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Jennifer is a tourism lecturer at the University of Suffolk (United Kingdom) and her research interests include cruise tourism, tourist decision-making, risk in cruising, polar tourism and qualitative methods. jenniferholland.org

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Port development has been dominated by complex and often unequal power relations. Drawing on stakeholder theory and blue economy frameworks, this paper explores the tangled relationship between ports, host communities and cruise companies through the case study of Icy Strait Point. Icy Strait Point is a Indigenous tourism enterprise facing challenges emerging from tourism development and pressure from cruise companies to shift power away from the community. Key findings are discussed in relation to issues of access, exclusion, and commodification of Indigenous culture while balancing social and economic opportunities as a cruise destination.

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Going against the “floe”: Power relations and cruise tourism development at Icy Strait Point

Port development has been dominated by complex and often unequal power relations. Drawing on stakeholder theory and blue economy frameworks, this paper explores the tangled relationship between ports, host communities and cruise companies through the case study of Icy Strait Point. Icy Strait Point is a Indigenous tourism enterprise facing challenges emerging from tourism development and pressure from cruise companies to shift power away from the community. Key findings are discussed in relation to issues of access, exclusion, and commodification of Indigenous culture while balancing social and economic opportunities as a cruise destination.