April 14, 2024

The cruise season welcomed practically 67,200 guests to Montreal in 2023, a report seen as encouraging by the Montreal Port Authority.

Between April 29 and October 30, 2023, 51,000 passengers and 16,200 crew members stopped within the port of Montreal. This represents a visitors enhance of round 33% in comparison with final 12 months, in keeping with knowledge launched on Thursday.

In complete, 23 ships from 15 completely different firms made 48 visits, together with 12 calls and 36 embarkations and disembarkations. The common ship utilization was round 90%, whereas in 2022 it was 75%.

“The cruise trade in Montreal is a supply of serious financial advantages for the metropolis, confirming its attractiveness and proving that it has regained its belief,” mentioned the Montreal Port Authority in a press launch.

For the 2024 season, the Port of Montreal expects development of 6% with 54,000 passengers and the arrival of seven new ships.