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2020
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Cruising Canada on the Saint Lawrence River, from Montreal to Saint Pierre and Miquelon (port-to-port package)

11 Days - MSP_PP
# Description

Cruise

MONTREAL - QUEBEC CITY - TADOUSSAC - BAIE-COMEAU - GASPÉ - CAP-AUX-MEULES - SAINT PIERRE - Montreal

Cruise the Saint Lawrence River and visit the vibrant cities, vast expanses of nature, and quaint islands found in and around its waters.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive CroisiMer itinerary
  • New cruise on the Saint Lawrence River to Montreal and the rustic Saguenay Fjord
  • Luxurious, reasonably scaled vessel with dedicated crew
  • 3 excursions included: Saint Pierre and the Arche Museum and Archives, Old Quebec City, and the historical center of Montreal
  • Discover:(3)
    • Tours of Quebec City and Montreal
    • The brightly colored architecture in Saint Pierre and Miquelon
    • Learn about Canada from its founding to modern times
    • Tastings of local products
    • Discover the northern gannet bird colony on Bonaventure Island
    • Whale watch in Tadoussac
    • Beautiful landscapes on the Magdalen Islands

Route

Day 1

MONTREAL

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 2

MONTREAL

Join us for a guided tour of Montreal this morning to see the city’s musts and get a feel for its outstanding diversity. In Old Montreal, we’ll see Saint-Paul Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, and the outside of the Notre-Dame Basilica.

In the afternoon, we’ll set off on an optional panoramic visit and guided tour of the sophisticated city for a different view. We’ll drive along Saint Catherine Street—considered the main cultural and commerce artery in the downtown area—prestigious Sherbrooke Street, and through laid-back Plateau-Mont-Royal. We’ll have a tasting of some Montreal-style smoked meat before spending some free time in the Jean Talon farmer’s market—one of the oldest public markets in the city, situated in the heart of Little Italy. After we return on board, our ship will begin to cruise.

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Day 3

QUEBEC CITY

We’ll arrive in Quebec City at the beginning of the morning. Join us for a tour of Old Quebec City. Cobblestone streets, charming boutiques, and the emblematic Château Frontenac await us! We'll visit Old Quebec on foot, stopping off at Dufferin Terrace to take in the spellbinding views of the river and castle before heading over to the fairytale-like Petit-Champlain neighborhood.

In the afternoon, join us for an optional excursion to the Île d’Orléans, where farming is active year round. We’ll set off on a countryside stroll that includes a bite of some local, tasty products. The island was one of the first French colonies, and a large percent of French Canadians can trace their heritage back to the Île d’Orléans. Although fishing and boat construction have been abandoned here, its rich history and gorgeous scenery make it one of the top tourist spots in the region. We’ll also stop off at Montmorency Falls and take in a spectacular view of the crashing waters. This evening, our ship will begin to cruise to Saguenay. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 4

SAGUENAY

We’ll spend the morning cruising the Saguenay River. The Saguenay Fjord is home to an incredible array of wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Join us for an optional excursion to La Pulperie, a regional tourism center dedicated to the arts and history of the city of Chicoutimi. Set within an old paper mill, the museum highlights how paper manufacturing played a significant role in the development of the region at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Day 5

SAGUENAY - TADOUSSAC

We’ll cruise back along the Saguenay River to reach the Saint Lawrence, arriving in Tadoussac at the end of the morning. Tadoussac is known worldwide for its beauty, scenery, and wildlife—whales, in particular! Located at the confluence of the two rivers, the colorful village only has 800 residents but is a major tourist destination nonetheless.

Thar she blows! Take advantage of our optional whale watch and climb aboard a local boat to catch a glimpse of some of the most elegant mammals in the world. If you have never been on a whale watch before, this is the chance to live a truly unforgettable experience.

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Day 6

BAIE-COMEAU

Join us for an optional excursion to the Garden of the Glaciers and the Village Forestier d’Antan. The Garden of Glaciers is a giant leap back in time for an encounter with the last Ice Age. The multi-sensory experience tells the fascinating story of the dramatic climate changes that have affected our earth, the migration of the first people to set foot in North America, and the ancient Goldthwait Sea. We’ll also take in the views at the St-Pancrace Fjard Lookout. Our next stop will be the lumberjack village in Franquelin, where we’ll tour rustic log cabins and see the everyday items from the pioneer times. After our tour, we’ll return on board the ship. Our ship will begin to cruise to Gaspé.

