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Mega ships won’t hit Alaska for a few more years

From KRBD:

Southeast Alaska cruise towns have been getting ready to spend a lot of money making sure their ports can handle “post-Panamax” cruise ships. Those are mega ships with special designs that make them not work well in ports with big tides and fixed docks.

Those ships were to start arriving in the Alaska market as early as next year.

Turns out, the market has a little more time to plan. Ketchikan City Manager Karl Amylon told the City Council Thursday that he met recently with state cruise industry representatives. They told him that the ships are still having trouble getting through the Panama canal.

More at KRBD

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