Posts Tagged ‘Montreal’

Cruise Ships Can Now Be Powered By Electricity At The Port Of Montreal

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

The Maasdam leaving MontrealThe Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce that its shore power project has been completed and that vessels docking at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal can now be powered by electricity. This two-pronged project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2,800 tonnes per year. (more…)

Announcing Arctic Shipping Forum North America

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Russian icebreaker 50 Years of VictoryOn the 1st of January 2017, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters – more commonly known as the Polar Code – entered into force. Drawn up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Polar Code provides an international standard that all ice-going vessels must meet if they are to travel through polar waters. (

”History Of Ships” – Exhibition At The New Cruise Terminal: A Trip Through Montreal’s Rich Port History

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce the opening of its History of Ships exhibition, which will welcome the public starting July 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. The exhibition is being held at the Port Centre on the second floor of the new Cruise Terminal on Alexandra Pier, at 200 De la Commune Street, Montreal. (more…)

Cruise Canada New England Symposium Notebook

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Ports, cruise lines and other stakeholders around the Cruise Canada New England region had plenty of news and notes at the Cruise Canada New England Symposium being held in Montreal. The news ranged from new cruise lines looking at the region to ports considering expansion plans. (

The Port Of Montreal Welcomes The First Ship At Its New Cruise Terminal

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is celebrating the arrival of the MS Maasdam, the first ship to dock at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal. (more…)

Cruise Canada New England Preview: 10 Year Plan To Be Revealed

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The Executive Committee of the Cruise Canada New England Alliance (CCNE) will release its 2017-2026 strategic plan at its annual gathering in Montreal this week, which brings together ports in the region along with cruise line decision makers and other key stakeholders. (

Cruise Canada New England to Present 2026 Strategic Plan in Montreal

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The Maasdam leaving MontrealCruise the Saint Lawrence will host the 19th annual Cruise Canada New England Symposium in Montreal in June. The event will serve as the backdrop for the launch of the 2017-2026 Cruise Canada New England strategic plan – covering where the group sees itself in ten years and how it will get there – touching on infrastructure development, summer traffic and more. (

2017 Cruise Canada New England Symposium Set for Montreal

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Montreal's new terminal rendering  (© Port of Montreal)The 2017 Cruise Canada New England Symposium will rotate to Montreal for a June event, timed with the opening of a new cruise terminal and Montreal’s own 375th anniversary celebrations. (

Montreal Ready for Big Fall Season

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Montreal's existing cruise terminal with Mackay Pier oppositeThe Port of Montreal announced it is expecting 46,000 cruise passengers for the fall foliage season, extending from August 31 through October 22 with 29 ships expected to dock at the temporary cruise terminal located in Eastern Montréal and at the McKay pier in Old Montréal. (

New Montreal Cruise Terminal Set for May 2017 Debut

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

The new cruise terminal under construction in Montreal will open next May, according to Yves Gilson, director, marketing and cruises for the Port of Montreal. (

Port of Montreal’s Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal are Restored and ready for the 2017 cruise season

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The Montreal Port Authority announced a $35 million financial support that will make it possible to restore Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal and provide modern port facilities for the 2017 cruise season.

Montreal Reports Record Cruise Season

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The 210-berth Saint Laurent. In this pic she is moored in MontrealMontreal has reported a record cruise season that came to a close with Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator today departing on a 14-day cruise from Montreal to Miami. (

Montreal Applauds New Quebec Maritime Strategy

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has welcomed the Quebec government’s announcement introducing the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy. (

Montreal Launches Cruise Season

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Montreal welcomed its first cruise ship of the season on May 12. With just over 71,000 domestic and international passengers expected this year—plus 19,000 crew members, the port said that more than 90,000 cruise visitors will descend on Montréal this season. (

Montreal Expects Big Cruise Season

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

On May 12, the Port of Montreal will mark the first ship of 2015, as it sets sail with some 200 cruise passengers aboard. (

Québec and Montréal Invest $55 Million in Cruise Facilities

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

QM2 in Quebec CityThe Québec government has budgeted $55 million to improve passenger greeting infrastructure at the ports of Québec and Montréal. (

Montreal Reports Strong 2014 and Increase for 2015

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

The Port of Montreal has reported 71,044 passengers and crew for this year, up 2 percent from 2013. Projections for 2015 call for 92,000 passengers and crew on 73 calls. (

Montreal to Get Terminal Upgrade

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Montreal will be receiving a terminal update to its cruise operation, according to Marie-Claude Leroux, vice-president, corporate affairs, overseeing property services at the Montreal Port Authority. (

Rivages du Monde to Homeport in Montreal

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Rivages du Monde has chosen Montréal as its home port for its cruise ship, the Saint-Laurent Prestige for the entire 2015 season. (

Montreal Expecting 9,300 Passengers in Next 4 Days

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

From October 1 to 5, four ships will pass through the Montréal Cruise Terminal in the Old Port during a week that marks the start of peak cruise season in the city. (

New Great Lakes Chicago To Montreal Cruise By The “Saint Laurent” on August 28, 2015, Plus Six Gulf of St Lawrence Cruises

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The Cruise People is pleased to be able to offer a unique Great Lakes cruise leaving Chicago on August 28, 2015, and taking in Mackinac Island, an excursion into Lake Superior, Georgian Bay and the Ojibwé, the Henry Ford Museum, Niagara Falls, the Thousand Islands and the St Lawrence Seaway, finishing in Montreal nine nights later.

Montreal Marks 10 Years and 100,000 Passengers with Maasdam

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The 100,000th Maasdam passenger to disembark in Montréal was. Marianne Visser from California. (

Montreal: Cruise Season Begin Impressively

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

The first ship of the 2014 cruise season will call in Montréal on May 17. Holland America’s Maasdam will arrive from Fort Lauderdale at 8 a.m. with over 1,266 passengers. (

Shorepower Coming for Quebec and Montreal

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

QM2 in Quebec CityMore than $24 million has been earmarked for shorepower hook-ups in Montreal and Quebec City, according to the Cruise the Saint Lawrence Association. (

Hydro-Québec to Raise Power Lines to Let Bigger Ships Into Montreal

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The Port of Montreal has confirmed Hydro-Québec will raise two power lines above the St. Lawrence River, an initiative that will allow larger cruise ships to reach Montreal. (

Montreal’s Cruise Year Ends on a Positive Note

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

During this last week of activity, five ships will cast anchor in the Cruise Terminal with nearly 10,000 passengers embarking or disembarking, ready to explore the city and its attractions. (

AIDAbella: Biggest Ship Ever for Montreal

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The AIDAbella docked at the Port of Montreal yesterday, becoming the biggest cruise ship ever to come alongside at the Canadian city. (

Montreal’s Vachon Named as Chair of ACPA

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Sylvie Vachon, president and chief executive officer of the Montreal Port Authority, has been named chair of the board of directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA). (

Montreal Cruise Developments

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The Port of Montreal has launched a new micro website for cruise passengers, with lists of cruise packages, information on where to stay, a cruise schedule and much more. (

Montreal Announces 28 Turnarounds for 2013 Season

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Port of Montreal expects 28 turnarounds this season, starting May 18 with Holland America Line’s Maasdam, sailing between Montreal and Boston. (

Port of Montreal Unveils New Logo

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

The Port of Montreal unveiled its new logo which has been updated to better represent its development, according to the Port. (

Port in the City Day a Major Success in Montreal

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Port of Montreal’s Port in the City Day provided thousands of Montrealers with the opportunity to discover their port on Saturday, September 8. (