Fall Foliage

This two-nation cruise includes it all from the glitz and dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the cobblestone streets and vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes combined with the surging rivers, serene lakes and magnificent fjords makes this journey worthy to be in our “Signature Series” portfolio. Go where other ships cannot, as we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do because of their design. Cruise through the stunning Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence Seaway, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats. Explore Quebec City, considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America, before concluding this amazing journey in vibrant Montreal.

Image Credit © Francis Lachaine
Waterways Navigated:

New York Harbor

Hudson River

New York State Barge Canal

Lake Ontario

St. Lawrence River

Fall Foliage

2019 CRUISES
DEPARTS: New York

September 27 – October 10

New York to Montreal (Grande Caribe)
DEPARTS: Montreal

October 5 – October 18

Montreal to New York (Grande Mariner)
October 12 – October 25
Montreal to New York (Grande Caribe)
DEPARTS: New York

June 7 – June 20

New York to Montreal (Grande Caribe)

September 12 – September 25

New York to Montreal (Grande Mariner)

September 17 – September 30

New York to Montreal (Grande Caribe)
DEPARTS: Montreal
June 22 – July 5
Montreal to New York (Grande Caribe)
September 27 – October 10
Montreal to New York (Grande Mariner)
October 2 – October 15
Montreal to New York (Grande Caribe)

Special Savings Available – Call for Details

Category 13 Nights

These are the lowest priced cabins located main and lower deck. Restricted to either a porthole or no window with doors to an interior hallway. Select Cat I cabins have a marine shower which means that the toilet area and shower are in a shared space. 

All cabins in Cat II are located in the bow of ship on the main deck. These cabins all have porthole window and doors that open to an interior hallway.

Most Cat III cabins are located on the main deck with large fixed windows (unable to open but let in lots of light). The cabin size of Cat III is slightly larger than Cat I & II.

Most Cat III cabins are located on the main deck with large fixed windows (unable to open but let in lots of light). The cabin size of Cat III is slightly larger than Cat I & II.

These cabins are the most spacious out of the four categories with large fixed windows that open to allow a natural breeze. All Cat IV cabins are located on the sun deck. You may select whether you would like a cabin that opens to an interior hallway or sun deck.

+ Port Taxes + $450

Itinerary

New York, NY

This two-nation cruise has it all, from the dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes combined with the surging rivers, serene lakes and fjords makes this journey worthy to be in our ‘Signature Series’ portfolio. Embark today in New York City and prepare to cruise the most renowned waters of New York State and southeastern Canada.

 

West Point, NY

Begin your day with a morning sail through New York Harbor passing the Statue of Liberty before the majestic natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley. This afternoon, arrive in West Point, NY. An optional tour takes you to the campus of the prestigious West Point Military Academy and its awe-inspiring Gothic Revival style chapel. Continue to Kingston, NY.

 

Kingston, NY

This afternoon in Kingston, tour Hyde Park which includes a visit to “Springwood,” the beloved estate home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – now his presidential library and museum. Later, travel up the northern leg of the Hudson River to Troy, NY. The retractable pilot-house will be lowered to transit the famed Erie Canal. This evening enjoy lively musical entertainment onboard the ship.

Image Credit © Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum
Cruise the Erie Canal

Going where other ships simply cannot go, we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do because of their design. Enjoy a full day of cruising this historic waterway, widely considered to be one of the most important works of civil engineering in America. A local historian joins the cruise to narrate about the history of the canal.

 

Sylvan Beach, NY

A day to behold the beauty of the Catskill Mountains – where approximately 250,000 acres of the Catskill’s pristine landscape has been designated “forever wild” thanks to the work of environmental visionaries. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Cooperstown, NY is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Tonight arrive in Sylvan Beach, NY on the shores of shimmering Lake Oneida.

 

Oswego, NY

Cruise the canal to Oswego, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Choose to take a shuttle on a loop around this charming area and view some of the highlights like the H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Richardson-Bates House Museum, or Fort Ontario. Witness the feat of Blount’s retractable pilot-house being raised up to its full height. Later, local musicians entertain onboard.

 

Clayton & Alexandria Bay, NY

Today, cruise to Clayton, NY in the gorgeous Thousand Islands region. You will visit the notable Antique Boat Museum for a glimpse of the world’s largest showcase of classic recreational boats. Spend the night in beautiful Alexandria Bay, NY with views of the famed Boldt Castle.

Image Credit © Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Cruise the Thousand Islands

Cruise through the stunning Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence River, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. Visit tiny Dark Island in Chippewa Bay and tour the stately and elegant Singer Castle. Built as a private home in 1905, the mansion was used for rum-running during Prohibition. 

 

Quebec City, QC

Quebec City, QC, with its distinctly French culture, is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Be sure to visit the Chateau de Frontenac and browse the shops and restaurants along the cobblestone streets of Old Town. This morning, an optional tour introduces the charms of Quebec City and the stunning view from Observation Towers before visiting Montmorency Falls.

 

Three Rivers, QC

Your port of call today is charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French. This morning select from two optional tours: “Churches of Trois-Rivières” to admire the stunning architecture, or a Heritage Walking Tour. This evening, enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Musèe des Ursulines, a short walk from the ship, and listen to a private organ recital inside the museum’s awe-inspiring chapel.

 

Montreal, QC

Famed for its thrilling cuisines, cobblestone streets, and world-class shopping, Montreal truly appeals to every sense of adventure. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory; or enjoy exploring this enchanting and historic city at your leisure. This evening enjoy a musical performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers.

Pre and Post Cruise Packages

Let us assist with your pre and post cruise transportation and hotel accommodations. Call for details!

SHIPs

Grande Caribe

Grande Mariner