SAINT JOHN – Port Saint John is getting ready for its biggest cruise season ever.
With over 90 vessel calls from 15 different lines, the 2020 cruise schedule is on track to break the 200,000-passenger record set in 2010.
The well-rounded schedule boasts eight triple ship days, 8 double ship days and 11 inaugural calls.
“We’re looking forward to having a record-breaking season for cruise in Saint John,” said Jim Quinn, president & CEO of Port Saint John, in a news release. “This banner year speaks to the incredible growth we’ve seen over 30 years and the strong opportunities that lie ahead.”
Saint Johners can expect a longer season with a busier summer season than usual, particularly in May and June. The first ship of the season is scheduled for April 24, when Victory II makes her inaugural call.
“There’s no shortage of adventure or unique vendors in our region,” said Betty MacMillan, Port Saint John’s cruise development manager. “The recognition by lines of this fact is best exemplified in the growth we’re seeing.”
Local businesses and tourism partners can learn more about the upcoming cruise season by attending Port Saint John’s annual cruise stakeholder information session on Friday March 13 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.