The 2018 cruise season kicked this week with the arrival of the Star Princess at Canada Place in Vancouver. Approximately 895,000 cruise passengers on 241 vessel visits are expected in the Port of Vancouver this year, the highest passenger volumes to be seen since 2010. The Norwegian Bliss, which accommodates more than 4,000 passengers, will be the largest cruise ship ever to call on Vancouver. The Vancouver cruise industry stimulates on average nearly $3 million in direct economic activity for each vessel that visits Canada Place. For details on local cruise schedules visit: www.clia-nwc.com.