cruise ships

Carnival cruise line ship Carnival Magic is docked at Port Canaveral, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in April. Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, it is canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida. (AP Photo / John Raoux)

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban

The latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery could still be many months away.

 

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Cruise control: Activists voice goals for cruise industry reform

Pollution, human rights and community determinism are all on their agenda.

 

UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Aug. 4 after a passenger received positive coronavirus test results. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Rapid testing essential to future of industry, UnCruise CEO says

With the ability to quarantine guests before boarding, the industry could ensure clean boats.

 

The Wilderness Adventurer returned to Juneau after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19. There were 66 people, 36 guests and 30 crew members, on board the ship. The canceled trip by UnCruise was the first of the season. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Juneau’s first cruise of the year ends after positive COVID-19 test

The ship didn’t make port anywhere else, and crew and passengers are now quarantined.

The Wilderness Adventurer returned to Juneau after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19. There were 66 people, 36 guests and 30 crew members, on board the ship. The canceled trip by UnCruise was the first of the season. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
In this Sept. 11, 2018 photo, the Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau. Holland America is selling the Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam, which reduces its fleet to 10, the company said. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Seattle cruise line sells 4 ships; cruise ban extended

Holland America Line announced move after CDC extended cruise ban until the end of September.

In this Sept. 11, 2018 photo, the Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau. Holland America is selling the Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam, which reduces its fleet to 10, the company said. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A fishing vessel is drawfed by the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl in Juneau’s downtown harbor in September 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State shares results of Juneau air quality study

More monitoring is expected this year.

A fishing vessel is drawfed by the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl in Juneau’s downtown harbor in September 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31
Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31
Uncertain financial picture not expected to stop cruise line’s waterfront purchase
Uncertain financial picture not expected to stop cruise line’s waterfront purchase
‘We’re obviously not going to put the community at risk’: CBJ monitors impending cruise ship
‘We’re obviously not going to put the community at risk’: CBJ monitors impending cruise ship
Meilani Schijvens, owner and director of Rain Coast data and former executive director of Southeast Conference, gives a presentation on Southeast Alaska By the Numbers at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Tuesday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Meilani Schijvens, owner and director of Rain Coast data and former executive director of Southeast Conference, gives a presentation on Southeast Alaska By the Numbers at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Tuesday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Axed Ocean Ranger funds could improve sewage plants

Axed Ocean Ranger funds could improve sewage plants

The money from the program could go elsewhere under this new proposal.

Axed Ocean Ranger funds could improve sewage plants
The Crown Princess, owned and operated by Princess Cruises, steams by the ruins of the Treadwell Mine’s salt water Pump House and toward Juneau’s downtown harbor in this September 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Cruise ship complaint numbers for this year may surprise you

Complaints about cruise ship emissions and violations are both on track for year-over-year decreases, according to numbers from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. As… Continue reading

The Crown Princess, owned and operated by Princess Cruises, steams by the ruins of the Treadwell Mine’s salt water Pump House and toward Juneau’s downtown harbor in this September 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Lavish British ship makes maiden voyage to Alaska
Lavish British ship makes maiden voyage to Alaska
With ceremonial song and dance, Hoonah ready for new dock that will bring thousands of tourists
With ceremonial song and dance, Hoonah ready for new dock that will bring thousands of tourists
The Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam slips out of Juneau’s downtown harbor just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The Norwegian Pearl also visited Tuesday, the last day of the season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam slips out of Juneau’s downtown harbor just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The Norwegian Pearl also visited Tuesday, the last day of the season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: With cruise ship lawsuit decided, it’s time for Juneau to reap the benefits
Opinion: With cruise ship lawsuit decided, it’s time for Juneau to reap the benefits
A cruise ship passenger photographs the Radiance of the Seas in Juneau’s downtown harbor on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A cruise ship passenger photographs the Radiance of the Seas in Juneau’s downtown harbor on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Judge taking time on cruise ship lawsuit ruling

The lawsuit between the city and the cruise industry won’t be resolved any time soon.

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: DEC Cruise Ship Program protects Alaska’s air and water

Opinion: DEC Cruise Ship Program protects Alaska’s air and water

Each year over a million visitors travel to Alaska on cruise ships, which are essentially floating resorts. As you’d expect from any resort, they generate… Continue reading

Opinion: DEC Cruise Ship Program protects Alaska’s air and water
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of eight ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of eight ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)