I was taking pictures of a cruise ship tonight at Ogden Point (Victoria BC) July 7th 2014 and took one of our fantastic sea wall painted by our local Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. In looking up the history of the project I came across this site explaining the project, excellent video and very informative.
They plan to expose other schools to this discovery, could be a great educational project for a school.
The Unity Wall mural on the Ogden Point breakwater is a growing public art piece honouring Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, and creating a bridge between cultures.
A fire broke out in the Boiler room just after leaving Seattle and all is under control now with passengers and crew fine after returning to Seattle. After various approvals , has resumed its 7 day cruise to Alaska . Read attached
Yes I write updates about cruise ships yet today and tomorrow no ships will be docking which is really due to regular schedules
we are now in the 7 – 10 day cycle
No more repositioning ships till the fall.
Thought I would add some thoughts today
I have been reading some cruise posts recently about some peoples expectation on a cruise
It amazes me that they act this way
I want a credit as the fog horn kept me awake or inform the Captain to not sound during the night
I guess we will not check their cabin when an emergency muster is called.
comedy club night show
My teenage daughter should not hear jokes like that and I want a credit
What happened to babysitter or club or just not going
Group in study room
When you made an announcement over the speakers it disturbed us and that fog horn should be stopped
Mmmmm we are on a ship with 2,000. + souls
We are insulted by the skimpy clothes they wear and demand a refund
Did they ever think that ship dancers wear more clothes then on a beach
looked at passenger too long
Officers greet passengers and one lady was so beautiful they spent a few seconds longer turning left while upset passenger next inline was upset
Wanted a free meal at least in compensation
strong currents cause late arrival
Passenger booked own excursion and was told they would loose 50 % or more
Wanted ship to refund the private excursion costs plus costs for being at sea an extra day
Do they ever read contracts and electing to save monies with a private tour now want ship to pay up ?
ships arrival mooring
Compensation for noise of anchor dropping each day
They chose the cabin……
I am a vegetarian and booked the Steak House but it only ha done offering
Want a refund
Why book a steak house and did you read the menu posted outside prior
I paid good monies for this cruise and why should I not be allowed to smoke where I want
Forgot the rest of the ship who adhere to rules
So I am sitting here on my iPhone typing my thoughts and it still amazes me the me only expectations people have on a cruise and are so rude to the crew and other passengers
Any thoughts 😳 / Rob
Ogden Point (Victoria) Water Shuttle to Inner Harbour
In an effort to reduce traffic , pollution and noise as requested by the local James Bay community , a new option of travelling via ‘Water Shuttle’ to downtown Victoria will be piloted for the 2014 Alaska Cruise season.
Passengers will enjoy a short ‘Water Shuttle’ ride of 30 minutes which includes loading and unloading with a narration into the downtown harbour from the Ogden Point cruise terminal.
Quote: ” Apr 04, 2014
(News Release) VICTORIA — Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is expanding on the Victoria cruise shuttle service to include a pilot water shuttle service from Ogden Point to the Inner Harbour. The 40-passenger Victoria Harbour Ferries vessel the “Linda Mae” will shuttle cruise ship passengers and crew from the newly built multi-purpose float at Ogden Point to the Steamship Terminal float on the lower causeway ”
Found this informative item today showing the full Cruise economic activity growth for British Columbia for year ending 2013.
The 2013 cruise season saw a considerable increase of 11% in passengers over the previous season. More than 1.3 million passengers visited the BC communities of Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Vancouver and Victoria on a total of 455 calls in 2013. This cruise activity generated an estimated total economic impact of $1.6 billion to the BC economy.
Victoria will welcome 214 cruise ships and 462,000 passengers in 2014. / estimated/ A new water shuttle will be used to transport passengers from Ogden Point to downtown, providing a new and exciting experience for passengers.
Our first cruise ship into Victoria BC (Vancouver Island) at Ogden Point for the Alaska 2014 season will be the Holland America Line : ms Zaandam on May 1, 2014 and this same ship will be the last ship in to close our season on October 6, 2014.
Total ship visits will be 208 for 2014, subject to change and weather.
Expected passengers will be 450,000 plus (estimate) plus crew 🙂
Link to Victoria BC Ogden Point : Alaska 2014 Cruise Schedule
PDF to download (click to download) 2014 Ogden Point Cruise Ship Schedule
Talk about housing in areas of Canada where the price is expensive and the amount of accommodation is low so to ensure temporary workers needed have a place to sleep.
A cruise ship has been chartered. Not quite a full cruise ship as it is a Ferry called Silja Festival.
The 170-metre ship, run by Tallink Group as a cruise ferry in the Baltic Sea, is being called the Delta Spirit Lodge for its Canadian assignment. It will house 500 workers
Cruise ship to housing rescue