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Quebecois Culture, Canadian Fjords & New Amsterdam

Discover Eastern Canada's gems on a cruise from Quebec City to Nova Scotia. Experience history, charm, and coastal beauty on an unforgettable journey through iconic ports. Sail with us into adventure!

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10 nights

Luxury Holiday
Nova Scotia, Canada
Frontenac Castle, Quebec City
Charlottetown waterfront

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We follow French explorers to ply the St. Lawrence and discover Quebecois’ haute culture, craggy cleft landscapes and tiny islands with endless beauty. Our exploration begins where French colonial history started in Quebec City. Founded by Samuel de Champlain, fortified with 17th century ramparts and crowned by the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City has reigned as a bastion of the French New World for more than 400 years.

The adventures of Jacques Cartier call us deep into the scenic Saguenay River. Wild, rugged and unfazed by time, the Saguenay is actually a flooded fjord noted as one of the ten longest in the world and breeding ground for the beluga and minke whales. Lichen-and-pine-studded cliffs guide us to La Baie, celebrated as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Québec.”

Further up the St. Lawrence River we find beautiful Baie-Comeau, which is the heart of the UNESCO Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve and circular Manicouagan Crater & Réservoir that was created when an asteroid crashed about 215.5 million years ago — and it is even visible from space! Breathtaking landscapes carved by time, ice and patience produce glorious scenery that passes by as we silently sail to Prince Edward Island. A so-called gentle isle, P.E.I. is famed for black mussels, red-sand beaches, and the home of Anne of Green Gables.

Next, we toast the infamous adage of ‘great wines come from fringe places’ as we sail into Halifax where eighty-plus local wineries have perfected viticulture in their 410-years of production. Halifax also serves as our gateway to the wonderment of the Bay of Fundy. where the tidal range is 10 - 14 meters every day. From the capital of French Canada to the bastion of world commerce, we finally call on New York City. With a 24-hour overnight aboard ship, you can fully experience the “city that never sleeps.”

Whether you prefer art, architecture or cultural impact, make time for her newest icons: the Vessel, an interactive sculpture woven of 154 staircases, as well as The Edge, the highest outdoor skydeck in the entire Western Hemisphere.

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Quebecois Culture, Canadian Fjords & New Amsterdam Itinerary

Day 1 - Quebec City, Québec

Prepare to encounter a province thriving with culture and cuisine, history and heritage, and so much more. Explore impressive architecture, intriguing history, imposing landmarks and the treasured streets of UNESCO praised Old Québec. Relax at Parisian-style bistros and modern art exhibitions or choose to partake in thrilling alfresco pursuits. Delve deep into nature to kayak through a fjord, walk the width of Montmorency Falls, zipline, paddleboard, surf and mountain bike in tranquil settings. Home to capital Montréal and an incredibly friendly nation, there’s something for everyone in this mostly French speaking region.

Day 2 - La Baie, Québec

Submerge into the almost hypnotic nature at the heart of The River Saguenay. Explore the raw beauty and protected wildlife within the Saguenay Fjord. Purify in a biome boreal forest under the canopy cover of climate-transforming coniferous trees. Learn about Canadian history, see black bears in their natural environment and embark on a wealth of activities from helicopter to kayak, sailing to skiing. Relax and restore in this natural habitat of mountains, valleys and forestry - for as far as the eye can see.

Day 3 - Baie Comeau, Québec

Awaken your senses in Baie-Comeau. Step back in time to discover how glaciers shaped the landscape and when maritime heritage merged with industrial history. Savour delicious regional seafood and locally brewed beer as you admire wild nature at its finest. Visit a valley full of seashells, salt marshes, sand dunes and forests bursting with wild berries in the bird-watching capital of Québec. Marvel at unspoiled views of the Panoramas and immerse in nine different ecosystems in one day - where wholesome surroundings are the perfect invitation to relax.

Day 4 - Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec

Recharge on an escape to the Mingan Archipelago National Park. Visit historical sites amid an array of protected islands wrapped in sea-sculpted limestone. Discover impressive fossils on Niapiskau Island and wind your way through a rich array of flora and fauna on Quarry Island. Wander inland to the eco-friendly boreal forest where you’ll uncover impressive ancient limestone monuments. Tread quietly across pebble strewn beaches and striking coastal scenery to watch playful seals below soaring seabirds and meet the local Innu people to immerse in thousand-year culture.

Day 6 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Make memories on Prince Edward Island as you explore a capital city set in small-town tradition. Re-energise in the buzzing art and culture scene teeming with historical discoveries. Wander lengthy boardwalks framing deep-water harbours, admire red brick facades by horse-drawn carriage or choose a coastal drive to encounter the full beauty of this picturesque region. Nostalgic, beautiful, and romantic – no wonder artists continue to be inspired in Canada’s culture capital.

Day 8 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcome the vibrant, culture-filled capital of Nova Scotia. Trace Canada’s roots back through historic sites and museums, shop in the progressive farmers’ market, dine in a flourishing food scene and head up the ancient fort crowned hill for commanding views of the harbour. Drop down to refresh at a winery, embark on a salt-water ferry cruise and head to Peggy’s Cove to glimpse the iconic lighthouse. With a wealth of wooded nature never far away, wind around the coast and wander through Canada’s most glamourous Victorian gardens to gaze at flower beds blooming with beauty.

Day 10 - New York, New York

Wake up to be part of a city that never sleeps. Fly by helicopter over the Manhattan Skyline for flawless images of the Statue of Liberty, neon-lit Times Square, sprawling Central Park, the skyscraping Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore Picasso, Pollock and others at the Museum of Modern Art. Then create your own kitsch masterpiece from a blank canvas at a painting party in Havana’s emporium. Pay your respects and honour gallant heroes at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum mission. Listen to backstage stories in the Broadway theatre district, shop in the East Village, eat streetside hotdogs, sip cocktails in elegant bars, take in a show. And as evening falls, take a walk with your loved one over Brooklyn Bridge. Big, bold and brash – there's a lot to bite off in the Big Apple.

Day 11 - New York, New York

Wake up to be part of a city that never sleeps. Fly by helicopter over the Manhattan Skyline for flawless images of the Statue of Liberty, neon-lit Times Square, sprawling Central Park, the skyscraping Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore Picasso, Pollock and others at the Museum of Modern Art. Then create your own kitsch masterpiece from a blank canvas at a painting party in Havana’s emporium. Pay your respects and honour gallant heroes at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum mission. Listen to backstage stories in the Broadway theatre district, shop in the East Village, eat streetside hotdogs, sip cocktails in elegant bars, take in a show. And as evening falls, take a walk with your loved one over Brooklyn Bridge. Big, bold and brash – there's a lot to bite off in the Big Apple.

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