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Positive cruise season results for Montreal

Staff Writer | October 25, 2016
Montreal's cruise season will come to a close with the departure of Oceania Cruises' Regatta.
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According to the information collected to date, the city welcomed 90,000 passengers and crew members this year, representing some $23 million in tourist spending at local businesses, attractions and hotels.

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.