The cruise sector was also marked by another record year with 127,087 passengers and crew members, up 11% compared to 2017. 

This increase can be explained by the increase in international and domestic stopovers, which rose from 68 in 2017 to 81 in 2018. It is noteworthy that in 2018, Montreal welcomed a new cruise company, Windstar Cruises, and four new cruise ships: the Victory II (Victory Cruise Lines), the AIDAvita (AIDA Cruises), the Star Pride (Windstar Cruises) and the Silver Spirit (Silversea Cruises).