Cruise season ends on a high note

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The last cruise ship of the Alaska season departed from the Port of Vancouver on November 2nd to complete the cruise industry’s return following a two-year hiatus. The Port of Vancouver’s season highlights a record 306 cruise ship visits in 2022, an increase of 6% compared to 2019.   While passenger numbers were lower in 2022, as expected, occupancy levels gradually increased throughout the season and are projected to average approximately 70% for the year, an estimate of 815,000 passenger visits compared to approximately 1.1 million in 2019.  

In Prince Rupert cruise tourism regained its footing at the Port of Prince Rupert with a 230 percent increase in cruise passenger volumes versus 2019. Between May 17th and October 3rd, 2022, 40,998 cruise passengers transited through the Port, making it the busiest cruise season in Prince Rupert in over a decade.

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