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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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Victoria mayor calls for regulation of cruise ship industry to reduce emissions and waste




The Ogden Point cruise ship terminal (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)Victoria’s mayor and two councillors have tabled a motion asking for among other things a limit on cruise ships entering the city until a plan can be found to limit their emissions and waste. Lisa Helps and councillors Marianne Alto and Ben Isitt tabled the motion which will go before council on Oct. 17. (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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Greater Victoria Harbour Authority welcomes its eighth millionth cruise ship passenger at Ogden Point




The Ogden Point cruise ship terminal (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority has reached a new milestone. On Friday, the authority welcomed its eight millionth passenger, Meghan Lorenzon, to the Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal at Ogden Point. Lorenzon, who is from Davenport, Fla. was on the Norwegian Joy with her husband, Brent Petkus, for their honeymoon. (cheknews.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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