Port Thunder Bay (Ontario Canada) to host 15 cruise ship calls in 2023

   July 10, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

In season 2023, Thunder Bay (Ontario, Canada) is set to accommodate 15 cruise ship visits, a double increase compared to the 9 calls it handled in 2022.

After a decade-long hiatus, the Port handled its first cruise vessels in 2022, when Viking EXPEDITIONS' ship Viking Octantis and AQV/American Queen Voyages' ship Ocean Navigator made a total of 9 stops. Both vessels will return this year, along with Viking Polaris and Hapag-Lloyd's Hanseatic Inspiration.

Erin Simmons, the Digital and Travel Media Officer at Tourism Thunder Bay stated that preparations for the 2024 cruise ship season are already underway, with new ships expressing interest in visiting the port of Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay is a Lake Superior port city in Canada's Ontario province, with a population of around 110,000 (metro around 120,000). The Port is on Lake Superior and is the largest outbound river port on the St Lawrence Seaway (system of locks, canals and channels that serves oceangoing ships and connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes/Canada and USA) and also Canada's 6th-largest.

Port Thunder Bay has a premium Boat Marina (Thunder Bay Yacht Club) and Keefer Terminal (handling passenger and cargo ships).