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Marine Highway /All You Can Travel/ Pass Now on Sale
Unlimited Travel: November 1, 2004 - March 31, 2005


September 17, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun selling its annual "All You Can Travel" Pass, which allows the holder to unlimited travel on Alaska ferries between November 1st and next March 31st. Timed to coincide with distribution of Permanent Fund dividends to state residents, the sale of the special passes will end October 31st .

Passes cost $500 for adults, $400 for seniors over 65 years old, and $250 for children between 5-11 years old, and are good on all vessels and all routes. The pass also allows additional discounts for cabins and vehicle passage. This year's winter schedule will again feature regularly scheduled service in the Inside Passage, trips from Bellingham and Prince Rupert, and travel in south central Alaska (Valdez, Cordova, Seward, Homer and Kodiak).

"Since 2001, the Marine Highway has offered the unlimited pass for 'Alaska time,' the winter season between October 1 and April 30," said Sharon Gaiptman, AMHS marketing manager. "The vast majority of our ridership during the winter is Alaska residents who rely on their ferry system to get to local events, school sports, festivals, and to go Outside on holiday vacations. This year's offering is the same as last years ­ a direct response to feedback received from those who purchased passes in the past."

The "All You Can Travel" Pass is non-transferable and discounts cannot be combined with other offers. The popularity of the pass continues to grow. In the three years since its inception, sales have gone from less than 20 sold to almost two hundred.

Passes are on sale from September 15 through October 31 online at or by calling central reservations at 907-465-3941 (1-800-642-0066/toll free). The AMHS website contains more information about the /All You Can Travel Pass/ including restrictions, and provides community links with more information about festivals and activities.



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