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Juneau Cruise Line's Vaccine Requirement Could Bring a Slice of Normalcy for Coastal Communities | Alaska Public

Wilderness Adventurer Alaska Reflection

One small Juneau cruise company will require all its passengers and crew to be vaccinated before making any trips to Alaska this year. That means passengers will be able to mingle and shop at port calls, which could be helpful for some struggling Southeast Alaska towns.

It’s a complete turnaround from the company’s policy just a month ago when UnCruise Adventures planned to keep passengers in a bubble away from Alaska communities. But CEO Dan Blanchard said widely available vaccines mean more freedom this summer.

“It brings back a measure — far from all — but it brings back a measure of normalcy,” Blanchard said.

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