Queen Mary 2 (photo: Sergio Ferreira)Saguenay has landed a call from Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 in 2016.

The QM2 will dock at 7.a.m. on October 6, 2016, in the Canadian port.

"This announcement is the result of 10 years of hard work by the Promotion Saguenay team through the continued regional development of the international cruise market,” commented Mayor Jean Tremblay. "The arrival of the Queen Mary 2 in Saguenay is the ultimate affirmation for the destination, a vote of confidence and a phenomenal recognition.”

A release to the media said a senior executive from Cunard visited the port in 2014 and a call booking followed closely thereafter.

"This will be a huge celebration for Saguenay residents and the entire region, to have the privilege to welcome this magnificent ship. There will be many celebrations for the occasion and the public will be asked to join in for n the festivities,” added Tremblay.