Been awhile since my last post as we were in Barbados with family so missed a few months of cruise ships porting to Ogden Point , Victoria Canada.
Only one week left and the ms Zaandam on October 6 , 2014 will be the last ship in for the 2014 season , all will be quiet.
The ship will arrive from Hawaii on October 4, go to Vancouver , back here and off to San Diego.
– Tomorrow on September 29, 2014 the Star Princess will arrive from Ketchikan , Alaska and then on to San Francisco.
– On September 21, 2014 I went down to Ogden Point to see the Silversea ‘Silver Shadow’ and the Celebrity ‘Solstice ‘
Have added some pictures.
We had a good season with lots of passengers and no loud noise from the community of pollution , noise, horse poop , cars going through quiet streets.
The Victoria Harbour Authority has done a lot of work in listening to concerns, offering ways to provide options to go into town that lessen traffic and yet retain a vital business for the community.
Early 2015, the North America Act for bunker fuel usage by cruise ships comes into effect, as in ” more stringent 0.1 percent sulfur rule effective in 2015 ‘ .
Some estimates suggest a cost increase per week per passenger as in Alaska by $100+ , which in the broad scheme of things is less then tax you pay by Air for fuel usage and in this case , much cleaner , so less impact to environment, peoples whose health can be effected and other reasons.