Where will cruise ships go during restoration terminal?
This year, the cruise season will be upset by major restoration work at Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal. It’s already a construction site, with no way of welcoming cruise ships.
But the Port of Montreal thought of everything! From May to the end of October 2016, most cruise ships will dock at Berths 34-35 and 36-37, located east of Pont Jacques-Cartier Bridge across from the east tip of La Ronde amusement park.
That’s where cruise passengers will disembark. To welcome them, we have erected huge semi-permanent tents where they will find everything they need: waiting areas; information counter and rest rooms, with easy access for people with reduced mobility; telephones and wireless Internet; vending machines for soft drinks and food; and close-by, a taxi stand and shuttle service to Old Montreal. In addition, long-term parking will be free.
The Veendam inaugurated the alternative terminal on May 7.
Smaller vessels will be welcomed at Berth M, in front of Habitat 67 at Cité-du-Havre.
Find out more about the alternative terminal
The new terminal
More than a century old, Alexandra Pier was in need of serious renovation just like the terminal itself. Their rehabilitation was a golden opportunity to rethink this infrastructure to make it more serviceable for citizens and give them great access to the river. We aim to complete work and hold an open house in 2017, in time for the 375th anniversary of Montreal and the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Learn more about the new Iberville Passenger Terminal