Thursday, November 24, 2022

Prince Rupert among stops for Holland American Cruise lines 150th anniversary tour

One of the world's most well known cruise lines is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023 and as it does, Holland America will be including Prince Rupert as part of its celebrations. 

In the announcement this week of their plans for the next year, Holland American noted of some special itineraries that will celebrate their ports of call.

"As a beloved company that's been around for 150 years, these special Heritage Cruises allow us to continue celebrating Holland America Line with our guests in a meaningful way. We have a deep connection to ports around the world, and we're excited to show how each highlighted destination has shaped our brand." -- Gus Antorcha, President of Holland America Line

Prince Rupert gets its shout out as part of the Heritage Cruise Port spotlight listings.

The focus for the communities on their list was explained as follows:

The Heritage Cruises shine a spotlight on 56 ports of call and delve into the region-specific stories that connect these locales to the cruise line. 

Shipboard display screens will showcase the ports' historical moments, photos and fun facts, while other touches like region-specific drinks and menu items bring the destinations to life on board.

The 2022 Cruise season in Prince Rupert brought two port calls for the iconic cruise line, with the Nieuw Amsterdam and its 2,106 passenger calling on the Northland Terminal on September 23rd. 

That was followed by a September 30th port call for the Noordam, which offered 1,924 passengers a chance to explore the city.

In addition to the special attention from Holland American, the 2023 season will be notable for the launch of the new Port Terminal arrangement between the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Global Ports Holding an International  Cruise industry terminal operator which has plans to help build the Prince Rupert industry.

 More notes on the Cruise industry on the North Coast can be reviewed from our archive page

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