Haimark's Saint Laurent Resumes Service
Photo of the Saint Laurent courtesy of Haimark Line.
Haimark Line’s Saint Laurent cruise ship has been repaired and will resume its scheduled sailings with a July 14 cruise from Chicago to Montréal.
The 210-passenger ship left the Verreault Shipyard in Quebec on July 12 after fixing the hull damage it sustained when it struck a lock wall in the Saint Lawrence Seaway on June 18. No serious injuries were reported, but one cruise was aborted and the June 26 and July 5 voyages were canceled.
“We have personally been in touch with all affected guests to apologize for any inconvenience and reschedule them as desired,” said Tom Markwell, Haimark’s managing partner for sales and marketing.
The coastal expedition vessel will resume its scheduled North American program and then reposition to the Caribbean, Central and South America on Oct. 30.
In addition to the cruises between Chicago to Montreal, the Saint Laurent’s nine- and 12-night summer itineraries also include “The French Canadian Maritimes & Coastal North Atlantic” from Montréal to Portland, Maine; “Great Lakes Grand Discovery” from Chicago to Toronto, and “Historic Coastal New England from Portland to Nassau, the Bahamas.
Beginning Nov. 11, the ship will add a fleet of Zodiacs and a marine expedition team for explorations of “The Natural Splendors of the Esoteric Caribbean” from Nassau to Trinidad; “The Mysterious and Unknown Orinoco River” from Trinidad to Cartagena, Colombia; “The Archipelagos of the Americas” from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Lima, Peru; and “The Heart of Central America via the Panama Canal” from Cartagena to San Jose.
Haimark Line is the sister company to Haimark Ltd., a luxury river cruise operator that offers journeys in Vietnam and Cambodia, Myanmar, India, and the Peruvian Amazon.
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