Small cruise ships to visit Petersburg in greater numbers


April 21, 2022

Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten Expeditions

The MS Roald Amundsen is the largest ship visiting Petersburg this year. Carrying up to 500 passengers and coming to town three times this summer, this newly built vessel aims to show the world that hybrid technology can be used on large ships to reduce fuel consumption and emissions through electrical propulsion.

Petersburg is expecting a 35% increase in passenger berths from last year as the cruise ship industry rebounds from two summers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This summer has the potential of seeing 11,000 cruise ship passengers across 107 port calls according to Dave Berg, president of Viking Travel and a ships agent for Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska.

Some of the cruise lines that will visit Petersburg this year include Alaska Dream Cruises, American Cruise Lines, National Geographic, and Victory Cruise Lines.

National Geographic will bring five boats including the Quest, Venture, Sea...

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