By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Biggest cruise ship of the season to arrive Thursday


The town’s population could double for a day.

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam, with accommodations for just over 2,100 passengers plus a crew of more than 900, is scheduled to tie up at Wrangell at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 16, staying until 7 p.m.

It will be the ship’s only visit to Wrangell this summer.

It will be the largest ship to bring travelers to town, just beating out Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, which is scheduled to visit twice — July 18 and 29 — and can carry up to 2,081 passengers.

The Queen Elizabeth is actually a little longer, at 965 feet, stretching out a win over the Nieuw Ams...

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