C.T.M.A. is the shipping operator serving the Iles de la Madeleine archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. The company has two ferries, the 1973-built CTMA VACANCIER and the 1972-built CTMA VOYAGEUR.
Since many years the company tries to get subsidies from the Canadian Government to acquire new tonnage. Now, a couple of months before the elections, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard has promised financial support for the construction of a new cruise ferry, during a visit to the island of la Madeleine.
Remark about the term ‘cruise ferry’: the ferries serve both as a lifeline to the archipelago and as a one-week cruise product for tourists, with departure from Montreal.
More information on the company website and route on map below.
Source: Radio Canada