If you’re cruising out of Vancouver, British Columbia over the next couple of weekends, it’s that time of year again: the end-of-season spectacular that always brings record numbers of ships and passengers to the city.
The busiest day by far will be this Sunday, September 18, 2016, when 14,400 guests will pass through the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place cruise terminal. This Sunday will see Celebrity Infinity, Crown Princess, and Holland America Line’s Noordam berthed alongside.
It also promises to be very, very busy. In fact, the Port of Vancouver released the following statement this afternoon to media outlets:
On each day, a large number of embarking and disembarking cruise passengers is expected between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Canada Place. As a result, higher than normal traffic volumes are anticipated in the downtown core, along with increased demand for taxis and public transportation
In an effort to accommodate the additional passengers, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is working with cruise lines, the City of Vancouver, Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver taxi companies and other transportation service providers and surrounding Canada Place stakeholders to raise awareness about the significantly increased demand.
In order to minimize congestion, cruise passengers are asked not to arrive at Canada Place cruise terminal prior to their scheduled embarkation time in order to avo
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