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Alaska Marine Highway Offers Special Summer Fares


March 01, 2006

The Alaska Marine Highway System has announced special summer fares for travel between selected Alaskan ports. In Southeast Alaska, travel to and from Juneau and Pelican and Juneau and Bartlett Cove will be offered at a 30% discount for both one way and round trip travel from May 1 through August 16.

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The AMHS's M/V Columbia coming down the channel from the north of Ketchikan.
Photo by Lisa Thompson

In Prince William Sound, travel between Cordova and Valdez, and Cordova and Whittier will also be offered at a 30% discount all summer long.

"Last summer these ferry trips were very popular with Alaskans who had visiting family and friends," said Captain John Falvey, general manager of the ferry system. "The beauty of these trips makes them a bargain at any price, but we are trying to make them affordable for everyone."

The summer discounts apply to adult and child passenger fares, accompanied drivable vehicles, bicycles and kayaks. Discounted trips between Pelican and Juneau, and trips to and from Cordova will be in effect May 1 through September 30. Ticket prices for the Bartlett Cove trips will be effective May 1 through the August 16 sailing.

Reservations may be made starting March 1 at, in person at any Alaska Marine Highway terminal, or by calling toll free to (800) 642-0066.


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