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Aug 20

Most cruise ships not tapping into Vancouver shore power

Fewer than one-third of cruise lines docking in Vancouver are connecting to the electrical power grid five years after Port Metro Vancouver made it available to them with economic incentives as a way to reduce diesel emissions and greenhouse gases.

The four of 14 cruise lines (or 29 per cent) using electrical power are Princess Cruises with six ships, Holland America with three, and Celebrity Cruises and Disney Wonder, with one each. Together, they represent 98 (40 per cent) of the 243 total cruise ship calls to Vancouver in 2014.

Those cruise lines not on board with shore-based electrical power are Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Noble Caledonia, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Phoenix Reisen, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, and Silversea Cruises

via Most cruise ships not tapping into Vancouver shore power.