Farewell to the 2014 Cruise Season

As we prepare to welcome our final cruise ship of the season today, Monday, October 27th, we’re taking a look back over this season’s highlights which include:

  • 11 double cruise ship days
  • 2 triple cruise ship days
  • 8 inaugural calls
  • A new cruise line for the Port – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • A visit by Queen Mary 2
  • And our 1000th cruise visit since 1989!

Throughout this season, we have been amazed at the great photographs being shared with us on social media.    Photos have been taken from homes, offices or other great vantage points around the harbour.

We appreciate this interest in harbour activity and when we wanted something unique to give Ruby Princess for being the 1000th ship to visit Saint John (October 16), we went back to see if some of our social media fans had a great shot that would work great for us.

We found that image in the multitude taken over the past few months by Saint Johner Jordan McWilliams.

The image we chose shows Ruby Princess on her inaugural call to Saint John in September along with the Falls Shuttle, a frequent sight in the harbour.

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We also wanted to learn a bit more about Jordan’s interest in photographing the Port and he kindly agreed to answer a few questions:

Q:    As an amateur photographer, and a Saint John resident, what most interests you about the Port?

A (Jordan):  We moved here from Alberta eight years ago and the port amazed me. From the ship traffic to the tides. I like everything about the port.

Q: Did you have a favourite ship to shoot? You’ve taken a number of great cruise shots over the past few months?  From the 

A (Jordan):  The Queen Mary 2 is my favourite ship to shoot. She is amazing.

Q :   And do you have a favourite photo from the collection?

A (Jordan):  I took a couple of pictures of the Queen Mary 2 last time she was here. They have to be my favourites.

You can follow Jordan’s photography of the Port and other things of interest to him in and around Saint John on Twitter & Instagram (@fundysnapper).

Here are some of our favourites from those Jordan took of his favourite Port subject, Queen Mary 2 (September 19).

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Queen Mary 2 is due again in the fall of 2015.

The entire 2015 cruise schedule will be posted in the new year on our cruise website www.cruisesaintjohn.com

Share your Port photos (cruise, cargo and events) with us on our sites:

 @PortSaintJohn on Twitter
“PortSaintJohn” on Instagram
Port Saint John” on Facebook

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