The cruise company Alaskantravel 2020 announced Tuesday that its cruise ship, the Pebble Mine, will be sailing the Alaskanas north to the southern coast of Prince William Sound in 2019.
The cruise is expected to carry over 300 people, including up to 150 crew members and two cruise ship pilots.
The cruise will take about three weeks to complete, according to a press release from Alaskans Maritime Heritage Alliance.
The Pebblestone Mine is a cruise ship owned by the Alaska Pacific National Marine Sanctuary.
The sanctuary operates the cruise ship for Alaskas Pacific National Park, which has been working to develop a tourism economy for Alaska’s coast.
The sanctuary was established in 1988, and operates four cruise ships and a fleet of boats that provide recreational, cultural and recreational activities for the state’s approximately 1 million residents.
In 2018, Alaska’s legislature passed an $80 million expansion of the sanctuary to include the Peabblestone.
Alaskalans tourism industry grew by about 20 percent during the same period, according the Alabamian State Tourism Commission.
The Alaskam tourism industry is expected in the region’s economy to grow by about $1 billion over the next decade, according Alaskaska Tourism Council.
The Alaskacare Coast Heritage Foundation, which advocates for the preservation and protection of the Alakavian Coast and its natural resources, also has expressed interest in the Pea-Mine cruise.
The group said in a press statement Tuesday that it is committed to exploring the Peacble Mine and would like to help with any potential future expansion of Alaskasia Pacific National Museum.