Cruise Ship Crystal Serenity now off the coast of Greenland
August 21, ship was in Nome, Alaska
Birger Vorland, Captain of the Crystal Serenity, and Greg Wolf, Executive Director of WTC-Anchorage, shared a conversation during one of the onshore events to welcome the passengers and crew of the Serenity while it was anchored off Nome on August 21, 2016.
Photos courtesy of WTC-Anchorage
The Cyrstal Serenity was off the west coast of Greenland in Disko Bay as of today, September 7, 2016. As readers may recall, the ship was in Nome a couple of weeks ago. See report below from the World Trade Center Anchorage.
NOME, Alaska - August 21, 2016 - The City of Nome rolled out the welcome carpet on Sunday to welcome the arrival of the Crystal Serenity along with it's 1,000 passengers and nearly 600 crew. Nome was the third stop in Alaska after embarking from Seward.
Prior to arriving in Nome, the ship made stops in Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. These are the initial ports of call for the historic 32-day voyage during which the Serenity will become the first luxury cruise liner to traverse Arctic waters through the Northwest Passage.
Before reaching New York, its ultimate destination, the ship will make stops in Ulukhaktok, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, then to Nunavut, then making three stops in Greenland, before stops in Boston and Newport.
Congratulations to Nome's Mayor Richard Beneville, his fellow government officials, as well as the citizens of Nome, who's warm greetings made everyone feel very welcome. A proud day, indeed for Nome and Alaska!
Crystal Serenity anchored just off the coast of Nome on Sunday, April 21, 2016. (WTC-Anchorage photo)