Prince Rupert cruise passenger count down to 3,622 in 2014

The 684 passenger MS Regatta will be in town on July 12 and July 29. - File photo
The 684 passenger MS Regatta will be in town on July 12 and July 29.
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The Prince Rupert Port Authority released its 2014 cruise season schedule on April 25, with 1,200 fewer passengers expected this year compared to 2013.

This year there are 10 cruise calls between May 26 and September 19, bringing a total of 3,622 passengers to Prince Rupert. In contrast, there were an estimated 4,856 passengers last year.

The first cruise ship of the season is also the second largest to call on Prince Rupert throughout the season. The 490 passenger Seven Seas Navigator will arrive at Northland Terminal at 1 p.m on May 26, departing at 9 p.m.

There is then a month-long break between ships as both the 380 passenger Silver Shadow and 100 passenger Caledonian Sky arrive on the morning of June 26 and stay in town from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. respectively.

There are three ship calls in July, kicked off by a return of the Silver Shadow on July 7 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The two largest calls of the year will take place on July 12 and July 29 when Oceania's MS Regatta pulls into Northland Terminal on July 12 and July 29, bringing 684 passengers to Prince Rupert for nine and 10 hour visits.

More than a month later, the Lindlad Sea Bird and Sea Lion will arrive on Sept. 6 and Sept 7 with 72 passengers for a six hour stay.

The last two calls of the season are a visit from the 380 passenger Silver Seas. The first call for the ship will be on Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. while the call on Sept. 19 will be the last of the 2014 season.

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