The Port of Quebec sets Record Affluence

The Port of Quebec sets Record Affluence

Quebec City (Quebec) October 4, 2014 – The Port of Quebec reached a new peak affluence on October 3, when six cruise ships with over 15,000 cruise passengers and 5,000 crew members were able to enjoy the beauty of the city and the hospitality of its people.

This summit is a source of great pride coupled with a significant logistical challenge for the Quebec Port Authority (QPA). Of these six vessels, it is noteworthy that two of them are the Legend of the Seas (Pier 30) and the Norwegian Dawn (Pier 22). The other vessels calling today are the Ruby Princess (Pier 103), Seven Seas Navigator, Europa (Pier 104) and the Maasdam (Pier 21).

This day required a skilled workforce and formed from several industries to provide a welcoming experience for cruise worthy of the world’s greatest destinations. On October 3, 90 security agents, 60 workmen, 20 linesmen, 25 agents customer service, 18 tourist information agents, 28 parking attendants and 100 tourist guides were present.

Throughout the years, the Port of Quebec has experienced tremendous growth last year to reach a peak with the visit of 103 cruise ships, 164,000 visitors. Boarding operations have an average increase of about 20% per year really devoting the Port of Quebec as the first port in the St. Lawrence. Cruise operations in Quebec generate an economic impact of $ 23M annually in addition to offering an exceptional international showcase for the destination.

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