Every year, towards the end of Spring, they sail back to Vancouver like a school of gigantic migrating steel monsters responding to some secret calling. They will come and go all summer, pouring as many as 8000 passengers into downtown a day, three of them docked at Canada Place and two more over at Ballantyne Pier. They are massive, elegant, imposing, disruptive, controversial. They are the cruise ships.
The giants are back
May 9, 2007