Four new ships will be anchoring in the Port of Montréal, Québec, Canada, between May and October this year. The Europa 2 (Hapag-Lloyd), the Azamara Quest (Azamara), the Viking Star (Viking Ocean Cruise), and the Mariner (Regent Seven Seas) are the newcomers.

The 2016 cruise calendar promises more than 90,000 passengers and crew members this season. Montréal, a major embarkation and disembarkation point, is one of nine ports of call on the St. Lawrence River. It is a starting point for the Canada/New England route, and the beginning and end point for travel to and from Europe, as well as to and from the Îles de la Madeleine.

The Alexandra Pier and Montréal Cruise Terminal are getting a face-lift this year. Features will include an observation tower, esplanade and terraces. To carry out these extensive works, cruise operations for the 2016 season (May to October) will be relocated to Berths 34-35 and 36-37, east of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, three miles from Old Montréal.

Here’s a video of the work at the Alexandra Pier:


(Map and video courtesy of Tourism Montréal)

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