Monday, September 16, 2019

Arrivals and Departures aplenty for Cow Bay Dock area over weekend

The National Geographic Cruise Vessel Venture
was in town on Sunday

Those who like to spend a few minutes along the Cow Bay Dock watching the vessels come and go, had almost a full time job of it over the weekend, with the Prince Rupert waterfront a busy corridor of transit to and from the City.

The events making for a busy weekend of Farewells and Welcomes as a range of vessels big and small,  arrived and departed from the various passenger receiving areas of the Cow Bay Waterfront

As we noted on Saturday, the Cow Bay area was the happening spot in town with HMCS Calgary hosting a Community Tea for Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin in the afternoon, her final event in the city prior to Prince Rupert bidding her and the Crew of the Calgary a Farewell, with her departure for Haida Gwaii and the remainder of her northern tour.

HMCS Calgary and the Island Princess in Prince Rupert Harbour Saturday

The city's commercial sector also got an unexpected boost, as the Princess Cruise line vessel Island Princess made an unscheduled stopover in Prince Rupert, anchored off the Cow Bay Dock for the majority of the day before it too began its transit out of Prince Rupert Harbour.

With capacity for just 100, the National Geographic Tours provide
for more individual attention for those exploring the North Coast and Alaska

Sunday, made for another active day on the waterfront and brought the latest traveller to Prince Rupert as the National Geographic Cruise vessel Venture made for an early morning arrival in town, tying up along the Cow Bay Dock and sending its guests off into the Prince Rupert sunshine.

The vessel which has room for 100 guests takes its guests along the Alaskan Panhandle and Northern BC waters, exploring  some of the harder to get to areas through its use of a fleet of expedition landing craft and kayaks.

Each tour is accompanied by National Geographic Team members who bring their particular expertise to the travels, the tours run 8  days in total and start at $7,100 US dollars.

The National Geographic tour season ends in September, ad they are already accepting bookings for 20201, learn more about the Ports of Call and tour experience here.

The Venture departed Prince Rupert for its next destination shortly after 5PM Sunday evening.

For more notes on the Prince Rupert Cruise Ship scene see our archive page here.

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