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Cruise News Today — July 28, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Resumes Alaska Cruises

Alaska cruises are officially underway for Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival Miracle departed Seattle on Tuesday afternoon for a seven-night cruise that will call in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway.

The voyage will also include a day of scenic cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord.

Carnival Miracle is the line’s fourth ship to resume cruises, following Carnival Vista and Breeze from Galveston, and Carnival Horizon from Miami.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Line Launches Summer 2021 Alaska Season

Icy Strait Point Welcomes First Cruise Ship Since 2019

The Alaskan port of Icy Strait Point has welcomed its first cruise ship since 2019.

Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas docked there on Thursday during its first seven-night cruise of the season from Seattle.

The Alaskan Native-owned port recently received some updates including a second pier, a new Wilderness Landing port area, and a high-speed gondola system.

STORY: Icy Strait Point Welcomes First Cruise Ship in 562 Days

Royal Caribbean Group Provides Aid in Alaska Pandemic Recovery

Royal Caribbean Group and the Alaska Travel Industry Association Foundation have partnered to help over 60 tourism businesses and community organizations in their pandemic recoveries.

With funding from Royal Caribbean, the foundation accepted grant applications from businesses and nonprofits across the state.

It will be awarding over $745,000 to over 65 of them.

Recipients include small tourism businesses like Sitka Bike and Hike and organizations like Fairbanks Community Food Bank.

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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