Ketchikan (Revillagigedo Island, Alaska)

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Ketchikan cruise port

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Ketchikan is a port city on Revillagigedo Island (part of Alexander Archipelago, Southeast Alaska) with population around 8,000. The cruise port is near Canada's southern border. All cruise ships dock near downtown. 

Ketchikan (Alaska) cruise port terminal

Port Ketchikan (locode USKTN) is approx 88 mi (140 km) northwest of Prince Rupert (Kaien Island, BC Canada), and approx 235 mi (380 km) southeast of Juneau AK.

The town was founded in the late-19th-century as a fishing village and incorporated in 1900. The town developed mainly through the fishing and fish-processing industries (canneries). Current-day city's economy is still based on fishing (canneries), as well as on tourism, forestry and services.

Famous sights in Ketchikan are its totem poles - one of the world's most elaborate collections of giant wood carvings. The Totem Heritage Centre houses a collection of authentic poles. At Totem Bight State Park and the Saxman village can be also seen original totem poles as well as enactments of native dances and legends.

Popular seaplane tours include Misty Fjords National Monument (approx 22 mi / 35 east of downtown) and Alaska Bear Adventure (Neets Bay). Also popular among tourists are the fishing charter excursions (salmon, halibut, cod, herring, rockfish) as well as guided eco-tours for wildlife viewing. Ketchikan's most popular restaurants are Alaska Fish House (seafood), Chico’s Mexican (also best for pizzas), Burger Queen, Bawden Street Brewery.

Port Ketchikan (Alaska) cruise ship terminal

On June 4, 2016, Port Ketchikan's Berth 3 was damaged by the Celebrity Cruises liner Celebrity Infinity while docking. Due to the sustained serious damages, the pier became inoperative.

  • The collision was caused by a sudden gust of wind and resulted in around USD 0,93 million in damages.
  • The vessel was approaching Berth 3 when a strong wind (up to 20 m/s) pushed it into the structure.
  • Repair works started on June 7, and by July 5 the pier was useable again.
  • During pier's repair, ships in Ketchikan had to use the other 3 piers or anchor near Berth 3 and ferry their passengers via tender boats.
  • In the period June 3 - July 5, the damaged Berth 3 had a total of 35 scheduled/booked ship calls.

On September 25, 2017, Port Ketchikan welcomed its 1 millionth cruise ship tourist in a single Alaskan season (a Fort Lauderdale family with two children on the NCL ship Norwegian Jewel.

Walker Cove (part of Misty Fjords National Monument) is approx 42 mi (68 km) from Ketchikan, and extends approx 9 mi (15 km) into mainland Alaska. Walker Cove is a scenic destination with stunning scenery - towering rocks (on the fjord's both sides) and hundreds of waterfalls. Wildlife seeing opportunities along the shoreline include bears, seals, bald eagles.

In early-November 2019, NCLH (parent company of NCL-NorwegianRSSC-Regent, Oceania) announced signing a deal for 30-year preferential berthing at Ward Cove. The agreement allowed NCLH to build a new (2-ship pier) at the cruise port. The new pier has capacity to dock simultaneously two liners, each with passenger capacity ~4000. The project was completed in 2020.

Ketchikan cruise terminal

Follows the Ketchikan cruise port's map also showing all major tourist attractions near the port.

Ketchikan cruise port map

Next map shows the locations of the port's 3 dedicated cruise piers (docks 1, 2, 3) and all the passenger terminal facilities.

Ketchikan cruise terminal map

(NEW) Ward Cove Cruise Terminal

In June 2019, NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced the company's plans to construct in Ketchikan a private dock (cruise terminal) in Ward Cove - located approx 5 mi / 8 km north of the city.

For the new 2-berth dock, NCL contracted the Alaskan companies Ward Cove Group (Ketchikan-based, construction works and materials) and Godspeed Inc (Fairbanks, tours). The permit for the construction works was issued on January 21, 2020. Dock-side dredging works will be conducted by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The new dock will be at the site of the Ketchikan Pulp Company (factory operational between 1954-1997/defunct) which was owned by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (1973-founded) and is currently ranked the world's largest producer of OSB (oriented strand board) and engineered wood building products.

Ward Cove project's "Phase 1" is expected to cost ~USD 50 million, with scheduled completion in 2020. The project's "Phase 2" includes the building of a passenger terminal and tourist center. NCL will have priority docking rights. Other cruise ships may use it only when NCL is not.

Both new berths can handle Post-Panamax vessels (including the world's largest passenger ships). Shuttle bus service for cruise tourists from the new terminal to downtown is provided complimentary.

Port Ketchikan's downtown dock currently can handle only one such large vessel at a time. Reconfiguring this publicly-owned dock to allow berthing for more mega-ships was estimated at ~USD 150 million (including shoreside infrastructure improvements).

Ketchikan tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

Tongass National Forest

Tatoosh Islands Wilderness (kayaking tour)

Rainforest Canoe & Nature Trail (canoeing tour)

Deer Mountain Trail (starts approx 1,5 mi from the cruise ship dock)

Creek Street (early-20th-century historic district/scenic walkway, shops, museums, Married Man’s Trail, Dolly’s House Museum)

