Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cruise Ship Port: Marco Polo Cruise Terminal - St. John, NB, Canada

Marco Polo Cruise Terminal
St. John, New Brunswick

N 45° 16.153 W 066° 03.734

Short Description: 

The Marco Polo Terminal is the cruise ship port in St. John, New Brunswick. It is locate at 111 Water Street.

Long Description:

St. John, New Brunswick is a convenient destination for foreign flagged cruise ships that sail out of United States ports and are required by law to visit at least one foreign port. Cruise ships dock at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal near the business district of St. John. Marco Polo was not only a famous Italian explorer but also the name of a steamship, built in St. John, that was once the fastest ship at sea.

The Marco Polo Cruise terminal is a relatively new facility that was built in 2000. The red brick structure matches the surrounding waterfront buildings. The interior is trimmed with Douglas fir. A Great Hall has 35' high ceilings with Palladian-style windows which provide views of the harbor. The Assembly Hall has 20' ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows. Ample parking is available at the pier.

The terminal is located close to waterfront attractions such as Market Square, the Barbour's General Store, and many works of public art. From there it's all uphill to the central business district.

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