Newfoundland and Labrador reports passenger numbers for 2016

More than 50,000 passengers and crew visited Canada’s easternmost province on 66 calls, according to the Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Newfoundland and Labrador is becoming a must-see destination in the Canada New England region for cruise lines around the world,” said Dennis O’Keefe, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cruise Association and Mayor of St. John’s. “The province has positioned itself well within the cruise industry as a premier destination that offers world class, ‘bucket list’ experiences.”

Cruise Newfoundland and Labrador is looking forward to a record breaking cruise season in 2017, according to a prepared statement, almost doubling expected passenger and crew numbers. There are 120 port calls currently scheduled to bring an expected 99,266 passenger and crew.