Mega cruise ship will visit Alaska in 2018

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The 4,000 passenger Norwegian Bliss will start trips to Alaska in June.

    CoastAlaska News reports that the ship will carry up to twice as many as the current cruise ships that visit Juneau.  There has been a trend of sending more tourists to Alaska by sea.  In 2019, the 5,000 passenger Ovation of the Seas is scheduled to bring trips to our state.

    Local tourism officials estimate a steady climb in the number of tourists in the next decade, possible reaching 1.5 million, a 33% increase from the current number of visitors.

    The Bliss will have week long round trips out of Seattle with stops in Southeast at Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway.

    The Ovation of the seas has advertised amenities like skydiving, surf simulators and robotic bartenders.

    The Bliss will offer the largest go-kart race track on the seas and a  20,000 square foot observation lounge with 180 degree views for passengers to see the landscape of Alaska.


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