|www.scotiaprince.com||I am very sorry to inform
you that we have been forced to cancel the 2005 season due to the lack
of safe and appropriate facilities at our terminal in Portland. Last
August Scotia Prince Cruises discovered dangerous levels of toxic
mold in the terminal facilities we lease from the City of Portland. As
of April 1, 2005, the City has not made the facilities safe for our
employees or passengers. Cont...................
Matthew Hudson Chairman Scotia Prince Cruises
|From: "gary white" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Magazine Yarmouth -- Scotia Prince
I would suggets you recontact them Email is email@example.com
Subject: Ferry Service
By way of example, our groups spent approximately
$8.000 to $12,000 on accommodations each time we toured Nova Scotia (8
times since 1996) What our appetites did to your mussel, lobster and scallop
population is probably not a good thing, but were they all ever delicious.
But I am sure that your fishing industries benefited greatly. We shopped
and we shipped all sorts of items. One fellow even left with an old lobster
pot strapped to the rear deck of his Austin Healey.
In 2000, we so enjoyed our visits, especially
along the South Shore, that we ended up buying property in Round Bay, just
west of Shelburne. WE plan to have a summer retreat on the shores of the
Atlantic and add to the provinces tax base, and happy to do so are we.
WE live in the Boston area, and we took the
CAT this past summer when the Scotia Prince was not available. It
certainly gets us there, but it is more like riding a bus than a nice luxury
liner. The fact that a ferry is being considered closer to Boston
is actually a great idea. While Portland was a 2 hour ride up a very
busy Interstate 95, Bar Harbour was a ridiculous 6 1/2 hour chore, with
getting into the seaside resort like trying to get into Boston
during rush hour.
Nova Scotia Tourism doesn't need more flights of
people dropping into Halifax for 2 or 3 days, or a cruise ship docking
overnight. What will certainly help is a pleasant enjoyable sail
onto your lovely shores, which have always seemed welcoming as we rolled
off the decks, through the courteous customs agents and onto your marvelous
and spellbinding winding roads! Spending 2 weeks circumnavigating
the province is what of the most pleasant times of my life. The Doers
and Dreamers Guidebook is built to allow just that. Touring is the
way to see diverse Nova Scotia. From the green and bountiful Annapolis
Valley the the small fishing villages along the South Shore, to the wild
and windswept shores of the Marine Drive and out onto the highlands of
Bringing vehicular traffic into Nova Scotia has nothing but pluses for the tourism industry, which is important to Nova Scotia. Finding a port and a cruise ship that can carry cars, bikes and vans is important. We will get there no matter how we have to do it, but the cruise ship was the right way, convenient, pleasant and a proper introduction when entering a Maritime province.... don't you think!
Good luck and a happy 2006, let's hope it can also be a prosperous
one! Please feel free to send me information whenever and if someone
needs to contact me, I will be gald to respond!
Subject: (no subject)
hello my name is janet hughes, i recently last september went on the
scotia prince and i loved it. we were going to go in july this year and
were very upset about the ship having to cancel the season. i would have
loved to sailed again with you again. i would have loved to have gone to
nova scotia again. i sure hope you have the luck of sailing from boston
i live in tewksbury,ma. and i would like that very much. my husband and
i loved your ship and would love to go back to peggy's cove it's beautiful
there and so isn't every other place i went to there.
From: "Bill Sr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Save the Scotia Prince
Dear Webmaster .
I would like to send you a copy of the following corrospondence I had with my fiancee regarding the "Prince" and the situation regarding the problem connected with tourist's transportation via the sea to Nova Scotia . Perhaps there is hope yet !
Please bear in mind the following was correspondence from one individual to another and not necessarily written directed to a newspaper as such . It is just my first thoughts . I do however hope that a palatable solution is reached by all parties . My corrospondence to my fiancee may sound negative , but I do hold out hopes for a good solution .
CORRESPONDENCE TO FIANCEE IS AS FOLLOWS !
Date: May 31, 2005 3:27:34 PM EDT
I forgot to tell you . I heard on the news today on WBZ that a group of investors are trying to put together a ship , maybe the Scotia Prince , to run from Boston every other day to Nova Scotia . It is a 14 hour run between ports . Over today , back tomorrow . Trouble with that I would think , if she is berthed in Yarmouth at any time the Cat is due . She would have to leave Boston at 6:00 A.M. to arrive in Yarmouth at 9:00 P.M. Yarmouth time . That is 15 minutes after the Cat is scheduled to leave Yarmouth . We have seen the Cat held up for over an hour while her passenger list was checked by U.S.A security . That would raise hell with a ship from Boston . By the same token , if she left Yarmouth at 6:00 A.M Yarmouth time she would arrive in Boston at 7:00 PM. Boston time . The first Cat is due in Yarmouth around noon Yarmouth time , so the later the Boston ship leaves Yarmouth the later she arrives in Boston . I personally think a ship would have to make the trip in less than 14 hours to be successful . No matter what you do with the times by first thought , the Boston to Yarmouth would not be a successful operation as outlined on the news report .
I am a resident of the greater Boston area with deep roots in Nova Scotia
and am sorely missing the "Prince" . We have for the past several
years gone "home" via the Prince at least once a season , and on occasion
, twice a season .
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Comments: I'm sure you all have heard about the Scotia Prince cancelling
it's 2005 season by now. This is a travesty! Everybody looses on both sides
(USA & NS). Businesses who have relied on the Prince for 35 years (even
longer)could fail, not to mention tourism which is one of Nova Scotia's
mainstays and certainly doesn't hurt the malls in Portland.
From: Robert Powell <email@example.com>
Just a thought--
Has anyone told the airport people about the Scotia Prince?
This could be just the kick in the pants they need to coax a major carrier to stop there on the way to or from Halifax.
There are already direct flights from Newark to Halifax. They could add Yarmouth to it's stops. Or they could ressurrect souwest or someone like them.
There are certainly going to be a lot of people who still need to get to Yarmouth-- and driving to Bar Harbor, St Johns or Truro is just not an option-- especially with the gas prices what they are. I heard that there were over 2500 bookings canceled on the Prince. Thats 2500 people (or groups) that either need alternate transportation or just wont be coming.
If the Airport were smart they would take what is happening and turn it into an opportunity.
TIME TO START THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX PEOPLE!!
Location: Rosedale, Ontario
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