Friday, May 6, 2022

Prince Rupert Port Authority adds an impressive name to the roster of calling Cruise ships for 2022. With Ruby Princess charting a course to Northland Terminal for the summer

(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. 

The vessel will be the largest one to tie up at Northland Terminal this season.

Northland Terminal will host the Ruby Princess for its
inaugural port call on Tuesday, May 17th.

With a capacity of 4,180 passengers and crew, the Ruby Princess will significantly increase cruise visitor and vessel call volumes to Prince Rupert this year. 

The Port of Prince Rupert now expects 43 cruise vessel calls and approximately 60,622 passengers in total to visit Prince Rupert between now and September 30th.

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.”

You can learn more about the Ruby Princess from the Princess Cruise Lines website

In addition to the Ruby Princess, PRPA has also added another vessel call from Windstar’s Star Breeze on September 7th to its roster. 

The full Prince Rupert Port Authority Statement can be reviewed here.

The new revision to the 2022 Cruise Schedule can be explored here.

More notes on the Prince Rupert cruise season can be found from our archive page

1 comment:

  1. Now it is time for the city to step up and do some work on clean-up in the city. Crosswalks need to be painted centerlines established and removal of gravel and greenery off the sidewalks. The city supposedly went after building owners now time for the city to have a look at city property.