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Good news for cruisers who enjoy sailing the Canada/New England route.

 

Eventually, no more tendering to visit Bar Harbor. A final deal is imminent to buy a ferry terminal from the Canadian government. Interesting article here (I was waiting for the final announcement but no article out yet):

 

http://www.cruisemaineusa.com/news/sale-drawing-near-former-canadian-ferry-terminal-mdi

 

55 millions for the ports of Montreal and Québec City. More details here:

 

http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/government-to-invest-in-cruise-ship-operations-in-qu233bec-and-montr233al#.VRvoC_mG_mc

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Good news for cruisers who enjoy sailing the Canada/New England route.

 

Eventually, no more tendering to visit Bar Harbor. A final deal is imminent to buy a ferry terminal from the Canadian government. Interesting article here (I was waiting for the final announcement but no article out yet):

 

http://www.cruisemaineusa.com/news/sale-drawing-near-former-canadian-ferry-terminal-mdi

 

55 millions for the ports of Montreal and Québec City. More details here:

 

http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/government-to-invest-in-cruise-ship-operations-in-qu233bec-and-montr233al#.VRvoC_mG_mc

 

That article does not say there will be no more tendering in Bar Harbor.

 

There have been suggestions that a long pier could be built from the property into Frenchman Bay so large cruise ships could dock in Bar Harbor instead of dropping anchor in the bay and then sending passengers ashore in tenders — which sometimes is prevented by rough weather.

 

"Suggestions that a long pier could be built" is a long way from no more tendering in Bar Harbor.

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Hello to all,

 

Just found this article about the development of a new cruise ship terminal in Montreal. Enjoy:

 

http://www.cruisesaintlawrence.com/EN/pressreleases/306/Restoration-project-of-Alexandra-Pier-and-Iberville-passenger-terminal-serving-cruise-ships.aspx

 

Good news about a new Montreal Passenger ship terminal. Their current one is quite old and a replacement will be most welcome.

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It's a very short tender ride in Bar Harbor though the fog sometimes is so dense, it necessitates a bridge officer riding every tender back and forth from ship to shore.

 

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Good news, if it happens, for cruisers wanting to do the Montreal-Boston itinerary. Here are articles about this project

 

"Former Vermont transportation chief to push Montreal train route"

 

http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1431455/former-vermont-transit-chief-to-push-montreal-train-route/

 

Older article but with other details

 

"Vermonters on board for rail service to Montreal"

 

http://www.wcax.com/story/28542802/vermonters-on-board-for-rail-service-to-montreal

Edited by Jolie_Cruiser

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For passengers transiting through the airport in the next few days, specific info. on the modular corridor:

 

http://www.aeroportdequebec.com/en/press-releases/modular-corridor-of-165-m-to-provide-safe-comfortable-access-to-international-departure-gates/

 

For general info. on the enhancements, here is a dedicated website:

 

http://www.yqb2018.com/en/yqb-2018-the-project/

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Starting March 15th 2016, all non US citizens (with the exception of visa holders) will need an Electronic Travel Authorization to fly to Canada. This does not apply to sea or land travel. More info. on this video:

 

Edited by Jolie_Cruiser

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I'm from Boston and have sailed Canada/NE many times, b-to-b, Boston to Montreal to Boston and never tire of that itinerary. It's a wonderful cruise and I plan to sail it again.

 

Thank you for links to the articles. Interesting.

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The Draken Harald Hårfagre, a drakkar (Viking longship), has started a 7 months journey in Norway April 26th. After sailing on the Saint-Lawrence, she will navigate on the Great Lakes to finish her journey in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, USA.

 

Live route and other info in this link:

http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/route/

 

Interesting video:

"Draken sets course to America"

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This year, the CCNE (Cruise Canada New/England) Symposium took place in NYC. Here are two articles about topics which were discussed about:

 

"CCNE Symposium News and Notes":

http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/15092-ccne-symposium-news-and-notes.html

 

"New CCNE Symposium Format Drives Engagement":

http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/15090-new-ccne-symposium-format-drives-engagement.html

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