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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Cruise ship season ramps up, meaning active days for Island tourism operators

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Key takeaways: 

  • Caribbean Princess is a giant vessel to visit Charlottetown since the season started.
  • The Caribbean Princess on Tuesday made the first of five stops to Charlottetown this season.

The Caribbean Princess, with almost 3,000 cruise passengers and 1,200 crew, visited Charlottetown on Tuesday in what is continuing to be an active cruise season.

Despite labor shortages, Mike Cochrane, C.E.O. of Port Charlottetown, told tourism operators have been attempting to ensure adequate staff to satisfy the cruise ship passenger requirements.

“The best thing that we can do is speak to our partners, you know, such as the Tourism Industry Association, get it out to everybody that these are going to be the active days.

“And, you know, everybody is just attempting to do the best that they can and push forward with the resources that we have available.”

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The Caribbean Princess, with almost 3,000 cruise passengers and 1,200 crew, visited Charlottetown on Tuesday in what is continuing to be an active cruise season

Cruise ships are scheduled to see Charlottetown more than 70 this year after a two-year break due to COVID-19. There have been no revocations so far.

The Caribbean Princess has been the most extensive ship to see Charlottetown since the season started on April 22. It was the first of five stops this year.

There are days in the fall shoulder season when numerous cruise ships will be docked in the harbor — including four on October 4 and 9 — which will create a more significant demand for tourism resources.

“Everybody has challenges, so it’s not an unusual situation, not unique to Charlottetown, P.E.I.,” Cochrane stated. “It’s everywhere in the world. It’s not distinctive to Canada. It’s everywhere.”

Source – CBC News

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