Saint John, NB
Canada's oldest incorporated city, Saint John was founded by Loyalists in 1785. Saint John literally rolls out the red carpet for its cruise visitors; every lady receives a fresh red rose and each gentleman is presented with a City Crest pin. To the lively music of a local band, each passenger is also awarded a welcoming scroll signed by the Mayor. The mood is definitely festive and guaranteed to make everyone feel genuinely welcome. Passengers will find themselves in the heart of the city surrounded by fascinating period architecture. Market Square, a waterfront development with 100-year-old facades, houses a delightful array of craft shops, restaurants and boutiques. Nearby is the Old City Market, the oldest common law market in operation today. Be sure to sample such local specialities as fresh lobster, dulse and fiddleheads. While guests walk about downtown, historic monuments and fortifications are reminders of a proud and storied past. A friendly atmosphere prevails throughout the city, and not surprisingly, Saint John boasts the highest proportion of citizens of Irish descent in Canada.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
The Port of Saint John is a year-round port situated at the mouth of the Saint John River on the Bay of Fundy. The main channel has a depth of 9.1 m (30 ft) at lowest water. Passenger vessels may choose from several berths ranging up to 377 m (1237 ft) in length and 12.2 m (40 ft) in depth alongside. The Port of Saint John offers a complete range of services including: tugboats, pilots, bunkers, water, ship repairs, ship agency and chandlery services, surveying, insurance, banking, land tour agencies, luggage handling, policing, security and medical and chaplain services.