Queen Mary 2 Makes First Visit to Saguenay

Saguenay first opened to cruise ships with a pier built to Queen Mary 2 specs in 2006, and now the Canadian port can say the Cunard Line vessel has called as the trans-Atlantic liner made her inaugural visit to Saguenay on October 11.

A sunny day greeted passengers, with 40,000 locals coming out to see the ship and be part of the atmosphere.

A special program was created to mark the special day, according to the port.

Over 160 volunteers dressed in La Fabuleuse costumes were present to offer passengers a memorable reception with traditional dances and samples of local products

The mayor of Saguenay, Jean Tremblay, accompanied by dignitaries, welcomed Captain Kevin Oprey of the the Queen Mary 2.

The ship got a royal send-off with thousands of residents raising red festival flags when the ship left. The day's activities came to a close with spectacular fireworks organized by the Saguenay Fjord's villages as the ship sailing away.

Cruise Industry News Email Alerts



Email Newsletter

Get the latest breaking cruise news. Sign up.

Cruise Ship Orderbook

75 Ships | 169,174 Berths | $49 Billion | View

New 2022 Annual Report

Cruise Industry News Annual Report


100% Overview

Capacity Data

Through 2027

Regional Data

Brand by Brand

Order Today

2022 Expedition Report

2022 Expedition Market Report Cover


Mkt. Overview

Supply Data

All Operators

190+ Pages

PDF Download

Order Today