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MS Queen Elizabeth makes her maiden visit to Anchorage and marks the start of cruise season

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The MS Queen Elizabeth made her maiden call to the Port of Alaska on Thursday, marking the beginning of the cruise ship season in Anchorage. The 965-foot long ship can accommodate over 2,000 passengers, according to promotional material from Cunard, the ship’s operator.

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Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz presented the ship’s captain, Inger Thorhauge, with a plaque commemorating the ship’s first port call in Anchorage.

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The ship, which sailed to Anchorage from Kodiak, will embark for Juneau tonight, eventually making its way to Vancouver, BC.

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There are ten cruise ships scheduled to dock this season in Anchorage, according to port spokesman Jim Jager.

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Loren Holmes

Loren Holmes is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at loren@adn.com.

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