780 AM | 96.1 FM 


(907) 443-5221

Cruise Ships Cancel Ports of Call in Nome

The cruise liner Crystal Serenity anchored offshore at Nome, with a Native statue in the foreground.
The cruise liner Crystal Serenity anchored offshore at Nome, 2017. (Photo: Gabe Colombo, KNOM)

All cruise ships originally scheduled to stop in Nome this summer have been cancelled.

City Manager Glenn Steckman gave the announcement at the local City Council meeting on Monday, June 14.

“Our cruise ships have cancelled out for the rest of the year… We were holding out hope, but Robin Johnson [of Nome Discovery Tours] told us it was not going to happen, and it was confirmed by [Harbormaster Lucas Stotts.]”

– Glenn Steckman

Steckman says Nome’s five Ports of Call, each with 100-150 passengers onboard, were cancelled.

Jen Martin with Lindblad Expeditions explains that the cancellations in part were caused by issues with docking in Provideniya. Russia’s ports are currently closed to tourists for the summer season. Unable to find an alternative itinerary, Lindblad cancelled their Ports of Call for Nome, which included the National Geographic’s Orion.

“We tried extremely hard to make these voyages happen,” said Martin, “but found ourselves with no alternative options.”

Lindblad Expeditions says these cancellations will not likely change next year’s expected cruise schedule for Nome.

Image at top: The cruise liner Crystal Serenity anchored offshore at Nome, 2017. (Photo: Gabe Colombo, KNOM)

Share this story


Recent Posts

Round Two: U-Call We-Haul Trash Pickups Return

Overwhelming response to the recent U-Call We-Haul event has prompted the City of Nome to go for another round. Thursday and Friday, June 10-11 residents within city limits will have one more chance to to call and schedule a trash pickup.  Angie Nguyen from the City Manager’s office shared that

Read More »
A long table with a gavel resting on it. American flag in background.

City of Nome Finalizes $17.9 Million Budget for 2025

The Nome Common Council finalized the city’s fiscal year 2025 budget during its meeting on Monday, June 10. The approved General Municipal Fund Budget stands at $17,948,567.33, reflecting a slight decrease from the 2024 fiscal year’s amended budget. A $2,390,600.97 deficit is expected and will be financed through appropriations. Revenues

Read More »

Wednesday Night in Nome: Miss ANB Pageant Returns

The Miss ANB Pageant will be held at 7:00 p.m. June 12 at the Mini Convention Center in Nome. Organized by Janet Tobuk and her daughter Marsha Tobuk, the event highlights the traditions and cultural knowledge of contestants from the Bering Strait region.  This year all contestants are first-time participants,

Read More »



Work for Us:




(907) 443-5221 


(907) 868-1200 

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that KNOM Radio Mission is located on the customary lands of Indigenous peoples. 

Based in the Bering Strait region, KNOM broadcasts throughout the homelands of the Iñupiaq, Siberian Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Yup’ik peoples.