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From Saint Pierre and Miquelon to the Saint Lawrence

Example 9 Day Cruise aboard Le Champlain
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This 9-day cruise will allow you to enjoy a little piece of France located off the coast of Canada, natural, historical and geological sites.  You'll be able to do some whale watching as the mammals gather to feed before winter. Get ready to cruise through Saint Pierre Island, Miquelon Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Percé, Quebec, Montreal, Locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage, and Toronto.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Fly from Montreal | Saint Pierre Island | Embark
Day 2 : Miquelon Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Percé
Day 5 : Tadoussac
Day 6 : Quebec
Day 7 : Montreal
Day 8 : Locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage
Day 9 : Toronto | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy the magician Alain Choquette who will be on board
  • This cruise offers a mix of natural sites and wildlife observation
  • Visit national parks and fishing villages that have kept their authentic charm
  • Observe marine mammals in Tadoussac, at the mouth of the Saguenay River

Ship

Le Champlain

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the area surrounding Perce Rock Lighthouse and rocky shores Tadoussac village church, Quebec Go sightseeing for whales. A group of puffins rest on the rocks Building in downtown Toronto - Ontario, Canada Dolphins swimming next to the ship

Day 1 Fly from Montreal | Saint Pierre Island | Embark

Off the Canadian coast, discover Saint Pierre Island, one of the two main islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon archipelago, the only French territory in North America. Endowed with a natural harbor, the island, whose name is a reference to the patron saint of fishermen, developed around the fishing industry and still has many traces of its past today. Whale hunting, cod fishing, alcohol smuggling during the Prohibition: all of these memories are still very much alive in the capital, Saint-Pierre. The island is also renowned for the observation of exceptional fauna including, among others, whales, dolphins, seals, puffins, and petrels.

* Included: Flight Montreal / Saint Pierre and Miquelon + transfer

Day 2 Miquelon Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At the entrance of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, not far from the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Miquelon is one of the two main islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon archipelago and will delight those with a love of wide-open space. Made up of three peninsulas connected by long sand spits, this wildland, famous for being home to France’s only boreal forest, has sublime scenery of hills, dotted with ponds, woods, and bogs, and ringed by lagoons and steep cliffs. The rich and varied wildlife is the promise of fine encounters, whether inland, populated with white-tailed deer, snowy owls, and bald eagles, or on the coast, home to many sea birds and grey seals.

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 4 Percé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
If you appreciate the beauty of the scenery and geological phenomena, you will fall under the irresistible spell of Percé, one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. Apart from the attractions of the town itself, Percé owes its reputation to its proximity to the famous rock of the same name that rises opposite it in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Along with the neighboring Bonaventure Island, this rocky outcrop forms a national park famed for its natural, historical and geological heritage. With a choice of hiking, underwater exploration, and cultural activities, you’ll never be short of things to do in this fascinating region.

The optional excursion of Sea Kayaking At Percé Rock will be available for an additional charge.

Day 5 Tadoussac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Quebec village of Tadoussac stands at the confluence of the Saguenay River and the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, in south-east Canada. The village is bright with multicolored houses nestling in an emerald-green pine forest. From the waterfront, it’s easy to spy out Tadoussac Chapel, thanks to its bright red roof. Not far from this church built of wood, one of the oldest in North America, stands a century-old village holiday resort, Hotel Tadoussac. Treat yourself to tea on the terrace overlooking the shoreline. In addition, at the marine mammal interpretation center, you can hone your knowledge of the cetaceans that regularly frequent Tadoussac bay.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Tadoussac On Foot, Whale Watching By Zodiac, and Whale Watching By Local Boat.

Day 6 Quebec

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The capital of La Belle Province sits at the confluence of the St Charles River and the Gulf of St Lawrence in south-east Canada. Founded in the 17th century, the city still has an encircling wall, a historic civil engineering work and the only one of its kind remaining in North America. You will love the postcard-perfect stone houses of Old Quebec, the historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shopping is a pleasure in pedestrian streets such as Petit-Champlain Street, or you can relax over a spruce beer, seasoned with pine buds. Dufferin Boardwalk, an esplanade near the emblematic Château Frontenac, is the perfect place for views of the river and old city.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Countryside Of Québec, and Old Québec Walking Tour.

Day 7 Montreal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Famous for its gentle way of life, Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city, is a warm and cosmopolitan metropolis. Situated on the eponymous river island, it is home to a multitude of districts, each as unique as the other. Set off to discover Old Montreal, most of which is declared a historic area, Little Italy, where you’ll be able to stroll around the largest open-air market in North America, or the Golden Square Mile, the luxurious district located on one of the hills of Mount Royal and which has sumptuous Victorian-style residences. Simultaneously marked by the influences of the Old Continent and North-American gigantism, Montreal will never cease to amaze you.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: A Taste Of Montreal, and Montreal Highlights.

Day 8 Locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes region inland, the Saint Lawrence Seaway was inaugurated in 1959, more than 250 years after the initial construction aiming to avoid the rapids obstructing navigation in these parts. This large engineering project, which required four years of huge work, offers a unique sailing experience, punctuated by the passage of the different locks marking out this corridor, which is almost 2,000 km long.

Day 9 Toronto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto fascinates as much by its incredible diversity as by its size. Make sure you visit the CN Tower, the tallest tower in the western hemisphere, as well as the St. Lawrence Market whose stalls reflect the multicultural wealth of this city known as the global city. Not far from there, the historic Distillery District unveils its brick-paved streets imbued with romantic charm and its myriad of small restaurants, cafés, boutiques, theaters, and art galleries. The Royal Ontario Museum and its impressive collections devoted to the world’s natural and cultural history will also be an unmissable stop during this port of call.

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark in Toronto.

Le Champlain

Per person starting at
$5,680
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Deluxe Stateroom
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with French window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Deluxe Suite
Area: 27 m². 6m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower. Up to 3 passengers per cabin.
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Prestige Suite Deck 5
Area: 38 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Suite Deck 6
Area: 38 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Privilege Suite
Area: 32 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower. Up to 4 passengers per cabin.
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Grand Deluxe Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with sliding bay windows. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower + bathtub.
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Owner's Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with hot tub and sliding bay windows. King-size or twin beds and shower + bathtub.

Notes

Please Note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • Flight Montreal / Saint Pierre and Miquelon selected by the operator in economy class.
  • Transfer as per program.
  • All meals while onboard the ship
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except for premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h Room service (special selection)
  • English speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Complimentary boot rental on select cruises
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).​​​
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
Please note :
  • Flights included in the program are in economy class.
  • For passengers in transit in Montreal, it is recommended to stay one night in Montreal after your connecting flight.
  • Program and flight schedules are subject to change.
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