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Cruiser Dies During Canoe Excursion in Haines, Alaska Powered canoes used for Davidson Glacier excursions, Haines (file image via social media) BY MAREX  On Monday, a cruise ship passenger perished during a canoe excursion near Haines, Alaska, when the...

by cruisediva.com Seabourn has returned to Alaska this summer for the first time in 15 years, officially kicking off the season yesterday with an 11-day "Ultimate Alaskan" voyage departing from Vancouver. The luxury cruise line has curated an exceptional series of 11-, 12- and 14-day cruises on sailing out of...
Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

by skift.com Alaska’s cruise ship pollution monitors say they are prepared to keep Alaskan waters clean as some of the world’s biggest cruise ships are expected to land in Juneau this year carrying a record number of passengers. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s cruise ship monitoring program will watch for...
Celebrity ship crashes into pier in Alaska

by Gene Sloan of USA Today A Celebrity Cruises ship on Friday smashed into a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska, causing millions of dollars in damage. Video of the accident posted online shows the port side of the 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity forcefully hitting the pier, which then breaks apart and crashes into the water. The Infinity suffered...
Electric Tourist Buses

by Sam DeGrave, Associated Press A group of about 20 people took a short tour to the Mendenhall Glacier Tuesday morning. The tour was considerably different than most: The tour bus — not the glacier — was the center of attention. It was the first glacier tour ever to be run...
Prisendam

By Dave Kiffer of sitnews.us At the beginning of most cruise ship sailings, the passengers gather for a safety lecture. It's not really a drill because they don't get into lifeboats or rafts that are then cast off. What takes place is a muster drill in which passengers are...

The question of how safe shore excursions are has been raised again due to an Alaskan float plane crash that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the pilot. The guests were sailing on a seven day Seattle to Alaska cruise on the Holland America Line's Westerdam. The shore excursion...

Need some extra convincing to get on a cruise and head off to Alaska? Check out some of the amazing things that you will see and do: 1) Wild Life A trip to Alaska is all about seeing and soaking in the wildlife. From spotting orca whales, caribou, and grizzly bears to the...

Sometimes it's not how you get there but where you are going that makes the best part of a cruise. To determine what kind of destination  you should be going to, you need to figure out what kind of cruise experience want to have. Warm or cold? Adventure or...