Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Anchorage welcomes its first cruise ship of the season

Published: June 2, 2016

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Loren Holmes

Anchorage's first cruise ship of the year docked at the city's port on Memorial Day, dropping off over a thousand visitors to kick off the summer tourist season.

The Holland America cruise ship MS Maasdam, 722 feet long and capable of carrying around 1,260 passengers in addition to 580 crew members, deftly maneuvered into place at the dock without the need for a tug escort.

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