After a two year wait, the Port of Saint John will reopen to 69 cruise ships.
Port Saint John CEO Craig Bell Estabrooks said in a press release, “As we emerge from the pandemic, we are seeing the careful and steady resumption of global travel and tourism, including cruise tourism.
The cruise industry has developed some of the most stringent safety and operational protocols, which have been successfully demonstrated since global cruise resumption began in July 2020. For these reasons, we are encouraged and pleased to share with our community that our cruise sector is scheduled to return in 2022.
For the past two 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.”
September and October are traditionally busy for cruise activity in our region, and 2022 is no exception, with 85% of the ships scheduled to visit after the Labor Day weekend. According to the port, a draft schedule totaling 69 cruise ship visits, with vessels owned by 13 cruise line brands, will arrive in St. John between May and November. Ten vessels will call between early May and late August. There are ten days with double ships during the Fall period and five days with triple ships.