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February 25, 2014
We want to share our good news!
The Saint Lawrence, a brand of international calibre
The Government of Québec is investing $63.7 M to transform the Saint Lawrence into a brand of international calibre. Pride and joy of Québecers, the brand will provide for sustainable development and economic benefits of substance. Action by the government will ultimately generate aggregate investments of $183 M by the various partners involved between now and 2017.
To this amount must be added an investment of more than $24 M for electrical hookup facilities at our ports in Montréal and Québec.
International cruises at heart of our priorities
Tourism Québec has announced investments totaling $7.625 M spread out over three years to enhance and position the Saint Lawrence as a must see tourist destination on international cruise circuits.
Of this sum, $5.9 M has been earmarked to prioritize support for tourism infrastructure initiatives in six ports of call which welcome international cruise ships: Baie-Comeau, Gaspésie, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Îles de la Madeleine, Saguenay and Sept-Îles. Additional financial assistance in the amount of $1.725 M has been granted Cruise the Saint Lawrence to allow us to implement our action plan for 2013-2016.
Best Bienvenue in the world
In 2013, Cruise the Saint Lawrence and member ports of call adopted a Greeting Policy, our aim being to ensure that we realize our vision of becoming the destination which provides the ‘Best Bienvenue in the World’.
This policy will be implemented over the coming years with a view to consistently enhancing passenger and crew experience. Member ports of call are therefore hard at work fine-tuning greeting infrastructure, honing customer service and innovating in the matter of visitor greeting operations.
Stay tune for our latest developments in our 9 distinctive ports of call by visiting our website www.cruisesaintlaurence.com.