Cruise Canada New England 2015 Season Recap
January 18, 2016 (Miami, Florida) – Members of the Cruise Canada New England Alliance (CCNE) wrapped up a successful 2015 season that saw over 2.44 million passengers visit the region.
In total, 2,443,833 passengers visited ports between New York and Montreal on 1,554 ship calls bringing an estimated $543 million in direct economic impact to the region.
“The cruise sector is strong throughout Canada New England,” said Amy Powers, Chair of CCNE. “Our ports remain very attractive to passengers and cruise lines alike. The region is known for delivering world-class experiences for cruisers of all ages and we’re thrilled to be able to introduce so many people to what Canada New England has to offer.”
The 2016 cruise season, which will begin in April, is once again looking strong. Projections for the upcoming season forecast slight growth for the region. Cruise remains among the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry.
“The growth Canada New England has seen over the past ten years is a sign of the confidence cruise lines have in our ability to deliver quality experiences for their guests,” said Nora Fever, Chair of Cruise Atlantic Canada. “Cruise Canada New England is a great group of partners who work collectively to develop industry-leading experiences, continuously improved infrastructure, and a world-class welcome.”
“Based on bookings received to date by our different Saint Lawrence ports of call, we can already confirm that the upcoming season promises to be as good, if not better than the one just ended. This is proof positive that efforts by member ports of call to enhance cruise passenger greeting infrastructure have begun to pay handsome rewards. We aim to pursue efforts in this regard and provide passengers with the best greeting experience in the industry," stated Tony Boemi, President of Cruise the Saint Lawrence.”
CCNE is a partnership between ports, tourism and cruise ship interests in Quebec, Atlantic Canada, Maine, Boston and New York. The Alliance works collectively to promote the region as a premiere spring, summer and fall cruise destination. The 18th annual CCNE Symposium will be held June 7-9, 2016 in New York.