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Québec cruise numbers reached new high in 2018

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2018's cumulative 488,797 passenger days for the nine cruise ports belonging to Cruise the Saint Lawrence was 26% higher than in 2017 and a new record for the province.

The 41 cruise ships that operated in the region spent 541 days in port.

2019 longest cruise season

The 2019 season, which began recently, is set to become the longest since international cruise ships have been sailing the St. Lawrence, extending from an early spring stopover on April 28 in the Magdalen Islands to a late autumn call on Nov. 2 at Saguenay.

As the season progresses, the region will welcome four new lines: TUI Cruises, MSC Cruises, Scenic Cruises and Peace Boat.

Having established the region on the international cruise charts, Cruise the Saint Lawrence projects further growth considering the record orderbook and the diverse offerings of its member destinations.

Year-round aspirations

The association said it will continue to provide for sustained, soundly managed growth, while devising and executing a strategy intended to transform the St. Lawrence into a year‑round cruise destination, winter included.

Cruise the Saint Lawrence is supported by partners Tourism Québec, Québec Tourism Industry Alliance and Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada.

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