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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.

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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.

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