Thursday, May 23, 2019

First Port Call of the year! As the Seven Seas Mariner launches Prince Rupert's 2019 Cruise season

With the Seven Seas Mariner gliding through Prince Rupert harbour and making her berth right on time at just before 1 PM, the 2019 Prince Rupert Cruise season is underway!

The first cruise visit of the year, providing an opportunity for many of the 700 guests of the Regent line vessel to make their way to shore and the opportunity to explore what Prince Rupert and the North Coast had to offer.

As the Seven Seas Mariner came to the dock, shore workers quickly
secured the vessel to the facility at the Northland Terminal

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Accompanying the Seven Seas Mariner into Port and standing at station off of the Cow Bay Dock while she berthed was the Port of Prince Rupert patrol vessel Charles Hays.

The Port Vessel Charles Hays keeping watch during the docking process
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Once safely tied up and all lines and hoses were attached, the vessel began to send those ashore who were interested in taking in the range of tour opportunities and other activities that were available for the day, with the Tour booth and tour buses finding a fairly busy period shortly after the passengers aboard cleared the customs area.

Prince Rupert's Cruise ship ambassadors were on hand through the day to help direct tourists to local attractions or services. Making for a friendly welcome and some helpful advice for those arriving ashore.

An overcast day greeted visitors to the Northland Terminal as
Prince Rupert launched its 2019 Cruise season

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The Seven Seas Mariner, which sailed into Prince Rupert from Juneau, Alaska is here until 10 PM when she will depart to continue the journey along the BC coast, making her way back to Vancouver on Sunday.

The next Cruise ship day for the City is on June 4th, when the Silver Muse brings 596 potential visitors to the city.

For more notes related to the city's Cruise Industry efforts, as well as news from along the BC and Alaska coast see our archive page here.

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