Wrangell receives first cruise tourists since 2019


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Passengers board the shuttle raft at the City Dock summer float for their return to the Kruzof Explorer last Friday, Wrangell's first cruise ship visitors since 2019. The Explorer, and several other small ships, are scheduled for regular stops in town through mid-September.

Ending a long hiatus of cruise ship visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wrangell received its first cruise ship of the season last Friday. The Kruzof Explorer, operated by Sitka-based Alaskan Dream Cruises, delivered about a dozen tourists to town for a day-long visit - the first ship to call on Wrangell since 2019.

"We're having a great time with Alaskan Dream Cruises," said Susan Igdaloff, of Newhall, California, one of the visitors. "We're very fortunate we were able to stop in Wrangell."

Several visitors said they were happy to be traveling again. They also said they were not too con...

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