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Gingerbread <em>MV Malaspina</em> at the Bellingham terminal by Virgil Liberty and crew © Dave Warter

Season's greetings from the Alaska Marine Highway! We are kicking off the season with participation in the Bellingham Port Festival Dec. 5th - 7th. The crew on the MV Malaspina constructed a festive piece for the event's Gingerbread House contest. Chief Steward, Virgil Liberty designed, and with the help of talented crew bakers, constructed the gingerbread scene pictured above (click to view more images). Their hard work was awarded the 1st place prize in the professional category of the contest. It will be on display during the weekend long festival and AMHS staff will be present during the festival to answer questions about traveling the Alaska Marine Highway.

What's life like onboard the Alaska Marine Highway? Find out in our new two-minute video postcard. You'll see wildlife, port towns, passengers, crew, beautiful scenery - and, of course, our ships! It's a great way to get a feel for what the Alaska Marine Highway is all about.

Schedule Update

Dec
17

The FVF Fairweather was cancelled for Tuesday December 14th through the 16th due to adverse weather conditions. Additional service will be provided round trip from Cordova to Whittier on Wednesday December 17th. Please call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066 for additional details.

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Dec
17

The MV Aurora has added a stop to Pelican due to cancellations from needed maintenance on the MV Taku. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

Schedule Update

Dec
18

The MV Lituya will have an early departure on Thursday December 18th to accommodate the basketball team. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

Schedule Update

Dec
19

The FVF Fairweather has experienced a schedule change to accommodate a basketball tournament in Valdez. This change will impact Whittier and Valdez on Friday December 19th, Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

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Dec
21

The MV Lituya will have a delayed departured on Sunday December 21st to accommodate the basketball team. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

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Dec
22

The MV Aurora has added a stop to Hoonah in order to accommodate travelers for the Christmas holiday. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

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Dec
30

The MV Lituya has added a sailing on Tuesday December 30th to accommodate several travelers arriving from Prince Rupert. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

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Feb
9

The MV Taku will depart Ketchikan early on Monday February 9th to accommodate the Chichagof basketball tournament. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

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Feb
11

The MV Taku has added a stop to Hoonah on Wednesday February 11th to accommodate the Chichagof basketball tournament. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

Schedule Update

Feb
23

The MV Aurora will be out of service on Monday February 23rd, Tuesday February 24th and Wednesday February 25th. This change was made in order to conduct required certification procedures. Please call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066 for questions.

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Apr
3

The FVF Fairweather has added a stop in Valdez on Friday April 3rd to accommodate a swim meet in Valdez. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

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Apr
5

The FVF Fairweather has added a stop in Valdez on Saturday April 5th to accommodate a swim meet in Valdez. Please see the schedule change for additional details or call our Reservation Center at 1-800-642-0066.

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