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Saguenay is a port city in Quebec Canada, located on Saguenay River, approx 200 km (120 ml) north of Quebec City and approx 125 km (80 mi) northwest of Tadoussac. The city has population around 145,000 and was formed in 2002 by a merger with Chicoutimi. To access the port, cruise ships do a scenic cruising in the Saguenay Fjord National Park (along Saguenay River's eastern end).
- The cruise port had its first ship in 2006. In 2016, the port had scheduled a total of 38 ship calls and celebrated its 10th anniversary.
- In 2017, the port handled a total of 55 cruise ship calls, which was a record season. During 2017's peak season (for "Fall Foliage" themed cruises), a total of 19 liners docked in a period of just 12 days (Sept 29 through Oct 12). Also in 2017, the port's average ship stay time increased from 8 hours (2016) up to nearly 15,5 hours.
- For season 2018, the port had scheduled a total of 60 calls, including the Walt Disney Cruise Line's maiden visit with MS Disney Magic (booked on Sept 24). Of all the 60 ship bookings, 19 were in the 12-day period (Sept 29 - Oct 12) which is the port's peak "Fall Foliage" season.
- On October 6, 2016, the Cunard ship RMS Queen Mary 2 made an inaugural visit to Saguenay as port of call on a 29-day long roundtrip Transatlantic cruise from Southampton to Canada - New England (itinerary M619C). The QM2 ship is also booked to visit Saguenay in 2017 and 2018.
Saguenay cruise terminal
The port of Saguenay offers its own (free of charge) passenger tendering operations via two tender boats with capacity 125 and 175 passengers.
Saguenay tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Port Saguenay 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 Saguenay, Quebec Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.