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Cruise activity returning to Saint John on May 4

Saint John, N.B.- After a two-year hiatus caused by the global pandemic, Port Saint John has announced a return of its cruise sector to the waterfront on May 4. According to a draft schedule, 69 cruise ship visits, with vessels owned by 13 cruise line brands, are planned to arrive in the Port City between May and November.

“For the past 2 years, our team at Port Saint John and our industry stakeholders have been working closely with federal and provincial authorities on how cruise will resume safely in Canadian port cities, and now it is time to put those plans into action,” said Craig Bell Estabrooks, CEO, Port Saint John.

September and October are the traditional busy months for cruise activity in the region, and 2022 is no exception with 85% of the ships scheduled to visit after the Labour Day weekend.  Ten vessels will call between early May and late August.  During the Fall period there are 10 days with double ships, and 5 days with triple ships.

 “After two years without cruise, we’re looking forward to safely welcoming visitors back to Saint John and the Bay of Fundy region,” said Natalie Allaby, Cruise Development Manager.

Prior to the pandemic, annual economic impact to New Brunswick from cruise activity was estimated at $68 million per year and provided 398 annualized full and part time jobs in the province. (photo SJPA)

 

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