cruise ships http://kplu.org en Nautical Nancy goes cruisin' http://kplu.org/post/nautical-nancy-goes-cruisin <p>My Food for Thought Co-conspirator Nancy Leson, previously a happy land lubber, was recently cajoled into a trip to Mexico on one of those giant cruise ships.&nbsp; The good news?&nbsp; The tales of heroic eating you&#39;ve heard are true.&nbsp; The not so good news? &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 5564 at http://kplu.org Nautical Nancy goes cruisin' Cruise ships sailing from Seattle to Alaska down from 2010 peak http://kplu.org/post/cruise-ships-sailing-seattle-alaska-down-2010-peak <p>The number of cruise ships sailing to Alaska from Seattle remains down from the peak of two years ago.&nbsp; In 2010, 223 ships made the trip.&nbsp; This year, 202 ships will sail from Seattle.&nbsp; It&#39;s a slight uptick from last year when 196 ships used Seattle as a homeport during the summer Alaska cruising season.</p><p>The Port of Seattle says&nbsp; revenue from the cruise business remains strong .</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 19:05:15 +0000 Paula Wissel 4950 at http://kplu.org Cruise ships sailing from Seattle to Alaska down from 2010 peak Ban on cruise ship discharges proposed for Washington waters http://kplu.org/post/ban-cruise-ship-discharges-proposed-washington-waters <p>Cruise ships are <a href="http://www.portseattle.org/Cruise/Pages/default.aspx">big business </a>for the Port of Seattle.</p><p>Last season, about 200 calls brought nearly 900,000 passengers and their wallets though the city. Projections for this season are about the same. Each call equates to about $1.9 million in local spending.</p><p>But that economic benefit comes with ecological risk.</p><p>Now the state&rsquo;s Department of Ecology is backing a proposed ban on cruise ship discharges while the vessels are in Washington waters.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:18:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4481 at http://kplu.org Ban on cruise ship discharges proposed for Washington waters Rule to ban cruise ship discharge in Washington sanctuary http://kplu.org/post/rule-ban-cruise-ship-discharge-washington-sanctuary <p>Cruise ships will be prohibited from discharging wastewater into a protected marine sanctuary off the outer coast of Washington state&#39;s Olympic Peninsula under new rules taking effect next week.</p><p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 01:48:37 +0000 The Associated Press 3255 at http://kplu.org First cruise ship of the season arrives in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/first-cruise-ship-season-arrives-seattle <p>The cruise season has begun in Seattle with Friday morning&#39;s arrival of the Crystal Symphony. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:18:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Gary Crawford 1217 at http://kplu.org First cruise ship of the season arrives in Seattle