Latest cruise numbers at less than 2,000 capacity
July 2, 2020
The latest cruise ship schedule, provided by Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore on June 23, shows that Wrangell can expect a total of less than 2,000 cruise ship visitors this season. This is a major decrease from estimates of 24,000 visitors this year, as well as roughly 20,000 visitors last season. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically hurt the cruise industry across Southeast Alaska, including local businesses that rely on tourists to operate.
"The only ships still on the schedule are the Alaska Dream Cruises, Uncruise, and American Cruise Line," Rushmore wrote in an email....