(The Ruby Princess has been added to the PRPA cruise itinerary for the 2022 season, video from Princess Lines)
Prince Rupert Harbour watchers can add one new vessel name to the list of cruise ships to watch for starting later this month, with the Prince Rupert Port Authority announcing that it has secured a Port visit for the community by the Ruby Princess, operated by Princess Cruises.
In an announcement today, the PRPA outlined that the vessel will make fifteen port calls bringing a potential 46,000 additional visitors to the community this summer season.The Ruby Princess will make her inaugural call on Prince Rupert on Tuesday May 17th and will include the Port as a regular stop on the ship’s Alaska itinerary approximately every 10 days.
|Northland Terminal will host the Ruby Princess for its|
inaugural port call on Tuesday, May 17th.
The addition to the 2002 roster of ships makes for a 330% increase from the previously published schedule.
Shaun Stevenson, President and CEO for the Prince Rupert Port Authority hailed the news today while noting how the Port is working with stakeholders in the community as the large volume of passengers looms on the horizon.The exciting late addition of the Ruby Princess to the Port of Prince Rupert’s cruise schedule will give a significant boost to the local tourism industry in the coming months, and we are working with local operators and other community stakeholders to prepare for this large influx of visitors. We appreciate the efforts being made by everyone to accommodate this schedule change and to welcome visitors back to the area as we ramp up for the return of cruise tourism in the community.”