cruise ship industry http://kplu.org en Large Cruise Ships Call On Small Northwest Ports To Fill Out Itineraries http://kplu.org/post/large-cruise-ships-call-small-northwest-ports-fill-out-itineraries <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148766168&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Cruise season has begun in the Pacific Northwest with the arrival of gleaming cruise ships. They'll be steaming back and forth to Alaska all summer from Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle. At the beginning and end of the cruise season, those large cruise ships also call on smaller Northwest ports such as Astoria, Port Angeles and Nanaimo, B.C.</p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Tom Banse 16485 at http://kplu.org Large Cruise Ships Call On Small Northwest Ports To Fill Out Itineraries 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