Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Anchorage welcomes first cruise ship of the season

Published: May 16, 2018

by Mary Simton

A record number of visitors came to Alaska in 2017 and experts predict that number will keep growing. This year, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is expecting 34 ships with more than 500 voyages and more than one million passengers to make their way to Alaska. That translates into dollar signs for our economy.

CLIA says there will be an increase of more than $137 million in annual passenger spending in the next two years which generates significant revenues for local communities.

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