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Marine Atlantic 2015-16 schedule and rate structure now available for booking

January 14, 2015

Marine Atlantic's 2015-16 schedule and rate structure is now available for booking. This year's schedule will continue to see the popular overnight and morning crossings, and dedicated commercial crossings to facilitate the transport of goods to and from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Tariff rate and fuel surcharge adjustments were also announced today. Due to the ongoing drop in international oil prices, Marine Atlantic will be passing along short-term savings directly to customers. Effective immediately, the fuel surcharge will be decreased by six per cent.

While the fuel surcharge is being decreased at this time due to internal fuel savings initiatives and the declining price of oil, Marine Atlantic expects future increases will be necessary as the Corporation is required to move to more expensive marine diesel fuel to meet new environmental regulations by the year 2018. This transition will be made over the next three years through a blended fuel process which will result in fuel costs rising until all vessels have converted to use 100 per cent marine diesel. As a result of the increased fuel costs required to meet these environmental regulations, future fuel surcharge increases are expected. The fuel surcharge will be continuously monitored to determine when changes are necessary as a result of these regulatory requirements.

Effective April 1, passenger fares, vehicle fares and the drop trailer management fee will increase by 2.6 per cent. The tariff rate adjustments are necessary to reflect the continuing increased costs associated with materials, supplies and labour and ensure a strong and reliable service for customers. Marine Atlantic will not be increasing cabin prices or the security fee at this time.

Reservations are now available up to and including March 31, 2016. The complete 2015-16 sailing schedule is available at www.marineatlantic.ca . Below is an overview of the 2015-16 cost of travel which includes applicable fees and surcharges.

 

Port aux Basques - North Sydney 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2014   

Cost of travel

April 1, 2015 

Adult passenger$43.43 $42.43 
2 Adults with vehicle  $200.06 $195.26 
Family of 4 with vehicle (2 adults, 2 children over five years of age)  $240.36 $234.60 
Tractor trailer (72 feet with driver - no berth)  $656.78 $640.55 

 

Argentia - North Sydney 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2014    

Cost of travel

April 1, 2015 

Adult passenger  $115.30 $112.52 
2 Adults with vehicle (2 adults, 2 children over five years of age)  $462.80 $451.48 
Family of 4 with vehicle (2 adults, 2 children over five years of age)  $574.60 $560.50 

 

Port aux Basques - North Sydney 

 Cost of travel

April 1, 2014      

Cost of travel

April 1, 2015 

4 Berth cabin (Night)  

4 Berth cabin (Day)

$126.50

$53.50 

$126.50

$53.50 

2 Berth cabin (Night)

2 Berth cabin (Day)  

$126.50

$53.50 

$126.50

$53.50 

 

Argentia - North Sydney 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2014     

Cost of travel

April 1, 2015 

4 Berth cabin  $176.75 $176.75 
2 Berth cabin  $176.75 $176.75 

 

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Media Contact:

Darrell Mercer

Corporate Communications

(709) 772-0073 or (709) 727-2405

dmercer@marineatlantic.ca