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March 23, 2013

The Saguenay Port of Call captures 2012 Best Port Welcome Award

SAGUENAY, MARCH 17, 2013 - SAGUENAY MAYOR AND PROMOTION SAGUENAY PRESIDENT,JEAN TREMBLAY, IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SAGUENAY PORT OF CALL HAS CAPTURED CRUISE INSIGHT MAGAZINE’S BEST PORT WELCOME AWARD FOR A SECOND TIME, WITH THE MENTION: “HANDS DOWN THE BEST IN THE WORLD”. CONTRARY TO OTHER CATEGORIES IN WHICH SEVERAL PORTS RECEIVE THE SAME RECOGNITION, SAGUENAY IS THE SOLE RECIPIENT OF THIS PARTICULAR AWARD THIS YEAR. NOTE THAT IN 2009, THE SAGUENAY FACILITY WAS HONOURED ALONGSIDE DOS BOCAS (MEXICO), AND THE GUADELOUPE AND NAGASAKI (JAPAN) ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH HAD ALSO WON THE AWARD.

THE CRUISE INSIGHT AWARDS ARE GRANTED ANNUALLY TO THE PORTS AND DESTINATIONS WHICH PROVIDE SERVICES BEYOND EXPECTATIONS TO SHIPS, PASSENGERS AND CREWS. THE AWARDS AIMTO SHOW APPRECIATION TO “THE PORTS AND DESTINATIONS THAT HAVE PROVIDED OUTSTANDING SERVICES”, ACCORDING TO THE MAGAZINE. THE SELECTION IS DONE VIAA SURVEY OF CRUISE LINES.

IT IS A GREAT HONOUR FOR US TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD WHICH, FOR A SECOND TIME, RECOGNIZES THE QUALITY OF OUR RECEPTION; A TRIBUTE TO THE HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE OF OUR TEAM, FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY FORWARD. THIS MEANS THAT, DESPITE THE VOLUME INCREASE, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN A HIGH QUALITY STANDARD. AS WE ARE KNOWN FOR OUR WARM WELCOME, I BELIEVE THIS AWARD TRULY REPRESENTS US AS A PEOPLE,” DECLARED THE MAYOR.

CRUISE PASSENGERS WHO LAND AT THE SAGUENAY PORT OF CALL ARE GREETED BY ABOUT 50 PLAYERS FROM “LA FABULEUSE”, A MAJOR THEATRICAL PRODUCTION DEPICTING REGIONAL HISTORY, WHO ENTERTAIN THEM WITH SONG AND DANCE. SKILLED PERSONNEL ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE PAVILION TO WELCOME PASSENGERS AND PROVIDE INFORMATION. FINALLY, GUESTS CAN APPRECIATE THE TALENTS OF LOCAL ARTISTS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE, ON DISPLAY IN THE PAVILION, AND ARE INVITED TO SAMPLE REGIONAL PRODUCTS. PROFESSIONAL TOURIST GUIDES ARE ON HAND IN THE SHUTTLES AND TOUR BUSES.

 “THIS AWARD NOT ONLY ACKNOWLEDGES OUR PEOPLE AT PROMOTION SAGUENAY AND THE VOLUNTEERS FROM LA FABULEUSE, BUT ALSO A WIDE-RANGING GROUP OF PARTNERS AND CONTRIBUTORS, ALONG WITH THE REGIONAL POPULATION,” ADDED THE MAYOR.

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SOURCE:      RUTH VANDAL   418 698-3157, EXT. 6006 / 418 812-8419

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