Cruise Ships in the Strait

Explorer_of_the_Seas_CloseupAn average cruise ship travelling between BC and Alaska carries at least 3,000 passengers and crew, making each ship a virtual floating town — complete with all the waste, sewage, and pollution that any town produces.

Each year, between 200 and 300 cruise ships, carrying over a million people, ply the waters of Georgia Strait and the Inside Passage with their emissions and discharges largely unmonitored.

With cruise ships a seemingly permanent part of our landscape, its significant environmental impacts will continue to worsen unless stronger regulations are enacted.