St. Lawrence River & Nova Scotia

Cities, lands and rivers – experience the diversity of Canada

 

Experience overwhelming nature, idyllic villages and French big-city flair on the St Lawrence River and the spectacular Atlantic coast of North America.

 

Toronto Skyline
Waterways Navigated:

Lake Ontario

St. Lawrence River

Saguenay Fjord

Atlantic Ocean

GREAT LAKES

2021 CRUISES
DEPARTS: Toronto

October 17 – October 31

Toronto to Boston

DEPARTS: Boston
Category 13 Nights

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

Ocean view stateroom, queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 1)

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

A temporary expedition base. In our HANSEATIC inspiration Junior Suites, harmonious colors and utmost comfort surround you like a gentle sea breeze. Enjoy spectacular views and fascinating wildlife sightings from the comfort of your balcony, living area, or sleeping area. Welcome to the adventure. Features Separate living and sleeping areas; Separate dining area; Sleeping area with panoramic view; Separable beds; TV in living and sleeping areas; Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower; Steam sauna in shower area; Heated walls in bathroom; Butler service; Binoculars in the suite; Nordic walking poles; Free mini-bar; Coffee machine; Table reservation in main restaurant.

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed. (Deck 3)Expedition on a large scale. The Grand Suites on the HANSEATIC inspiration are comfortable home ports, oases of wellness and panoramic viewing decks rolled all into one. Enjoy the freedom to be yourself – and indulge your personality even more with breathtaking views of natural wonders. Features Veranda with space heaters; Separate living and sleeping areas; Separate dining area; Sleeping area with panoramic view; Separable beds; TV in living and sleeping areas; Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower, and veranda access; Steam sauna in shower area; Heated wall in bathroom; Separate toilet; Butler service; Table reservation in main restaurant; Binoculars in the suite; Nordic walking poles; Free mini-bar; Coffee machine.

+ Port Taxes + $429

Itinerary

Toronto / Lake Ontario Canada

With a total area of around 244,000 km2 (94,209 mi.2), the Great Lakes dominate the North American wilderness. Feel the pull of the pioneering spirit that once drew settlers into this natural world. Your cruise begins with nautical challenges that are beyond the reach of most ships. The HANSEATIC inspiration, an expedition ship built for precisely this purpose, begins its journey from Toronto.

 

Cruising on Lake Ontario

The sleek skyline of Toronto gradually disappears as the HANSEATIC inspiration begins its journey across the vast Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Cruising through the forested Thousand Islands offers an impressive experience at the start of the St Lawrence River, and the subsequent passage through the seven locks is a nautical masterpiece that only a few ships can manage.

Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall - Toronto, ON
Quebec City, QC

Quebec invites you to explore its old town with its many steps and a special blend of French savoir vivre and Canadian zest for life. A city walk with tea at Chateau Frontenac* will bring around 400 years of history to life. A trip to Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans* reveals picturesque sights as you pass some of the oldest French settlements in Canada.

 

Saguenay Fjord National Park

If you are very lucky, you might even spot whales as you sail on the St Lawrence River. At the mouth of the Saguenay River, beluga whales hunt for fish and the plankton that thrives in the tidal glacial valley in the wonderfully beautiful Saguenay Fjord National Park. The overwhelming panoramic views make cruising on the Saguenay Fjord an unforgettable experience.

 

Cruising on the St. Lawrence River
Quebec City, QC
Gaspe, QC

The raw and rugged coast of Gaspe is a delight for ornithologists. Northern gannets and auks are the main birds found nesting here. An American school bus will take you to the idyllic fishing village of Perce and a boat trip to Bonaventure Island*. Or you can explore the limestone cliffs and birds of the forests with a hike in Forillon National Park*.

 

Iles de la Madeleine

Between red cliffs and long beaches, island impressions of Iles de la Madeleine* ensure breathtaking views of the Cape Alright Lighthouse. Enjoy a taste of the island* with all your senses and dive into the variety of Canada with its rich traditions as tastings introduce you to the delightful and laid-back Canadian way of life.

Baddeck, NS

The inhabitants of Baddeck on the shores of beautiful Bras d’Or Lake also enjoy this lifestyle. In the historic Fortress of Louisbourg* you can get in touch with the astonishing history. The Native Americans settled in this hilly land long before Europeans. A visit to the Mi’kmaq people* will introduce you to their culture and history.

Halifax, NS

Halifax is the starting point for your scenic tour to Lunenburg*, where impressive cultural treasures tell the story of German settlers. The settlement and its colourful wooden houses from the 18th century are protected by UNESCO. On an excursion to Peggy’s Cove and the Titanic*, an old fishing port conveys the charm of historic villages before you investigate the tragic sinking of one of the world’s most famous ocean liners.

Saint John, NB

Saint John is a charming blend of this country’s typical contrasts: big-city flair and small-town idylls, nature and technology, history and modernity. The Reversing Falls* are a unique natural spectacle of tidal power. Equally unusual are the unspoilt beauty and fauna of the marine ecosystem in the salt marshes, which you can discover on a walk in Irving Nature Park*.

 

Bar Harbor, ME

Museums explain the history of the region and the Wabanaki Confederacy in Bar Harbor.

 

Boston, MA

Your dream Canadian-American cruise to magnificent river landscapes and vibrant cities comes to an end in Boston.

Image Credit - Rhododendrites - Creative Commons

* Shore activities are not included in cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

Pre and Post Cruise Packages

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

SHIP

Great Lakes Ship and Cruise Dates.

Hanseatic Inspiration