B.C. businesses celebrate ‘record-breaking year’ for tourism as cruise season wraps up. After a ban on cruise ships due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, cruises were permitted back in B.C. in April

Amid light rain and strong winds, residents of Prince Rupert, B.C., welcomed almost 5,000 tourists on two cruise ships early Friday morning — a huge number of visitors for a city of just over 12,000 people.

The Holland America vessel Nieuw Amsterdam, with a maximum capacity of 2,106 passengers, and the Princess Line vessel Grand Princess, which can carry up to 2,600 passengers, both docked in the northwestern B.C. city Friday, capping a successful cruise season for coastal communities in the province after years of being subdued by COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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(Prince Rupert Port)