Icy Strait Point getting second pier

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A zipline rider at Icy Strait Point.

Alaskan port Icy Strait Point will build a second cruise pier in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

Norwegian's three brands -- Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises -- will have preferential berthing rights when the pier opens. NCLH expects the pier will be open for the summer season in 2020.

The second pier will enable NCLH ships to make more calls at Icy Strait Point, which is 35 miles west of Juneau. The Seven Seas Mariner, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy and Oceania's Regatta are currently scheduled to call at Icy Strait Point in 2019.  

Port owner Huna Totem Corp. opened the first pier in 2016 in partnership with the City of Hoonah. Huna Totem is owned by shareholders with aboriginal ties to Hoonah.

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