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Press kit - Press release - Launch of the belvü 2011 summer program - The belvü

Launch of the belvü 2011 summer program

Montreal, Canada

The belvü

Montréal’s first catamaran-lounge proposes its All-Inclusive experience on the river, THE summer event for all urbanites!

Montreal, Canada, 2011-06-01 - This May 31, 2011 as of 5:30 p.m., the belvü team will officially launch its 2011 program during an exclusive cocktail reception out on the river. Montréal’s only catamaran-lounge offers a decidedly chic and original twist on urban nightlife with a relaxing alternative to the city’s usual terraces and restaurants! This summer, head down to the Quays of the Old Port and try out your sea legs for the “CATA 7”, “Gourmet Adventure” or “Gourmet Adventure with Fireworks” All-Inclusive packages. Whether it be dockside in a relaxed or refined ambiance, or out on the water showing off a fascinating view of Montréal, the belvü is destined to become Montréal’s least-kept secret! belvü activities will continue until October.

The All-Inclusive Experience

You don’t have to be a sailor to delight in the casual and festive atmosphere found on board all belvü urban river adventures! This exclusive summer activity is made all the more memorable by drifting blithely down the Saint Lawrence River! With its All-Inclusive programs, the belvü welcomes and treats its passengers like guests all night long. In fact, the “CATA 7” All-Inclusive cruise includes canapés, verrines, finger foods and an open bar, while the “Gourmet Adventure” packages feature hors d’oeuvres served on the terrace, a full meal with table service, plus an open bar throughout the cruise. So once your reservation is made, it’s nothing but smooth sailing for a wonderfully carefree night out on the water!

Unwind somewhere between sky and river

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? The Thursday CATA 7 offers a unique getaway on the river with two hours of contemporary music for colleagues and friends alike. And when the work week winds to a close, celebrate with the Friday CATA 7, a one-hour cruise featuring light nibbles and cocktails to start your weekend off right! Moreover, the Friday and Saturday Gourmet Adventures are the ideal opportunity to let loose and dance the night away to the beat set by the belvü’s DJs. Also noteworthy, beginning June 25, passengers can revel in the beauty of fireworks from the best vantage in the city – aboard the belvü in the middle of the river during a Gourmet Adventure with Fireworks cruise - as the International des feux Loto-Québec lights up the Montréal night sky. Individual rates are available for all CATA-7 cruises.

Group reservations and private charters

Want to try something a little different with your gang? Reservations are available for groups of twenty and more on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for regularly scheduled activities. On-the-dock meal reservations are also available for groups of fifty or more. In addition, the belvü offers many different chartering experiences outside customary business hours: on the dock or on the river, complete or partial occupation; it’s an ideal way to surprise guests with an exclusive adventure to remember!

belvü, croisière-boutique

Moored at Jacques-Cartier Quay in the Old Port of Montréal, the belvü is the first catamaran-lounge in Canada and a forerunner of the cruise and boutique concept: an upscale, urban, on-water product that offers stylish architecture, a refined environment, and guest-centered service.

  • Thursday CATA 7 Cruise – 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday CATA 7 Cruise – 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Friday Gourmet Adventure Cruise – 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday Gourmet Adventure Cruise – 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Saturday Gourmet Adventure with Fireworks Cruise – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • CATA 7 Cruise : $21.94 to $109.72 * per person
  • Gourmet Adventure Cruise: $155* to $225* per person
* Gratuity included

  • Thursday CATA 7 Cruise : Basins of the Quays of the Old Port and on to Île Charron
  • Friday CATA 7 Cruise: Basins of the Quays of the Old Port and on to Île Sainte-Hélène
  • Friday Gourmet Adventure Cruise: Basins of the Quays of the Old Port and on to Île Grosbois
  • Saturday Gourmet Adventure
  • Cruise: Basins of the Quays of the Old Port and on to Grande-Île
  • Gourmet Adventure with Fireworks Cruise: Basins of the Quays of the Old Port and on to Île Grosbois and to Île Sainte-Hélène for the fireworks show.

All-Inclusive Packages

CATA 7 Cruise
  • Canapés, verrines and finger food
  • Open bar featuring a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Gourmet Adventure Cruise
  • Hors d’œuvres served on the terrace
  • Full meal with table service
  • Open bar featuring a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Charters available
  • Dine aboard the catamaran
  • Corporate Event
  • - At the quay
    - On the river
    - Complete
    - Partial
  • Private Event
  • - At the quay
    - On the river
    - Complete
    - Partial

The Decks
  • The Grand Hall (main deck)
  • The Chic Lounge (upper deck)
  • The Jardin sur l’eau (terrace)

Cold Canapés
  • Harlequin salmon and lime caviar on mini-blinis
  • Mini-tomato and bocconcini brochette with Laurentian pesto
  • Three citrus scallop ceviche
  • Maple-smoked duck, goat cheese and star anis

Hot Canapés
  • Beef brochette in a sweet and sour onion confit sauce
  • Stuffed mushrooms with crab, bacon and old cheddar
  • Mini-quiche with Tomme du Maréchal cheese and thyme

  • Verrines (appetizers with multiple components layered artfully in a small glass)
    • Seafood cappuccino with asparagus and caviar
    • Sept-Îles shrimp in a cream sauce flavoured with paprika and thyme flowers
    • Green apple and grilled chorizo humus
    • Îles-de-la-Madeleine lobster salad, cucumber and citrus segments

    Martin Roy – Co-owner
    Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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    Media contact
    • BICOM Communications  
    • Amélie Soucy-Gauthier
    • amelie@bicom.ca
    • 514 223-6770