Port Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada is to host 12 double cruise ship calls, four triple cruise ship calls and one maiden call in 2017.
The port’s 29th cruise season will open on 27 April with a visit from Holland America’s Veendam and close on 1 November after welcoming 66 cruise vessels and around 144,000 passengers and 57,700 crew.
Highlights of the season will include the multi-ship days in September and October, as well as the inaugural call from Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas. Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic will also make two calls – on 30 September and 4 October – and Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas will make four visits. She will also be the largest cruise ship to berth at Port Saint John to date.
“Our 2017 cruise season is similar to 2016 in terms of ships and visitors,” said Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John. “This shows a stabilisation of our cruise traffic and is great news for Southern New Brunswick and its many tourism-related businesses. We are also looking forward to an even better 2018.”
Cruise activity via Port Saint John represents a CAD$25 million annual boost to New Brunswick’s economy.