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Cruise ship season comes to a close:

A look at cruise ships' effects on Wrangell


October 25, 2018

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Oceania Regatta pulled into port. The Regatta was the last cruise ship scheduled to visit Wrangell in 2018.

The cruise ship season closed in Wrangell earlier this month. The Oceania Regatta was the last cruise ship that pulled into the city dock in 2018. According to a draft schedule from the chamber of commerce, the season will reopen in May of 2019. For Wrangell, and Southeast Alaska in general, tourism is an important aspect of life.

Stephanie Cook, with the chamber of commerce, said that 75 cruise ships visited Wrangell in the 2018 season, ranging from small size to large ships with about 1,500 passengers. This influx of people is very good for the town and its businesses, she said.

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