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Some visit Juneau year-round

...cons of cruise ships and their passengers. Many communities have realized some positive improvements due to cruise ship travel, yet found there are many negative aspects to that industry. Jobs, money and entrepreneurship drive our encouragement...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060601/Ope_Visit.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...cons of cruise ships and their passengers. Many communities have realized some positive improvements due to cruise ship travel, yet found there are many negative aspects to that industry. Jobs, money and entrepreneurship drive our encouragement...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060601/Ope_Visit.shtml
The recovery plan

...survey showed a 34 percent drop in motorcoach travel, a 46 percent drop in RV rental, a 39 percent drop in cruise ship travel, and a 30 percent drop in airline travel. The survey was conducted by GMA Research. The possible outcome of these...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011602/Biz_recovery.shtml
Business
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and the writers cite chartered wooden boat tours as an increasingly popular eco-tourism alternative to cruise ship travel. About 20 wooden tour boats serve customers in Southeast, often with naturalists on board, offering trips of one...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050900/Biz_wood.shtml
Season saw independent, cruise-ship visitor increase

...passengers is a stronger economy, reduced travel anxiety from Sept. 11, 2001, and the ease of seeing Alaska by ship, travel industry officials said. "The economy seemed to be better," said Linda Huston, a regional manager for Gray Line...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092604/loc_tourists.shtml
News
Report says cruise ship pollution down

...ammonia, free chlorine, fecal coliform, arsenic, copper, nickel, selenium and zinc, according to DEC. Cruise ship travel in Alaska has increased almost three and a half times since 1990. In 1990, about 235,000 travelers visited Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012904/sta_cruise.shtml
News
A day boat to Glacier Bay

...did not affect his plan for a weekly summer ferry run. In the past Murkowski has sought to ease park restrictions on ship travel. "Those are rights of ownership that they (the Supreme Court) are talking about. We're talking about rights of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060905/sta_20050609019.shtml
News
Ferry tourism business up

...last year, but only by about 3 percent. That is not a large increase compared to recent years. Since 1989, cruise ship travel has increased by an average of 11 percent a year. The Division of Tourism attributed the increase in highway and ferry...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061699/Loc_travelers.html
Local
Recognize heritage of Merchants Wharf

...Hydroelectric project when it was under construction, and offered charter service throughout Southeast. As cruise ship travel to Juneau expanded, the company worked with the cruise lines to pioneer flight-seeing excursions from the ships...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053005/let_20050530016.shtml
Opinion
City should do more to entice tourism

...circumstances. Why is this happening? One can blame the economy; however, if the economy was the reason, why is cruise ship travel increasing elsewhere in the United States and worldwide? One indisputable reason is that we have made Alaska more expensive...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120709/let_532984574.shtml

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