As the Alaskan cruise continues to flourish in good weather, the popular Prince Rupert Cruise Port welcomed its first cruise from Carnival Cruise Line’s. The Miracle of Carnival. The Port of British Columbia celebrated the start of the season with a flag exchange ceremony on board.
Port Is A New Call For Alaska Cruises
British Columbia’s Prince Rupert Cruise Port (PRCP) marked the launch of the Alaskan cruise season with a special event on Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-guest cruise. The Miracle of Carnival on May 2, 2023. The ship was the first port call and will sail through the summer from its home port of San Francisco.
Port General Kevin D’Costa presented the sign to send Captain Roberto Costi at a ceremony attended by government officials, members of the Prince Rupert Port Authority, and local community representatives.
Carnival Cruise Line announced in January 2023 that The Miracle of Carnival will call Prince Rupert all the time, instead of calls scheduled to VictoriaBritish Columbia.
The ship runs several 10- to 14-night Alaska round trips from the California port throughout the season, bringing thousands of visitors to the port, which is located between Victoria, BC, and Ketchikan, Alaska.
Considered as an emerging port, the PRCP, in 2022, signed a A 10-year contract with Global Ports Holding (GPH) with an eye on expanding its marine business. The port last year received about 40,000 cruise visitors, and expects that number to double in 2023. GPH is working on marketing for the port.
“The response from the community has been overwhelming, and it has been very exciting to prepare for the 2023 sailing season. GPH, PRCP, partners, stakeholders and the community have been looking forward to the first invitation and we are excited to have the opportunity to share with the sailing community what Prince Rupert has to offer,” Said port manager D’Costa.
The Great Bear Rainforest Is Another Of The Port’s Attractions
The main attraction in Prince Rupert, located about 100 kilometers south of Ketchikan, lies within British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, the world’s largest coastal rainforest at 25,000 square kilometers and a popular tourist destination. nature.
The port has recently added a number of shore excursions, such as a trolley tour of the town that showcases the traditional Ts’msyen culture, which local officials want to share with tourists.
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“The cruise yesterday was great, the pilot and crew were very nice, friendly people. The Prince Rupert area is a tribal area, and 9 tribes accept tourism. We look forward to continuing to have different people come to meet Prince Rupert and talk to them and educate them about the area,” Hereditary Chief Alex Campbell said.
The port also began working with Carnival Cruise Line’s program, the ShoreX Hub, enabling cruise lines to organize last minute cruises. Carnival Cruise Line did not explain why it made the change Miracles of Carnival calls at Victoria and Prince Rupert, but realized that doing so would allow more time in port.
At first, The Miracle of Carnival it was supposed to stop in Victoria from 8am to 1pm, but the revised routes show that the ship will arrive in Prince Rupert from 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm PRCP has one berth and can accommodate vessels up to 1,100 feet in length. The Miracle of Carnival and 965 feet long.
Princess Cruises Embraces Prince Rupert Port, Too
Carnival Cruise Line is not alone in supporting the Port of Prince Rupert. Princess Cruises earlier this year change all or The history of the Ruby Princess Alaska routes on behalf of Victoria and Prince Rupert. The 3,080-passenger cruise was scheduled to call at Victoria 16 times this season. He is also sailing from San Francisco.
The change in Princess Cruises’ itinerary was due to the Interim Order for the Protection of the Killer Whale in the Waters of Southern British Columbia. The measure, which aims to reduce disturbance to marine vessels and marine disturbance to endangered marine species, comes into force in June 2022.