November 14, 2014
Baie-Comeau's international cruise season ended on a positive note !
Baie-Comeau, November 14th 2014: All good things come to an end. That’s how the international cruise season ended in Baie-Comeau, on a positive note. A record, with 9 vessels that did dock in the port in 2014, the best season ever! The Pearl Mist, the Seabourn Quest, the Balmoral, the Crystal Serenity and the Silver Whisper did stopover more than once this season.
The port of Baie-Comeau did welcome more than 4500 cruise passengers and 2700 crew members. Most of the visitors were coming for United Kingdom & USA. Last september 25th, we did receive our 25 000th cruise passenger Mrs. Magdalena De Vlieger who was accompanied by her husband. Traveling with the Seabourn Quest, the Belgian couple chose to cruise the St-Lawrence for the vibrant fall colors. They had a great surprise disembarking the vessel: limousine, Champaign, private tour and signature of the Gold book at the town hall were part of the program.
The weather was on our side this summer it helped the disembarkation rate to an average of 90%, 10% more than 2013! Over 1300 tours were sold, the visitors did enjoy Baie-Comeau’s attractions; the favorite one has been the Garden of the Glaciers. A walk through Baie-Comeau & the Manic 2 dam have been really popular as well.
2015 looks promising, up to now Baie-Comeau will welcome 7 vessels for the next year. The season will start on september 5th 2015 with the Seabourn Quest. Cruise Lines are already booking their passage in Baie-Comeau for 2016, 8 vessels are already scheduled.
Coordinator Baie-Comeau Cruises