Princess Cruises closes Alaska lodge due to staffing shortage

Just as Alaska’s tourism season heats up, Princess Cruises said it will close one of its five lodges in the state this summer because of staffing shortages.

The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge will close this Friday, according to a statement provided June 6 by Negin Kamali, a spokeswoman with Princess Cruises.

The lodge had opened on May 19 for the first time in more than two years, after the COVID-19 pandemic halted major cruise sailings to Southcentral Alaska until this summer.

Located a 3½-hour drive northeast of Anchorage in Copper Center, the lodge is a jumping off point for guests...


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