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Day 7

GASPÉ

We’ll arrive in Gaspé at the beginning of the morning. Located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, this is the location where Jacques Cartier took possession of New France in the name of King Francis I. We’ll set out on an optional excursion to Percé, the small city that sits directly across from the impressive sheer rock formation known as Percé Rock. We’ll take a boat tour around the beautiful, red-hued rock and continue to Bonaventure Island, a bird sanctuary containing the largest gannet population in North America during the summer months. Enjoy a stroll along one of the paths during our stay on the island. Afterwards, we’ll return on board our ship and begin to cruise to the legendary Magdalen Islands.

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Day 8

MAGDALEN ISLANDS - CAP-AUX-MEULES

The Magdalen Islands are a breathtakingly beautiful enclave in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River. Our ship will reach Cap-aux-Meules in the early morning. Cap-aux-Meules is known as the gateway to the archipelago. Join us for an optional tour of the island, beginning with the gorgeous scenery from the Hérissé Cape lighthouse and then moving on to historical Grave and the Fumoir d’Antan smokehouse, product shop, and Economuseum®. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Saint Pierre.

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Day 9

SAINT PIERRE

We’ll arrive in Saint Pierre in the afternoon. Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a slice of France in North America. Although there is evidence of prehistoric settlements on the islands, there were no native inhabitants when the Europeans began exploring the New World, and these islands were not spared the constant French and English battles from the 17th to 19th centuries. The French finally claimed victory in 1815, and French fishermen once again took up residence and created a prosperous market. Saint Pierre itself is a living postcard. Join us for an optional tour of L'Île-aux-Marins. We’ll take a tour boat for a guided visit of the wind- and water-ravaged island(1). Although it once had a population of 700, there are currently no permanent residents. Time stands still at the abandoned settlement—a ghost town that includes a church, cemetery, school, and homes. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 10

SAINT PIERRE - Montreal

This morning will be dedicated to a guided tour of Saint Pierre and the Arche Museum and Archives. Discover the history and stories of the archipelago through remembrances of the past. We’ll have lunch in a restaurant before being transferred to the airport for a flight to Montreal(2). On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your four-star hotel for check-in and dinner.

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Day 11

Montreal

Your stay at the hotel in Montreal includes breakfast on your final day.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2020
Departure 26/06/2020
Arrival 06/07/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/07/2020
Arrival 24/07/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/08/2020
Arrival 11/08/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 19/08/2020
Arrival 29/08/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/09/2020
Arrival 16/09/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 24/09/2020
Arrival 04/10/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • 20% reduction for 1 child from the age of 2 up to the age of 10 sharing a cabin with 1 adult (on the price of the cruise only - excluding flights, taxes, supplements and service fees)
  • 30% reduction for 1 child from the age of 2 up to the age of 10 sharing a cabin with 2 adults (on the price of the cruise only - excluding flights, taxes, supplements and service fees)

Formalities

Valid passport and eTA are mandatory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Flight(2) between Saint Pierre and Montreal, including airport taxes (2019 rate: €20) - transfers between the port and airport in Saint Pierre and the airport and hotel in Montreal - your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - all meals - drinks with your meals and at the onboard bar (not including our special wine and drinks list) - one night at a four-star hotel in Montreal, including dinner and breakfast - guided tour of Montreal on Day 2 - guided tour of Old Quebec City on Day 3 - breakfast on Day 10 and the guided tour of Saint Pierre - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees and vessel agent charges.

Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - eTA (electronic travel authorization) - cancellation and baggage insurance - tips.

Shore Excursions

8 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Montréal : up close and personal Ile d'Orléans Saguenay Tadoussac Baie-Comeau, garden of the Glaciers Gaspé, Percé Cap-aux-Meules, seal interpretation Center L'Ile-aux-Marins
Price per pers. 633.00 € Before departure 740.00 € On board
Classic

Montréal : up close and personal

Join us for a panoramic tour of this sophisticated city for a different view. We’ll drive along Saint Catherine Street—considered the main cultural and commerce artery in the downtown area—prestigious Sherbrooke Street, and through...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Cap-aux-Meules

Join us for an optional tour of the island, beginning with the gorgeous scenery from the Hérissé Cape lighthouse and then moving on to historical Grave and the Fumoir d’Antan smokehouse, product shop, and Economuseum®. ...

