The NCLH corporation (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings) revealed in a statement that it had plans to build new facilities in 3 different Alaskan port cities. The Miami-based company already has vessels with seasonal deployment in Alaska, and the new cruise ports would allow for more activity there.
NCLH entered into a 30-year preferential berthing agreement in Ward Cove (Ketchikan, Alaska). The agreement allows Norwegian to build a new, double-ship pier at the cruise port. The pier would be able to accommodate a couple of 4,000-passenger cruise ships simultaneously and is scheduled to open summer 2020.
Additionally, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings recently won a bid for a waterfront land parcel located in Juneau, Alaska. The cruise company is still in talks with the local government in order to decide what it plans to do with the land.
The company had previously announced that Norwegian would build a second pier at Icy Strait Point (Juneau, Alaska). NCLH was also recently awarded a concession through 2029 which allows Norwegian Cruise Line to operate voyages in Glacier Bay NP.
NCLH owns 3 subsidiaries (NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line, RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises) and has a combined fleet of 27 vessels. Another 10 are on orders or under construction, and to be introduced through 2027.