QUÉBEC CITY, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ -- The Port of Québec is very pleased to announce that the highly prestigious Disney Cruise Line will be coming to Québec in 2018. The Port of Québec is celebrating and looking forward to this commercial success, which will showcase our city to families from around the world.
"The fact that the Disney Magic is coming to Québec is a historic development for the Québec and eastern Canadian cruise industry. This prestigious new product will certainly be a hit with a brand new clientele of families and young adventurers. We are very proud to welcome the famous Disney Cruise Line, which will shine a spotlight on the city and the Port at the international level," said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority (QPA).
Québec City, Canada, a new port for Disney Cruise Line, will be featured on two new itineraries sailing between New York and Québec City in September 2018. Both of these sailings include two full days in the capital, giving visitors multiple days to experience the city. As part of these two sailings, the 2,713‑passenger Disney Magic will also stop at other Canadian ports new to Disney Cruise Line – Saguenay and Baie-Comeau.
"At Disney Cruise Line, we take pride in creating exciting cruise itineraries filled with unforgettable places, experiences and people, and we are thrilled to bring our special brand of magic to Québec City in the fall of 2018," said Tom Wolber, senior vice president, Disney Cruise Line operations. "I know our guests will enjoy having plenty of time to discover the city's many attractions and offerings, from the beautiful architecture and historic landmarks, to the delightful parks, shops and restaurants."
To achieve the goal of welcoming Disney Cruise Line to Québec, the Port is proud to have been able to count on such major partners as the City of Québec, Québec City Tourism, the Secrétariat de la capitale nationale, the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Québec, members of the cruise forum, the Cruise the Saint Lawrence Association, the Ministère du Tourisme, the Secrétariat aux affaires maritimes and, of course, Saguenay and Baie-Comeau, which will also welcome calls in 2018.
"We are proud to work with Disney Cruise Line and showcase Québec as an attractive and vibrant option for their clientele. We have been looking forward to the arrival of Disney, and today it became a reality. It is a real vote of confidence from this world-class company, and we will do all we can to live up to its expectations," said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the QPA.
ABOUT DISNEY CRUISE LINE
Since its launch in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a leader in the cruise industry, providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer. Today, Disney Cruise Line continues to expand its blueprint for family cruising with a fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – sailing from ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, Europe and more. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.
ABOUT THE PORT OF QUÉBEC:
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Québec is an award-winning city and one of the highest-rated destinations in the world. The Port of Québec is a highlight of the Canada New England cruise itinerary. As one of the largest cruise ports in Canada, it welcomes many of the most renowned cruise lines in the world. The strategically located terminal in the center of Old-Québec can accommodate both transit calls and embarkation and disembarkation operations. The Québec Cruise Committee, comprised of port, government and tourism representatives, coordinates all cruise tourism promotion with the goal of increasing Québec City's cruise business.
SOURCE Port of Quebec
For further information: Source: Marie-Andrée Blanchet, Advisor, Public Relations and Events, Québec Port Authority, Tel.: 418-648-3640, Email: marie-andree.blanchet@portQuébec.ca