M/V Kennicott
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Forward Observation Lounge 4 Berth Cabin
Forward Observation Lounge 4-Berth Cabin
Dining Room on the Kennicott
Food Court on Kennicott
Purser's Desk on the Kennicott
Purser's Desk

The Kennicott's amenities include a food court; solarium; forward and aft observation lounges, a movie theatre and business lounges.
Gift Shop on Kennicott
Gift Shop
M/V Kennicott Service Area:
Bellingham WA, Ketchikan, Juneau, Yakutat, Whittier, Kodiak, Homer & Seldovia

The Kennicott is a mainline ferry vessel constructed in 1998 by the Halter Marine Group in Gulfport, Mississippi. The M/V Kennicott is an ocean certified vessel and also is able to serve as a command and logistics vessel in the event of disaster or oil spill. This is the only vessel in the fleet that travels bi-monthly during the summer months across the Gulf of Alaska ("Cross-Gulf") beginning in Bellingham and concluding in Homer on the Kenai Peninsula.

Solarium Deck is where you will find lounge chairs and sleeping is permitted. Through the far doors at the end is where the small deck where pup tents are permitted.
Lockers are located in this area also.

The M/V KENNICOTT is 382 feet long, 85 feet wide, with nine decks. She is driven by two 6,690 HP Wartsilla 32E diesel engines, and has a service speed of 16.75 knots. The vessel is ocean certified and is also designed to serve as a command and logistics center during an oil spill or other natural disaster. The ship has a capacity for 748 passengers, provides 320 berthing accommodations, and has space for 120 standard automobiles. The observation lounges and the enclosed, heated solarium give excellent vantage points from which to enjoy Alaska's scenic splendor throughout her voyage.

  • 4-Berth Cabins - Are the only cabins with a private shower and toilet. Linens are provided
  • 2-Berth Cabins - Have a sink, with a public toilet and shower down the hall. Linens are provided.
  • 2-Berth Roomettes - Are small compartments and linens may be rented or you may bring your own.
    (Roomettes are exclusive to the Kennicott)

Year Built: 1998
Length (ft.): 382
Service Speed (kn): 16.75
Passenger Capacity: 499
Staterooms- 4 berth: 48
Staterooms- 2 berth: 56
ADA Staterooms- 4b: 3
ADA Staterooms- 2b: 2
Total Staterooms: 109
Vehicle Quantity: 80

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The Kennicot was named by a 6th grade student from Glennallen Elementary on January 13. 1997. She wrote that the, "Kennicott is a great name because it is well-known and it isn't an obscure glacier that tourists can't see and have never heard of.

Kennicott Glacier, the vessel's namesake, lies on the south side of the Wrangell Mountains in the country's largest national park, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve encompassing over 13 million acres. This park is the convergence of the Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias mounatin ranges and is often referred to as the "mountain kingdon of North America." The Kennicot Glacier received it's name from an early explorer of the area, Robert Kennicott.

August 12, 2013

"Of course the best thing about the ride from Juneau to Bellingham is the views -- we saw Humpbacks, Seals, Porpoises, Orcas, Bald Eagles, Ice capped mountains, and stunning landscapes. But the staff on the ship also helped to make the trip great -- they are super friendly and helpful. Food in the cafeteria was decent, not nearly as bad as I had been led to believe. And it was not as expensive as I was led to believe either. An omelet was about $9, fish & chips was about $10, salads started at $5. The cafe had just enough options for us not to get bored on the 3 day trip." August 16, 2012

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