Cruise ships flock to Ko­diak

Times Colonist - - Travel -

KO­DIAK, Alaska — Of­fi­cials say 31 cruise ships are sched­uled to visit Ko­diak next year, the most ves­sels the Alaska city has seen in a sin­gle year.

The Ko­diak Daily Mir­ror re­ports the last cruise ship of the sea­son docked in Ko­diak last week, bring­ing the 2018 to­tal to 19 ves­sels.

Dis­cover Ko­diak di­rec­tor Aimee Wil­liams says “word is get­ting out” about what coastal Alaska has to of­fer, lead­ing to the tourism in­crease.

She says Ko­diak pro­vides an au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ence that at­tracts vis­i­tors.

The largest cruise ship to dock in Ko­diak will also ar­rive next year as Cu­nard Line’s Queen El­iz­a­beth is sched­uled to visit in May, likely bring­ing more than 2,000 pas­sen­gers to the city.

Wil­liams says the in­flux of peo­ple brings eco­nomic ben­e­fits across the city.

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