A selection of images of trips on the MS Apollo and MS CTMA Vacancier, taken in 2006. We begin with the Apollo - the first and best preserved of a series of ferries built by Meyer Werft in the early 1970s - presently employed by Woodward Group between Blanc Sablon and Belle Isle (connecting Northern Newfoundland with Quebec):
Next, we move to the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St Lawrenceto join the CTMA Vacancier, originally Viking Line's J.J. Sietas-built Aurella of 1973 - arguably the Baltic Sea's first jumbo ferry and still remarkably well preserved:
All the ferries in French-speaking Canada had one thing in common, so far as I could ascertain: dire food. The CTMA ships were no exception.
Some sights on terra firma en route through Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands: