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Juneau is one of six Alaska communities getting funding from Norwegian Cruise Line

May 4, 2021 – News

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced today it is providing $10 million cash support to six Alaska port communities severely impacted by the ongoing cruise voyage suspension. The City and Borough of Juneau will be getting $2 million and the Juneau Assembly will decide what to do with it. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian) operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.

“I appreciate the kindness and generosity of the donation. Community and business economies have been hit hard by the pandemic, and we appreciate the unexpected funding and the opportunity to find a use or uses that will help Juneau move forward,” Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt said.

Ketchikan, Skagway, Hoonah, Seward and Sitka are the other port communities receiving cash from Norwegian. A Norwegian press release states the funding is meant to provide “relief from the significant economic hardship these communities are currently facing from the ongoing cruise suspension.”

Like any revenue to CBJ, this donation will go through the normal Assembly Ordinance public process to accept and appropriate the funds for a specified purpose or purposes. The Assembly is likely to discuss the donation at an upcoming Finance Committee meeting.

For more information, contact City Manager Rorie Watt at 586-5240 or Rorie.Watt@juneau.org.