Larger Ships Soon To Reach Montreal – Venice Fears Loss Of Cruise Passengers – Cunard Line 175th Anniversary Celebrations At Liverpool

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 18th November 2013..

Empress of Scotland with cropped masts by Russell Priest
Canadian Pacific’s Empress of Scotland (ii) had her masts cropped by 44 feet in 1952 in order to reach Montreal
The Port of Montreal will be able to open up to larger ships after Hydro Quebec raises two sets of power lines that cross the St Lawrence River near Trois Rivières. So this week, we look at the effect that clearances and air draught have on ports and cruise ships. Meanwhile, since last week’s announcement of a ban from November 2014 on mega ships sailing past Venice’s St Mark’s Square, the port has announced that it fears a possible loss of cruise traffic. Finally, Cunard Line has announced some of the events planned for its 175th Anniversary celebrations in 2015, part of which will be a repeat of the line’s first mail contract voyage from Liverpool to Halifax and Boston on July 4, 1840.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                    (See previous columns)

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