- Carnival Cruise Line canceled calls at Izmir (Turkey) through June 19 due to security concerns.
- Today was the opening of the Alaska cruise season in Vancouver. Three ships brought 13,000 people into town, and the pace will continue through Sunday. By then eight ships will have visited.
- A homeless shelter in Ketchikan reports they will have a $14,000 shortfall in their budge because cruise passengers keep stopping in, drinking coffee and eating their snacks. The shelter doesn't charge, but would like the visitors to at least leave a donation.
Details appeared in the May 6 edition of Cruise News Daily.