Ruby Princess Rerouted Due to High Winds

By ,   August 7, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Haines was not due to have any cruise ships in port today. But, due to high winds forecast in Northern Lynn Canal, around 3,000 extra visitors are now headed for Chilkat Valley.

The National Weather Service forecasted a southerly gale at 35 knots, gusts to 50 knots, 7 ft seas.

Based on the forecast, Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess docks in Haines instead of sailing to Skagway. The vessel holds just over 3,000 passengers and 1,200 crew.

Ruby Princess cruise ship

Haines-Skagway fast ferry, that shuttles cruise passengers between both towns, is also cancelled on Tuesday, August 7. Haines Visitor Center is still looking for volunteers to help accommodate extra visitors. 

 For other Ruby Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.