This week, federal legislation paved the way for cruising this summer. Now, Southeast Alaska communities must quickly prepare to receive cruise ships as early as July.When the Sitka Assembly met last night (5-25-21), it gave the city administrator authority to enter into port agreements with cruise companies that plan to visit Sitka this summer. But first, the ships must meet certain criteria required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
News last week that Canada has banned cruising in Canadian waters until February 2022 has most considering Alaska’s large cruise ship season cancelled this summer. But some small cruise lines, like Sitka-based Alaskan Dream Cruises, are still planning to operate.