September 10, 2020
“A ship costing CAD$ 100 million and in service only ten weeks, that doesn’t make sense.”
Pierre Fitzgibbon, Canadian Minister of Economy and Innovation
Quote heard on Radio Canada, about the replacement of the CTMA VACANCIER, a 1973-built ferry used in summer as a cruise ship between Montréal and Cap-aux-Meules.
The Minister said that there is plenty of secondhand tonnage on the market, and that the cruise destinations should be expanded to e.g. the Saguenay Fjord and the Iles-de-la-Madeleine. The season should also be longer.