• Cruise ship industry contributes $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016

    Economic impact expected to continue growing as passenger visits rise again in 2017 Read more »
  • Ports getting ready for a stellar year

    BC Shipping News finds high optimism, coupled with hard-working staff... Read more »
  • The modern Northwest Passage...by Nigel Greenwood

    The MV Crystal Serenity is the largest ship yet to navigate the NWP... Read more »

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Cruise ship industry contributes $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016
Cruise ships, together with their passengers and crew, make a significant annual contribution to the Canadian economy – and cruise industry spending is increasing at a healthy rate in all three of Canada’s major coastal cruise regions...
Ogden Point, Victoria
When the Star Princess arrives at the Ogden Point cruise ship terminal at noon today, she will kick off a cruise season in Victoria that will bring more than 550,000 visitors to the city. (Photo above: Soon to be a familiar sight for the season, Ogde...
Nanaimo's Cruise Terminal can accommodate vessels of any size (photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)
Once again, Canada’s West Coast ports are gearing up for a busy cruise season which will see the return of favourites like the Disney Wonder, the Explorer of the Seas and the Crystal Serenity (which is going for a secon...
Crystal Serenity and RSS Ernest Shackleton -- Crystal's Northwest Passage voyage is a first for a large passenger ship...photo credit: EVC & Crystal Cruises
One would have to be the most sun-worshipping and mentally absent Canadian not to be aware of and share the nation’s obsession with our closest polar region. This region excites more than modest nationalist fervor, bringing a little heat to a c...
Crystal Serenity's Inaugural Call to Nanaimo on Friday August 5, offers summer visit for Central Vancouver Island.
President & CEO of the Nanaimo Port Authority, Bernie Dumas is excited about this inaugural call by Crystal Cruise Lines – a luxury cruise line that is so well suited for the Port of Nanaimo. “Our warm Central Vancouver Island welcome...