Cruise Shutdown Leaves Southeast Alaska Without Its Economic Lifeblood

Posted by on May 19, 2020 5:01 am
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Cruise ship berths in Ketchikan, Alaska, sit empty on May 13 — a day when two ships carrying a total of more than 4,500 passengers were originally scheduled to arrive.

Cruise lines have canceled voyages to Southeast Alaska through the summer due to COVID-19. The move is devastating to the economies of many small cities that depend on tourist dollars.

(Image credit: Eric Stone/KRBD)

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