Bright Horizons for 2017 Cruise Season in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce a solid cruise season for 2016.

The 2016 season saw 66 port calls to 22 Newfoundland and Labrador ports by 16 cruise operators with 22 ships. There were 33,933 passengers and 16,515 crew, for a total of 50,448 visits. The east coast of Newfoundland experienced ideal conditions for cruising in 2016, as there were no weather cancellations.

In Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, our member neighbours just to the south, there were nine port calls by five different cruise operators with seven ships.  The French islands hosted a combined 4,137 visits from passengers and crew.

The six-month Newfoundland and Labrador cruise season kicked off on in St. John’s with a visit by Fred Olsen’s the Balmoral on May 13, and it ended on the West Coast in Corner Brook when Oceania’s the Regatta visited on October 18.

Cruise Newfoundland and Labrador is looking forward to a record breaking cruise season in 2017, almost doubling expected passenger and crew numbers. Current plans see the province welcoming 30 ships making 120 port calls, with an expected 99,266 passenger and crew. Of these 120 port calls, we will welcome 10 new ships and/or cruise lines. Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon are expected to welcome 20 port calls, a big jump from their nine calls in 2016.

“The province has positioned itself well within the cruise industry as a premier destination that offers world class, ‘bucket list’ experiences,” says Dennis O’Keefe, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cruise Association and Mayor of St. John’s. “Newfoundland and Labrador is becoming a must see destination in the Canada New England region, for cruise lines around the world, and expedition lines in particular.”


For further Information, please contact:

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

Ms. Claire Sullivan
Marketing Manager
Cruise Association of Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 738-7530


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