All aboard. Cruise season has officially taken off — Holland America’s MS Volendam embarked on a 51-day journey through the South Pacific earlier this week. Before leaving, the cruise line supported the Port of San Diego by making a $10,000 donation to the San Diego Harbor Police Foundation.
This puts the number of passengers at pre-pandemic levels, but it’s a decrease from last season’s 500,000+ travelers. The number of cruise calls also declined, mostly attributed to a reduction of voyages from Disney Cruise Line.
The B Street Cruise Ship Terminal also celebrated the completion of projects that enhanced pier stability and longevity and reduce greenhouse gasses.