It will be The World's third call to central Vancouver Island and its second overnight stay.
'We are privileged to host The World with her travel-experienced passengers on this reputable luxury vessel,' said Bernie Dumas, president & ceo, Nanaimo Port Authority. 'The World is a-one-of-a-kind vessel and frequents the beautiful British Columbia coast, a favourite destination for passengers.'
Local and regional shore excursions are offered, and representatives of Nanaimo’s Visitor Centre will go on board to greet passengers and point the way to photo opportunities and conversations with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in red serge.
Complimentary shuttles will transport passengers from the cruise terminal through downtown from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. where they can engage with local volunteer hospitality ambassadors. Cannon firings at Nanaimo's historic Bastion are scheduled at noon both days.
Based on a recently issued Cruise Lines International Association 2016 economic impact report, Nanaimo—with six major ship calls from various lines this year—expects the mid-island will benefit from $2.87m in direct and indirect cruise spending in 2017.