Port Saint John’s 30th cruise season will start with the May 1st arrival of Oceania Cruises’ Marina and continues to the final cruise ship of the season on November 2nd with Regent Cruises’ Seven Seas Navigator. By the time the last ship casts off its lines, 75 ships will have visited, bringing with them approximately 176,000 passengers and 70,000 crew, for a total of 246,000 passengers and crew, representing a 19 per cent increase in passengers over the 2017 season.

“In 2018 we will experience our fourth consecutive year of growth in cruise and a significant increase in the number of cruise guests who will visit, contributing to the visitor economy in Saint John and Southern New Brunswick.  With one in ten jobs in the Bay of Fundy region attributable to the tourism sector, we are pleased to be a crucial component of this sector’s sustainability and ability to contribute to our economy,” Jim Quinn, President & CEO.