Duration 4h30 Classic

Saguenay, Chicoutimi

Join us for an excursion to La Pulperie, a regional tourism center dedicated to the arts and history of the city of Chicoutimi. Set within an old paper mill, the museum highlights how paper manufacturing played a significant role in the development o...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Ile d'Orléans

Join us for an optional excursion to the Île d’Orléans on a countryside stroll that includes a bite of some local, tasty products. The island was one of the first French colonies, and a large percent of French Canadians can trace t...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Whale watch in Tadoussac

We’ll climb aboard a local boat for a three-hour whale watch in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, where at-risk species such as beluga and blue whales can be found. The chance of spotting whales is very good, but not guaranteed. Neverthele...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Baie-Comeau, garden of the Glaciers

The Garden of Glaciers is a giant leap back in time for an encounter with the last Ice Age. The multi-sensory experience tells the fascinating story of the dramatic climate changes that have affected our earth, the migration of the first people to se...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Gaspé, Percé

Set out on an optional excursion to Percé, the small city that sits directly across from the impressive sheer rock formation known as Percé Rock. We’ll take a boat tour around the beautiful, red-hued rock and continue to Bonaventu...

Duration 5h00 Classic

L'Ile-aux-Marins

If weather permits, we’ll take a boat tour and guided visit on foot of the wind- and water-ravaged island. Although it once had a population of 700, there are currently no permanent residents. Time stands still at the abandoned settlement&mdash...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Montréal : up close and personal

Join us for a panoramic tour of this sophisticated city for a different view. We’ll drive along Saint Catherine Street—considered the main cultural and commerce artery in the downtown area—prestigious Sherbrooke Street, and through...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 91.00 € Before departure 101.00 € On board

Ile d'Orléans

Join us for an optional excursion to the Île d’Orléans on a countryside stroll that includes a bite of some local, tasty products. The island was one of the first French colonies, and a large percent of French Canadians can trace t...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 73.00 € Before departure 81.00 € On board

Historical center of Montreal

Montreal is a vibrant, diverse city that oozes art, good food, and a certain French joie de vivre. In Old Montreal, we’ll see Saint-Paul Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, and the outside of the Notre-Dame Basilica. PLEASE NOTE The order of the...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Saguenay, Chicoutimi

Join us for an excursion to La Pulperie, a regional tourism center dedicated to the arts and history of the city of Chicoutimi. Set within an old paper mill, the museum highlights how paper manufacturing played a significant role in the development o...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 52.00 € Before departure 58.00 € On board

Whale watch in Tadoussac

We’ll climb aboard a local boat for a three-hour whale watch in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, where at-risk species such as beluga and blue whales can be found. The chance of spotting whales is very good, but not guaranteed. Neverthele...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 89.00 € Before departure 99.00 € On board

Guided tour of Saint Pierre and the Arche Museum and Archives.

Guided tour of Saint Pierre and the Arche Museum and Archives. Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a slice of France in North America. Although there is evidence of prehistoric settlements on the islands,...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Tour of Old Quebec City

Cobblestone streets, charming boutiques, and the emblematic Château Frontenac await us! We'll visit Old Quebec on foot, stopping off at Dufferin Terrace to take in the spellbinding views of the river and castle before heading over to the fa...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Baie-Comeau, garden of the Glaciers

The Garden of Glaciers is a giant leap back in time for an encounter with the last Ice Age. The multi-sensory experience tells the fascinating story of the dramatic climate changes that have affected our earth, the migration of the first people to se...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 89.00 € Before departure 99.00 € On board

Gaspé, Percé

Set out on an optional excursion to Percé, the small city that sits directly across from the impressive sheer rock formation known as Percé Rock. We’ll take a boat tour around the beautiful, red-hued rock and continue to Bonaventu...

