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Cruise visitors set to hit 1M


PETERSBURG (KDN) – Southeast Alaska is on track to receive its millionth cruise ship passenger this week.

The milestone was announced at Southeast Conference on Tuesday by Meilani Schijvens, who produces the Southeast Alaska by the Numbers report that tracks the region’s economic performance.

Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch attended the conference and said on Tuesday that he planned to return to Juneau for a Thursday ceremony welcoming Southeast’s millionth passenger.

This year is the first since 2009 that more than 1 million cruise passengers will visit the region. Cruise passenger counts a...

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