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Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...ship expects to move in ice-free water but will carry two marine pilots who can navigate through ice.Crystal Cruises spokesman Paul Garcia said an escort vessel with ice-breaking capability and a helicopter that can scout for ice will accompany...
Royal Caribbean says it will resume cash gifts to nonprofits

...Southeast Alaska, but will not give at the level it did before Sept. 11, said John Fox, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise spokesman. The company said in the spring that it would discontinue the cash-donation portion of its charitable program...
Local officials split on need for cruise alarms

...An industry spokesman in Washington heatedly denied cruise lines have opposed local alarms. In Juneau, Princess Cruises spokesman Kirby Day said the only issue is how to effectively implement safety measures. ``Obviously, safety is the first...
Passenger fee nets $3 million

...Cruises spokeswoman Lynn Martenstein in Florida on Thursday. "We lost and now we're moving forward." Princess Cruises spokesman Kirby Day said his company is less concerned with paying than with where the money is going. "We're still watching...
Ship pesticide reading false

...provide it. ... We didn't want to appear we were withholding information and couldn't be trusted." Princess Cruises spokesman Tom Dow said the results are good news. "My main reaction is that I'm relieved that the test results showed this...
Alaska Briefs

...crew members vomited and had diarrhea from the common Norovirus during the ship's seven-day cruise, Princess Cruises spokesman Tom Dow said Saturday. Gastrointestinal ailments like Norovirus, a Norwalk-like virus, are not generally reported...
State Briefs of the ship's hydraulic pumps for about three minutes instead of turning on a second one, Royal Caribbean Cruises spokesman Michael Sheehan said. The pump controls the rudder. The loss of a steering pump caused the propulsion on the ship...
FAA gives OK for Alaska Airlines to resume flights

...lodging on the ship until they can get flights, while those expecting to go on a cruise will get a refund. Princess Cruises spokesman Kirby Day said the line has no plans to cancel any cruises at this time, but may revise itineraries to eliminate...
No cruise ship initiative for now

...issues related to the cruise industry still need to be addressed by the administration and the Legislature. Princess Cruises spokesman Tom Dow of Seattle said the pending initiative has worried industry officials. "It has been a concern because we...
Princess adds one ship to SE lineup

...bound for Europe during next summer's tourist season will sail to Alaska ports instead, said Kirby Day, Princess Cruises spokesman in Juneau. Day said the Regal Princess, which had been scheduled to sail in Europe and the Baltics, will travel...


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