Nome is a port on Norton Sound, northwest Alaska, located on the south Seward Peninsula facing Bering Sea. It is a transport, tourist and commercial centre of a mining region noted for gold production. Home to the annual Iditarod Dogsled Race, Wyatt Earp's Saloon, and a 9-pound gold nugget, Nome city is the uninhibited Wild West of the North. Alaskans (not known for their restraint) come to break loose here. Nome's Inuit inhabitants produce various handicrafts.
The community was established during the rush of prospectors to the region following the discovery of gold in 1898 at nearby Anvil Creek. Until 1900 it was called Anvil City, and was then renamed after nearby Cape Nome; in that year Nome had some 20,000 inhabitants, but the population drastically decreased in the following years. Gold mining in the area was revived in the late 1970s.
Nome features a seaport, used by freight vessels and cruise ships, located on the southern side of Seward Peninsula in Norton Sound. Nome Harbor Improvements Project was completed in the summer of 2006 by The Corps of Engineers, adding a 922 m (3,025 ft) breakwater east of the existing Causeway and a 82 m (270 ft) spur on the end of Causeway making it to a total of 909 m (2,982 ft). The City Dock on the Causeway has marine headers to handle community's fuel deliveries and bulk cargo.
Nome Alaska 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.
Highlights: Museum, Eskimo village, Dog Sledging
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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.
- August, 2017
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20 August, 2017
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