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Does Vancouver need a new port?

Before I ever began writing about cruises for a living, I used to work in Vancouver’s animation industry. From April to October, I’d usually walk from our offices on Howe Street, and later Water Street, over to Canada Place to spend my lunch hour watching the cruise ships at Canada Place take on provisions and

2017-10-05T21:51:11+00:00

CLIA North West & Canada Cruise News – September

PLAN A CRUISE MONTH BEGINS IN OCTOBER October is Plan a Cruise Month – a worldwide movement to learn more about, plan and take a cruise vacation. The campaign offers advice, special cruise line deals and promotions as well as experts to help navigate the many cruise vacation options available for every travel style and budget. Did

2017-09-28T23:32:29+00:00

CLIA North West & Canada Cruise News – August

QUEBEC CITY ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST CRUISE MONTH Québec City has announced its first ever Cruise Month, which will kick off September 16, 2017 and run through October 16. Québec’s Cruise Month will celebrate a booming cruise industry in the region, according to a statement. The Port of Québec is poised to have a record-breaking year with

2017-09-28T23:29:16+00:00

Ketchikan welcomes its first 1,000,000th cruise ship visitor

On September 25, for the very first time, Ketchikan welcomed its one millionth cruise ship visitor in a single summer season, a sure sign that Alaska’s cruise ship industry, and its tourism industry, are a vibrant and growing sector of Alaska’s economy. Candy Borda and family from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, arrived on Norwegian Cruise Line

2017-09-28T22:47:26+00:00

Honolulu ship tour highlights cruise industry’s environmental stewardship

Greg Wirtz, President of Cruise Lines International Association – North West & Canada (CLIA-NWC) recently visited Honolulu joining CLIA-NWC representative Charlie Toguchi in meetings with government officials from the Hawaii State House of Representatives, the Senate Transportation Committee and the Department of Transportation (DOT).  A tour of Honolulu Harbor with Hawaii Pilots Association President Tom

2017-09-28T23:26:41+00:00

CLIA North West & Canada Cruise News – July

BOOM IN CRUISES TO ALASKA At least 100,000 people leave Vancouver every month and head for Alaska, but they are not jamming the airports and highways. This bold rush to the cold happens on cruise ships, 2,000 passengers at a time. By taking advantage of last minute offers, shoulder season prices (June and September) and

2017-09-28T23:33:18+00:00

CLIA North West & Canada Cruise News – June

CANADA/NEW ENGLAND TARGETS YEAR-ROUND OPERATIONS The Canada/New England region is bullish on its 10-year plan, which calls for becoming a year-round destination for cruise calls, representatives from the regional alliance recently said at the 19th annual Cruise Canada New England Symposium in Montreal. “Over the next 10 years, the organization will be working to enhance

2017-07-18T19:14:46+00:00

7 millionth passenger arrives at Ogden Point

Victoria’s seven millionth cruise ship passenger arrived June 22 on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, one of approximately 550,000 visitors to travel to the region via cruise this season. The arrival marks an important milestone for tourism in Victoria, proving that the city and region are growing in popularity with national and international visitors. Victoria began as

2017-06-27T23:49:54+00:00

CLIA-NWC Hawaii Newsletter – June 2017

Exclusive e-newsletter for partners of CLIA North West & Canada Mahalo for your support!   TRIBUTE PAID TO THE US COAST GUARD 14TH DISTRICT The 15th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard’s Fourteenth District was held on April 19, 2017 at the Hale Koa Hotel. CLIA was pleased to once again be a

2017-07-13T22:03:39+00:00