Local News

Cruise season sets sail May 7

It may be snowing outside now but summer is on the horizon. This year’s cruise ship schedule is out and it’s set to be a busy season. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Click here for iFriendly audio.

The first cruise ship is set to arrive on Wednesday, May 7th.

Regatta Passengers - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Regatta Passengers – Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Wilderness Discover is a small 176-foot ship to ease us in to the tourist season, bringing with it 76 passengers and 26 crew.

The largest ship this summer will be the same as last year- the mighty Regatta, operated by Oceania Cruises and holding 684 passengers and 400 crew.

It will first dock Tuesday, June 24th, alongside the smaller Admiralty Dream, berthed in Sitka.

The busiest day will be July 28th when both the Regatta and the SS Legacy dock in town, bringing a grand total of 1,206 passengers and crew. Mathematically speaking, greater than half the population of town.

There will be a total of 14 different ships this year. The last ship will leave Wrangell on Thursday, September 24th.

Click here to see the 2014 cruise ship schedule, from the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Red Chris Mine waits for final permit

red chris mine
A controversial British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is slated to ramp up to full production this summer. But the Red Chris Mine is still waiting for final approval from the B.C. government and a First Nations group. more

Wrangell faces water shortage

faucet
Wrangell officials are asking residents to reduce water consumption because of a shortage at the community’s reservoirs. more