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Cruise Town

Jul 21, 2021

There were two giant hurdles preventing cruise ships from coming back to Alaska in April when they usually start showing up. For one, the Canadian border is still closed. Also, the CDC banned cruises last year. And even though it lifted that ban, it was replaced with a Conditional Sailing Order that came with a long list of hoops that cruise companies and ports have to jump through before ships can operate in the U.S. again. For more than six months, Alaska’ cruise towns have been staying hopeful but also realistic about the fact that getting around Canada and the CDC seemed pretty much impossible. We're back with a new season of Cruise Town because -- spoiler alert -- large cruise ships are coming back to Alaska in July.