On May 25, the Holland America cruise ship MS Masdaam will return to Port Alberni, which hasn’t hosted a cruise ship since 2013. With local attractions like the steam train to McLean Mill already popular options for cruise passengers into Nanaimo’s port. Port Alberni will welcome around 1,200 passengers on each of three Holland America cruises this summer. Day-trips to Cathedral Grove, Stamp or Little Qualicum Falls as well as a city highlights tour are among the cruise excursions on offer.
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