Port Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 July, 2022
Friday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner07:0016:00
1 July, 2022
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore07:0013:00
1 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Westerdam07:0012:00
1 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam11:0019:00
1 July, 2022
Friday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas14:0022:00
1 July, 2022
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse14:0020:00
2 July, 2022
Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Sun07:0022:00
2 July, 2022
Saturday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0014:00
2 July, 2022
Saturday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder11:0019:00
3 July, 2022
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Solstice07:0016:00
3 July, 2022
Sunday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey07:0015:00
3 July, 2022
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Splendor07:0013:00
4 July, 2022
Monday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Orion
4 July, 2022
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Spirit06:0013:00
4 July, 2022
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineMajestic Princess06:0015:00
4 July, 2022
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineGrand Princess10:0018:00
4 July, 2022
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zuiderdam11:0019:00
5 July, 2022
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineDiscovery Princess06:0015:00
5 July, 2022
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Spirit06:0013:00
5 July, 2022
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam07:0015:00
5 July, 2022
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Muse08:0015:00
5 July, 2022
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRuby Princess08:0018:00
6 July, 2022
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineQuantum Of The Seas08:0017:00
6 July, 2022
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Millennium09:0018:00
7 July, 2022
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Bliss06:0013:00
7 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam07:0012:00
7 July, 2022
Thursday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRoyal Princess10:0018:00
7 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam11:0019:00
8 July, 2022
Friday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Elizabeth
8 July, 2022
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineGrand Princess06:0015:00
8 July, 2022
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore07:0013:00
8 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Westerdam07:0012:00
8 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Noordam11:0019:00
8 July, 2022
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse14:0020:00
9 July, 2022
Saturday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Muse08:0014:00
9 July, 2022
Saturday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder11:0019:00
9 July, 2022
Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel13:0020:00
10 July, 2022
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Millennium07:0015:00
10 July, 2022
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Solstice07:0016:00
10 July, 2022
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Splendor07:0013:00
10 July, 2022
Sunday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Regatta10:0017:00
10 July, 2022
Sunday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey12:0023:00
11 July, 2022
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRoyal Princess06:0015:00
11 July, 2022
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Spirit06:0013:00
11 July, 2022
Monday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Spirit07:0013:00
11 July, 2022
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zuiderdam11:0019:00
11 July, 2022
Monday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner12:0018:00
12 July, 2022
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRuby Princess06:0015:00
12 July, 2022
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Sun06:0012:00
12 July, 2022
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineDiscovery Princess06:0015:00
12 July, 2022
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas07:0016:00
12 July, 2022
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Noordam07:0015:00
12 July, 2022
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0015:00
13 July, 2022
Wednesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel07:0016:00
13 July, 2022
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineRadiance Of The Seas09:0018:00
14 July, 2022
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Bliss06:0013:00
14 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam07:0012:00
14 July, 2022
Thursday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineMajestic Princess10:0018:00
14 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam11:0019:00
15 July, 2022
Friday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner07:0016:00
15 July, 2022
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Spirit07:0022:00
15 July, 2022
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore07:0013:00
15 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Westerdam07:0012:00
15 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam11:0019:00
15 July, 2022
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse14:0020:00
16 July, 2022
Saturday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0014:00
16 July, 2022
Saturday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder11:0019:00
17 July, 2022
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Solstice07:0016:00
17 July, 2022
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineOvation Of The Seas07:0016:00
17 July, 2022
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Splendor07:0013:00
17 July, 2022
Sunday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Regatta08:0018:00
18 July, 2022
Monday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Elizabeth
18 July, 2022
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineMajestic Princess06:0015:00
18 July, 2022
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineGrand Princess10:0018:00
18 July, 2022
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zuiderdam11:0019:00
19 July, 2022
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Sun06:0012:00
19 July, 2022
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineDiscovery Princess06:0015:00
19 July, 2022
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam07:0015:00
19 July, 2022
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Spirit07:0013:00
19 July, 2022
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Muse08:0015:00
20 July, 2022
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Orion
20 July, 2022
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Millennium09:0018:00
21 July, 2022
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Bliss06:0013:00
21 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam07:0012:00
21 July, 2022
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Miracle07:0018:00
21 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam11:0019:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineGrand Princess06:0015:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore07:0013:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Westerdam07:0012:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Noordam11:0019:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse14:0020:00
23 July, 2022
Saturday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Muse08:0014:00
23 July, 2022
Saturday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder11:0019:00
23 July, 2022
Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel13:0020:00
24 July, 2022
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Orion
24 July, 2022
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Solstice07:0016:00
24 July, 2022
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Millennium07:0015:00
24 July, 2022
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Splendor07:0013:00
24 July, 2022
Sunday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Regatta09:0017:00
25 July, 2022
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRoyal Princess06:0015:00
25 July, 2022
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Spirit06:0013:00
25 July, 2022
Monday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Spirit07:0013:00
25 July, 2022
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRuby Princess08:0018:00
25 July, 2022
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zuiderdam11:0019:00
25 July, 2022
Monday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner12:0018:00
26 July, 2022
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Sun06:0012:00
26 July, 2022
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineDiscovery Princess06:0015:00
26 July, 2022
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Noordam07:0015:00
26 July, 2022
Tuesday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Breeze08:0014:00
26 July, 2022
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0015:00
27 July, 2022
Wednesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel07:0016:00
27 July, 2022
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineRadiance Of The Seas09:0018:00
28 July, 2022
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Bliss06:0013:00
28 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam07:0013:00
28 July, 2022
Thursday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineMajestic Princess10:0018:00
28 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam11:0019:00
29 July, 2022
Friday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner07:0016:00
29 July, 2022
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore07:0013:00
29 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Westerdam07:0012:00
29 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam11:0019:00
29 July, 2022
Friday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas14:0022:00
29 July, 2022
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse14:0020:00
30 July, 2022
Saturday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder11:0019:00
30 July, 2022
Saturday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Breeze14:0022:00
31 July, 2022
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Solstice07:0016:00
31 July, 2022
Sunday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey07:0015:00
31 July, 2022
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Splendor07:0013:00
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