Archives Posted in February 2015

#ferryselfies are Fun!

by Vicki Rose, Marketing Manager

Everyone loves a good selfie. Especially the crowd who attended @HospitalityNL 2015 Conference.  It was a good time, as you tell by the pictures. Not sure who was having more fun – us or them!     

Proud of our History – the SS Dundee

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the SS Dundee which serviced Newfoundland coastal communities from 1900-1919. A member of the ‘alphabet (Read More)

Our Focus Is On Changing For You

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Marine Atlantic operates in the North Atlantic ocean, a very challenging environment, especially during difficult weather conditions. For decades, our crews and passengers have experienced strong winds, severe sea conditions and heavy ice that have impacted our schedule, especially during the period from late fall to early spring. This year is no different with numerous (Read More)

Proud of our History – the MV Marine Runner

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the MV Marine Runner which serviced southern Newfoundland coastal communities from 1975-1997. Similar to its (Read More)

Another One For the Books

by Grant Loveys, Guest Blogger

A couple’s travel logs ensure that the memories of a life lived richly would not be poorly kept. Photos and story by Grant Loveys   Memory is a tricky thing. Maybe you can remember all kinds of random things – which hockey player scored the most goals in the 1977 playoffs, or what colour socks (Read More)

Proud of our History - The Grand Manan Ferry Service

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the Grand Manan ferry service which was operated through a former Marine Atlantic subsidiary company (Read More)

Come Visit Marine Atlantic’s YouTube Channel

by Darrell Mercer

If you love social media and would like to watch amazing videos related to Marine Atlantic, good news, we now have a YouTube channel! Whether it’s a video showing the refit of the MV Blue Puttees or staff members dumping water over their heads as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, our YouTube channel has (Read More)

Proud of our History - MV Hopedale

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the MV Hopedale which served Newfoundland and Labrador coastal communities from 1960-1984. Named after the (Read More)

MV Atlantic Vision Lease Agreement Renewed until November 2017

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

Earlier today, Marine Atlantic and the Government of Canada announced the renewal of the charter agreement for the MV Atlantic Vision until November 2017. The MV Atlantic Vision has been in service with Marine Atlantic since 2009 and travels between Port aux Basques and North Sydney, and is also recognized as the seasonal vessel that (Read More)