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Tadoussac starting to make its mark

Tadoussac starting to make its mark

Quebec’s Tadoussac, a small village located on the St Lawrence with 800 inhabitants, is slowly starting to grow in stature as a cruise port of call for smaller vessels.

Last year Tadoussac welcomed over 1,000 cruise passengers on four ships representing a three-fold increase in visitors, informs Simon Grenier, economic development officer, municipality of Tadoussac.

In addition to Ponant’s Le Boreal and Hapag Lloyd’s Europa, Tadoussac - which claims to be the oldest French settlement in North America - also welcomed Hamburg on an unscheduled call as the vessel had experienced bad weather whilst cruising in the Acrtic and the captain opted for a stop in Tadoussac, renowned as a whale watching destination.

The future is also looking bright says Grenier, with nine calls scheduled in 2015.

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