Serenade of the Seas set sail earlier this week, becoming the first cruise ship to head for Alaska since September 2019.
The sailing marks a milestone for the cruise industry, local workforce and Alaska’s communities that were significantly impacted by the absence of all cruise tourism, which normally represents more than 60% of the state’s visitors and generates upwards of $3 billion for its economy each year.
Calling Seattle home, Serenade offers 7-night itineraries with highlights such as Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, Alaska, along with Endicott Arm fjord and Dawes Glacier.
The ship will be joined by Ovation of the Seas in Seattle starting Aug. 13, rounding out Royal Caribbean’s Alaska comeback in 2021.
Sail on over to www.RoyalCaribbean.com for more.