• 17 April 2024

A Record Year for Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu

Sept-Îles, April 17, 2024 - The Port of Sept-Îles’ Cruise Ship Dock and Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu (DSIN) will kick off operations very early this year; the first cruise ship will dock on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

“We’re going to start the season by breaking a 1st record, this will be the earliest start for our organization with the arrival of the Viking Polaris. This same ship has held the record since the relaunch in 2022, after COVID, and brings with her 378 passengers and 260 crew members”, explained DSIN executive director Suzanne Cassista.

If mother nature is kind and speed restrictions don’t interfere with business, DSIN will also break the record for the number of calls to our port, welcoming 15 ships from April 23rd to October 24th. Two ships in the spring, two in August, four in September and seven in October.

“As usual, the majority of ship visits will be taking place in autumn, this allows cruise passengers to discover the autumn colours along the Saint-Lawrence. But we’re still working hard to make cruise lines aware of the other seasons!” continued Suzanne Cassista.

There will be four inaugural visits this year; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) will bring six (6) ships, of which two are inaugural calls. As for the majestic Queen Mary II, she will dock at Sept-Îles on September 27th, with 2,720 passengers and 1,253 crew.

Some 20,000 passengers and crew will visit Sept-Îles during the 2024 season. Everything will be in place to make their experience a memorable one!

“Sept-Îles has a lot to offer customers who want to see wide open spaces, meet native communities, discover a very different climate from other parts of the globe and the warmth of its people. They buy their cruises knowing exactly what there is to discover in Quebec, and precisely in Sept-Îles. It’s up to the DSIN team and the entire population of Sept-Îles, shop owners and staff, personnel in the places they visit and the people they meet on the street to enrich their experience and make it extraordinary,” concludes the executive director, with a week to go before the first visit.


Source:              Suzanne Cassista

                               Executive director

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