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 highly sought-after destination among the major international cruise ship lines. As soon as their ship docks, tourists are won over the city's charm and attractions. Just steps away from the Ross Gaudrault Cruise Terminal, they can discover Quebec City 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, Quebec City 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 2022, over 133,000 visitors enjoyed the city’s attractions. Each year, the Port welcomes close to 30 of the biggest ships of the most prestigious cruise ship lines that ply 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 Quebec City’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.