Saturday, March 08, 2008

BC Ferries' new vessel debuts today

Coastal Renaissance (BC Ferries photo)

BC Ferries' newest vessel, Coastal Renaissance, begins service on Saturday, March 8 at the regularly scheduled 3 PM sailing from Departure Bay (Nanaimo) on Vancouver Island to Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver).

On that day, the ship wil also depart Horseshoe Bay at 5 PM and 9 PM, and from Departure Bay at 7 PM.

Coastal Renaissance is the first of three new Coastal Class vessels.

The other ferries are
Coastal Inspiration, which is currently awaiting passage through the Panama Canal and the Coastal Celebration.

Coastal Inspiration will be on the Duke Point-Tsawwassen route before sumer, while the Coastal Celebration will join the fleet in the fall.