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435 Chemin Avila-Arseneau, Quebec G4T 1J3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cruised from Montreal to the Isles, then the Saguenay Fjord and La Baie in the first week of September aboard the Vacancier. The itinerary leads back to Montreal, but I disembarked in Quebec to spend some extra time there. The ship itself has pros...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seven day Themed Cruise, St Lawrence River, was very informative and interesting. They did a good job of accommodating the 30 anglos of +300 total guests, e.g. with special english presentations in a separate area. Language was not an issue at all, as most of...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

I travelled to magdelen Island with CTMA. on the return boat trip I showed to the dock 45 minutes before departure I was a litle late because they ask to be there 60 minutes before departure. I had a confirmed reservation and they were still...More

Thank Roving510989
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We wondered what it would be like on this 5 hour crossing from Souris - not bad at all. There are man places to keep you busy, including the three decks outside. We frequented just about every area there is - quiet room, lounge, bar,...More

Thank CARIBBOB
Reviewed 3 July 2018

It didn't start out well. The lot crew at Souris were great. The loading crew, although polite, packed the cars in so that passengers had to get out before parking. When departing, passengers and drivers couldn't get in until other cars were moved. If you...More

Thank William M
Croisieres-CTMA, Responsable des relations clients at CTMA Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear customer, first of all, we want to thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Regarding the armchairs, to accommodate all our passengers, it is not possible to install more love seats for the 5-hour crossing. For comfort, although in limited quantities,...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We took the week-long cruise from Montreal in September, with a stop in Havre St. Pierre and a cruise along the Saguenay River on the return leg. This is a modest cruise on a modest ship (built in the early 70's for Viking lines, ~400...More

2  Thank Allen T
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Went back and forth from Souris this past week aboard the Traversier. The boarding and unboarding was swift and well organized. Staff is very attentive to details. The time flew quickly. Enjoyed the food and live music in the bar. Would love to pass on...More

Thank sandyloves2travel
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I've seen the complaints about the bathrooms & showers in the cabins. Yes, it is an older ship (1973), mainly built as a ferry, so not optimized for "cruises". Also a bit pricy given the duration & ship. However, the friendliness of staff/crew more than...More

1  Thank Jean P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This ferry has the best staff I have ever seen they. You know if they are friendly. The people on Madeleine Island will be the same and they were and what a island ,best island in the world

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We took the five hour long ferry to travel to les Iles-de-la-Madeleine. It is very impressive to watch all of the motorcycles, bikes, cars, trucks, transport trucks and RVs get onto the ferry. Everything is very well organized. On the way there, it was very...More

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bbc2play
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Response from Sylvia M |
We just booked the same cruise and were upgraded to a AA cabin with 4 bunks. Can easily store suitcases on top 2 bunks. Diagram of cabin shows an area beside the door with a bar across it, maybe a hanging locker. Read that... More
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