Special offer valid from December 16, 2012 to January 6, 2013
MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - In celebration of the Holiday Season, VIA Rail Canada is once again pleased to offer the Sleeper Plus Class to its travelers on The Ocean between Montréal and Halifax, which includes all meals (from breakfast to dinner) served on board, from December 16, 2012 to January 6, 2013. And, new this year, customers in the Sleeper class will also enjoy the comfort and panoramic experience of the Skyline domed car throughout the winter season. Following the example of the comparable Park car in summer, the Skyline will surely become one of the journey's main attractions. The car boasts a Lounge section, a restaurant section, a take-out counter, sofas, tables, plus comfy leather chairs offering a 360 degree panoramic view of the passing landscapes.
Passengers can escape from the wintery weather conditions that, all too often, disrupt travel during the Holiday Season in the Maritimes and Quebec. They can instead opt for the safest and most trustworthy means of transport in the country. "In addition to offering passengers on The Ocean a higher quality menu, VIA Rail will provide an unforgettable experience to customers as they travel to their destinations. Set aside all tension, forget about the unpredictability of winter travel, and make the most of the Holiday Season this year," says Steve Del Bosco, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at VIA Rail. "Enhanced by the unobstructed view and the pleasure of sitting in the Skyline car, a journey on-board The Ocean may well be your only opportunity to rest during the Holiday season!"
In service three days a week, VIA Rail's Ocean completes the journey between Montréal and Halifax in a little less than 24 hours and links the Gaspé Peninsula and the Maritimes with the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. A truly romantic experience, the journey allows you to observe enchanting landscapes and to wake up to a view over the Chaleur Bay. For more information regarding VIA Rail's Sleeper Plus Car, available on-board The Ocean throughout the Holiday Season or to book a journey anywhere on the network, visit viarail.ca or dial 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842 7245) or 1 800 268 9503 (ATS for the hearing impaired).
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective passenger transportation in the country's two official languages. VIA operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometer route network. Recipient of the RAC's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted on by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA safely transports over four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has provided VIA Rail with nearly one billion dollars in capital investment funding. Follow the evolution of current projects at viarail.ca/TransformerVIA.
SOURCE: VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
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