One-millionth cruise ship passenger to receive grand greeting in Ketchikan

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The one millionth cruise ship visitor of the season will arrive Monday in Ketchikan on board the Norwegian Jewel.

    That's according to Cruise Line International Association-Alaska President John Binkley.

    Binkley calls it an historic event since this year marks the first time ever that Ketchikan will host one million cruise ship passengers in a single summer season.

    He says the one millionth passenger will be will be greeted by Binkley, City Mayor Lew Williams III,  and Borough Vice Mayor Stephen Bradford.

    The lucky  passenger will be presented with a gift basket of items donated by local businesses.  Binkley estimates that will happen at around ten Monday morning.

    The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce are holding a joint luncheon at Noon at Cape Fox Lodge where Binkley will present an end of the season update.

    The City of Ketchikan is planning a send off for the cruise ship with the Harry Newell fire boat when it departs at 3 p.m.


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