Marine Atlantic will soon have a new vessel called, "the Ala’suinu "

    The vessel incorporates the latest Canadian accessibility standards and provides customers with a variety of amenities such as 146 passenger cabins (including 31 pet friendly cabins), 40 passenger pods, a variety of food service options, seating lounges, a children’s play area, and a kennel for pets.

    Marine Atlantic took delivery of its newest vessel, the Ala’suinu (all-ahh-sue-ee-new) earlier today. The vessel is due to arrive at Marine Atlantic’s facilities in April. The Ala’suinu (pronounced Ah-laa-sue-in-ou), is a name that means “Traveller” in Mi’kmaq. The vessel reduces carbon emissions by using battery power to complement the engine design. The Ala’suinu will also introduce measures to decrease underwater noise, reducing the impact on marine life. The vessel incorporates the latest Canadian accessibility standards and provides customers with a variety of amenities such as 146 passenger cabins (including 31 pet friendly cabins), 40 passenger pods, a variety of food service options, seating lounges, a children’s play area, and a kennel for pets. The vessel will primarily operate on the Argentia service this summer, connecting customers between Cape Breton and eastern Newfoundland, and will operate between Port aux Basques and North Sydney during the fall, winter, and spring periods.

     

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