Two of the largest cruise ships to ever visit Vancouver drop anchor at Canada Place this fall

Two of the largest cruise ships to ever visit Vancouver will make stops at Canada Place this fall as they head south down the Pacific Coast.

The behemoth vessels are two of Norwegian Cruise Line’s most popular offerings. The Norwegian Bliss first visited Vancouver in September of 2018, when she stunned onlookers with her soaring, 20-deck stature and multi-level waterslides. The ship contains 2,220 cabins and can carry 4,000 passengers.

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Following that, the cruise line unveiled the newly refurbished Norwegian Joy to the city in 2019.

The Joy is like a floating Emerald City, able to carry 4,200 passengers, and her accommodations include the Haven — a luxury enclave with suites, a private pool and dining, concierge service and 24-hour availability personal butlers. The Haven is like a smaller “ship within a ship” and aptly named for cruisers who want to access the entertainment, dining and shopping amenities available on a large capacity ship while avoiding the associated crowds during down-time and enjoying the relaxation and luxurious pampering that are the signatures of the world’s top luxury cruise lines.

Each of the ships will commence Pacific Coastal voyages in Vancouver. The Bliss will overnight in Vancouver on Sept. 30 before it departs Oct. 1 and sails down the coast en route to Los Angeles. It will stop in Seattle, Victoria, and San Francisco along the way. Prices will start at $333 CAD per person for an interior cabin without taxes and fees.

Afterwards, the Norwegian Joy departs Oct. 6 from Vancouver and makes a stop in Victoria the following day. The cruise will also stop in San Francisco Oct. 9 and disembark in Los Angeles Oct. 11.

With files from the North Shore News.

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