Port of Québec

Destination: Québec

Cruises in numbers

34 Ships

In 2017, the Port of Quebec has had the privilege of hosting  34  of the finest ships in the world from the four corners of the world.

202 081

The port now occupies a place in a competitive international market with hosting more than 202 081 visitors.

25 different cruise lines


ship visits

The Port of Québec is the first cruise ship destination on the St. Lawrence. With its welcoming, clean and secure environment, the Port is a destination sought after by the major international cruise ship lines. As soon as their ship docks, tourists are won over by the charm and attractions of the city. Just a few metres from the Ross Gaudrault Cruise Terminal, they can discover Québec through its alleys, its fortifications—the only ones north of Mexico, its architectural heritage and, of course, its smiling people.

With its unique offer and high-quality facilities, Québec has carved itself a place among the world’s top cruise ship destinations.

  • Most popular destination for cruise ship passengers among the 400 destinations served by Holland America Line
  • Among the top 10 favourite destinations of Royal Caribbean International cruise ship passengers 

Thousands of cruise ship passengers

In 2017, over 202 081 visitors swarmed the city’s streets. Each year, the Port welcomes more than 30 of the biggest ships of the most prestigious cruise ship lines that sail the world’s seas.

Holland America Line
Celebrity Cruises
Curnard Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Crystal Cruises
Seabourn Cruise Line

Millions in economic benefits

This unprecedented popularity has significantly raised Québec’s profile and generates major economic benefits for the region. A stopover passenger and a destination passenger represent an average of $111 and $329 respectively in revenues for merchants and hotel operators. Tourisme Québec estimates the economic gains associated with the cruise ship industry in Quebec to be $85.9M.

Last Received Data :
2018/08/21 at 10:58

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Tuesday 21 August

Current temperature


Partly Cloudy Day

MAX / 27 MIN / 15

Sunrise 05:52 AM  Sunset 07:46 PM

Wednesday 22 August


MAX / 22 MIN / 17

Sunrise 05:53 AM  Sunset 07:44 PM


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Water Temperature

23.7C (74.7F)


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