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The Brand New Alaska Cruise Port You Need to Know About

Alaska has a new cruise port! Located on the Pacific side of Prince of Wales Island, Port Klawock is the latest addition to Alaska’s cruise port circuit. This new port is approximately a 4-hour ferry ride from Ketchikan’s well-known cruise port, a popular destination for Alaskan cruises. The village of Klawock is one of Alaska’s Native Tlingit villages and has a population of around 700 people.

Port Klawock’s First Cruise Ship

Alaska’s newest cruise port officially launched with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, May 6th, when Seabourn Odyssey arrived. Despite being touted as the newest cruise port in Alaska, it has actually been serving as a port for small Alaskan Dream cruises, which specialize in small expedition-style trips. While it’s new for mainstream, popular cruise lines, it’s not entirely new to the industry.

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Port Klawock’s Luxury Cruise Line Up 

Throughout the rest of 2024, Port Klawock will welcome five more ships, all of which are smaller luxury cruise ships. These will include cruise ships from Seabourn, Oceania, and Regent Seven Seas. The new port is equipped with a floating tender dock, a welcome center, souvenir stores, and a shore excursions dispatch.

This is a welcome addition to Alaska’s cruise industry since some ports in Alaska are facing massive tourist congestion. Due to the mounting pressure from local residents, Juneau cruise port authorities have decided to limit the number of cruise ships per day. If you’re going to Alaska, check out this article: Alaska Cruise Mistakes to Avoid

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