French explorer Jacques Cartier got the ball rolling when he dropped anchor here in 1535. Since then, droves of cruise passengers have experienced what he recognized centuries ago: Montréal is a jewel of a destination!
Pre- and Post-Cruise Possibilities
With Montréal now an embarkation/disembarkation port, passengers have an ideal opportunity to discover Montréal either before or after a cruise! Why not plan a 2-night/3-day stay to really get a feel for the city? Given its award-winning cosmopolitan allure and heritage charm, Montréal is an extremely attractive port destination, striking skyline and all.
A World-Class Port
Passengers appreciate the Port of Montréal’s full-service cruise terminal with on-site customs clearance and dockside tourism representatives. Recognized in 2011 as the “Most Efficient Tour Operator” and “Best Turnaround Destination” by the prestigious magazine, Cruise Insight, the Port of Montréal’s smooth operations ensure that visitors enjoy an outstanding travel experience. What’s more, it’s conveniently nestled right in Old Montréal, just 20 minutes away from the Montréal-Trudeau airport.
An Award-Winning Destination
While the accolades just keep rolling in – “Best Global Destination 2011” by NewNowNext.com, one of the “World’s Best Summer Cities” according to Lonely Planet, and cited in Frommer’s “World’s 10 Best Cities for Outdoor Dining”– it’s really Montréal’s fabulously varied and exciting tourism offering that seals the deal for visitors. From world-renowned gastronomy to major international festivals to leading attractions to unique city tours and more, Montréal can satisfy all visitor wants and desiresand keep them coming back for more!
What are you waiting for? You can view the cruises leaving Montréal and ride the wave of excitement to your next destination!