With spring well underway, and summer quick to follow, Vancouver will soon play home to millions of visitors flocking into the city.
Many of those guests will come via cruise boats and according to the Port of Vancouver, 2018 is expected to be Vancouver’s biggest year yet.
Vancouver’s 2018 cruise season begins tomorrow, on Tuesday, April 10, with more than 895,000 cruise passengers visiting the city on 241 different vessels.
The incoming passengers are the highest volume the Port of Vancouver has seen in eight years, a record dating back to 2010, and a seven percent increase in passenger volume from 2017.
Renowned as one of the most desired global destinations in the world, passengers, and cruise lines will vary from far and wide, ranging from smaller luxury “expedition ships” to some of the largest vessels in Alaska’s cruise market.
As the expected 895,000 passengers visit Vancouver, each cruise ship that docks at the Port of Vancouver is expected contribute nearly $3 million on average to the local economy.
According to the release, the port will also welcome its 25 millionth cruise passenger this season on a Holland America cruise ship. Festivities and a celebration will be held in May at Canada place.