Nome is a cruise port in northwest Alaska, located on Seward Peninsula's southern end and facing Bering Sea. Nome AK is a transport, tourist and commercial hub of an Alaskan gold mining region.
Nome has a deep-water seaport used by cargo vessels and cruise ships. The port is located on the southern side of Seward Peninsula (in Norton Sound). Nome Harbor Improvements (port development project) was completed in summer 2006. Works were done by the US Corps of Engineers. Then was added a 922 m (3025 ft) long breakwater east of the existing Causeway, plus a 82 m (270 ft) long spur on the Causeway's end (to a total of 909 m / 2982 ft). City Dock (on the Causeway) has marine headers to handle fuel deliveries and bulk cargo.
The town was established during the gold rush of prospectors to Alaska following the discovery of gold in 1898 at Anvil Creek. Until 1900, the settlement was named Anvil City. In 1900 it was renamed after nearby Cape Nome and had around 20,000 inhabitants. The population drastically decreased in the following years. Gold mining in the area was revived in the late 1970s.
The town hosts the annual Iditarod Dogsled Race (sled dog race). The town is also famous for its Wyatt Earp's Saloon and the 9-pound (4 kg) gold nugget, Nome's Inuit inhabitants produce various handicrafts.
Highlights: Museum, Eskimo village, Dog Sledging
Nome cruise terminal
In 2012 (August 18 through September 12), MS The World (world's largest privately-oned cruise ship) did a Northwest Passage cruise from USA to Greenland (Nome Alaska to Nuuk Greenland). The ship was carrying a total of 481 passengers (residents) and crew. During the 26-day voyage, MS The World traveled over 5500 ml (8900 km) following the route of Roald Amundsen (link to the Hurtigruten ship), who was the first sailor completing the voyage in 1906.
Nome AK was included as port of call in the Northwest Passage cruises of the following passenger ships:
- Crystal Serenity - 32-days itinerary from Seward Alaska to NYC New York (2016 - August 16 to September 16)
- Crystal Serenity - 32-days itinerary 32-days Seward to New York City (2017 - August 15 to September 15)
- Seven Seas Navigator - 63-days itinerary from Miami Florida to Montreal Quebec (2017 - June 17 to August 18)
- Note: All Northwest Passage ship transits are assisted by a Canadian icebreaker or other vessel with an ice-strengthened hull.
Port Nome cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Nome, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|13 July, 2018|
|MS Bremen||Tromso, Norway|
|14 July, 2018|
|MS Bremen||At Sea|
|25 July, 2018|
|Silver Explorer||Yttygran Island, Chukotka, Russia|
|26 July, 2018|
|Silver Explorer||International Date Line crossing|
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