Cruise Season On The Rise In Prince Rupert

By Cory Sellar
March 13, 2018 - 11:43am

PRINCE RUPERT - This year's cruise season is expected to be the second-biggest for the Port of Prince Rupert. The first was back in 2011. Since then, Prince Rupert has become a popular stop on cruise line routes with its unique attractions and excursions. "The work that we've undertaken in recent years with Tourism Prince Rupert and local businesses to improve our reputation as a cruise destination is certainly coming to fruition," says Brian Friesen, Director of Trade Development and Communications for the Port of Prince Rupert.

The Port of Prince Rupert released its 2018 cruise schedule and anticipates 25 vessels will dock in its Northland Cruise Terminal with about 12,600 passengers this year.

In order to enhance the waterfront experience for both visitors and residents, there have been various improvement projects since last year. Two of those projects include a new public boardwalk that's adjacent to the cruise terminal and a renewal of the 1.5 km Rushbrook Trail. "These projects represent the Port of Prince Rupert's continued efforts to enhance year-round waterfront access, as well as improving the flow of cruise passengers looking to experience the best of Prince Rupert during the visit," said Friesen. 

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