Navigate the waters that tie New England to Canada on this 12-day spectacular journey aboard M/V Victory II. Scenic sailing through the Thousand Islands goes unmatched, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, planted within the Garden of the Gulf, invites travelers to rollick in whimsical architecture and rose-gold shorelines.
Stroll along cobblestone streets of Portland, Maine
Discover the lively mix of historic and modern in Halifax
Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.
On a peninsula in Casco Bay, this darling of the Pine Tree State – formerly its capital – lends urban sensibility to the wild splendor of the craggy coastline beyond. At the Old Port waterfront, restaurants and revelry now fill the 19th-century warehouses. Stroll along cobblestone streets and breathe in the fresh scent of the sea. Perhaps catch the strains of some bluegrass or blues from a nearby bar while hardworking fishermen on the wharves catch the next day’s lunch. At Cape Elizabeth just to the south, the Portland Head Light stands as a beacon to the ocean’s travelers.
Ah, another day on the vast Atlantic Ocean – a day to rise with the sun and meet with friends in the restaurant of your choosing over breakfast...or sleep in and order room service. Gather in the Compass Lounge for snacks and games...or take in the view from deck with your favorite cocktail in hand. This day is yours to craft as you desire.
Coastal living, rugged wilderness and urban polish converge around Nova Scotia’s capital. Drink in the lively mix of historic and modern in the beating heart of this lively seaport. Bustling streets slope down toward indigo brine and oceanic splendor, stretching east into oblivion. Bathe in botanical beauty at the Public Gardens. The fortified summit of Citadel Hill – never needed for actual protection – stands as a testament to the peaceful nature of the nation. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 offer their own remarkable perspectives.
Included Shore Excursions:
Halifax Included Tour
The capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax has a rich culture that has generated an increase in the region's cruise popularity. Life in Halifax revolves around the sea. As you walk throughout the city streets, you will feel the sense of maritime history that emits from the docks, buildings, and coastal scenery. This exciting urban center is settled on the edge of the Atlantic coast and is one of the few places in the world where one can enjoy bustling city life and coastal relaxation on the same day.
Unwind in seascape and sunlight as the canvas of blue and green slips by. Scenic sailing reveals the uncommon beauty of the Strait of Canso. Daytime entertainment and regionally inspired cuisine rival anything on land. Take a fancy to sailing, and enjoy this opportunity to venture beyond the cliffs.
The red-earthed muse of “Anne of Green Gables” sprouts opportunity for exploration. Charlottetown, planted within the Garden of the Gulf, invites travelers to rollick in whimsical architecture and rose-gold shorelines. Beachside vistas embrace emerald pastures while a charming city center boasts the boons of life as a port community. Stroll through downtown, allow the sounds of street performers to dance through the eardrums and discover the seduction of ocean-to-table cuisine. An equipoise of big-city energy with quiet spaces awaits on the shorelines.
Included Shore Excursions:
Charlottetown Included Tour
Charlottetown is the scenic capital on the sea of Prince Edward Island. This small city is packed with tremendous spirit and vibrant natural displays. Known as the birthplace of Canada, Charlottetown was the site where the first plans to form a confederation were discussed, which eventually led to the establishment of Canada. Stroll the boardwalk and picturesque streets to discover what makes this inspirational town so special.
Rocky walls rise up toward firmament, embracing those who venture onto this stunning span of water. Perhaps morning will dawn upon wispy mists of coastal fog to greet early risers. See where the day takes you – a brisk walk on the Sun Deck, a cozy pint in The Tavern or just watching the scenery slip past…let your mood shift with the breeze, indulging every whim.
The old-world charm of this ramparted enclave beckons visitors from around the globe. She is a French fille at heart – a glittering jewel brightening the banks of the St. Lawrence River. From a raised mound of earth, Château Frontenac towers toward the heavens over Upper Town, evoking the grandeur of a country estate. Traces of the city’s English heritage bloom in the mixed borders of the living artwork within Joan of Arc Garden. Just moments in the sleek gentility of this marvelous destination, and you’ll feel as if you were whisked across the Atlantic for a whirlwind European getaway.
In considering metropolitan sophistication, Montreal comes immediately to mind. As a geography is as diverse as its population. More than 120 cultural communities make up the multilingual population center. A city tour showcases some of the city’s true delights – attractions that are urban wonders, yet steeped in history. For the remainder of the day, guests roam the city at their leisure, free to explore museums, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and more. Every traveler is sure to find something to love in this sensational destination.
Included Shore Excursions:
Montreal Included Tour
Montreal is Canada's largest French-speaking community. This bustling city is filled with classical architecture intertwined with modern industrial buildings, creating a sense of European glamour in a North American cityscape. As you walk through the town, you will notice that Montreal boasts a unique blend of the past and the present, as well as a diverse metro population, where a mixed bag of cultures and traditions are celebrated daily. Old City is the heart of Montreal and is home to museums, the municipal government and the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal.
Azure skies watch waves absorb the sun as we set sail. Scenic sailing in the Thousand Islands invites cruisers to explore hidden coves and tiny island chains from the comfort of our discovery-designed vessels.
Day 12: Toronto, ON | Disembark
As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.
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