NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Huna Totem Corp. sign MOA for privately funded development project in Whittier (Alaska)

   April 3, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

The leading global cruise company NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which operates NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania, and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the successful Native village corporation in Alaska, Huna Totem Corporation, to develop berthing and upland facilities in Whittier (Alaska).

The new privately funded development project consists of a marine vessel docking facility that is able to berth ships from the 3 brands of the holding, along with related structures such as a cruise ship terminal and facilities for rail/bus access.

Serving as the gateway to Prince William Sound, Whittier AK allows visiting passengers to enjoy pristine nature and a lot of the classic sites/experiences found in southcentral Alaska, like the Portage Glacier, College Fjord, and Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel - North America's longest highway tunnel.

Port of Whittier (Alaska)

This marked the 2nd joint development project between NCLH and Huna Totem Corp. The two partnered to develop a 2nd cruise pier and other facilities in Icy Strait Point, the world-class cruise destination of Huna Totem in Hoonah (Alaska). In August last year, the Company made an inaugural call on the Wilderness Landing pier at Icy Strait Point, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the pier along with the first of 2 gondola systems.