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Panama boost for Canada’s cruise ship season

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The cruise ships and the crowds they bring to Vancouver are getting bigger, and you can thank (or blame) the newly expanded Panama Canal for that.

Vancouver’s 2017 cruise season kicked off Tuesday with the arrival of the Star Princess at Canada Place cruise terminal. That ship’s up to 3,100 passengers are the first of an expected 840,000 cruise passengers on 237 vessel visits expected in Vancouver this year, a 2 per cent increase over 2016.

Source: Vancouver Sun