CTMA cancels its 2021 cruise season
Cap-aux-Meules, October 26, 2020 - The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing CTMA to cancel its 20th cruise season, which was scheduled from June 11 to September 24, 2021.
Efforts in marketing and advertising are normally well underway for the organization of the season. The evolution of the pandemic makes it difficult to prepare and revive the cruise industry.
"This is once again sad news for the tourism industry of the Islands, but in such a context where uncertainty looms we must cancel the 2021 season," says CTMA General Manager, Emmanuel Aucoin.
Logistics and the organization of a cruise season inevitably requires the involvement and collaboration of employees and partners. “By making our decision at this time of year, we hope this will allow our employees and partners to adjust,” concludes Mr. Aucoin.
The 2020 cruise season has also been cancelled due to the pandemic. Cruises on the CTMA Vacancier began in 2002. Nearly 100 crew members work for the client services on the cruises. For 15 weeks from mid-June to the end of September, cruise passengers spend three days in the Islands, representing direct spin-offs of approximately $3 million a year in the archipelago.