The first large cruise ship since 2019 hit port in Sitka last week. From most reports, one could barely tell it came in by the activity level in town.
On a ship that has a capacity of just under 2500 passengers, the crew members outnumbered passengers 804 to 632. The passengers didn’t seem to mind the extra elbow room, however.
In a sign of the times, Sitka was in the midst of the largest coronavirus outbreak in Alaska outside of Anchorage.