Duration 5h00 Classic
Price per pers. 119.00 € Before departure 132.00 € On board

Cap-aux-Meules

Join us for an optional tour of the island, beginning with the gorgeous scenery from the Hérissé Cape lighthouse and then moving on to historical Grave and the Fumoir d’Antan smokehouse, product shop, and Economuseum®. ...

Duration 4h30 Classic
Price per pers. 94.00 € Before departure 104.00 € On board

L'Ile-aux-Marins

If weather permits, we’ll take a boat tour and guided visit on foot of the wind- and water-ravaged island. Although it once had a population of 700, there are currently no permanent residents. Time stands still at the abandoned settlement&mdash...

Duration 2h00 Classic
Price per pers. 59.00 € Before departure 66.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Useful information

REQUIREMENTS

Please consult the competent authorities (consulate/embassy) before the trip.

CHILDREN TRAVELING WITH ONE PARENT OR A GUARDIAN

The parent or guardian must have the child’s birth certificate and a consent letter, written in English or French, that is signed by the absent parent. The consent letter must provide the contact information for the absent parent. The letter does not need to be certified. Attach a copy of the family record book (if it exists) and a copy of the absent parent’s ID card or passport showing their signature. If the parents are separated or divorced and if the traveling parent has sole custody, the traveling parent must have a copy of the custody order with them. If one of the parents is deceased, the traveling parent must have a copy of the death certificate with them. If the child has been adopted or is under guardianship, the parent(s) or guardian(s) must have a copy of the adoption papers or guardianship appointment with them.

PRECAUTIONS

No mandatory vaccines.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

For the current exchange rates for the Canadian dollar, please consult websites such as www.xe.com or https://www1.oanda.com/currency/converter/.

Credit/debit cards: Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted.

There is no currency exchange service on board.

WEATHER

Canada has a humid continental climate with temperatures differentiating greatly between seasons. Harsh, snowy winters with temperatures falling into negative numbers contrast greatly with hot, humid summers that can reach temperatures over 86° F (30° C) in the summer.

The weather tends to be warm to hot from June to October. Evenings can be cool.

The autumn colors are renowned worldwide.

TIME DIFFERENCE

You can consult www.worldtimezone.com to see the time difference between your home and your destination.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Tips have not been included for any of our excursions, so please be prepared to tip.

Keep in mind that all prices displayed during our excursions in Canada (in stores, at museums, etc.) do not include sales tax. Canada adds at least one sales tax to purchases, and these taxes can add as much as 15% to your total bill.

Tipping waiters and waitresses in restaurants and bars is absolutely expected. Add an additional 15% minimum to your final bill.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in public spaces in Canada.

Additional information

INTERNET

SATELLITE CONNECTIONS

Our ship provides Internet connection via satellite while we cruise, which is different and slower than what we are used to through our regular home or office services. We cannot guarantee connection at all times. Please keep this in mind while you are enjoying your vacation with us.

TELEPHONE SERVICE

DURING CRUISE

When we are at sea, you can connect your device(s) to the onboard GSM/3G network. Your service provider will automatically send you the terms and conditions of use for this service. You will be able to make calls, send messages, or use the Internet through this network’s roaming services. The GSM network will be turned off once the ship enters a port.

WHILE IN PORT

When the ship is in a port, you will be able to receive and make calls via your international calling/service plan according to the country you are visiting.

WATCH OUT FOR SERVICE FEES

We strongly recommend that you contact your service provider before your departure; international calls and data usage can be very costly and are almost never included in basic operator packages.

PLEASE CHECK THE SETTINGS FOR YOUR DEVICE

Once you are on board, but before you connect to the Internet, please check the settings for your device(s).  We request that you limit the downloading of videos and large-volume files. Automatic updates to your PC, tablet, and smartphones will affect the speed and cost of your connection. You probably have automatic updates for apps on your devices that you are not aware of. We recommend that you deactivate these updates while you are staying with us.

Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. 2019 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM (subject to changes).

(1) Subject to favorable weather conditions; limited availability.

(2) Flight between Saint Pierre and Montreal. Flight schedules are not currently available. These flights may give rise to stops on the outbound and/or inbound journeys. Airport taxes (2019 rate: €20). We will inform you of the airline you will fly on at least three months before your departure.

(3) Optional excursions.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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