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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2015
No.: 15-2544
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov

AMHS Redesigns FerryAlaska.com

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) unveiled the newly redesigned FerryAlaska.com today. The redesigned website provides customers with easier access to all the information necessary to plan and book travel aboard the State of Alaska ferry system.

Upon arrival to FerryAlaska.com visitors will immediately notice an updated look and feel to the site with popular links predominantly placed for quick access. Some favorite links include:

  • Book A Trip – which opens the AMHS booking portal
  • Service Notices – to access press releases and schedule changes
  • Vessel Tracking – to view real-time information of vessel locations and destinations

The new website was designed with customers in mind and creates a friendlier experience. The redesign includes several new and familiar features to aid in travel planning. For example, online visitors will discover:

  • Newly designed community pages with photos, details and a map of the service area.
  • Sample itineraries with photos, maps and activities in the trip idea portal.
  • Vessel profiles with details on the fleet from how many cars they carry to the amenities offered on board.
  • An Alaska Insiders section that provides travel tips from Alaska residents.

The new website is the first step toward improving the AMHS customer experience. The ferry system will unveil its new reservation system in 2016. The new system will integrate with the website and is expected to streamline the booking process for customers and AMHS staff.

FerryAlaska.com was rebuilt in-house by the AMHS marketing staff. The website welcomes over 1.6 million visitors each year.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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