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Mail and Supply Ship
The Bella Desgagnés





2024 Summer and Fall in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Bella Desgagnés offers transportation and cruise for local residents and visitors, but primary purpose is to bring mail and supplies to many of Québec’s picturesque villages located along the 900-km-long coast from Rimouski to Blanc-Sablon.

The Gulf of St. Lawrence is special for ecological productivity, as well as culturally. Since the 1600s, people have fitted themselves into the landscape integrating their culture into a living, European contact with the First Nations began here.

Quebec's Lower North Shore mail and supply ship

Sailings are weekly from Rimouski on Monday at 10 PM, arriving back the following Monday morning. The best way to get there from a far away place is by air to Quebec City or Montreal one day earlier, then by "Orleans" bus to Rimouski. Port calls vary from a couple of hours to half a day. Sightseeing tours are available in some places. The fare varies from CAD 1,714 per person in a standard twin-bedded cabin in low season, for seniors above 65. to CAD 3,033 for a person below 65 in the Panoramic twin-bedded cabin in high season, plus 20% for tax and fees.

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Bella Desgagnes


Bella's forerunner Nordik Express was providing an attractive service, and we'd book several of our customers per month. This new, 1,000-ton, vessel was built in Croatia in 2013. She has an Ice Class, flies Canadian flag, and extends the good tradition - early reservations are recommended.

standard twin-bedded cabin The image on the left is of a standard twin-bedded cabin with a porthole. Superior twin-bedded cabins have larger beds and square picture windows. Top deck Select- and Select-Plus-cabin occupants get a free pass to the Fitness Room and exclusive rights to a VIP Lounge. All 63 cabins have a bathroom with private facilities. Accommodations also include a Dining Room, Cafeteria, Bistro, Wi-Fi connection.

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