Matt and Ashley Massey, from Salem, Ore., forego a bus ride to downtown Nanaimo for a chance to stretch their legs on their way to checking out the eateries, museum and art galleries downtown and in the Old City Quarter. The couple were among thousands of passengers aboard Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Explorer of the Seas, which paid a visit to the city on Wednesday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Explorer of the Seas comes calling in Nanaimo harbour

Royal Caribbean Lines’ massive cruise ship makes third consecutive May visit to Nanaimo

Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Explorer of the Seas paid a visit to the city on Wednesday.

The 311-metre long ship, which can accommodate more than 3,900 passengers and has a crew complement of nearly 1,200 is on a five-day Best of British Columbia cruise and is slated to depart for Victoria this evening. The visit marks the third consecutive May that Nanaimo has been included on the ship’s cruise itineraries.

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