Jan Swartz (Princess' President), and Gus Antorcha (HAL's President) spoke to what the positive multidimensional impact the restart of ship cruising meant to Seattle, the State of Alaska, and the local communities.
Each company will operate 10 roundtrips from Seattle WA through September. Princess and HAL combined have 125+ years of experience bringing guests to Alaska, and about half of all Alaskan cruise tourists use Princess/HAL ships.
Both companies have been homeporting in Seattle for 20+ years. Operationally, each cruise liner visit directly contributes USD 364,000+ to the local economy - in provisioning, port taxes, ashore spending.