» Windstar Cruises is launching several new itineraries this year with options to cruise between Seward, Alaska, and Vancouver, B.C. Each cruise offers a new destination-immersion program with onboard marine biology, photography and wildlife experts. 

» UnCruise Adventures has added the S.S. Legacy to its Alaska cruise schedule, in addition to a new port of call in Haines, Alaska.

» Alaskan Dream Cruises, an Alaskan Native–owned, small-ship cruise line, is launching the new 10-night Alaska’s Frontiers & Wilderness Quest. Guests spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as well as a full day in Skagway.

The 2018 Emerald City Applause Awards were held March 22, 2018 at Fremont Foundry. This was the 13th year for the industry event that honors event production, support services and marketing professionals.