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19.7C (67.5F)

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High

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Media and public relations

#Croisière

Port of Québec to Welcome the Brilliant Lady in 2025, Jewel of the Virgin Voyages Fleet

05/01/2024

Québec, May 1, 2024 — The Port of Québec is proud to announce the arrival in October 2025 of the Brillant Lady, the latest jewel of the Virgin Voyages fleet, on the occasion of its maiden voyage to Canada. Built in 2023, this brand-new ship is 278 metres long, 13 stories high, and can hold nearly 2,800 passengers. It is one of the newest cruise ships in the world, designed by internationally renowned naval architects Fincantieri. This event confirms Québec’s standing as a choice destination for cruise lines. Virgin Voyages brings a new clientele that is younger and more diverse.


Virgin Voyages has also equipped its ship with an avant-garde environmental policy: unnecessary single-use plastics, such as water bottles, shopping bags, and non-reusable packages, are forbidden aboard ship. Strict measures are also implemented to greatly reduce food waste.

Quotes
“With this addition to the 2025 calendar, the Port of Québec now boasts 20 cruise lines making it an unmissable destination. We are very proud of our ever-thriving calendar, diversifying year after year, and its exceptional contribution to Québec life.” 
— Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Port of Québec


“Québec has always been on our radar, which is why we are delighted to announce than our new ship, the Brillant Lady, will head for Canada’s majestic shores in the fall of 2025. Cruise passengers visiting from the Brillant Lady will enjoy an unparalleled tourist experience as they are beguiled by the fall colours and the capital’s year-round beauty.”
— Natasha Salzedo, Director of Itineraries and Destinations at Virgin Voyages


“We're delighted to introduce a new clientele to the splendor of our destination, particularly through the beauty of the St. Lawrence River, which offers an unforgettable first glimpse of our region. This memorable first experience encourages many cruisers to return, contributing to the expansion of our community of ambassadors for Quebec City.”
— Robert Mercure, Director General, Destination Québec cité

 

About the Port of Québec
The Québec Port Authority, a non-profit organization, manages the Port of Québec which is strategically located to serve North America’s industrial and agricultural heartland. This Canadian hub for international trade for both the import and export of goods is the only port in the province of Québec with a fifteen-metre depth of water at low tide and a comprehensive intermodal infrastructure. The Port facilities generate 10,000 jobs and about two billion dollars in economic activity each year.

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For information
Frédéric Lagacé
Communications Director
418 929-5031
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