Vancouver welcomed its 25-millionth cruise passenger to the city. The occasion was celebrated at Canada Place by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on Wednesday, May 23.
The unsuspecting woman from Illinois who marked the impressive milestone was awarded a gift bag, suite upgrade and onboard credit.
The first-time visitor to port of Vancouver said she had chosen the city’s cruise to Alaska because it offered a shorter time at sea versus cruising from port of Seattle.
As it welcomes bigger ships that are unable to fit under the Lion’s Gate Bridge of Vancouver, Seattle saw more passengers in 2018, welcoming 1.1 million passengers ashore compared to port Vancouver’s 895,000.
According to officials in Vancouver, a potential secondary terminal, that would have to be somewhere outside of the port city, was still years away.
Port of Vancouver said it would welcome the biggest cruise ship to ever visit the port, Norwegian Bliss, in September.