A cruise ship company will plead guilty to discharging 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage from one of its ships while docked in Juneau harbor, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. In addition to paying $200,000 in fines and $500,000 in restitution, Holland America Line Cruise Ships will spend $1.3 million on a plan to prevent similar accidents.

The Seattle-based company also will be placed on three years probation after the plea agreement is signed Monday in federal court.

"It was a mistake and shouldn't have happened," said Rose Abello, a company spokeswoman. "We have taken significant measures to make sure it doesn't happen again."



I was just on an Alaskan Cruise in August, (different cruise line) Juneau is such a nice place... IMO they should ban Holland American from Alaska for a few years.