October 9, 2013
Day of celebration for the 100th call in Saguenay
Saguenay celebrated their 100th international cruise visit yesterday. It was at 7:30 a.m. that the MS Eurodam docked with 2904 passengers and crew onboard. The event was highlighted with the presence of the Mayor of Saguenay, Jean Tremblay, the ships’ Captain, Mr. Hendrik Jan Keifer and the many local residents who came to enjoy the festivities.
This is a very important step in the young history of Saguenay’s Port of Call, as stated by the mayor:
“We are proud to celebrate this event with the MS Eurodam of Holland American Line, partner with Saguenay since the beginning of this beautiful adventure. The same vessel inaugurated the dock in 2008 and the terminal in 2009. Our destination widens, evolves and over time we gain experience in this domain.
I would also like to acknowledge the phenomenal efforts by the crew and volunteers to ensure an unforgettable experience for the excursionists with the arrival of every vessel. Next year, 30 scheduled docks are on the program and 48,700 visitors are expected.”
The captain of the MS Eurodam also took part in a memorial celebration and cut the gigantic cake bearing the 100th Saguenay docking insignia. The occasion was also to celebrate Holland America Line’s 140 years of excellent service.
About Saguenay Port of Call
Saguenay was awarded in March of this year, for a second time, the prestigious “Best Port Welcome” at the 2012 Cruise Insight Awards with the title of “Hands down, the best in the world.” This prize is the pinnacle of pride for the entire team and they continue to work tirelessly to maintain their leading worldwide position for all aspects of the renowned welcome that they offer.
Source : Ruth Vandal
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