The upcoming season marks the 35th anniversary of Port Saint John's cruise shipping business.
The 6-month season, running between May 7th and November 7th (2023) will see 86 vessel calls and ~200,000 passengers visiting the port city, making it a busy and exciting time.
Natalie Allaby, Cruise Development Manager, Port Saint John (NB Canada) said they were thrilled to be releasing the 2023 cruise schedule so that their community could prepare for the exciting season ahead. This year’s cruise schedule boasted 14 double ship days, as well as 6 triple ship days, 8 inaugural vessel calls, and 8 overnight calls.
“We are also excited for passengers and crew to experience year two of the Area 506 Waterfront Container Village. The container village transformed the port city welcome experience for visitors and residents alike last season; some past vendors experienced such success that they have set up permanent locations uptown.”
The Port's 2023 schedule also features a visit from one of the world's largest passenger liners - RCI-Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, which has a passenger capacity of 5000+ and will be returning to the Port for the second consecutive year on May 30th.
The cruise industry generates more than $68 million annually for the economies of Saint John and southern New Brunswick, including direct spending by cruise lines, passengers, and crew in the Bay of Fundy area, and creating employment opportunities for New Brunswickers.