The Port of Québec announced a strong end of the season following the return to cruising.
The port has welcomed more than 92,000 cruise passengers during the 2022 season, according to a press release.
“We are very pleased with the positive outcome for this international cruise season – the first in two years,” said Port of Québec CEO Mario Girard.
“The successful resumption is largely attributable to the exceptional efforts of all stakeholders involved, whose commitment and collaboration have helped offer visitors a memorable experience. The Port of Québec continues to stand out as a choice destination for major international cruise lines, generating a significant impact on the tourist industry,”
From April through November 2022, the Port of Québec received 96 calls from 28 different ships from 23 cruise lines. This included multiple maiden calls including these ships: Viking Octantis (Viking Cruises), Norwegian Pearl (Norwegian Cruise Line), Ocean Explorer (Vantage Cruise Line), Bellot and Dumont-d’Urville (Ponant), Nieuw Statendam (Holland America Line), Ambience (Ambassador Cruise Line) and Zenith (Peace Boat).
A total of 133,000 passengers stepped onto Québec City’s docks.
This year, the Port of Québec expanded its service by completing wharf 93, or Coast Guard wharf, which has been under renovation for a decade. The port has also put in use Terminal 30, the new terminal with the ability to accommodate large ships and receive over 2,500 passengers at a time.