Québec City announced today a major investment for the construction of a second cruise terminal at the Port at Berth 30. The project, which is set to be completed by 2020, will allow the Port to accommodate ships with more than 4,000 passengers.
The Port will invest $10 million, the Government of Québec will contribute $15 million to the project, and the city will invest $5 million. The project will create a new cruise terminal, two gangways, and enhancements to the berth to accommodate the new construction.
“The addition of a second cruise terminal is part of our ongoing commitment to the cruise industry and the development of our infrastructure and port facilities,” said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority. “This new terminal will allow us to welcome larger and newer ships and provide additional gangways to better service our cruise line partners.”
According to Girard, Quebec will be the only turnaround part along the St. Lawrence that can accommodate ships of more than 4,000 passengers, making the cruise terminal a strategic investment for the future of the Canada/New England cruise itinerary.
Quebec has seen record deployment during the 2018 cruise season, with eight ships making inaugural calls to the city and Disney Cruises and Windstar Cruises sailing to the city for the first time. Located at the confluence of the St. Charles and St. Lawrence Rivers, Québec is known as the most European city in North America, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site, and a popular part of Canada/New England cruises. Multiple lines offer embarkation and debarkation from Québec City as well as overnights, allowing passengers to immerse themselves in the city.