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Montreal's cruise season sees record 33% increase in 2017

Staff Writer |
The Port of Montreal welcomed 114,517 passengers and crew members during the 2017 cruise season, up 33% compared to 2016.

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In all, some 21 ships representing 16 international cruise lines moored 52 times at the newly renovated T1 Terminal located at the Alexandra Pier in Old Montreal and at Terminal T3 located east of Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

This season also saw 16 domestic cruises operating between Montreal and the Magdalen Islands.

Three new luxury international cruise liners visited Montreal for the first time this season, namely the MS Viking Sky and MS Viking Sea from Viking Cruises, and the MS Silver Muse from Silversea Cruises.

The season opened on May 6 with the arrival of the MS Veendam from Holland-America and closed on October 27 with the departure of the MS Seven Seas Mariner from Regent Seven SeasCruises.

The Montreal Cruise Committee is delighted with the outstanding results posted in 2017.

Since its creation in 2011, the committee has seen the numbers of passengers and crew members visiting Montreal increase by more than 140%.

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