Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess Celebrated as 1000th Cruise Ship to Visit Port

SAINT JOHN (NB) – Last year marked the 25th anniversary of cruise in Saint John, this year Port Saint John welcomes its 1000th cruise ship to call since 1989.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 will be Ruby Princess’ second call at Port Saint John this year, and on that date she will also be the 1000th cruise ship to call since the Port welcome its first cruise ship 25 years ago.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating another cruise milestone at the Port,” said Betty MacMillan, Manger of Cruise Development for Port Saint John. “In addition to our festive signature welcome provided to every cruise ship, we have a few special touches in place for Ruby Princess to commemorate this special occasion,” MacMillan continued by explaining that these items include 1000th anniversary stickers on each bunch of roses noting the ship and date, a larger banner in the terminal and a presentation on board to the Captain.

The Port will be presenting the Captain of the ship with a framed photograph of the Ruby Princess on her last call to Saint John (September 26). The photograph was taken by a local amateur photographer, Jordan McWillams, who has taken a strong interest in photographing ships in the harbour and sharing them on social media. The Port has invited McWilliams to be present for the presentation.

The celebration comes near the end of a busy fall for cruise in Saint John. After Thursday there are still 7 ships to call with the last visit of the season being Regent Cruises Seven Seas Navigator on October 27th.

With the 2014 season winding down, the Port will focus on cruise operations for 2015. Next season will start much earlier (May 5th) and last even longer (November 3rd). Full details of the 2015 cruise season will be released at the end of 2014.

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Media contact:

Paula Copeland
Corporate Communications
Port Saint John
c. (506) 650-5288
t. (506) 636-4674
e. pcopeland@109.199.110.97

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