Monday, August 18, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for August 18, 2014

* Was Anything Learned?
It was just a few years ago, faced with high taxes and onerous rules, cruise lines began slowly reducing capacity in Alaska, something Alaskans didn’t think would happen when they enacted the measures the cruise lines didn’t like. Visitor numbers began to plummet, and the state began feeling the economic impact.
   As the governmental leaders were replaced with more forward thinking ones, they began to work with the cruise lines to reverse the trend. Cruise lines began to return some capacity, and a few weeks ago with last year’s figures in (the year ends just as this year’s tourism season starts in April), the state announced visitors to the state reached an all-time high.

* Another Crew Member Quietly Goes Overboard
A crew member went overboard from Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas last week, and he wasn’t discovered missing for hours.

* Other Things You’ll Want to Know
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The building dock at Meyer Werft today showing Anthem of the Seas under construction.
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