Thursday, May 18, 2023

Cruise Day Thursday sets tempo for busy days ahead for Prince Rupert Cruise Tourism sector

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

One of the first things that Cruise visitors see this year is the Prince Rupert Visitors Centre staff, who have set up shop in the Yellow Container on the promenade, their temporary digs during renovation.

In their May newsletter Tourism Prince Rupert noted of their excitement at the start of the 2023 Cruise season for the North Coast.

The success for visits to Prince Rupert is in part through the efforts of the Cruise Ambassador program, the friendly volunteer  guides ashore at the Cruise Terminal that steer the visitors in the right directions, you can learn more about the program here.

More notes related to the 2023 Cruise Season can be reviewed from our archive page.

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