For Carnival Cruises Lines, who have the first ship to visit Saint John in 2012, the new rail tour has already proven to be very popular. The rail excursion will be available to passengers on an estimated 55 cruise ships that will dock in Saint John throughout the 2012 cruise season. The train will board at Harbour Station and travel to the middle of the Reversing Falls rail bridge, where passengers can look down at the rapids while they receive a full interpretation of one of the great wonders of the world. The train will then pass the T.S. Simms Brush Company, Moosehead Brewery, and the Irving Pulp & Paper Mill, then continue over to Bayshore where the focus will be on the Bay of Fundy. Passengers will get to see and learn about many aspects of the city including its downtown core, harbour, residential and industrial areas, and natural attributes.
"This is the first rail shore excursion to be introduced in North America in over 25 years. The introduction of a rail shore excursion option to the Canada - New England cruise itinerary is very significant. History shows that rail tours appeal to all ages and we are confident that this option will actually influence more passengers to invest or reinvest in a Canada - New England cruise, thereby making the port of Saint John even more popular than it already is,” said Shirley Elliot, Ambassatours Gray Line - Saint John Cruise Operations. “We are thrilled to be working with NBSR – it is such a pleasure to work with professionals who 'get it' as to what it takes to deliver a superior world class product. World class is exactly how I’d describe what the visitors will experience on this excursion!"
“NBSR is pleased to be a part of this new excursion to share our city with cruise passengers. Ambassatours has a great team of knowledgeable local guides who are dedicated to delivering a first-class experience,” said Ian Simpson, General Manager of NBSR. “We greatly appreciate the support of Minister Holder and Minister Williams. Their belief in the potential of this new tourism initiative has made the passenger train excursion possible.”
I hope you check it out while you are in our great country...Welcome to all!
Carnival Victory - 1/2013 - San Juan, St. Thomas (St. John), Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten (7 days - Loved it!)