Plans for a new cruise dock in Juneau, Alaska, are moving ahead.
NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line continues to seek community input on the company's plans to build a new dock on its waterfront property on Egan Drive via a Zoom-based meeting last week.
Sustainability, financial arrangements, the City and Borough of Juneau’s approval process, and year-round community access to the site were among the major topics on the call in which NCL representatives, architects from MRV Architects, and local officials provided a process update as well as answered questions submitted by chat.
While plans had not changed substantially from the last meeting in December 2020, officials shared important updates, including that NCL had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Alaska Ocean Center to house the proposed centre as part of the development.
In September 2019, NCL outbid competitors and paid Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority USD 20 million for a 3-acre waterfront land parcel in downtown Juneau. The new dock is expected to cut down on the need for big ships to turn around in Gastineau Channel and idle while waiting for another vessel to depart.