Havre-Saint-Pierre has record-breaking season

Havre-Saint-Pierre has record-breaking season
Havre-Saint-Pierre welcomed its largest ship yet: AIDA Cruises’ AIDAvita (Image: Municipalité de Havre-Saint-Pierre)

Havre-Saint-Pierre, a Canadian port in the province of Quebec, welcomed a record-breaking number of cruise passengers and crew members in its 10th year as a cruise port.  

In total, 5,931 cruise passengers and 2,790 crew members stopped in Havre Saint-Pierre on 10 cruise ships, making for the best season in the past 10 years.  

This year the port also welcomed the largest ship to date; AIDA Cruises’ AIDAvita. Carrying 1,266 passengers she dropped anchor twice midway into the summer season. In addition, Havre-Saint-Pierre handled calls from Seabourn Quest, Silversea Cruises’ Silver Wind and Silver Cloud, as well as Hurtigruten’s Fram. The latter launched 2018 activities on 6 May, initiating the longest cruise season in 10 years. 

Since 2008, Havre Saint-Pierre has welcomed 17 different cruise lines and a total of around 40,000 passengers and crew. Several of the ships that scheduled stopovers are among the most luxurious, showcasing the quality offered by the smallest of the Saint Lawrence ports.  

Bookings for 2019 suggest that the next season will be busier than 2018 as 14 ships have already confirmed stopovers. 


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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Friday, November 23, 2018