First Ship in to Victoria BC 2012 Alaska Season


Ogden Point Pilot Boat Moorage (pic by Robbar)

Well, the Crystal Serenity http://www.crystalcruises.com/ was in on April 17, 2012  all day at Ogden Point , Victoria BC and the next ship Norwegian Pearl http://www2.ncl.com/  is due in for May 4, 2012.

After that we are scheduled to see multiple ships arrive each week until October 24, 2012, a total of 229 ships including 22 visits of the Disney Wonder.  http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/?sourcecode=16527&CMP=KNC-DCLCanBrandGold|G|4123801.CN.AM.K3501.04

Next year we are expecting to see Celebrity Solstice http://www.celebritycruises.com/explore/ships/detail.do?shipCode=SL&cid=ps_gcn_solstice%20ship_q4ps_1110 
arrive and our piers have been extended to accommodate the newer ships.

Picture by Celebrity (Solstice Grand Epernay Dining Room)

The Victoria Harbour Authority has been making changes since last year to accommodate ships, passengers and crews including working with the local community to spread the traffic flow in ways to reduce noise and pollution. Ideas of having shuttle boats from the piers into the downtown area are being looked including having the Whale Boat Tours start at Ogden Point for cruise passengers.

Ogden Point Cafe (picture by Ogden Point Cafe )

One recent announcement that will be interesting to watch is that the Ogden Point Cafe  was announced as being sold but the operation will continue at the moment and the Dive Shop will remain.
Ogden Point Cafe has built up a following of locals and cruise ship passengers and crew where you can relax with good harbour views and excellent food.
The management changed the place last year so more seats were available and ordering ones food was more efficient for all.

I’ll add more later in May.  /Cheers

 

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