As an island city surrounded by the flow of the St. Lawrence River, Montréal’s connection to the water runs strong and deep. Wander the cobblestones of Old Montréal and the Old Port along the river’s edge, and you’ll find tourists and locals alike basking in the views. And there’s no better way to experience Montréal’s love for the St. Lawrence than on a river cruise. Here are three local river cruise options, which also offer unforgettable meetings and event spaces.
Croisières AML’s Cavalier Maxim is capable of accommodating up to four different events simultaneously, all set amid the backdrop of some of the city’s best views thanks to the two terraces and three glassed-in dining rooms. Perfect for meetings and conference events, the Cavalier Maxim also offers special packages ranging from meals and circus entertainment to firework viewing from the river. Full gourmet on-board catering options will keep your attendees full and energized, and any Croisières AML cruise also makes for a great incentive or off-site team excursion. And did we mention there’s a dance floor on each deck?
Capacity: The AML Cavalier Maxim has a total capacity of 750 passengers
Le Bateau-Mouche brings a taste of Paris to the St. Lawrence with its flat-deck sightseeing boat, just like those floating tourists down the Seine. Day and evening sailings are both available for special events, as well as deluxe dinner services ranging from a four-course meal to their Signature six-course meal. Bonus: a Music + Light experience!
Capacity: 134 passengers on the main deck, and 50 on the upper deck
Navark’s fleet of 14 boats both big and small hold capacities of up to 200 guests for a memorable off-site on the water, and their ships are equally suited for meetings and cocktail events. But even more impressive is the company’s private island with room for 400 guests. Fully stocked with structures, tents and all mod cons, this private island getaway is dressed to impress. And if the rapid speed transport to and from the island feels a bit rushed, Navark also offers a scenic route of a leisurely 60 minutes to take in the sights.
Capacity: From 12 to 200 people on their ships, and up to 400 on their private island
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