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The 2017 season at Port Saint John, Canada provided a 3 percent increase in cruise passengers over the same 2016 time frame, with 208,818 visitors. The port also received one extra port of call from a cruise ship this year; 64 compared to 63 last year.
Highlights of 2017 for the port included:
- 12 double cruise ship days and 5 triple cruise ship days in September and October
- 2 inaugural calls: Vision of the Seas and TUI’s Mein Schiff 6
- Introduction of German-based TUI Cruises to Port Saint John
- 2 calls by Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic
- Anthem of the Seas, the largest cruise ship to call in Port Saint John to date, stopped there 4 times
Earlier this year, the port released updated economic impact figures from the cruise sector in New Brunswick. Total annual impact from the cruise industry in New Brunswick has risen from $41.5 million per year to $49.9 million per year, an increase of 20 percent. The total impact included direct spending by cruise lines, guests, and crew in New Brunswick, 298 direct jobs in the Province, and $12.5 million in personal income.
Port Saint John is Canada’s third largest port by tonnage, the country’s fourth busiest cruise port, and has a diverse cargo base.