Ques­tions to ask

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❚ What is my cruise com­pany’s en­vi­ron­men­tal record? ❚ Is there a way we could avoid a fly­cruise op­tion? ❚ Why is cruis­ing a bet­ter way to ex­pe­ri­ence these des­ti­na­tions rather than rail, road or fly­ing? ❚ Can we avoid peak cruis­ing sea­son? ❚ Could we spend more time ashore? ❚ Can I put to­gether my own shore ex­cur­sion through an in­de­pen­dent lo­cal op­er­a­tor? ❚ Can we off­set our car­bon emis­sions?

Icy Strait Point in Alaska lim­its cruise ships to one at any time, and its shops, restau­rants and tours are Alaska Na­tive­owned-and-op­er­ated and all prof­its di­rectly sup­port the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

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