St. Lawrence & Jewels of French Canada

While exploring French Canada and the Maritimes, you’ll be transported – figuratively – to the ‘old world’. There is so much history living in the region, you’ll experience the layers of time and people who have lived there. But onboard the Victory I, old world meets new world luxury and modern convenience! Lay back and relax with a glass of wine on the sun deck, while looking out over the natural beauty of  places like  Prince Edward Island.

Toronto, ON
Waterways Navigated:

Lake Ontario

St. Lawrence Seaway

Atlantic Ocean

Strait of Canso

 

St. Lawrence & Jewels of French Canada

2019 CRUISES
DEPARTS: Portland

May 3 – May 13

Portland to Toronto
DEPARTS: TORONTO

October 22 – November 1

Toronto to Portland
Up to $2400 off per person*
DEPARTS: Portland

 

To be announced

DEPARTS: TORONTO

May 2 – 12

Toronto to Portland

October 21 – 31

Toronto to Portland

 

*Offer expires April 30, 2019. Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations.

Category 10 Nights

Categories G & H At 275 square feet, category G and H staterooms are located primarily on the 2nd and 3rd deck levels of the ship, with convenient access to the both Atlantic Lounge and Dining Room. Each spacious and modern room comes complete with a large opening picture window and a door leading to a private balcony. Category S (single) is comparable to Category G staterooms but designed specifically with single travelers in mind.

Ocean view suite with direct access to open-air promenade. Added amenities include: two twin or one queen bed, armoire, minibar.

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed. (Deck 3)

Ocean view stateroom, sweeping views, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 3)

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Decks 2 & 3)

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 1)

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

+ Port Taxes + $459

Itinerary

Portland, ME

(Departure / Arrival Port)

Portland is located on a peninsula originally called Machigonne (Great Neck) by Algonquian speakers who originally inhabited it. The British created a settlement here in 1632, and by the 18th century Portland was one of North America’s busiest ports. It was incorporated into the state of Maine in 1820 and served as the capital. It was the birthplace of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Today, Portland offers a cosmopolitan setting, with an active waterfront of fishing wharves and warehouses, combined with contemporary shops, art museums, and a lively restaurant scene.

 

Halifax, NS

Halifax was settled by the British in 1746 to gain access to the rich cod resources in the surrounding waters and control over Halifax’s harbor, which is the second largest ice-free harbor in the world. Halifax’s strategic location near the Canadian, North American and North Atlantic trade routes made it a center of international shipping and trade in the 18th century and again during WWII, when supplies were being sent to Europe.

Montreal - Image Credit © Eva Blue
Charlottetown, P.E.I

Located on Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest and most charming province, Charlottetown showcases a wealth of natural beauty and history. In the morning, coaches leave the port and follow the historic trail walked by delegates to the conference that led to the Confederation of Canada. We will make our way along the famous North Shore to Cavendish Bay, in Prince Edward Island National Park, to the farmstead that inspired L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy a tour of the house, stroll the haunted woods, Lovers’ Lane, and the famous white shores of the bay. Visit the charming city center before returning to the ship for an exceptional dinner overlooking the sea.

 

Whale Watching / Tadoussac

Tadoussac, where the St. Lawrence River meets the outflow of the Saguenay River, is one of the most exciting whale-watching sites in the world. Between May and October, up to 13 species of cetaceans make their way upriver from the Atlantic Ocean, to become temporary residents in the salty rich waters of the St. Lawrence. These sea mammals include blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, and the impressive humpbacks, which swim up into the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord near Tadoussac to feed.

 

Québec City, QC

This morning, we’ll cruise though the rugged beauty of Georgian Bay, sometimes called the sixth Great Lake. Our destination is Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island and home of the Ojibwa people, part of the First Nation of Anishinaabe. Also known by the anglicized name Chippewa, the Ojibwe are the largest population of First Nations people in continental North America. They speak the Anishinaabe language and live mostly in the Great Lakes region of Canada. They are known for their birch bark canoes, their cultivation of wild rice, the creation of dreamcatchers, and their historic use of pictographic birch bark scrolls.

Jeff Frenette Photography
Montréal, QC

In 2017, Montréal celebrated its 375th birthday, making it one of the oldest cities in North America. Situated on the St. Lawrence River, it remains an important crossroads for shipping by land and sea, with a rich history of Iroquois, colonial, and cosmopolitan settlements. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old City with a visit to the Notre Dame Basilica. Explore Montréal old and new with a drive through the downtown business district to the top of Mont Royal for a commanding view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. Afterwards, visit one of the world’s largest and most important Botanical Gardens in downtown Montréal.

Toronto, ON

Welcome to Toronto, North America’s fourth largest city and the most multicultural diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken. It’s estimated that over half of Toronto’s residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex makeup, Torontonians generally get along. Toronto is a vibrant, big-time city abuzz with activity. Some of the world’s finest restaurants are found here, alongside happening bars and clubs and eclectic festivals.

Pre and Post Cruise Packages

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

SHIP

St. Lawrence & Jewels of French Canada Ship and Cruise Dates.

VICTORY I

Victory I