Monday, July 14, 2014

Postcard perfect day for a Port call!

The largest cruise ship of the season made the first of two calls for the season on Prince Rupert on Saturday.

And for those hoping to see the cruise industry expand it's footprint in the city, the day couldn't have been any better as far as showcasing the natural environment of a North Coast port call.

Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted the close to 700 passengers of the Oceania Cruise Lines ship Regatta as she pulled into the Prince Rupert Cruise Terminal on Saturday morning, bringing the largest volume of one day passengers into the city this year.

By mid-afternoon the terminal location was all but deserted, as visitors to the city had long since departed taking in the wide variety of tours available around the city.

Others took to the city by foot, just wandering through the downtown and Cow Bay areas in the sunshine, looking to explore the city and some of its shops and attractions.

The day long stop over in the city started at 8 AM and continued until the 5 PM boarding as the Regatta prepared to set sail, marking the final days of its journey to and from Seattle.

The Regatta will make one more port call in Prince Rupert this cruise season, with a return visit scheduled to arrive at the Northland Cruise Terminal on Tuesday July 29th.

For more on developments in the cruise industry in Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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