French Canada & Great Lakes Cruising
Exploring the St Lawrence Seaway aboard M/V Victory I
11 Days | May 2021
Starting At $3499
Enjoy the best of the borderlands between Canada and the USA. Your journey begins exploring coastal living in Halifax. As you venture the St Lawrence Seaway survey two of the most European cities in North America, the French Canadian ports of Montreal and Quebec City. From the Thousand Islands to Niagara Falls you will have the opportunity to experience the awesome nature in this region of North America. Your great lakes journey ends when you disembark in Buffalo, NY.
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Day 1: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city.
Day 2: Embarkation Halifax
Coastal living, rugged wilderness and urban polish converge around Nova Scotia’s capital. Drink in the lively mix of historic and modern in the beating heart of this lively seaport. Bustling
streets slope down toward indigo brine and oceanic splendor, stretching east into oblivion. Bathe in botanical beauty at the Public Gardens
Day 3: Scenic Sailing the Trait of Canso
Unwind in seascape and sunlight as the canvas of blue and green slips by. Scenic sailing reveals the uncommon beauty of the Strait of Canso. Daytime entertainment and regionally inspired cuisine rival anything on land. Take a fancy to sailing, and enjoy this opportunity to venture beyond the cliffs.
Day 4: Charlottetown, PEI
– The red-earthed muse of “Anne of Green Gables” sprouts opportunity for exploration. Charlottetown, planted within the Garden of the Gulf, invites you to rollick in whimsical
architecture and rose-gold shorelines. Beachside vistas embrace emerald pastures while a charming city center boasts the boons of life as a port community. Stroll through downtown,
allow the sounds of street performers to dance through the eardrums and discover the seduction of ocean-to-table cuisine.
Day 5: Sailing the Gulf of St Lawrence
Rocky walls rise up toward firmament, embracing those who venture onto this stunning span of water. Perhaps morning will dawn upon wispy mists of coastal fog to greet early risers. See where the day takes you – a brisk walk on the Sun Deck, a cozy pint in The Tavern or just watching the scenery slip past.
Day 6: Sailing St Lawrence Seaway
This area is a playground for many species of whales throughout the year. A naturalist will join us on board near Tadoussac to share knowledge and enhance our encounters with marine life.
Day 7: Quebec City
The old-world charm of this ramparted enclave beckons visitors from around the globe. She is a French fille at heart – a glittering jewel brightening the banks of the St. Lawrence River. From a raised mound of earth, Château Frontenac towers toward the heavens over Upper Town, evoking the grandeur of a country estate. Traces of the city’s English heritage bloom in the mixed
borders of the living artwork within Joan of Arc Garden. Just moments in the sleek gentility of this marvelous destination, and you’ll feel as if you were whisked across the Atlantic for a
whirlwind European getaway.
Day 8: Montreal
In considering metropolitan sophistication, Montreal comes immediately to mind. As a geography is as diverse as its population. More than 120 cultural communities make up the multilingual
population center. A driving tour showcases some of the city’s true delights – attractions that are urban wonders, yet steeped in history. For the remainder of the day, guests roam the
city at their leisure, free to explore museums, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and more. Every traveler is sure to find something to love in this sensational destination.
Day 9: Sailing Lake Ontario
The lower reaches of the St. Lawrence Seaway give way to unspeakable splendor at Thousand Islands, the glorious corridor leading us onto the lake. Search the intricate maze of lichen-cloaked
mounds for glimpses of their bounty of wildlife.
Day 10: Niagara Falls/Port Colborne
A short motorcoach ride from Port Colborne is Niagara Falls, which attracts millions of visitors each year. At the site, Horseshoe Falls inspires awe. How many shimmering rainbows can you
spot in the refreshing spray? The rumbling din of cascading waters forms a serene frequency.
Day 11: Disembark in Buffalo
After breakfast onboard your journey concludes. Before departing for home consider other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider
a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.