Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Partnership to Build New Pier at Icy Strait Point

By ,   December 7, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The leading global cruise company operating Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., announced partnership with Alaska Native-owned Huna Totem Corp. to develop a 2nd cruise pier in Icy Strait Point, the world-class cruise destination of Huna Totem in Hoonah, Alaska.

The pier is due to be completed for summer 2020 Alaska season and will be built to accommodate NCL’s Breakaway Plus-class ships. The new partnership will provide the brands of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings with preferential berthing rights in the port destination and allow the company to raise visits to Icy Strait Point.

Currently Oceania Regatta, Seven Seas Mariner, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Jewel are scheduled to visit Icy Strait Point in 2019 season.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah, Alaska)

The new cruise pier will provide more cruisers with access to the newly upgraded restaurant, retail and shore trip amenities of Icy Strait, including the largest ZipRider zip line in the world, Southeast Alaska's most accessible coastal brown bear viewing platforms, fishing and whale watching excursions, local cultural dances and more.

The partnership is expected to benefit Hoonah community, home to approx 750 people, including about 80% of Icy Strait Point employees.