The 2018 Cruise season will see a new cruise line make Prince Rupert one of the Ports of Call for their return to the Alaska Cruise market, with Windstar Cruises making plans for May and the start of its Alaskan Cruise schedule.
It marks a return to the Alaska Cruise schedule run for Windstar for the first time in 20 years, a renewed focus that will bring their luxury cruising yachts to the North Coast and Alaskan panhandle.
The longest journey of the North Coast port calls is an 18 Day excursion from Fairbanks to Vancouver aboard the Star Legend an all suite yacht, which has capacity for 212 guests
|The Star Legend will make five port calls in Prince Rupert his summer,|
as Windstar Cruises returns to the Alaska Cruise circuit
(photo from Windstar Website)
Port calls in Prince Rupert are set for
Thursday, May 29 ( 6 AM to 2 PM )
Sunday, June 24 ( 6AM to Noon )
Sunday, July 22 ( 6 AM to 2 PM )
Thursday, August 16 ( 6 AM to Noon)
Tuesday, August 28 ( 6 AM to 2 PM )
The Prince Rupert Port stopover will offer three different official shore excursions for the guests,
The Butze Rainforest Nature Hike
Canadian wilderness by Seaplane
Prince Rupert's Mysteries and Traditions
You can get a sample of how Windstar is showcasing the region here.
Visitors will also have the option of taking their own independent tour of the city at their own pace, pointed towards many of the city's attractions by the shore based Prince Rupert Cruise Ambassadors.
The return of Windstar Cruises to Alaska is making for some significant buzz in the cruise industry, a sample of some of those notes can be found below:
Windstar Cruises to return to Alaska in 2018
Captain Griffiths chats about Windstar Cruises' Alaskan return
Windstar doing cruise-tours in Alaska
Windstar Cruises Returns to Alaska in 2018 with New Cruise Tours
The 2018 Cruise ship season will launch this Spring, it's anticipated that this season will bring more vessels to the Northland Cruise Dock through the peak season of April to September, the full schedule of port visits has yet to be released by the Port of Prince Rupert.
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