Why is cruise important to our island?
Cruise Ship Arrivals
Cruise Industry Impact
In 2019, it is estimated passengers spent just under $12 million on goods and services during port calls for an average expenditure of just over $104 per passenger visit. Of the crew members who made an onshore visit, it is estimated they spent nearly $1.8 million for an average expenditure of $81 per onshore visit.
On average 45-50% of passengers took
an excursion outside of Charlottetown
to visit rural areas.
WELCOMING BACK CRUISE TO PEI
As consumer demand increases in 2022 global economic activity starts to ramp up, the cruise industry has recovered at a fast pace. After a two-year pause, Port Charlottetown welcomes back 74 ships (85% of 2019 calls) and handled 117.598 passengers (91.5 % of 2019 passenger visitation).