The largest cruise ships to ever visit Vancouver make stops at Canada Place this fall

VANCOUVER - 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.

Sister ships, 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 cruise line unveiled the newly refurbished Norwegian Joy to the city in 2019.

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Accommodations on Norwigian Joy 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.

First, the Bliss will overnight in Vancouver on Sept. 30 before it departs on Oct. 1 and sails down the coast en route to Los Angeles. It will stop in Seattle, Victoria, and San Francisco along the way. 

Date Port Arrive Depart
Monday, Sept. 30 Vancouver   Embark
Tuesday, Oct. 1 Vancouver   2:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 Seattle 12:30 p.m. 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Victoria 7 a.m. 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3 At sea    
Friday, Oct. 4 San Francisco 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5 At sea    
Sunday, Oct. 6 Los Angeles (San Pedro) 7 a.m.  

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

Date Port  Arrive Depart
Sunday, Oct. 6 Vancouver   11:59 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 7 Victoria 7 a.m. 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 At sea    
Wednesday, Oct. 9 San Francisco 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 At sea    
Friday, Oct. 11 Los Angeles (San Pedro) 7 a.m.  

-- With files from the North Shore News.  

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