50,000+ people for the 2022 cruise season
After two cancelled cruise seasons in a row, the Port of Montreal is delighted with the positive results of the 2022 cruise season, with more than 50,000 cruise passengers and crew members welcomed. This is good news for Montreal’s tourism industry!
In total, sixteen ships from thirteen companies made forty-five stops in Montreal. The season began on May 7 with the arrival of American Queen Voyages' Ocean Navigator and ended on October 31 with the departure of Oceania Cruises' Insignia.
Four ships called at Montreal for the first time: Ponant's Bellot and Dumont d'Urville, Vantage Cruise Line's Ocean Explorer and Ambassador Cruise Line's Ambience. The last two cruise lines have already announced their return next year.
“Our teams have worked hard to provide passengers and crew with a quality experience in a challenging recovery.”
“After two years of absence, the cruise industry has made an encouraging return to Montreal. I thank the cruise lines for their loyalty to the Port and to Montreal as a destination. Our teams have worked hard to provide passengers and crew with a quality experience in a challenging recovery. With its facilities offering responsible solutions to the cruise industry, the Port of Montreal is well positioned for the future,” said Martin Imbeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority.
Read the press release at https://www.port-montreal.com/en/the-port-of-montreal/news/news/press-release/cruise-2022
December 1, 2022