The World will return to the Port of Nanaimo Thursday July 13 for two days, departing at midnight on Friday July 14.
Bernie Dumas, President & CEO of the Nanaimo Port Authority, is enthusiastic about the vessel's third visit to the Port of Nanaimo representing the second time The World will overnight for a two-day period in Central Vancouver Island.
“We are privileged to host The World with her travel-experienced passengers on this reputable luxury vessel,” stated Dumas.
"The World is a-one- of-a-kind vessel and frequents the beautiful British Columbia coast, a favorite destination for passengers. It is important that we showcase our customary hospitality, which Nanaimo is known for, to inspire passengers to return to Central Vancouver Island. We can be proud that our community makes the most of these opportunities.”
As usual, passengers will be enjoying local and regional shore excursions. Travel Counsellors from Nanaimo’s Visitor Centre will go onboard to greet passengers and point the way to photo opportunities and conversations with the RCMP in Red Serge.
Dumas continued: “Our complimentary shuttles transport passengers from the cruise terminal through downtown from 8:30AM to 10:00PM where they will engage with local volunteer hospitality ambassadors. Contact with local culture includes the downtown area, museums, galleries, eateries and walking tours which receive positive feedback. Cannon Firings at our historic Bastion are scheduled at noon for both days.”