After 2+ years without any voyages, 2022 is shaping up to be quite busy on the north coast.
With the Ruby Princess added to the port's schedule, Prince Rupert Port Authority expects 43 ship calls and a total of 60,600 cruise tourists to visit the town this spring and summer, according to the news bulletin posted on its website on May 6.
In anticipation of the season's first ship, the Prince Rupert Port Authority posted on social media cautioning residents to be aware of bus traffic/pedestrians around Cow Bay/Northland Cruise Terminal.
Currently, there are voyages scheduled to arrive until September 30.
Shaun Stevenson, President & CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority said the exciting late addition of Ruby Princess to the Port of Prince Rupert’s schedule would give a significant boost to the local tourism industry and they were working with local operators and other community stakeholders to prepare for that large influx of visitors.
“We appreciate the efforts being made by everyone to accommodate this schedule change and to welcome visitors back to the area as we ramp up for the return of cruise tourism in the community.”
The Princess Cruises-operated Ruby Princess will be calling in Prince Rupert every 10 days or so during her Alaska itinerary. The vessel has 19 decks, 1530 staterooms and max capacity 3672 passengers plus 1200 crew/staff.