Port Saint John opens world-class Crew Lounge for cruise ship staff


Tuesday, August 30 | 2022

Saint John, NB – Thousands of crew members that call Port Saint John each year will now have a unique space to call their own when they visit the beautiful Bay of Fundy. As part of the newly opened AREA 506 Waterfront Container Village development, the Crew Lounge is the perfect spot for crew to kick back, relax, and connect with loved ones. Made from three recycled 40’ shipping containers, the lounge is a testament to the community’s welcoming nature and world-famous Atlantic Canadian hospitality.  

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this special new space to visiting cruise ship crew members. We know they’re eager to relax and connect with loved ones when on shore leave. We think we’ve created a really welcoming and laid-back environment for them to enjoy,” says Natalie Allaby, Cruise Development Manager at Port Saint John 

The crew lounge space, located adjacent to the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal, is private and exclusive for cruise ship crew. It offers a rooftop patio overlooking the harbour, two levels of comfortable seating, tables equipped with device charging stations, dedicated high-speed free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. 

“The investment was an easy decision for the Port while we aim to broadly enhance and elevate the passenger experience at Port Saint John,” says Allaby. “Happy crew means great service, and great service means happy passengers. This investment just made sense for many reasons.”  


Media contact: Jane Burchill, Communications & Sustainability Specialist, Port Saint John. 343-3707, jburchill@sjport.com

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