Saint John (New Brunswick, Canada)

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East Coast USA and Canada New England

45.27163 N, -66.05816 W

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Saint John is the largest port city in New Brunswick, Canada, and the 2nd largest in the Maritime provinces. It is known widely as the Fundy City because of its location on the north shore of Bay of Fundy at the mouth of Saint John River, as well as being the sole city on the bay. In 1785, it became the first incorporated Canadian city.

Port Saint John is Canada’s 3rd largest port by tonnage and has terminals to handle various types of cargo shipping vessels, including dry-, liquid- and break bulk carriers and container ships). The city of Saint John NB has population of around 70,000 and covers a total area of 316 km2 (122 ml2). Its metropolitan area is over 3360 km2 (1300 ml2) across the Caledonia Highlands, with population around 128,000.

Saint John has a long shipbuilding history at city's dry dock which is one of the world's largest. Until the first decade of the 21st century, the largest shipyard in Canada, Irving Shipbuilding, was an important employer. During the 1980s-1990s the shipyard built for the Canadian Navy 9 of 12 Halifax-class multi-purpose patrol frigates. However, it failed to buckle to Union pressure and stopped production. 

Prior to the opening of Saint Lawrence Seaway during the late 1950s, Port of Saint John functioned as winter port for Montreal when shipping was unable to traverse sea ice in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and Saint Lawrence River. In 1889 the Canadian Pacific Railway opened a line from Montreal to Saint John across the state of Maine and the majority of its trans-Atlantic passenger and cargo shipping was transferred to the port during winter months. The Port of Saint John fell into decline after the seaway opening and the beginning of year-round icebreaker services during the 1960s. In 1994 the Canadian Pacific Railway left Saint John when it sold the line to New Brunswick Southern Railway. 

As the city of Saint John moves away from industrial past, today it begins to capitalize on other new growing economies of tourism, having more than 1.5 million visitors per year and 200,000 cruise ship passengers per year, creating a renaissance in city's historic downtown ("uptown") with plenty of small businesses moving in and waterfront developments underway like the Fundy Quay being hotel, office, condo space along with Three Sisters Harbour front condos and Saint John Law Courts.

  • Saint John port's 29th cruise season (2017) started on April 27 with the arrival of the Holland America ship MS Veendam. The season ended on November 1, with a total 66 ships with scheduled calls, approx 144,000 cruise passengers and 57,700 crew. This was an USD 25 million boost to the New Brunswick state’s economy.
  • Season 2017 featured 12 double cruise ship days (Sept 5, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, Oct 5, 10, 16, 18, 19), 4 triple (Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 17), 1 inaugural visit (RCI's Vision of the Seas) and 2 Disney Magic ship visits (Sept 30, Oct 4). One of the world's largest passenger ships - Anthem of the Seas (the largest in Port Saint John to date) had 4 scheduled 2017 visits (Sept 5, 19, Oct 5, 19).

Highlights: Victorian town, Bay of Fundy

The Saint John cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Port Saint John cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. April, 2017
Day Ships in port
27 April, 2017
ms Veendam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)