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Marine Atlantic releases 2013-14 rates and schedule

February 13, 2013

Marine Atlantic today released its 2013-14 rates and schedule which includes a four per cent rate increase for travel effective April 1, 2013. There are no changes to the fuel surcharge or security fees.

"Marine Atlantic is working to become a modern and efficient corporation offering a high level of customer service," said Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience. "We continue to be impacted by rising costs of materials, supplies and labour. We have implemented efficiencies and are continuing to make further changes in the way we operate to minimize the increase in costs passed on to our customers.

"Our 2013-14 ferry schedule has been designed to match traffic demand with capacity throughout the year. The summer schedule, which is the busiest period for us, provides customers with a range of sailing options."

The new rate structure will be updated for all travel beginning April 1, 2013. Reservations are available up to and including March 31, 2014. For more information, or to make an online reservation, please visit www.marineatlantic.ca.

Below is an overview of the cost of travel which includes applicable fees.

Port aux Basques - North Sydney 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2012        

Cost of travel

April 1, 2013 

Adult passenger  $40.76 $42.25 
2 Adults with vehicle  $187.17 $194.37 
Family of 4 with vehicle (2 adults, 2 children)  $224.77 $233.49 

Argentia - North Sydney 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2012      

Cost of travel

April 1, 2013      

Adult passenger$107.85$112.02 
2 Adults with vehicle  $432.48 $449.49 
Family of 4 with vehicle (2 adults, 2 children)  $536.84 $558.01 

Port aux Basques - North Sydney 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2012      

Cost of travel

April 1, 2013 

4 Berth cabin (Night)

4 Berth cabin (Day)

$117.95 

$49.95

$122.67 

$51.95

2 Berth cabin (Night)

2 Berth cabin (Day)

$117.95

$49.95 

$122.67

$51.95 

Argentia - North Sydney 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2012     

Cost of travel

April 1, 2013 

4 Berth cabin$164.95 $171.55 
2 Berth cabin  $164.95 $171.55 

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Media Contact:

Darrell Mercer, Communications

Telephone: 709.772.0073

Email: dmercer@marine-atlantic.ca