Jumping the glacier?

The Alaska Cruise Ship Industry is (roughly) forecasting a record 1.6 million tourists in 2022. That would be an increase of 18% over the previous record 1.3 million in 2019.

After two disastrous years due to the pandemic, I can see why the industry is desperate for a good year. But record breaking? That seems like a stretch, and might be a bit premature.

Will people be traveling at that level in 2022? Can the cruise ships, and more importantly, the small coastal businesses find the staff to handle those kind of numbers? 2022 will no doubt remain an interesting travel year within the 49th State.

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2 responses to “Jumping the glacier?

  • nationalparkswitht

    Our AK cruise was supposed to happen in May 2021, but got pushed to 2022. I really hope it happens…

    • icefogger

      I’m guessing that the state of Alaska will move mountains to get the cruise ship industry back in our waters. What Canada and the cruise industry will do is an open question. I know a lot of Southeast Alaska businesses that are really hoping that you can visit.

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