Baie-Comeau prepares to host maiden call from Disney Magic

Baie-Comeau prepares to host maiden call from Disney Magic
Disney Magic will call at Baie-Comeau on 25 and 30 September (Image source: Baie-Comeau Cruises)

Canada’s Port of Baie-Comeau is preparing to welcome a maiden call from Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic on 25 September 2018.

Calling as part of a new week-long itinerary from New York, US to Québec City, Disney Magic will arrive with around 2,713 passengers and 950 crew members. She will return again on 30 September.

While Disney Magic is berthed in port, her guests will be able to participate in various organised shore excursions. They include tours to Franquelin’s Lumberjack Village, Glaciers’ Garden, Seashell Valley, Manic-2 dam, Pointe-aux-Outardes’ Nature Park and Manoir of Baie-Comeau, St. Pancrace lookout, and the churches of St. Amélie and St. Andrew. Guests will also be able to enjoy a performance by local music group Les coureux d'bois.

“Tourism in Baie-Comeau must progress and our actions are aligned with this goal,” said Mayor Yves Montigny. “This achievement by our partner, Baie-Comeau Cruises, with a world-renowned company such as Disney, can only contribute to our international influence and visibility. I am delighted and convinced that the guests will be charmed by the high-quality attractions they will discover during their stopover in Baie-Comeau.”

Baie-Comeau Cruises hopes that Disney Magic’s visit will prompt the cruise line, and other international cruise operators, to make stopovers at the port in future.

“Our goal is to make sure the Disney Cruise Line continues to stop over in Baie-Comeau for many years to come,” said Viviane Richard, president of Baie-Comeau Cruises. “We want this event to be successful in order to increase our notoriety as an international cruise stopover. Managing these stopovers is part of our growth strategy. Baie-Comeau Cruises' team has been working for several months to organise these major stopovers, and it is ready to take up the challenge.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, September 18, 2018