Vancouver – The largest cruise ship ever to dock at Canada Place terminal will arrive on Sunday.
Norwegian Bliss is a 168 thousand tonne vessel, it’s 333-metres in length and can accommodate 6,000 passengers and crew.
It’s a brand new vessel that entered service in early 2018.
The port authority says “the Bliss is the largest cruise ship ever to come through the Port of Vancouver.”
“The Bliss is arriving Sunday morning at the east berth of Canada Place where it will pick up approximately 4,000 passengers in Vancouver before departing the next day for the final leg of its journey from Victoria to Los Angeles, after which it will spend the winter offering Mexican Riviera cruises.”
“In addition to Bliss, three other cruise ships will also be in Vancouver over the weekend, so an unusually high number of cruise passengers is expected at and around the Canada Place cruise ship terminal.
“The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority encourages travelers and locals to plan ahead to prepare for crowds and increased traffic in surrounding areas.”
The stats on this cruise ship are staggering:
- 168,028 Gross Register Tonnage
- 4,004 passenger capacity
- 1094-feet overall length
- 136-foot beam
- 1,716 crew