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Québec City Announces Plans for New Cruise Ship Terminal

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Québec City has announced a major investment for the construction of a second cruise terminal at the Port at Berth 30.

The project is set to be finished by 2020 and will allow the port to accommodate ships with over 4,000 passengers. The port will invest $10 million, the Government of Québec will contribute $15 million, and the city will invest $5 million. The project will create a new cruise terminal, two gangways, and enhancements to the berth to accommodate the new construction.

A ship docked in Québec City – photo: Flickr/Visavis

“The addition of a second cruise terminal is part of our ongoing commitment to the cruise industry and the development of our infrastructure and port facilities,” said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority. “This new terminal will allow us to welcome larger and newer ships and provide additional gangways to better service our cruise line partners. Québec will be the only turnaround port along the St. Lawrence that can accommodate ships of more than 4,000 passengers, making it a strategic investment for the future of the Cruise Canada New England itinerary.”

Following a record-breaking season in 2017, the 2018 cruise season has seen continued record deployment with eight ships making inaugural calls to Québec. Disney Cruise Line and Windstar Cruises also sailed to the city for the very first time.

Located where the St. Charles and St. Lawrence Rivers meet, Québec City is known as the most European city in North America, is a designated UNESCO Heritage site, and a big highlight of Canada/New England cruises. Multiple lines offer embarkation and debarkation from Québec City as well as overnights, allowing guests lots of time to explore.

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