Icy Strait Point to Boast Record Season 2017

By ,   December 29, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

The only privately-owned cruise destination in Alaska, Icy Strait Point, welcomes 3 new lines for 2017 cruise season: Disney Cruise Line will visit Icy Strait Point for the first time, as does Seabourn Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line.

The destination credits its new pier, opened to ships only last season, for helping to attract the new cruise visitors. These three lines bring the number of brands calling at Icy Strait Point to 11, including Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Crystal Cruises – the greatest number of lines ever to call in a single season.

Seabourn, which in 2017 makes its first Alaska appearance in 15 years, calls 10 times at Icy Strait Point with the 450-passenger Seabourn Sojourn. Carnival makes its first-ever call at Icy Strait during a one-time, 14-day Alaska cruise roundtrip aboard the 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle, which departs from Long Beach, California, on September 2.

Disney Wonder

Disney visits Icy Strait for the first time as part of a new nine-night cruise aboard the 1,754-passenger Disney Wonder, which sails roundtrip from Vancouver on July 24. Altogether, Icy Strait Point expects 154,843 total guests on 83 ship calls in 2017, the latter representing a record number of calls for the destination.

Source: Disney Cruise Line