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St Lawrence River and Nova Scotia - Canada's lifeline amidst Indian summer colors

Toronto to Boston - Example 17 Day Cruise aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
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Embark on a 16-day cruise from Toronto to Bar Harbor, experiencing a captivating journey through iconic cities and landscapes. Navigate the St. Lawrence River, witnessing a remarkable lock adventure with seven daytime passages. Explore Montreal's European charm and Quebec's rich cultural tapestry. Cruise through Saguenay Fjord, engage with Indian summer hues, and spot belugas. Discover Tadoussac, Gaspe's scenic beauty, and Prince Edward Island's natural wonders. Explore Baddeck's historic Fortress and delve into Mi’kmaq culture. Cruise from Halifax to Lunenburg, where German immigrant influence unfolds. Bar Harbor serves as a gateway to wilderness, dense forests, and lobster fishing. Enriched with diverse experiences, create memories as colorful as North America's autumn
Relax in beautiful Halifax
Highlights
  • Experience Canadian-American dream amidst a vibrant sea of colors in Indian summer
  • Enjoy the French way of life in Montreal and Quebec
  • Exploring new shores actively on an adventurous hikes and city tours
  • A stroke of nautical genius: the Hanseatic Inspiration negotiates seven locks on the St Lawrence River
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Toronto | Embark

Arrive in Toronto and overnight on board the ship. Enjoy the luxuries of the Hanseatic this evening. 

Day 2: Toronto | Lake Ontario

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruising on Lake Ontario

Day 3: St Lawrence River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on a lock adventure along the St. Lawrence River, navigating through seven locks during the daytime passage. Witness a remarkable feat, as only a select few ships can navigate this nautical masterpiece. Take advantage of the open deck areas as you observe the vessel skillfully maneuver through the seven locks, each presenting unique height differences. Experience this extraordinary journey, appreciating the intricate process of the lock adventure on the St. Lawrence River.

Day 4: Montreal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Afterwards, Montreal welcomes you with its European charm as the second largest francophone city in the world. A city tour* combines picturesque town houses and wide boulevards with a walk in the underground city. Alternatively, the wineries in the Eastern Townships* will awaken the sommelier in you.

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

Day 5: Quebec

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Quebec's rich cultural tapestry, where the French savoir vivre and Canadian zest for life combine to create a vibrant experience. Embark on a captivating walking tour that unfolds 400 years of history, complemented by a delightful tea session at Chateau Frontenac*. Discover the charm of Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans*, where ancient French settlements reveal themselves against the backdrop of natural beauty. Quebec beckons you to explore and savor every moment of this cruise.

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

Day 6: Saguenay Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Let Indian summer hues paint your route with vivid reds and yellows. We can't predict exactly when or how intense it will be, but your cruise time is good for vibrant colors. Explore the picturesque Saguenay, one of the largest side branches of the St Lawrence River, especially captivating during this season. Engage actively with the wilderness through a hike* or by seaplane*. Cruise the Saguenay Fjord, and perhaps, luck will be on your side as you spot year-round belugas hunting for fish and plankton.

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

Day 7: Tadoussac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover the charm of Tadoussac, Canada's oldest town, transporting you to the era of the first settlers. It's an ideal spot for independent exploration.
 

Day 8: Gaspe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The local charm of the small town of Gaspe is defined by the surrounding scenic bays and cliffs. Autumn shows its colorful sides again on a scenic tour of the Gaspe Peninsula and the Forillon National Park*. You can also explore this paradise for amateur ornithologists on a hike*.

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

Day 9: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the amenities and facilities on board. Each day on board offers delicious dining options, wide variety of entertainment, and enriching activities.

Day 10-11: Prince Edward Island | Iles de la Madeleine

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Discover the birthplace of Canada in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. Nature's glory takes precedence over the history of Confederation on a scenic tour* or a visit to an oyster farm*. The Iles de la Madeleine captivate with red cliffs and expansive sandy beaches, offering breathtaking island views*. Alternatively, indulge in a culinary tour* that combines cheese, fish, and the art of brewing.

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

Day 12: Baddeck | Nova Scotia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your journey from Baddeck and make your way to the historic Fortress of Louisbourg*, one of the largest fortified towns beyond Europe. Explore the culture of the Mi’kmaq people* to gain insights into the Native American heritage.

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

Day 13: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the amenities and facilities on board. Each day on board offers delicious dining options, wide variety of entertainment, and enriching activities. 

