Crown Princess makes unexpected stop in Juneau

The Crown Princess cruise ship arrived unexpectedly in Juneau on Sunday. The ship was scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. Kirby Day, manager of port operations for the Holland America Group, said operations in Vancouver — where the ship’s journey began — were slower than usual.

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“There were three ships in Vancouver on Friday and with about 8,500 people the embarcation process just went very slow for all three ships,” Day said. “All three ships sailed late, including the Crown Princess.”

Day said the ship is now heading to Skagway and Ketchikan.