It will be an exceptionally busy few days in downtown Vancouver this weekend, as three major cruise lines are scheduled to dock at the Canada Place terminal.
The most notable of these will be the Norwegian Bliss, which is making its first and only visit this season.
This brand new vessel, part of the fleet of the Norwegian Cruise Line, spans a length of 1,094 ft and has a gross tonnage of 168,028 tons, 20 passenger decks, and a capacity for 4,000 passengers and 2,100 crew.
It is the ninth largest cruise ship in the world and the largest ever to visit BC.
A spokesperson for Norweigan told Daily Hive the company is “very excited” for the ship’s arrival in Vancouver this weekend.
“Norwegian Bliss can accommodate over 4,000 guests at double occupancy, which we believe she is at or near for her Pacific Coast cruise to Los Angeles,” they added.
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In addition to the impressive vessel, Holland America Line’s Westerdam, with the capacity for 1,964 passengers, will also be stopping in the port.
Finally, Holland America Line’s Noordam, with a capacity for 1,927 passengers is expected to dock on Sunday.
And according to Sally Andrews, VP of public relations for Holland, the Westerdam will be carrying 1,964 guests and 810 crew, and the Noordam will be carrying 1,972 guests and 811 crew.
Andrews told Daily Hive that there will also be guests in transit that were on the previous cruise and continuing on the next cruise.
Just something to keep in mind for commuters in the downtown core.