Mariners’ House of Montréal is a home away from home for some 15,000 seafarers annually. The centre is located near the Cruise Terminal and is open seven days a week. It opens at 9 a.m. when cruise ships are in town and at 2 p.m. on other days. Mariner’s House closes at 11 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 a.m. on weekends.
While at the facility, seafarers can place local and overseas calls, use computers and Internet, send money home to their families, exchange foreign currency, mail letters and pick up tourist information. While Mariners’ House is non-denominational, there is a chapel on the premises and chaplains for counselling.
Seafarers can also choose from a variety of recreational activities including television, pool, table tennis, air hockey and Karaoke. Books, magazines and a movie library are at their disposal.
There is a shop selling refreshments, candy, toiletries and souvenirs.