The Port of Vancouver announced that its 33rd cruise season will come to an end on November 1, with the final cruise ship departing from Canada Place terminal at the Port of Vancouver; The port informs that the 2020 cruise ship season will start again on 2 April, 2020.
For the records, Vancouver’s port has achieved recognition by cruisers for a second time in a row. More specifically, it is considered to be one of the top-rated cruise destinations in the U.S. and Canada in the 2019, Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.
2019 was a very exciting and successful cruise season in Vancouver, with a record number of cruise passengers, several new and returning cruise lines, and being selected as the port of choice for the inaugural voyage of three cruise ships—Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy, Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth and Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen. Cruise passengers from across the globe continue to be attracted to the award-winning cruise facilities at Canada Place and the experiences Vancouver has to offer.
… noted the vice president of planning and operations at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Peter Xotta.
Continuing, he also mentioned that Canada Place is the largest cruise terminal and has a leading role as a home port for Alaska-bound cruises for more than 30 years.
In 2019, Vancouver hosted more than one million cruise passengers on 288 ship visits, reflecting a 22% increase in passenger volumes over 2018. The cruise sector is a key factor that boosts Canada’s economics, due to the fact that each cruise ship that visits Vancouver stimulates about $3 million in direct activity to the local economy.
Recently, the Vancouver port published a video highlighting the benefits that the shore power facilities have for the port, adding that in 2009, the Canada Place cruise ship terminal became the first in Canada and third in the world to provide shore power for cruise ships.