Friday, December 21, 2018

AMHS Ketchikan-Prince Rupert service heads for hibernation until February

Gone for the Holidays and far beyond, the MV Malaspina made its last
sailing out of Prince Rupert this week, AMHS service to Prince Rupert
will not resume until late February

Tuesday's departure of the MV Malaspina for Ketchikan was the last Prince Rupert residents will see of the Alaska Marine Highway vessel for awhile, as the Ferry service puts its Prince Rupert to Ketchikan run into hibernation until February.

The North Coast-Alaska route shut down has become a regular part of the AMHS planning in recent years as budget cuts and vessel shortages created challenges for the state ferry service. Though the service reductions normally aren't quite as long as the upcoming ten week shutdown that travellers will now face,

This year the Malaspina is being taken out of service for the month of January and much of February, with its first trip back to Prince Rupert scheduled for February 25th, when it arrives at 10:45 PM from its sailing out of Ketchikan.

The first departure out of the Fairview Bay Terminal will be on Tuesday, February 26 at 1:45 AM.

Schedules for AMHS from mid December to late February
indicate that there will be no sailings to and from Prince Rupert

You can get more information about AMHS service to Prince Rupert from the Ferry service website.

You can contact AMHS at 1-800-642-0066

For more items of note related to Marine Transportation on the North Coast, Haida Gwaii and Southeast Alaska see our archive page here.

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