Cruise Ships

The future of the cruise ship industry in Victoria depends on many factors, most related to the COVID pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

2021 Victoria cruise ship season still uncertain, says harbour authority

COVID-19 cases in U.S., B.C. concerning for future of cruise

 

The Campbell River cruise ship terminal, near Discovery Harbour, stands empty and locked. (Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror )

Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans

With no cruise ship coming through, the $16million terminal has been a white elephant for over 13 years

 

The Transport Canada decision to ban cruise ships until at least the end of October will be costly for Victoria’s local economy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cancelled cruise ships costs Victoria more than $130 million

Transport Canada bans ships until end of October in response to COVID-19

 

Michelle Joly and Jonah Danniels pose in this recent handout photo. Canadians working aboard two cruise ships who weren’t allowed to come to shore because of concerns about COVID-19 are finally able to return home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Michelle Joly

Canadians who work on two cruise ships are being allowed off in U.S. ports

About 80,000 crew members remained on board ships off the U.S. coast after most passengers had disembarked

Michelle Joly and Jonah Danniels pose in this recent handout photo. Canadians working aboard two cruise ships who weren’t allowed to come to shore because of concerns about COVID-19 are finally able to return home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Michelle Joly
Coral Princess cruise crew members looks from their balcony at PortMiami as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Sunday, March 5, 2020 in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Canadians aboard COVID-19 stricken cruise ship to start coming home today

The Coral Princess arrived in Miami Saturday with 97 Canadian passengers and two Canadian crew members aboard

Coral Princess cruise crew members looks from their balcony at PortMiami as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Sunday, March 5, 2020 in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, said there will be a significant impact to the Victoria economy due to the delayed cruise ship season. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria cruise ship cancellations will have ‘significant economic impacts,’ GVHA says

114 Victoria port calls cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19

Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, said there will be a significant impact to the Victoria economy due to the delayed cruise ship season. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Melanie Sibbitt, of Victoria, is quarantined after a coronavirus outbreak onboard the Grand Princess cruise ship from Hawaii to San Francisco in early March. (Courtesy of Melanie Sibbitt)

‘I feel like I’m in a movie’: Victoria woman shares quarantine experience after cruise ship coronavirus outbreak

One Canadian passenger tests positive for COVID-19 while in quarantine in Ontario

Melanie Sibbitt, of Victoria, is quarantined after a coronavirus outbreak onboard the Grand Princess cruise ship from Hawaii to San Francisco in early March. (Courtesy of Melanie Sibbitt)
The City of Victoria asked the GVHA to consider suspending the cruise season (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria asked the GVHA to consider suspending the cruise season (Black Press Media file photo)
The Grand Princess arrives in San Francisco on Monday, March 9, 2020. The cruise ship, which had maintained a holding pattern off the coast for days, is carrying multiple people who tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
The Grand Princess arrives in San Francisco on Monday, March 9, 2020. The cruise ship, which had maintained a holding pattern off the coast for days, is carrying multiple people who tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Passengers step off a plane carrying Canadians back from Oakland, Calif. from the Grand Princess cruise ship, after it arrived at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on Tuesday March 10, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

228 Canadians from cruise ship Grand Princess begin quarantine at CFB Trenton

There were 237 Canadians among the 3,500 passengers and crew on board the Grand Princess cruise ship

Passengers step off a plane carrying Canadians back from Oakland, Calif. from the Grand Princess cruise ship, after it arrived at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on Tuesday March 10, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Cruise ship season is still scheduled to being on April 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cruise ships still on track, despite province health officer’s wish to delay season

Fear of COVID-19 spreading via passengers has not yet prompted federal action

Cruise ship season is still scheduled to being on April 3. (Black Press Media file photo)
COVID-19 stricken Grand Princess still scheduled to dock in Vancouver this April: port

COVID-19 stricken Grand Princess still scheduled to dock in Vancouver this April: port

There were 21 cases of COVID-19 reported on board the cruise ship

COVID-19 stricken Grand Princess still scheduled to dock in Vancouver this April: port
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo, left, Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland listen, during an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s top doctor warns against travelling on cruise ships over COVID-19

Update comes as Canada prepares to repatriate 237 Canadians on a cruise ship expected to dock in California

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo, left, Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland listen, during an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Grand Princess cruise ship is set to arrive in Victoria on April 3. (Flickr/Chilli Head)
The Grand Princess cruise ship is set to arrive in Victoria on April 3. (Flickr/Chilli Head)
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is expecting four additional cruise ship calls after Celebrity Cruises pulled anchor from its Asia tour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria to see extra ships after cruise company cancels Asia tour in wake of COVID-19

Coronovirus fears cause Celebrity Cruises to head west early

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is expecting four additional cruise ship calls after Celebrity Cruises pulled anchor from its Asia tour. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is looking to prioritize shore power. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority delays upgrades, prioritizes shore power

The GVHA master plan will be delayed for five years

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is looking to prioritize shore power. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Cruise ships contribute 150 tonnes of international waste per month in the summer. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Victoria councillor proposes higher dumping fees for cruise ships

Coun. Ben Isitt wants to see a spike in tipping fees at the Hartland Landfill

Cruise ships contribute 150 tonnes of international waste per month in the summer. (Don Denton/News Staff)
The steel for the new mooring dolphin extension has arrived at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. (File contributed/ GVHA)

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s second steel shipment arrives safely

The GVHA’s original shipment was lost at sea in December 2018

The steel for the new mooring dolphin extension has arrived at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. (File contributed/ GVHA)
Greenhouse gas emissions at Ogden Point have going up 19.1 per cent since 2010, with cruise ships being the largest contributors. (Black Press File Photo)

Cruise ships leading culprits in rising greenhouse gas emissions at Ogden Point: report

The GVHA released its Emissions Inventory Report just days after City asks for restrictions

Greenhouse gas emissions at Ogden Point have going up 19.1 per cent since 2010, with cruise ships being the largest contributors. (Black Press File Photo)
Cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point in July, 2017. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)

Victoria councillors aim to halt harbour authority cruise ship expansion plans

GVHA ‘surprised and disappointed’ by council requests

Cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point in July, 2017. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)