Throughout July, there will be a three more cruise ships docking in Prince Rupert with over a thousand passengers set to enjoy all the community has to offer, including shore excursion programs, thriving First Nations culture, and of course, the friendly citizens of the town.
The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced the additional cruise visits on Monday, July 9, the day the first ship, the Regent Navigator, was set to dock in town. Following the Regent Navigator will be the Silversea Shadow coming on Friday, July 13, and again on Monday, July 23.
Before their arrival on Monday, 70 per cent of passengers on the Regent Navigator booked local tours, sampling the host of wilderness and cultural experiences offered by the city’s excursion operators.
Local volunteers from the Cruise Task Force will also be out ensuring passengers enjoy their time in Prince Rupert. In May, the Task Force helped entertain passengers from the Holland America Zaandam, with a number of local entertainers and buskers, exhibits on ecology and culture, and a variety of other cruise-friendly activities and businesses. Cruise ship passengers highlighted the importance of the genuine personal interactions with Prince Rupert citizens in their feedback, with some guest ranking their warm welcome by residents as the most memorable moment of the cruise experience.
“In addition to our world-class shore excursions and pristine natural setting, we are proving to guests from the around the world that Prince Rupert is one of the friendliest and most hospitable ports of call to be found anywhere,” said Phil Westoby, Cruise Development Coordinator for the Prince Rupert Port Authority.
“The dedication shown so far this season by our growing volunteer group has been nothing short of amazing, and we look forward to welcoming more members of the community to this team of like-minded individuals as we continue to build sustainable cruise tourism in Prince Rupert.”