Listen: How Alaska Cruise Towns are Handling COVID-19 Arriving on Ships | KTOO
Cruise tourism’s restart after a nearly two-year hiatus is bringing hope for a revived economy in Southeast — but also safety concerns on ship and shore.
Nearly a dozen passengers have tested positive for COVID-19 in the first week of large cruise ships’ return to Alaska.
Still, fully-vaccinated cruise passengers have not shown symptoms beyond those of a mild cold, according to cruise companies. And port cities report climbing case counts come from residents, not tourists.