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U.S. congressman pushing for cruise ships to permanently bypass British Columbia

Queen Elizabeth's maiden visit to Vancouver, BC. - May 21, 2019 (Photo by William Jans for Cunard)Alaska Congressman Don Young has introduced legislation that, if passed, would allow cruise ships to permanently skip ports in British Columbia. Young, a Republican serving his 25th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, is pushing for a law that would allow ports or land owned by Tribes or Alaska Native Corporations to satisfy the Passenger Vessel Services Act’s foreign stop requirement. (globalnews.ca)

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Victoria council supports motion to curb cruise ships

The Ogden Point cruise ship terminal (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)The City of Victoria passed a motion Thursday that would regulate the number of cruise ships entering the harbour due to environmental concerns.The motion makes four recommendations, including a request the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority halt any increase in ship visits until the city is satisfied efforts to address emissions and waste issues have been addressed. (cbc.ca)

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Cruise line will offer sailings from Victoria for first time

The Ogden Point cruise ship terminal (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)For the first time, cruise ship passengers will be able to start and end their cruise in Victoria, B.C. Even though Victoria’s Ogden Point is a busy port for cruise ships all summer long, Vancouver Island residents who want to take a cruise cannot embark from here. Instead, they have to travel to either the Vancouver or Seattle ports to join the cruise. (cbc.ca)

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Victoria Eyeing Expansion Plans

Last year turned out to be a record year for Victoria with 239 cruise ship calls and just short of 600,000 passengers, which it expects to exceed this year with more than 250 calls, including the 4,200-passenger Norwegian Bliss, pushing the passenger count above 600,000, according to Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Victoria Eyeing Homeport Plans

“We will continue to grow this year, with more ships, more passengers and more crew,” said Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA). When interviewed by Cruise Industry News in November, he said the schedule was still settling, but he expected a strong year with an estimated 240 calls, up from 224 last year. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Victoria Caps 550,000 Passenger Cruise Season

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) announced it had welcomed more than 550,000 passengers and 212,000 crew from 224 ships to Ogden Point, Canada’s busiest cruise ship port of call, during the 2016 cruise season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Five cruise ships on one day this week at Victoria, B.C.

“It is an exciting day. It shows that Victoria is very much a popular port, that the cruise lines like coming here, and it also shows that there is demand for Victoria,” Ian Robertson, chief executive officer of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, said Monday. (timescolonist.com)

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