Loss of cruise travelers 'another year of hardship'

Series: Tourism | Story 2

February 11, 2021

A month ago, the draft cruise ship schedule for Wrangell showed 50 stops in town, with the two largest vessels able to accommodate 1,100 and 1,300 passengers and crew. But now, there's not much the community can do but wait to see whether or not smaller ships still come to town, said Stephanie Cook, executive director of the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce.

A Feb. 4 decision by the government of Canada to keep its waters closed to cruise ship traffic through February 2022 blocks the larger vessels from sailing to Alaska. Canada took the step to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, same as...

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