Another Successful Cruise Season Wraps Up in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is thrilled to announce that 2013 has been yet another successful year for cruise ship visits.

The 2013 season saw 64 port calls to 23 Newfoundland and Labrador ports by 16 cruise operators with 20 ships. There were 41,376 passengers and 20,444 crew, for a total of 61,820 visits.

In Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, our neighbours just to the south, there were five port calls by five different cruise operators with five ships. The French islands hosted a combined 3,314 visits from passengers and crew.

The six-month Newfoundland and Labrador cruise season began in the capital city, St. John’s, with a visit by the Silver Whisper on May 8, and it ended on the West Coast in Corner Brook when the Emerald Princess visited on Oct. 29.

St. Anthony, Battle Harbour, Fogo Island, Hebron, Hopedale, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Makkovik, Red Bay National Historic Site, Torngat Mountains National Park and Woody Point are just some of the ports that received cruise ships during the 2013 season.

The province is seeing an increase in the number of cruise lines that are looking to include multiple Newfoundland and Labrador ports on single itineraries.

“The cruise industry is truly a provincial affair, with visits this year ranging from Francois on the South Coast of the island to Saglek Fjord in Northern Labrador,” says Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cruise Association, St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “Communities large and small benefit from the economic impact of cruise ships. Many of our ports have a distinct feel with unique charm, from small fishing towns that deliver big on cultural experiences, to bustling cities with high-end shopping and five-star dining. Our product is rich and diverse, and that creates an important competitive advantage on the global scene.”

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For further Information, please contact:

Mayor Dennis O’Keefe
Chair
Cruise Association of Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 576-8477
www.cruisetheedge.com

Ms. Vanessa George
Marketing Manager
Cruise Association of Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 738-7530
www.cruisetheedge.com

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