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Cruise season short of million-passenger mark

The cruise ship Norwegian Pearl sails south through Chatham Strait Sept. 26 on its final voyage of the season. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

This year’s Alaska cruise-ship season has ended. Close to a million passengers sailed through Southeast this summer, with many traveling on to points north and west. more

Senate considers cruise passenger rights bill

7-23-13 The Diamond Princess cruise ship ties up in Juneau's Gastineau Channel on Tuesday.

Does the cruise industry do enough to keep passengers safe? And how do we know if they don’t? Those were among the questions asked at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee meeting on Wednesday. more

Bill would lessen cruise ship discharge standards

This poster illustrating cruise ship wastewater treatment was displayed at a Sept. 20, 2012, science panel open house.

The Parnell Administration wants to change another part of the 2006 cruise ship initiative. Bills introduced at the governor’s request would effectively allow more chemicals and minerals to be released into the water. Backers say the levels would still be safe. more