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Allen Marine set to enter overnight cruise business

...opportunity," Scheerens said. Scheerens said that as part of this venture, the company acquired two ships, the Spirit of Columbia and the Spirit of Alaska, from Cruise West shortly after that company folded. He said each of these ships holds...
Cruise ship diverted to Auke Bay after mechanical troubles

...caused the crew to change course. The 143-foot Spirit of Columbia lost power to both generators and was operating assist early Sunday. The Liberty escorted the Spirit of Columbia to Auke Bay, with both arriving at about 5 p.m...
Cruise ship grounds near Glacier Bay

About 40 people were evacuated after a Cruise West cruise ship ran aground Monday morning in Glacier Bay.
Cruise ship forced to return to Juneau after scraping bottom in Tracy Arm

...of Alaska would proceed to a dry dock in Ketchikan for a more thorough examination. Last month, Cruise West's Spirit of Columbia lost power near Warm Springs Bay and had to be towed back to Juneau. And in 1999, a Cruise West boat had to be...


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