Québec City has started a project to construct a second cruise terminal at Berth 30 within the port.
To be completed by 2020, the terminal will allow Quebec to accommodate ships with more than 4,000 pax.
The port will invest Can$10 mill, the Government of Québec will contribute Can$15 mill and the city will invest a further Can$5 mill.
Following a record-breaking cruise season in 2017, the 2018 cruise season has seen increased deployment, with eight ships making inaugural calls to Québec with Disney Cruises and Windstar Cruises arriving for the first time.
In 2017, the port of hosted 34 cruise ships from 25 different cruise lines totalling 132 ship visits. Tourisme Québec estimated that the economic gains associated with the cruise ship industry in Quebec is Can$85.9 mill.
Located at the confluence of the St Charles and St Lawrence Rivers, Québec is known as the most European type city in North America, a designated UNESCO Heritage site and a highlight of Canada/New England cruises.
Multiple lines offer embarkation and disembarkation from Québec City, as well as overnight stays.
Québec will be the only turnaround port along the St Lawrence that can accommodate ships of more than 4,000 pax, making the new terminal a strategic investment for the future, said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority.