Tiny Alaska village prepares for its 1st cruise ship visit

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska village of Larsen Bay — with a population of 87 — will have its first luxury cruise ship visit this summer.

    Kodiak city harbormaster Lon White said it's the first time he can remember a cruise liner visiting one of Kodiak's outlying villages, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Wednesday.

    Village Mayor Alice Aga said the ship's stop will allow residents to supplement their income at a time when the Icicle Seafoods processing plant will be closed. Jobs in the village depend almost entirely on tribal and local government administration when the plant is closed.

    The SilverSea cruise will be a 12-day Alaska trip costing $9,900 per person. It includes luxury ocean-view suites, a spa and fitness center, fine-dining restaurants and a personal butler.



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