Media Advisory: All aboard! An up close and personal look at a Great Lakes success story|
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Members of the media are invited to a special tour of the Cape May Light, a
classic cruise ship whose unique style and approach has led to its resounding
success cruising the Great Lakes in its inaugural year.
Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Place: Queen Elizabeth Docks, 255 Queens Quay East
(south end of Lower Sherbourne/Queens Quay at the
The Cape May Light is one of four cruise ships docking in Toronto this summer.
The U.S.-based Cape May Light, operated by American Classic Cruises, first
arrived in Toronto on its maiden voyage July 13. The ship holds 200 passengers
and will make eight dockings in Toronto this summer as it travels its route
between Quebec City and Buffalo.
The number of cruise ships visiting Toronto has continued to grow in the past
few years. In 2001, four ships will make a total of 18 dockings, bringing an
estimated 6,000 passengers to enjoy Toronto's sites, sounds and shops.
A healthy cruise industry will contribute to Toronto's strong tourism industry.
Some 16.2 million people visit Toronto each year, spending approximately $3.3
Note to editors:
In order to allow for the processing of boarding passes, please advise Rob
Berry (416-392-3387) before 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 23 who will be attending
from your organization.