Posts Tagged ‘Cruise the Saint Lawrence’

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

Monday, November 13th, 2017

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. (more…)

Saguenay Closes 2017, Expects Big 2018

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

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. (

Cruise the Saint Lawrence Expands Welcome Policy

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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. (

Reduced speed impacts itineraries in the Saint Lawrence

Monday, September 18th, 2017

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. (

Cruise the Saint Lawrence Pushing Intervention Strategy for Whale Protection

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Gulf of St. LawrenceCruise the Saint Lawrence is advocating an intervention strategy for 2018 when it comes to recent measures that are forcing ships to reduce sailing speed in the Saint Lawrence in an effort to protect whales. (

Cruise Lines Adjust Canadian Itineraries to Protect Endangered Whales

Friday, August 25th, 2017

The Gulf of St. LawrenceSeveral cruise lines have been forced to reduce the amount of time their ships spend in port on itineraries that visit Canadian ports along the Gulf of St. Lawrence. (

Cruise Canada New England to Present 2026 Strategic Plan in Montreal

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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. (

31-Ship Season for Gaspe

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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. (

Baie-Comeau Reports 10 Ship Cruise Season

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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. (

Escale Gaspésie records good 2016

Friday, December 9th, 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. (

Trois-Rivières Lands More First Calls

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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. (

Four Calls, 4,319 Pax for Sept-Iles

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu announced the results of its 2016 cruise season, which saw four ships and 4,319 passengers, and included the first-ever double ship day on Sept. 26 when the Crystal Serenity and Silver Whisper called at the St. Lawrence destination. (

Baie-Comeau Starts High Season

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Baie-Comeau on the St. Lawrence Seaway has started its high season and on Sept. 15 had two ships in port for the first time since 2006, with the Seabourn Quest and the Pearl Mist, for just over 1,000 passengers. (

Pearl Mist to Open Season in Baie-Comeau

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Pearl Mist  (Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis, Halifax NS)Pearl Seas Cruises and its Pearl Mist will open the 2016 cruise season in the Canadian port of Baie-Comeau with a call on May 25. It is the earliest call in the year ever to the port. Last year, the season started on June 1 with a call from the same ship. (

Baie-Comeau Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Baie-Comeau started as a cruise port in 2006 with the arrival of Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch. Since then the port has booked 43,891 guest and cruise members, from 13 ships and eight cruise lines totaling 43 calls. (

Record results confirm the Saint Lawrence as a must see destination with international cruise lines

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The Gulf of St. LawrenceThis year, 29 different international cruise ships sailed the waters of the Saint Lawrence for a total of 435 stopovers in our 9 ports of call. (more…)

Record Season Underway for Saint Lawrence Cruise Ports

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Cruising on the Saint Lawrence River and Seaway is finally coming into its own, with several ports along the waterway projecting record seasons this year. (

Gaspésie (Saint Lawrence): Early Start on Record Season

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Escale Gaspésie has revealed its cruise tourism calendar for the 2015 season with a record 30 calls and some 21,000 passengers and more than 9,000 crew members for a total of more than 30,000 visitors. (

Saguenay: Letters and Port Village Inauguration

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Saguenay unveiled its sculpted letters in a ceremony on May 13. The mayor of Saguenay and president of Promotion Saguenay, Jean Tremblay, conducted the unveiling in the presence of the Maasdam’s captain Ane Smit. (

Cruise the Saint Lawrence Launches Welcome Contest

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Gulf of St. LawrenceCruise the Saint Lawrence has launched its own contest inviting Quebecers to take part in what it is calling the Bienvenue Cruise Passengers Contest. (

Quebec to Get Terminal Overhaul, Other Improvements

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The Port of Quebec will respond to its market-leading position in Canada/New England with a major upgrade of the Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal. (

QM2 to Call in Gaspe in 2016

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Escale Gaspésie has announced it will be among the ports of call chosen by Cunard Line for the Queen Mary II’s St. Lawrence itinerary in 2016. (

Trépanier Wins AAPA Cruise Award

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Cruise the Saint Lawrence has announced that René Trépanier, Executive Director of the association, was honored with the 2015 Cruise Award in Fort Lauderdale. (

Welcome Policy Gives Ports Added Edge on Saint Lawrence

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

The Cruise the Saint Lawrence Association has doubled its business since 2007 and plans to do the same again within the next decade. (

Baie-Comeau: 15 Calls in 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Canadian port of Baie-Comeau is welcoming a 60 percent increase in cruise ship visits with 15 calls on the books for 2015, according to a statement. (

Trois-Rivières Introducing Cirque du Soleil

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

A member of the Saint Lawrence Cruise Association, Trois-Rivières kept a low-profile until 2010, had its first call in 2012 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, and will now welcome 17 ships in 2015. (

Record Year for Destination Saint Lawrence

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

On November 12 the most successful cruise season on the Saint Lawrence drew to a close with the departure of the Hamburg from the Port of Québec. (

Cruise season ends in Baie-Comeau, Canada

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The international cruise season ended in Baie-Comeau on a positive note. A total of nine vessels docked in the port in 2014, making a best season ever. (

New Executive Committee at Cruise the Saint Lawrence

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

At the 15th Annual General Meeting held on May 29th, the Board of Directors of Cruise the Saint Lawrence (CSL) appointed new officers to the organization’s Executive Committee. (

Shorepower Coming for Quebec and Montreal

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

QM2 in Quebec CityMore than $24 million has been earmarked for shorepower hook-ups in Montreal and Quebec City, according to the Cruise the Saint Lawrence Association. (

Successful Symposium on Cruise and Ferry Risk Management in Saguenay

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

A delegation of some twenty representatives from Cruise the Saint Lawrence ports recently attended a symposium on cruise ship and ferry operations risk management. (

Quebec Minister Makes Cruise a Priority with Big Investment

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

On a stopover in Saguenay on Thursday, Pascal Bérubé, Minister for Tourism for Quebec, announced an investment of $7.6 million to enhance and position the Saint Lawrence as a must see tourist destination for the cruise industry. (