The Holland America Vessel Nieuw Amsterdam pulled up alongside the Prince Rupert Cruise Terminal this morning shortly after 7AM, sending shore workers scurrying to tie up the 936 foot ship in preparation for the invasion of Cow Bay and beyond that will follow through the day.
With a potential for 2,106 guests, the day will be a busy one for the shore excursion operators, local attractions and stores and coffee shops in Cow Bay and through the downtown.
While the ship was making ready to send its explorers off to see the sights, along the Promenade area of the Cruise Terminal, staff and volunteers were getting ready for their part of Cruise Day in Prince Rupert.
Today's visit marks what will be a busy few days over the course of the next week for visiting vessels at the Cruise Terminal.
May 22nd -- Victoria Day brings the Carnival Miracle to port with a 9AM arrival
May 23rd -- Brings the Seabourn Odyssey to port at 8AM
May 24 -- Makes for another visit from the Ruby Princess with an 8AM arrival