Royal Caribbean cruise ships will not be visiting Glacier Bay National Park next year, the company confirmed Tuesday.
The Miami-based cruise line had received its first 10-year concession from the National Park Service. The visits were for early spring and late fall during the less-trafficked “shoulder season.”
But company spokesman Johnathon Fishman says the Glacier Bay visits are being dropped altogether.
“Royal Caribbean was awarded a small number of shoulder season permits,” Fishman said in a statement, “and after further review, the brand decided to revert to its original planned itineraries.”
Royal Caribbean plans to bring three ships to Alaska in 2020 including the Ovation of the Seas. It’s the largest cruise ship in Alaska, with a carrying capacity of around 6,400 passengers and crew.