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Author: Elizabeth Robinson/Thursday, November 16, 2017/Categories: News, Ports and destinations
Canada’s Port Saint John welcomed 208,818 cruise passengers and crew members in 2017, a 3% increase from the 202,929 in 2016.
September and October saw 12 double cruise ship days and five triple cruise ship days. Other highlights included inaugural calls from Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas and TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6. The latter’s called also marked the first time the German-based operator visited the port. Disney Cruise Line’s Anthem of the Seas, the largest ship to call at the port to date, also visited along with Disney Magic.
Figures from Business Research & Economic Advisors and the Atlantic Canada Cruise Association’s International Cruise Industry in Canada (2016) report show that the total annual impact from the cruise industry in Port Saint John and the New Brunswick province has risen 20% from CAN$41.5 million to CAN$49.9 million. This included CAN$21.5 million in direct spending by cruise lines, passengers and crew in New Brunswick. The cruise industry also supports 298 direct jobs in the province.
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