Last Cruise Ship of the Year Departs Canada Place

By ,   December 18, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

The last cruise ship set to sail during this year's season departed from Vancouver on Saturday, December 16, and marked the end of 31st consecutive season at Canada Place terminal, Port of Vancouver.

In 2017, the port welcomed nearly 843,000 cruise ship passengers onboard 236 ship visits, reflecting a 2% increase in passenger volumes over last year.

Vancouver cruise port

Star Princess, homeported in Vancouver during her Alaska season, was the first to kick off 2017 season and is also the last, with 17 visits to Canada Place this year. The vessel departed at 16:30 Saturday afternoon, heading down the Pacific coast to LA, making one of the longest Vancouver seasons on record.

In 2017 Princess Cruises welcomed over 200,000 passengers aboard its cruise ships at Canada Place.

2018 cruise ship season kicks off on April 10, 2018.