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The Oasis of the Seas cruise ship visits Port Saint John in June 2022. Image: Submitted/Port Saint John

8,000 cruise ship visitors expected in Saint John on Tuesday

By Brad Perry May 30, 2023 | 4:00 AM

The population of Saint John’s south end is set to nearly double on Tuesday with the arrival of a massive cruise ship.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s largest cruise ships, will dock at Port Saint John.

The ship will be arriving with about 8,000 people, marking the largest single cruise ship day in the city’s history.

“Port Saint John is proud to welcome back Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas,” Natalie Allaby, cruise development manager at Port Saint John, said in a news release.

“The growth of our cruise ship industry is a testament of what we offer as a region and as a province.”

Oasis of the Seas made its inaugural visit to Saint John during the 2022 season, but there were about 1,000 fewer visitors on board.

It is scheduled to arrive in the city around 7 a.m. Tuesday and leave at 6:45 p.m., according to Port Saint John.

This will be the third cruise ship visit for Saint John this season. Seven Seas Navigator, which has a capacity of 530 passengers, will arrive on Sunday.


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