Media Advisory and Photo opportunity - Toronto Port Authority welcomes M.V. Clelia II as first cruise vessel in port for 2010

The cruise ship Clelia II sails into Toronto harbour just after dawn 19 June, 2010 - First cruise vessel of the 2010 season. (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority)

The cruise ship Clelia II sails into Toronto harbour just after dawn 19 June, 2010 - First cruise vessel of the 2010 season. (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority)

TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - The Toronto Port Authority ("TPA") is pleased to announce the arrival of M.V. Clelia II into the Port of Toronto today.

The Clelia II will be docking at the International Marine Passenger Terminal (IMPT) at 6 am and departing early Sunday morning. This 100 passenger luxury "yacht-like" ship is operated by Travel Dynamics out of New York City.

The ship's Great Lakes itinerary will take her 7 days to reach Duluth, Minnesota on Lake Superior. Along the way the passengers will get to experience the Welland Canal, Niagara Falls, Little Current, Mackinac Island (US), Red Rock and Thunder Bay. The Clelia II will make 7 trips to Duluth from Toronto with 7 trips back this season (the same as in 2009).

Embarking passengers will be sent off by a fife and drummer in period costume from the City of Toronto's Fort York.

Photographers and videographers are welcome at the following time and location:

Saturday, June 19
                           6:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m.
                 (passengers disembark between 8 - 10 a.m.)
                   (passengers embark between 3 - 5 p.m.)
             International Marine Passenger Terminal, 8 Unwin Ave
                     (bottom of Cherry Street), Toronto

((xxx) NO tours of the ship are available during this visit but could be arranged on future visits (xxx))

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/


For further information: Deputy Harbour Master, Michael Riehl, at 416-319-9095