April 23, 2014
Excellent value and great innovations for Trois-Rivières cruise season
Trois-Rivières, April 28, 2014 – A host of activities awaits international cruise ships stopping in
Trois-Rivières this summer. New events such as the Marché des saveurs and Send offs by local choirs will make the experience even more memorable. When it comes to welcoming cruise ship passengers, the people of Trois-Rivières have a fantastic reputation. Yet again, Trois-Rivières obtained excellent reviews from the passengers of the Seabourn Sojourn in September, 2013, finishing 3rd port of call after Québec and Halifax.
Moreover, at the last Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami, an international cruise industry exhibition, Trois-Rivières received an award for the improvements to its port facilities.
In the coming months, no less than four large cruise ships will call at the Port of Trois-Rivières:
- MAASDAM, Friday May 16, 1266 passengers
Stopover from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- CTMA Le Vacancier, Friday September 19, 420 passengers
Stopover from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Pearl Mist, Thursday September 25, 210 passengers
Stopover from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Silver Whisper, Wednesday October 15, 382 passengers
Stopover from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Welcome Tent Open to the Public
The Welcome Tent will be open to the public this summer to allow residents to mingle with the passengers. Set up as a market featuring local products, the Tent is a place where people can visit and purchase products from local producers and exhibitors. This initiative is undertaken in partnership with the Plan de développement de l’agriculture et de l’agroalimentaire de la Mauricie (PDAAM) committee.
Four dates have been scheduled for your shopping enjoyment:
- Friday, May 16: Noon to 6 p.m.
- Friday, September 19: Noon to 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 25: Noon to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 15: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Send Offs by Local Choirs
Something truly original this year: the population of Trois-Rivières is invited to join the city’s many choirs in bidding farewell to each cruise ship by singing Ce n’est qu’un au revoir (Auld Lang Syne). These many voices joined together at the Harbourfront Park will undoubtedly leave an indelible memory of our city, and its openness to the world, in the heart of our visitors.
A New "Cruise" Section on tourismetroisrivieres.com
For more information on the various stopovers planned for Trois-Rivières in 2014-2015, a new section has been added to the Tourisme Trois-Rivières Web site. Internet users can learn more about the cruise ships and enjoy gorgeous pictures. A great way to be the first to know about all the Harbourfront Park’s activities!
A New and Rapidly Expanding Market for Tourisme Trois-Rivières
International cruise ships are now part of the scenery in Trois-Rivières. Since 2012, with the development of the St. Lawrence River and the growth of this market, a new clientele has emerged.
Thanks to the support and quality of the welcome reserved for the cruise ship passengers, Trois-Rivières has made an excellent name for itself. This is a definite asset for Tourisme Trois-Rivières when it comes to asking international cruise companies to add our city to their itinerary.
Tourisme Trois-Rivières wishes to further this expanding market in order increase economic benefits for the city. Merchants and tourism partners are invited to demonstrate their legendary creativity in order to create, among other things, menus in English and of Québec specialties, words of welcome, promotions and customized activities to help build our city’s reputation.
Toursime Trois-Rivières would like to thank the population for its cooperation in welcoming the passengers. This trademark is a superb way to showcase Trois-Rivières to the rest of the world.
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Director – Tourisme Trois-Rivières