Port of Vancouver Gears Up for Record Breaking Cruise Season

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The Port of Vancouver is preparing for a bustling cruise season as it anticipates a record number of around 1.27 million passengers to traverse the Canada Place terminal from March 11 to October 29.

This projected figure represents a 2 percent increase from the 1.4 million passengers recorded in 2023, as detailed in a recent press release.

“We are expecting another exciting season for the award-winning Canada Place terminal in 2024, with cruise lines reporting robust bookings and the popularity of the Alaskan cruise marketing continuing to grow,” stated Mandy Chan, cruise services manager at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “While record numbers of cruise tourists visiting our region will provide a vital boost for local businesses and tourism providers, it will also mean anyone planning to visit Canada Place or nearby areas downtown should plan ahead and expect increased crowds and traffic.”

The Port Authority also noted that high volumes of passengers are expected at Canada Place this week and will continue throughout the summer. The bustling activity is highlighted by the fact that there are only five days from now until the end of September that do not have at least one cruise ship scheduled to visit.