Friday, May 26, 2017

All Ashore that are coming ashore ... Norwegian Sun makes port visit

The Norwegian Sun, Ship number two for 2017's cruise season arrived on Friday

The city welcomed its second cruise ship of the season today, as the Norwegian Sun pulled into the Northland Terminal sending its teeming masses ashore to explore the city and region.

Sunny skies greeted the city's visitors as they lined up for highway coach excursions around the region, took to the docks at Atlin for boat tours of local attractions, or just to hopped onboard the shuttle buses that ferried them from the terminal to any number of drop off and pick up spots along the downtown core.

Visitors waiting to board the City of Prince Rupert shuttle bus
which takes passengers from Northland to downtown

Some of the local stores both in Cow Bay and the downtown shopping area appeared to be benefiting from the influx of some of the 1,936 passengers that had arrived in town. The volume of passengers putting the City's Cruise ambassador program to its best test yet in helping guide the tourists to some of the city's main items of note.

Streams of people were also heading up the hill on foot from the Northland terminal making stops at the Museum of Northern British Columbia, as well as the smaller museum located at the Prince Rupert Fire Station.

The Norwegian Sun is the second largest vessel to call on the community this year, only the Norwegian Jewel expected on October 1st with 2,376 passengers is larger.

The Norwegian Sun as seen from the Atlin Terminal dock

The Norwegian Sun is in port until 10 PM, the next port visit to the community comes on Sunday June 4th when the Seven Seas Mariner arrives in town.

For more notes on the North Cruise industry see our archive page here.

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