The industry’s commitments include giving advance notice to the city of ship schedules and capacity numbers and keeping big, outdoor screens turned off while in port.
Huna Totem plans to work with Juneau-based Goldbelt and other Alaska Native corporations to complete the project.
The idea is to work together to develop technology, infrastructure and best practices so that cruises no longer pump greenhouse gases that cause global climate change into the atmosphere.
If you ask the cruise ship industry, this summer is going to be big. But Southeast Alaska communities and businesses still face a lot of uncertainty as they plan for the season.
This year, the city is estimating that about 1 million passengers will come to Juneau, generating about $13.8 million in passenger fees.
City staff are proposing an amendment to Juneau’s existing Long Range Waterfront Plan that kills a marina concept and makes way for a new cruise ship dock.
The survey asks some familiar questions, and fresh ones on hot-button cruise ship topics, like limits on cruise ships, Norwegian Cruise Line’s plan to develop a fifth large cruise ship berth, and a partial ban on “hot-berthing.”
The maps put 200 more structures in Juneau’s hazard zones for landslides and avalanches.