Disappointing news from a company that has loyally used Haines as a port of call during their nearly 30 years in business. Founder Chuck West was a pioneer and visionary for Alaskan tourism.
Cruise West lays off Seattle staff, financially strands some passengers
By Kristin Jackson, Seattle Times Travel Editor-Writer
09 September 2010
Seattle’s financially-sinking Cruise West company is laying off 65 employees and has left some passengers desperately seeking refunds after it abruptly ended a world cruise and halted reservations.
The cruise line, which has offered small-ship cruises in North America and beyond, also stopped accepting new bookings this week. It said it would operate some cruises through October, including departures from Seattle and Portland on Saturday, as it tries to restructure.
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