Day 14: Halifax

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Halifax is the starting point for your scenic tour to Lunenburg*, where districts and street names reflect the influence of German immigrants. Peggy’s Cove and the Titanic* share stories of life along the coast and the fate of a legendary ocean giant.

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

Day 15: At sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the amenities and facilities on board. Each day on board offers delicious dining options, wide variety of entertainment, and enriching activities.

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

Day 16: Bar Harbor

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The small harbor town of Bar Harbor serves as the gateway to the wilderness, leading you to dense forests during a hike in Acadia National Park* while enjoying the glorious hues of Indian summer. Lobster fishing in Frenchman Bay* also promises interesting insights. Enriched with the many experiences of this cruise, your memories of it will be as colorful as North America’s autumn.

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

Day 17: Boston | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Ship/Hotel

Hanseatic Inspiration

Hanseatic Inspiration (Hapag-Lloyd)

Dates & Prices

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$12,312
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Category 1: Outside
Heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service. Dimension: 22/237 ft²
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Category 2: Panoramic
Heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service. Dimension: 21/226 ft²
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Category 3: French Balcony
Heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service Dimension: 21/23m²
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Category 4: Balcony
Modern and luxurious rooms with heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service, and a fully accessible layout in cabin and equipment Dimension: 27 m²/291 ft², including private balcony (5 m²/54 ft²)
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Category 5: French Balcony
Heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, complimentary mini bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service Dimension: 21/23m²
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Category 6: Balcony
Modern and luxurious rooms with heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service, and a fully accessible layout in cabin and equipment Dimension: 27 m²/291 ft², including private balcony (5 m²/54 ft²)
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Category 7: Balcony
Modern and luxurious rooms with heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service, and a fully accessible layout in cabin and equipment Dimension: 27 m²/291 ft², including private balcony (5 m²/54 ft²)
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Category 8: Balcony
Modern and luxurious rooms with heated bathroom walls, a refreshing rain shower, a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, a convenient coffee machine, separable beds, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, 24-hour cabin service, and a fully accessible layout in cabin and equipment Dimension: 27 m²/291 ft², including private balcony (5 m²/54 ft²)
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Category 9: Junior Suite
The cabin boasts a separate living/sleeping area, a distinct dining area, panoramic views from the sleeping space, separable beds, TVs in both living and sleeping areas, a bathroom with two sinks and a rain shower, a separate toilet, a steam sauna in the shower area, a heated wall for towels, a free mini bar, a coffee machine, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic walking poles, 24-hour cabin service, and the convenience of a table reservation in the main restaurant along with personalized butler service. Dimension: 42 m²/452 ft², including private balcony (6 m²/65 ft²)
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Category 10: Grand Suite
The cabin features a separate living/sleeping area, dining space, panoramic sleeping views, separable beds, dual TVs, a veranda with space heaters, a daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower, and veranda access, along with amenities like a steam sauna, heated bathroom wall, separate toilet, free mini bar, coffee machine, extensive infotainment, binoculars, Nordic walking poles, 24-hour cabin service, butler service, and the convenience of a table reservation in the main restaurant, plus the freedom to choose a Zodiac group for your excursions. Dimensions: 71 m²/ 764 ft², including private veranda (16 m²/ 172 ft²)
Included
  • 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 16 Dinners
  • 16 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Onboard gratuities
  • International gourmet cuisine – full board
  • All landings and rides in the ship’s own Zodiacs (Use of the Zodiacs depends on the destination and on official permits)
  • Experienced experts from various disciplines accompany every cruise
  • Use of the interactive Ocean Academy with individual knowledge formats
  • Extensive sports program: fitness area with ocean view, course program, additional sports activities onshore depending on the destination
  • Equipment for loan: one pair of binoculars and two sets of Nordic Walking poles in the cabin itself, furthermore warm parkas, rubber boots, snorkeling equipment
  • OCEAN SPA with Finnish sauna with an ocean view, steam sauna, indoor and outdoor relaxation area
  • Welcome champagne, mini bar restocked daily with a selection of soft drinks coffee machine, 24-hour cabin service
  • Internet free of charge for one hour per guest and day; service depends on satellite positioning, especially in polar regions)
  • Comprehensive pre-cruise information
  • Harbour and airport fees
  • Cancellation fee insurance
  • German- and English-speaking ship and expedition management as well as mostly German- and English-speaking service crew
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Additional selection of spirits in the Junior and Grand Suites
  • Spa treatments and Hairdresser
  • Personal training for sports program
  • The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are discussed in the planning stage. Subject to change.

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