Saguenay is a relatively new port of call for cruise passengers. The first ship arrived in 2006. After the terminal was built in 2009, the city quickly became a crowd-pleasing stop on other Canadian cruise itineraries. Now, over 60 ships per year dock for the day at La Baie. Saguenay is also popular among residents of Québec City. The direct north, 140 mile trip can be driven in about 2.5 hours.