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                              Disney to send Wonder ship to Alaska in summer 2011

       By www.bestcruisedeal.co.uk
       Dated: Oct 14, 2009

       Alaska’s struggling cruise industry has been handed a boost by Disney Cruise Line, who have announced
       that they will send their Disney Wonder ship to the region in the summer of 2011.

       Alaska’s struggling cruise industry has been handed a boost by Disney Cruise Line, who have announced
       that they will send their Disney Wonder ship to the region in the summer of 2011.

        The announcement represents a first for Disney Cruise Line, as they normally send their ships to warmer
       climates.

        The Disney Wonder will run a series of seven-night sailings from Vancouver, the first of which will depart
       on 3rd May 2011, and will visit ports such as Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. The last voyage of the
       season will sail on 30th August.

       DCL President Karl Holz said: “Our guests have longed to explore the wild, natural beauty of Alaska with
       Disney Cruise Line. With this itinerary, families will enjoy all the outdoor adventures Alaska has to offer.”

        Alaska has been the centre of controversy of late, after it placed a $50-per-passenger tax on all cruise liners
       visiting the state. The move has lead to many cruise lines withdrawing from the state for their summer 2010
       itineraries.

        The Alaska Cruise Association (ACA), which represents Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises amongst
       others, has launched a lawsuit against the state looking to overturn the tax ruling. They claim that the $50
       tax is in violation of the U.S. constitution as it unduly interferes with maritime and interstate commerce.

        President of the ACA John Binkley said: “We feel the entry fee, as implemented, is illegal. Alaskans are
       being hurt by the tax.”

        In recent years Alaska has attracted up to one million cruise passengers every summer. But the
       controversial passenger tax could see that number fall by as many as 140,000 in summer 2010.

        www.bestcruisedeal.co.uk

        Article Ref: HSLP0101AA36

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