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One Of The World’s Largest Cruise Ships Will Finally Be Able To Enter Vancouver

Norwegian Bliss

Photo: norwegiancruiseline / Instagram

It may be the largest cruise ships to ever dock in BC; however, the Norwegian Bliss didn’t make a single stop in Vancouver this summer.

The behemoth vessel made regular stops in Victoria as part of her regular Alaskan route, but she couldn’t fit under the Lions Gate Bridge

This September, however, the  massive ship will make its one and only stop in Vancouver on September 30th thanks to low tide.

Not only does it soar an incredible 20 decks, but it is the length of three football fields. In addition, the stunning ship accommodates 4,200 passengers and 1,500 crew members. As such, the mega-ship truly resembles a floating city.

If that isn’t enough, the beautiful Bliss has a two-level go kart track, multi level waterslides, broadway level entertainment, a multi-level water slide, 29 restaurants, and much more.



Norwegian Bliss

The vessel will overnight in Vancouver on September 30th, and depart the next day en route to Los Angeles.

Along the way guests will enjoy a stop in Victoria, San Fransisco and one day at sea.

Date Port Arrive Depart
Sunday, September 30 Vancouver, BC, Canada Embark

Monday, October 1 Vancouver, BC, Canada 1:30am

Monday, October 1 Victoria, BC, Canada 8:00am 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 2 At Sea

Wednesday, October 3 San Francisco, CA 9:00am 7:00pm

Thursday, October 4 At Sea

Friday, October 5 Los Angeles (San Pedro), CA 8:00am

Last year, the Port of Vancouver welcomed 842,928 cruise passengers on 236 vessel visits. This reflects a 2% growth since 2016. Each ship brings an average of $3 million to the local economy.

Of course, when these ships disembark in the waterfront area, all within mere hours of one another, you can expect a great deal of foot traffic. In addition, the area will be flooded with taxis, as well shuttles and other vehicles.


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