Positive cruise season results for MontrealStaff Writer | October 25, 2016
Montreal's cruise season will come to a close with the departure of Oceania Cruises' Regatta.
Canada 50 stops already scheduled in Montreal
Cruise season officially began on May 7. Sixteen international vessels brought passengers in a total of 38 stops at the temporary cruise terminal located in Eastern Montreal and at the McKay pier in Old Montreal.
Four deluxe cruise ships made their first-ever visit to the city, including the Azamara Quest from Azamara Club Cruises, the SS Mariner from Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the Europa 2 from German company Hapag Lloyd and the Viking Star from Viking Cruises.
According to data collected by the Montreal Cruise Committee, clients are primarily American (72%), Australian (8.5%), Canadian (7.5%) and English (4.5%).
With 50 stops already scheduled in Montreal, 2017 promises to be a record year.
The ships will return to the Old Port, where passengers will be welcomed in the new facilities on the Alexandra pier. ■