The first cruise ship to dock at the new Icy Strait Point pier in Alaska has arrived. The ship, the Crystal Serenity, is a luxury liner that will stay for a week before departing back to its home port of Seattle.
The us cruises is the first cruise ship to dock in Icy Strait Point.
The Norwegian Encore, the company’s newest ship, took off from Seattle on Saturday, marking the first Norwegian cruise to restart sailings from the United States. It’s also the first ship in the industry to dock at the new Wilderness Landing pier at Icy Strait Point, Alaska, which was constructed by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Huna Totem Corporation in collaboration.
Huna Totem Company, a village corporation with approximately 1,400 Alaska Native stockholders, owns and operates the port in its entirety.
On Aug. 10, 2021, at Icy Strait Point, Alaska, a ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted to commemorate the opening of the new Wilderness Landing pier (photo courtesy of NCL/Alive Coverage).
“Our return to Alaska is a watershed event for not just Norwegian Cruise Line but also Alaskan communities,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.
“The loss of $1.5 billion due to the lack of cruises last year was devastating to these towns. Our return demonstrates our ongoing dedication to Alaska and the well-being of the places we visit. Our investment in Icy Strait Point gives our visitors additional chances to experience and appreciate the destination’s natural and cultural splendor, as well as the people who live there.”
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Guests now have easy access to Icy Strait Point’s first pier, Adventure Landing, where the Historic Salmon Cannery, which dates back to 1912, and other local attractions are situated, thanks to the inauguration of the new high-speed Transporter Gondola. The Mountain Summit Gondola will transport riders to the top of Hoonah Mountain, where there are a variety of new hiking routes and beautiful vistas to enjoy once it is finished later this summer.
President Harry Sommer of Norwegian Cruise Line and CEO Russell Dick of Huna Totem Corporation cut the ribbon on the new Transporter Gondola system (photo courtesy of NCL/Alive Coverage).
The new Wilderness Landing is a vehicle-free zone that offers tourists more woodland and beach places to explore. A total of 23,040 acres of private beach and temperate rain forest are available to explore. In addition to coastal brown bear observation platforms, the region provides whale watching, kayaking, and the world’s biggest ZipRider zip line.
Travelers may learn about local culture via exposure to native customs and dances, oral histories, and culinary courses, which are all located a mile from Hoonah.
Norwegian Encore will stop in Juneau and Ketchikan for the first time this week before returning to Seattle and continuing her season of seven-night Alaska cruises through October 16, 2021.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When did the first cruise ship visit Icy Strait Point Alaska?
The first cruise ship visited Icy Strait Point in 1825.
Where do ships dock in Icy Strait Point?
What is Icy Strait Point known for?
Icy Strait Point is a small town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is known for its fishing, sea ice, and icebergs.
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