December 14, 2011
Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases!
The teams at Cruise the Saint Lawrence and member ports of call join in wishing you the happiest of Holiday Seasons. May these year-end celebrations bring tidings of joy and good cheer to you and yours.
As the year 2011 draws to a close, we wish to extend special heartfelt thanks to the media, cruise operators and travel agencies for providing an abundance of ongoing exposure for Destination Saint Lawrence. Clearly, destination popularity is growing by leaps and bounds, as is visitor fascination with the astounding diversity of Saint Lawrence country and seascapes, the legendary welcoming ways of Québecers, and the tantalizing regional specialities of each port of call.
In the year ahead, the Saint Lawrence ports of call will be enhancing overall visitor experience with additions ranging from improved infrastructure to new international calibre attractions developed especially for our cruise shipping clientele. We are particularly pleased to offer growing numbers of cruiseshippers and cruise lines the opportunity to discover Québec. Hence we are as eager as we are excited about 2012, which is shaping up to be a pivotal year in the history of international cruise shipping in Québec given the significant increase in anticipated volume at various ports of call.
In 2012, our teams will be pursuing efforts to provide you with ever more tools designed to help you better understand our destination and facilitate destination marketing with your clients. Whether team members intervene in an educational or more technical capacity, they will be pleased to assist you in developing appealing, one of-a-kind products which showcase the multiple facets and points of interest of Québec’s nine ports of call: Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Saguenay, Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Îles de la Madeleine and Gaspésie.
For 2012, all of us wish you a wonderful, happy and prosperous New Year filled with moments of intense joy in the company of family and friends. And more than anything else, we hope that you will have the pleasure of experiencing a cruise on the Saint Lawrence and appreciating the charms of our prized destination!
In anticipation of welcoming to our corner of the world in 2012!
Priscilla Nemey René Trépanier
President Executive Director