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Nanaimo ready to welcome first major cruise ship of the season, with 2016 already looking promising

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The first of three large cruise ships coming to Nanaimo this year docks Friday.

The Celebrity Infinity will have about 22-hundred passengers on board, along with 12-hundred crew.

Bernie Dumas, President of the Nanaimo Port Authority, says it’s a return visit for the ship, and the first she’s made since the opening of the $24-million cruise ship dock in 2011.

Dumas says this is a bit of a slow year for cruise ships, but next year looks more promising.

Dumas says they’re also working on attractions to help lure cruise ship business, including having Southern Rail run a vintage train to Chemainus.

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The peak year for cruise ship visits to the city was 2009 with 10 large ship calls.

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