YVR is making waves in the cruise ship industry this week as Ferries del Caribe has installed our line of BorderXpress self-serve kiosks onboard its cruise ship, the MV Kydon. This marks a milestone for the industry as Ferries del Caribe becomes the first-ever cruise operator in the world to install border control kiosks onboard a cruise ship or ferry.
This announcement follows a five-month pilot program using two BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) enabled kiosks. The pilot program of the BorderXpress kiosks illustrated the expedition of passenger processing, while also improving the overall passenger experience by streamlining and simplifying the border clearance process without compromising safety.
YVR is proud that our line of BorderXpress self-serve kiosks were chosen to be part of this industry first. More than 1,300 BorderXpress kiosks are currently in use at 39 airport and seaport locations. As of December 2017, BorderXpress kiosks have processed over 160 million passengers in 36 languages.