Carnival Miracle and Splendor Earmarked For China – Australians Outstrip Canadians In Their Own Port! – Variety Cruises Acquisition

The Cruise Examiner for 2nd November 2015.

Five ships will be in the Port of Montreal between October 18 and 24 with nearly 10,000 passengers embarking or disembarking, ready to explore the city and its attractions. (CNW Group/Tourisme Montréal)

Ridiculous but apparently true – more Australian cruise passengers used the Port of Montreal this year than Canadians

The recent news that Carnival Corp & plc was forming a new Chinese-based cruise line was followed last week by an announcement from Carnival Cruise Line that it would be moving its own 2,124-berth Carnival Miracle to China in 2017, to be followed in 2018 by the 2,974-berth Carnival Splendor. Elsewhere, statistics published by the Montreal Cruise Committee last week underlined a weakness in the Canadian cruise market. The much smaller country of Australia, with a population two-thirds of Canada’s, and located 10,000 miles away, generated more passengers over the Port of Montreal this year than Canada did. Meanwhile, in a surprise move, Variety Cruises announced that it was taking over the 34-berth motor yacht Callisto.

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