. Alaska Cruise Association spokesman John Binkley said the Royal Caribbean redeployment was the only large-ship reduction he knew of.


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