New Montreal Cruise Terminal Set for May 2017 Debut

The new cruise terminal under construction in Montreal will open next May, according to Yves Gilson, director, marketing and cruises for the Port of Montreal.

“We have a temporary terminal we set up for this (2016) season,” he said. “We bought a big tent which will then become the secondary terminal.”

Thus, due to demand and potential congestion, the port will have two terminals starting in 2017, with the state-of-the-art new facility set to operate alongside the temporary-turned-permanent second terminal.

Among the new highlights of the $78 million (CAN) facility will be more streamlined operations, said Gilson.

“Everything will be in the ground level,” he said. “There will be a direct connection for grey water and shore power, it will be a modern facility.”

The build is happening with the thought of a 365-day operational profile in mind, with the terminal serving as an event space on non-cruise days.

“We are looking to generate revenue from the terminal year-round,” said Gilson.

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