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Busy 2018 cruise season ahead for Baie-Comeau

For a fifth year in a row, cruise season of Baie-Comeau will begin with the arrival of the Pearl Mist on May 27. “Our team is preparing for a record year with the arrival of 11 giants of the seas, including the prestigious Disney Magic, for a total of 21 calls representing 18,875 passengers and crew,” Baie-Comeau Cruises said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)




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High Water Levels Strand Montreal-Bound Cruise Ship On St. Lawrence River

The Gulf of St. LawrenceAn Oceania cruise ship bound for Montreal became stranded Tuesday in Trois-Rivères, Quebec, when the swollen St. Lawrence River prevented the ship from passing beneath a local bridge. The crew of the 1,200-passenger MS Marina was forced to unload passengers and bus them the 140 miles to their final port of call, Montreal, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported. (weather.com)




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Cruise the Saint Lawrence to promote winter cruises

Cruise the Saint Lawrence groups the 9 ports of call on the Saint LawrenceIn the wake of demonstrated interest by the international cruise industry in the wonders of winter in ports of call across Québec, Cruise the Saint Lawrence (CSL) is spearheading an initiative to promote the development of winter explorer cruises for adventure travellers in search of authentic Nordic experiences. (cruisebusiness.com)




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International cruise season ends on a positive note for Baie-Comeau

The cruise ship Pearl Mist, of the Pearl Seas Cruises line, closed the international cruise season at Baie-Comeau on Sunday, October 22. This year, ten cruise ships docked at the Baie-Comeau port for a total of eight days. In all, some 6,000 passengers and crew members were able to enjoy the Baie-Comeau experience.




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Saguenay Closes 2017, Expects Big 2018

Princess Cruises' ship in SaguenayThe Crown Princess concluded the Saguenay cruise ship season, calling on October 27 with some 3,114 passengers aboard, according to a statement. This marked the 55th and final call of a record season for the Canadian port. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Cruise the Saint Lawrence Expands Welcome Policy

Cruise the Saint Lawrence groups the 9 ports of call on the Saint LawrenceCruise the Saint Lawrence has expanded its trademark welcome policy to include a new focus on shore excursions, the organization said in a statement. The group has initiated the evaluation of excursions marketed and sold by cruise lines. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Reduced speed impacts itineraries in the Saint Lawrence

Cruise the Saint Lawrence (CSL) wishes to underscore that the association understands and supports the measure recently introduced which requires ships operating in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to reduce their speed in an effort to protect North Atlantic right whales. (cruisebusiness.com)




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Cruise Canada New England to Present 2026 Strategic Plan in Montreal

The Maasdam leaving MontrealCruise the Saint Lawrence will host the 19th annual Cruise Canada New England Symposium in Montreal in June. The event will serve as the backdrop for the launch of the 2017-2026 Cruise Canada New England strategic plan – covering where the group sees itself in ten years and how it will get there – touching on infrastructure development, summer traffic and more. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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31-Ship Season for Gaspe

The port of Gaspe in Quebec will see 31 calls for the 2017 cruise season, according to Escale Gaspésie. Those 31 calls represent international cruise lines, and in addition are 11 domestic calls and four visits from tall ships, adding up to over 40,000 passengers. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Baie-Comeau Reports 10 Ship Cruise Season

One of the niche ports on the St. Lawrence, Baie-Comeau said in a prepared statement that the 2016 cruise season amounted to 10 calls with the biggest ship being the Crystal Serenity. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Escale Gaspésie records good 2016

“With 30 calls, and a total of 20,674 passengers and 12,020 crew members, the corporation is pleased with its positive performance in 2016,” said the organisation bringing together the towns of Gaspé, Percé and Chandler in Canada in their efforts to develop the cruise industry in the Gaspe peninsula. (cruisebusiness.com)




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Trois-Rivières Lands More First Calls

More ships are building up in Trois-Rivières, with expected first-time calls from Hapag-Lloyd and Phoenix Reisen ships in 2017, and Silversea and Crystal the following year. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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