/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - The Montréal Cruise Committee proudly announces the docking of the Maasdam for the 10th consecutive season/

  • The 100,000th passenger to disembark and to board will be feted

MONTRÉAL, May 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend the 10th consecutive season of the Maasdam in the Port of Montréal this coming May 31. To mark this special occasion, the Montréal Cruise Committee will present a commemorative plaque to the ship's captain. Also, gifts will be presented to the 100,000th passenger of the Maasdam to disembark at the Port of Montréal, as well at the 100,000th passenger to board the ship for a cruise to Boston.

Special activities to mark this anniversary will take place all day long at the Cruise Terminal.



A ceremony to mark the 10th consecutive season of the Maasdam at the Port of Montréal, and the 100,000th passenger to disembark and to board.


Saturday, May 31, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. 
The 100,000th passenger to disembark is expected at about 9:00 am, and the 100,000th passenger to board is expected at about 1:00 pm.


Cruise Terminal (across from the Pointe-à-Callière Museum)
Media Reception Area: The tourist information table at Dock 4 (south end of the terminal)


PHOTO OP: Photographs may be taken of the arrival and departure of the 100,000th passengers along with the Captain of the Maasdam, and Port of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal representatives.

Confirmation required: Media wishing to attend the ceremony must RSVP before May 30 at noon to Alexandra Graveline: graveline.alexandra@tourisme-montreal.org. On the day of the event, a piece of ID must be presented to enter the Cruise Terminal.

Last year, the Port of Montréal welcomed 47 cruise ships and a record 55,611 passengers. Including crews, nearly 70,000 people boarded or disembarked in Montréal, 70% of whom were international tourists.

Supported by Tourisme Québec, the Montréal Cruise Committee comprises the Montréal Port Authority and Tourisme Montréal, as well as six other local associations and organisations: Aéroports de Montréal (Montréal airports), the Old Port of Montréal Corporation, the Montréal Casino, the Old Montréal Business Development Corporation, the Hotel Association of Greater Montréal and the City of Montréal.

For more information on Montréal cruises, go to cruises.alamontreal.com/.

About the Port of Montréal
Operated by the Montréal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montréal is a major diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo as well as liquid bulk and dry bulk goods. It is a leading container port served by the largest container shipping lines in the world. The Port of Montréal has its own rail network directly dockside. It is connected to the two national rail networks and a highway system. The Port operates a passenger terminal that welcomed 69,966 passengers and crew members in 2013. All other terminals are run by private stevedoring firms. For more information, go to www.port-Montréal.com.

About Tourisme Montréal
Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the "Montréal" destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing conditions of the market. For more information, visit www.tourisme-montreal.org.

SOURCE: Tourisme Montréal

For further information: and RSVP: Alexandra Graveline, Manager - Corporate Public Relations, Tourisme Montréal, 514 844-3558, Cell: 514-994-5639, graveline.alexandra@tourisme-montreal.org; Sophie Roux, Director - Communications, Montréal Port Authority, 514 283-7050, rouxs@port-montreal.com

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