Port in the City Day as popular as ever

Port in the City Day, held on Saturday, September 7 by the Port of Montreal for the general public, was as big a hit as in previous years.

The Port of Montreal offered five free
cruises aboard AML's Cavalier Maxim.

At 8:00 am, the first cruise passengers were waiting on the dock to board the Cavalier Maxim, operated by AML Cruises, a partner of the port in organizing Port in the City Day. That day, volunteer employees from the Port of Montreal welcomed more than 2,500 passengers on the free one-hour cruise, with five departures scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

All these passengers, most of whom came as a family, were able to cruise by the port’s facilities, from Old Montreal to the east end of the city. This perspective from the St. Lawrence River is as original as it is unfamiliar for the vast majority of Montrealers. Members of port management gave the guided tour.

“The Port of Montreal is a public body and belongs to all Montrealers and Quebecers. It’s a huge pleasure for us to open our doors to them and welcome them on this weekend,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.

Kids are king at Port in the City Day.

Interest in Port in the City Day among the Friends of the Port remains unabated from one year to the next; every year, within a few hours of becoming available almost all the cruise tickets disappear. Many people have to wait until the following year for the chance to go on board. Given the enthusiastic response of the public and to meet this demand, the Port of Montreal plans to repeat the event in 2014.

A very special invitation will be sent to the Neighbours of the Port. We hope to see you there in large numbers. Make it a date for next September!

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