Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Global Ports Holding begins to build on its profile as Prince Rupert Cruise Terminal Host


Last week we noted of the call for volunteers for the 2023 Prince Rupert Cruise season, with Tourism Prince Rupert seeking to fill a range of posts as Cruise ambassadors for the season ahead.

As the first vessel port call of May 3rd, that of the Carnival Miracle, gets closer, Global Ports Holdings who have taken on the duties of operation of the Northland Cruise Terminal, has begun to build up on its industry profile.

The first Cruise vessel that will be spotted in Price Rupert Harbour
this season will be the Carnival Miracle in early May
(image from Cardinal 

The Northland Cruise Terminal seemingly set for a name change to the Prince Rupert Cruise Port, the Global Port Holding website providing for the introductions.

From the opening page those checking out what's ahead for a stop in the city can review options from a City Guide to Crew Services and items of interest for passengers.

The focus for the "Must See" section is a mix of local attractions and wilderness experiences with six items so far making for the areas of note for visitors.

The online presence is one still under development but for the community, the most important element is the schedule which to this point includes up to 53 port calls between May and October.

Most of the days make for single visits with the exception of July 3rd when 

Many of the port calls from familiar cruise providers of years past, with a few new additions that will add to the awareness of Prince Rupert as point of interest on the popular Alaska cruise circuit.

Princess Lines continues to provide for the most visits to Prince Rupert with fourteen port calls this season.

Seabourn has eleven visits on the scheduled for 2023.

The Carnival line calls on the terminal ten times.

The other visits break down as follows:

Oceania -- 4 visits
Windstar -- 4 visits
Holland America -- 3 visits
Lindblad (National Geographic) -- 3 visits
Hurtigruten -- 2 visits
Ponant -- 1 visit
Hapag - Lloyd  -- 1 visit

Most of the days make for single visits with the exception of the following:

July 3rd when both the Ruby Princess and Carnival Miracle are scheduled to visit.

July 11th will bring the Star Breeze, Seaboard Odyssey and Regatta to port on the same day

August 22nd will see the Seabourn Odyssey and Ruby Princes scheduled for a port call.

Late September will have the season wind down with both the Noordam and Austral in port

The Season ends with a visit from the Seabourn Odyssey on October 23rd

You can check to see when the Big Ships come to town here.

The Five largest vessels to call this season include:

Princess Lines -- Ruby Princess -- 3,080 guests
Holland America -- Koningsdam -- 2.650 guests
Carnival Lines -- Miracle -- 2,124 guests
Holland America -- Niuew Amsterdam -- 2,106 guests
Holland America -- Noordam -- 1,976 guests

You can check to see when the cruise vessels come to town here.

We'll check back as we get closer to the Opening day for the 2023 season to see how the Global Port Prince Rupert online portal is evolving, as well as for any additions to the port call listings.

For more notes on the Cruise industry in Prince Rupert see our archive page.

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