MAP: Cruise ship tourism in Alaska

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -


(App users, to view the interactive data visualization, follow this link).

Methodology:
Data is sourced from Cruise Lines International Association Alaska (CLIA Alaska).

Story:
On Monday, 2017's first cruise ship arrived in Anchorage. And according to Cruise Lines International Association Alaska (CLIA Alaska), the municipality should expect to see 10 more visiting ships this season.

This year, CLIA Alaska estimates that the state will welcome approximately 1.1 million cruise ship passengers. This is 100,000 more passengers than the past two years.

In both 2007 and 2008, Alaska saw its greatest number of cruise ship passengers, at approximately 1.2 million people.

According to CLIA Alaska, the greatest amount of cruise ship visits will be made to Juneau, at 507 visits, this year.

Other extremely popular cruise ship destinations include Ketchikan, at 490 visits, Skagway, at 375 visits, and Glacier Bay, at 237 visits.

Examine the interactive data visualization, above, to see how Alaska’s ports compare.

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