By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

After cancellations, cruise season may not exceed last summer's numbers


March 13, 2024

With the loss of several cruise ship stops this summer, Wrangell may not exceed last year’s cruise visitor count as had been originally projected.

Wrangell recently lost 14 stops from the cruise line American Queen Voyages, which filed for bankruptcy last month, canceling its 186-passenger Ocean Victory to Southeast Alaska. This translates to a loss of $33,000 in port fees and as many as 2,600 summer visitors for Wrangell.

The town also lost the stops of three mid-size cruise ships which are now going to Klawock, taking about 2,200 berths off the Wrangell calendar.

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