The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador announced its 2015 cruise results, with 53 combined visits by cruise ships to 16 Newfoundland and Labrador ports by 15 cruise operators with 20 ships. There were 35,162 passengers and 18,161 crew.
The six-month Newfoundland and Labrador cruise season kicked off on the west coast in Corner Brook with a visit by the Marina on May 23, and it ended on the Northern Peninsula in L’Anse aux Meadows when the Marco Polo visited on October 4.
The capital city of St. John’s welcomed Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest cruise ship to date, the Regal Princess, during the course of the 2015 season.
“The cruise industry is truly a provincial affair, with visits this year ranging from Rose Blanche welcoming its first cruise ship ever, on the South Coast of the island to Nachvak Fiord in Northern Labrador,” says Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cruise Association and St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “Cruise lines and passengers alike make meaningful and heartfelt connections to the people and places in our province, resulting in extremely high guest satisfaction ratings for all our ports, and cruise lines coming back year after year. “
Cruise Newfoundland and Labrador said there are 22 ships and 50,000 passengers expected for the 2016 season.