Port Buzz: Montreal, Canada

Information for Cruise Passengers

 

Photo from Visit Montreal Facebook page.
Photo from Visit Montreal Facebook page.

 

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Overview:

Montreal, an UNESCO City of Design, is a great place to begin or end a cruise vacation. A popular turnaround port, cruise visitors will have plenty of time to explore “the cultural capital of Canada” before or after a New England/Canada voyage. Located in the  Canadian province of Quebec, Montreal is a walkable city with ample public transportation.

Where do cruise ships dock?

Iberville Cruise Terminal
Montreal, QC H3C, Canada

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Top attractions, not to be missed:

  • Notre Dame Basilica
  • Chinatown
  • Crescent Street
  • Dorchester Square
  • Montreal Science Center
  • Mount Royal Park
  • St. Catherine Street
  • St. Josephs Oratory
  • Go shopping underground at RÉSO (in French it’s called  La Ville Souterraine). Located in and around Downtown Montreal, cruise visitors should look for the entrance off Place Bonaventure, which is about 2 miles from your ship.
  • The Montreal Biodome
  • Montreal Botanical Garden

Shore excursion ideas:

  • In transit guests will have time for the Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Get on the bus at the pier and check out the sites at your leisure.
  • Cruise visitors debarking the ship should consider a panoramic city tour combined with an airport transfer.
  • Cruise guests arriving pre or post cruise will have more time to explore the city highlights.

Airport Information for turnaround guests

International  cruise visitors will use  Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located about 12.5 miles from downtown.

 

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