The Atlantic Canada Cruise Association has announced that the Atlantic Canada region has completed a record-breaking 2023 cruise season, hosting more than 600 ships as port calls increased by 28 per cent compared to 2022.
A total of 868,938 passengers visited the larger ports of Charlottetown, Corner Brook, Halifax, Saint John and Sydney over the course of the season, while over 34,000 passengers visited smaller destinations. The Port of Sydney saw the biggest gains with a 74 per cent increase in visitors, while the Port of Corner Brook had an increase of 58 per cent. Across the region, April-to-August cruise passenger visits grew from 157,454 to 235,962.
"We applaud the Atlantic Canada Cruise Association on yet another successful cruise season,” said Kelly Craighead, CEO of the Cruise Line International Association. “The dedication to providing an exceptional experience for cruise guests showcases the strength and vibrancy of the region's cruise industry.”