Tagged: Victoria (BC)

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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