On Monday, April 25, the first cruise ships of the season will arrive in Juneau, and they’ll come into a world of rain, fog, and a few protesters.
The Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Bliss arrives Monday at 1:30 pm, departing at 11 pm. On Wednesday, April 27, the Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Jewel arrives at 1 pm, leaving at midnight. On Friday, April 29, the Holland America Zuiderdam arrives at 1 pm, departing at 10 pm.
The entire season’s schedule is at this link provided by Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska.
Protesters plan a cruise ship pollution protest on Monday at the Alaska State Capitol, starting at noon. The protesters want cruise ship cops known as “ocean rangers” back aboard cruise ships. The governor is not planning to reauthorize and fund the program, which was originally put in place in 2006 but ended when cruise ships stopped coming to Alaska in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic.
“Cruise ships are incompatible with Juneau’s climate change goals, pollute our air and waters, overcrowd our communities, and bully local governance,” stated the group led by Karla Hart on its Facebook events page.