Petersburg split on idea of larger cruise ships


November 8, 2018

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss and receive community feedback on the possibility of larger cruise ships coming to Petersburg.

In August, Viking Cruises met with representatives from Petersburg while looking for possible new ports in Southeast Alaska for 2020. The ships can hold approximately 900 passengers and 140 crew members.

"If you think about this as a win-win situation, some of these ships they provide a visitor base, not only for visitors to come see Petersburg but they support the local economy by the purchases that they make in Pe...

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