Montreal is increasingly adept at taking advantage of its expansive waterfront. In addition to a new shoreline promenade in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Saint-Hélène, for example, Montreal is set to open an attractive new urban beach in the borough of Verdun.

But there's no venue quite like the river, itself. From the Saint Lawrence, Montrealers can enjoy sweeping views of the city skyline. That's why one local enterprise is offering a unique opportunity to make the most of the most beautiful vantage point in the city.

Absolu 80, from Absolü Cruises, is a luxury yacht that Montrealers can rent by the hour. "With its style and layout, the Absolu 80 is a unique way to enjoy a cruise on the St. Lawrence River," the company website reads.

"With Absolü Cruises, you don't have to choose a deck or cabin. The entire yacht is at your disposal and offers you the opportunity to enjoy the sun on its decks and the beauty of its mahogany interior."

Watch the MTLBlog video below for a tour of Absolu 80!

For special occasions, Absolu 80 offers catering, bar service, a DJ and other entertainment. Voyagers on longer river cruises may also take advantage of a hot tub and recreational equipment.

A cruise on the Saint-Lawrence is the best way to take a birthday party, wedding, or large celebration to the next level. The yacht "is the only commercial vessel to offer this 
level of luxury and privacy in the Old Port of Montreal," says Absolü Cruises.

Note that there is a two-hour minimum for all bookings. "Rates vary depending on the day of the week and the time of the event, but are independent of the number of guests." Be sure to contact Absolü Cruises to get an estimate.

Check out the Absolü Cruises website here for more information and to book your cruises!


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