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.
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
Norwegian Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International
Seabourn Cruise Line
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.