19 cruise ships scheduled to visit Unalaska this season, with UVB ‘optimistic’ after several challenging years

Alaska Ports of call (Courtesy Wikipedia)Nineteen cruise ships are scheduled to call on Unalaska this year – up from 10 last season, but down from the 20 originally booked.

The nearly 600-passenger Silver Muse was expected to arrive Monday and stay in port for about six hours. But it canceled Friday morning due to a lack of dock availability, according to the Unalaska Visitors Bureau.

“Our hang-up is always: Where are they going to dock?” said Katherine McGlashan, executive director of the UVB. “The city dock … those slots are always taken. But with good planning, hopefully we can get everybody in.”

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