Port of Montreal gears up for cruise season

From now until to 30 October 2019, Forty international cruise ships will make stops in the Port of Montréal.

Three days will be particularly busy this season: 

  • 13 September with the SS Navigator (490 passengers) and Albatros (862 passengers) at the Grand Quay and the Pearl Mist (206 passengers) and Victory II (220 passengers) at the M quays; 
  • 21 September with the Zaandam (1440 passengers) and Victory II (220 passengers) at the Grand Quay and the Seabourn Quest (450 passengers) at Terminal 3; 
  • 3 October with the AIDADiva (2050 passengers) and Seabourn Quest (450 passengers) at the Grand Quay and the SS Navigator (490 passengers) at Terminal 3.

In addition, three vessels will be coming to Montréal for the first time: Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sun (930 passengers) will dock at the Grand Quay on September 28 and 29; Oceania Cruises’ Riviera (1258 passengers) will dock at the Grand Quay on 8 October; and Maritime Holding Group’s Ocean Dream (1411 passengers) will dock at the Grand Quay on 17 October.

Commenting, Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montréal Port Authority, said: “With a vibrant arts and culture scene, incredible food offerings, numerous tourist attractions and a terrific geographic location, Montréal is a choice destination for cruise ships.

By the time the season comes to a close on 30 October, nearly 118,000 passengers and crew members will have visited the city.

“At the Port of Montréal, we’re delighted to play host to all the cruise passengers that stop through the city and to see how this sector has flourished over the years.”

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