cruise ships

Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of Uncruise Adventures, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

UnCruise plans to push early tourist season for Southeast

Adventure cruise company UnCruise Adventures will spend as much as three quarters of million dollars to expand the spring tourism season.

Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of Uncruise Adventures, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of Uncruise Adventures, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

UnCruise plans to push early tourist season for Southeast

Adventure cruise company UnCruise Adventures will spend as much as three quarters of a million dollars to expand the spring tourism season, CEO Dan Blanchard… Continue reading

Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of Uncruise Adventures, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this May 1, 2017 photo, passengers walk off Holland Amerca Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State offers, then withdraws, help to CBJ on cruise ship lawsuit

The State of Alaska offered, then abruptly revoked, help to the City and Borough of Juneau in an ongoing lawsuit. On Wednesday afternoon, the State… Continue reading

In this May 1, 2017 photo, passengers walk off Holland Amerca Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Holland Amerca Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam, right, pulls into Juneau’s downtown harbor as sister ship Eurodam ties up at the AJ Dock on Monday, May 1, 2017. The two ships are the first in a cruise season that is predicted to bring over a million passengers to Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State’s pollution regulators ready for million-passenger cruise ship season

Juneau will welcome more than 1 million tourists this year aboard some of the biggest cruise ships in the world. The state’s regulators say they’re… Continue reading

The Holland Amerca Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam, right, pulls into Juneau’s downtown harbor as sister ship Eurodam ties up at the AJ Dock on Monday, May 1, 2017. The two ships are the first in a cruise season that is predicted to bring over a million passengers to Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)