Summer bookings on the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries are now being accepted for the May 1 through Sept. 30 schedule.
The 2023 summer schedule includes the M/V Columbia, the M/V LeConte, and the M/V Hubbard as the primary vessels servicing Southeast Alaska.
The M/V Tustumena will continue to serve Southwest Alaska, the M/V Aurora will continue to serve Prince William Sound, and the M/V Lituya will continue to serve the Ketchikan area.
The M/V Kennicott and M/V Tazlina will be off-line for now due to skilled crew shortages, but will be brought back on-line once hiring increases. The M/V Matanuska is laid up for repairs.
Hiring new and experienced crew is the most significant challenge in moving beyond a baseline ferry schedule, AMHS officials said.
To review the updated AMHS summer schedule check www.dot.alaska.gov/amhs/schedules.shtml.
To make reservations for travel on AMHS visit https://bookamhs.alaska.gov/book/sailing-search/journeySearch/.