RCCL, Celebrity to Call at Alaska’s Icy Strait Point

Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Icy Strait Point, Alaska's first purpose-built cruise destination, has been added to the itineraries of Royal Caribbean International's Vision of the Seas and Celebrity Cruise Line's Summit and Mercury for the Alaska cruise season beginning in May 2004. The destination currently has 33 ship calls slated. Designed to accommodate only one cruise ship per day, Icy Strait Point provides a unique Alaska cruise experience focused on history, culture, wildlife tours and native Indian experiences. "Only one cruise ship at a time will dock at Icy Strait Point, allowing passengers to avoid the crowds that often greet them at other Alaskan ports," said Michael Greve, president of Global Destinations Development, the company that is marketing Icy Strait. "Further, Icy Strait Point has the outdoor Alaska guests dream about--right on our doorstep." "Port Icy Strait will provide cruise guests with the ultimate Alaskan wilderness experience," stated a spokesman for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "The Native American history and involvement in the area, as well as the breathtaking natural beauty, will clearly be of interest to anyone visiting Alaska." Icy Strait Point is located 50 miles west of Juneau and just 22 miles from Glacier Bay National Park. About a mile from Icy Strait Point is the village of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska. The port's center of activity is the Icy Strait Packing Company Cannery, a 1930s-era fish cannery that has been refurbished on its original site. The cannery is designed to be a living museum displaying artifacts that re-create the industrious spirit of Alaska's early pioneers with employees in period dress. The facility also will house food and beverage areas, excursion lounges and a retail section showcasing native and regional crafts. Cruise passengers can learn about the native culture at the Native Heritage Center, an interpretive facility where the stories and culture of the Hoonah people are highlighted, and at the "Journey through Time" show which will share the history and folklore of the Hoonah Tlingit through live performances.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Ri'chard Joins Holland America Line as Director

Holland America Line has appointed Denella Ri’chard to the position of director, trade communication and engagement. In this newly created role she is responsible

SunEdison Restrained from 'Unusual' Asset Transfers

Solar company SunEdison Inc said a U.S. court has restrained the company from making any unusual asset transfers until a hearing in a lawsuit brought on by investors

Maersk to Scrap Ships at India's Alang Beaches, NGO Dismayed

Maersk Line said on Friday it had chosen four shipbreaking yards along India's Alang beaches to handle an increase in vessels that need to be scrapped, to the dismay

Cruise Ship Trends

Ri'chard Joins Holland America Line as Director

Holland America Line has appointed Denella Ri’chard to the position of director, trade communication and engagement. In this newly created role she is responsible

Interior Facelift for Queen Mary 2

Cunard’s luxurious flagship, the iconic 2,620 passenger ocean liner Queen Mary 2, will undergo an interior refit at the hands of McCue Marine during a 25-day multimillion-pound

USCG to Inspect Storm-damaged Anthem of the Seas

The storm-damaged Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is scheduled to return to New York Harbor Wednesday evening where it will be met by a team of inspectors from U.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0702 sec (14 req/sec)