Holland America Statendam, due to head to Homer at about 11:00 p.m. on May 25, and then back to Seattle. From there, it will take on a new group of passengers (about 1,200 to 1,400?) and return to Anchorage, every two weeks for the rest of the summer.
Did you know that there is a website that lists the location of every cruise ship in the world, for every day? And that some cruise ships have web cams aboard that give you a view of what's going on where they are (this link is for the Pacific Princess, which spent the day at Whittier (and some of the passengers came to Anchorage) and now is bound for Yakutat)? Here is the cruise ship schedule for Anchorage for the rest of the season -- the Holland Statendam arrives every other Monday through September 14. The Southeast Alaska cities average four or five ships each and every day -- quite a different experience for the residents of those towns.
We thought that downtown was fairly quiet, but friends at Cabin Fever assured us that they had plenty of business.
Mon Cherie at the corner of 5th and G Street by the PAC is grilling some zucchini for me.