There’s a chill wind blowing round Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines this week.
On Tuesday it emerged that one of their three ships sailing Alaska itineraries during the summer will be pulled out in 2010 and moved elsewhere.
Serenade of the Seas, which carries 2,100 passengers, will sail 20 Alaskan cruises this summer from Vancouver to Anchorage, so that could be 42,000 fewer people visiting America’s frozen north-west next year.
Rhapsody of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas – on which I had a spectacular Alaska cruise in 2003 – will continue to operate from Seattle and Vancouver.
The company says part of the reason is their “further expansion into global markets,