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February 17, 2015

Saguenay welcomes the Queen Mary 2 in 2016

Saguenay, February 17, 2015 - With the relentless success over the past years, a record number of travellers and, on three occasions the Best Port Welcome award, for Saguenay's port of call, the mayor of Saguenay and president of Promotion Saguenay, Mr.Jean Tremblay, announces today with a great deal of emotion and satisfaction, the arrival of the majestic Queen Mary2 in Saguenay next year. 

This ocean liner, considered as one of most prestigious in the world, will be docked from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., on October 6, 2016.  "This announcement is the result of 10 years of hard work by the Promotion Saguenay team through the continued regional development of the international cruise market”, commented Mayor Jean Tremblay. "The arrival of the Queen Mary 2 in Saguenay is the ultimate affirmation for the destination, a vote of confidence and a phenomenal recognition", added the mayor.

A senior executive from Cunard was welcomed to Saguenayin collaboration with Cruise The Saint Lawrence association last summer; he fell in love with the destination. On arrival and during his visit, the reception, the wharf services and facilities, the fjord and its numerous attractions, the live production of La Fabuleuse, the lively downtown area and the countless smiles were all to his liking and convinced him to make a port visit in Saguenay.

The Queen Mary 2 is a magnificent 345 meterlong ocean liner that has been in service since 2004, is property of the Cunard Line and established in the United Kingdom. Until 2009, the QM2 was the largest cruise ship in the world.

Cunard has three (3) luxurious ships, which are: the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. This cruise line is synonymous with elegance, luxury and its famous White Star Service defines the standard of excellence and engagement to ensure that every client is pampered. The QM2 is largest and most prestigious of the fleet. It offers its passengers a luxurious cruise with 14 restaurants, 3D Cinema, 300 works of art, 10,000 multilingual books sheltered within its multiple libraries, casinos and 5 swimming pools.

This immense vessel, which can accommodate 2620 passengers and 1254 crew members, has been designed to withstand the worst possible conditions during a transatlantic crossing. It is the only ship to have a planetarium on board. Many celebrities have travelled on the Queen Mary 2.

 "This will be a huge celebration for Saguenay residents and the entire region, to have the privilege to welcome this magnificent ship. There will be many celebrations for the occasion and the public will be asked to join in for n the festivities," concluded the Mayor Jean Tremblay.

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Source:

Ruth Vandal     
418 698-3157 ext. 6006

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