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Detroit, MI to Montreal, QC

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Join this 10-day adventure cruise through the Saint Lawrence River and the eastern Great Lakes aboard the Ocean Navigator. Explore gorgeous islands, stroll through historic port cities, and enjoy the culture, history, and natural beauty of the region while sailing between Montreal, Quebec, and Detroit, Michigan. Immerse yourself in the French-influenced culture of Quebec City; experience the vibrant, creative city of Toronto, Ontario; marvel at the thundering Niagara Falls; and uncover the hidden gems of historic, resurgent Detroit. 
Stroll by the river running through Quebec CityExplore beautiful and historic MontrealQuebec City historical sitesSee the mighty Niagara FallsVisit Cleveland, OhioExplore the historic city of DetroitExplore TorontoExplore beautiful Montreal
  • Experience the history and culture of Montreal.
  • Discover the old-world charm of Quebec.
  • Explore the uniqueness and beauty of Toronto.
  • Visit Detroit, Michigan, once the automotive capital of the world.
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Detroit, MI | Embark

Detroit, commonly known as the “Motor City,” is vibrant, progressive, and busting at the seams with charm. The West Canfield Historic District, located on Canfield Avenue between Second and Third streets, is the only block in Detroit lined on both sides with well-preserved Victorian homes and broad sidewalks. Corktown, the city’s oldest neighborhood, has charming little shops and great places to eat. If architecture and history are appealing, visit the Guardian Building. Built in the 1920s, this building known as the Cathedral of Finance, is one of the foremost Art Deco style skyscrapers in the world. In addition to history, the city has many museums to see and experience. 

Day 2: Detroit, MI

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There’s no better place than the Motor City to choose an optional premium experience to explore the captivating history of the automotive industry – and so much more – at The Henry Ford. Be astounded by the museum’s vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose the included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights. 

Included Shore Excursions:
Detroit Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Detroit was once the automotive capital of the world, and today, the city is approaching the vibrancy of its past. Brim with renewed energy, Detroit is made up of unique cultural communities and architectural wonders. Discover the largest city in Michigan, one that without a doubt helped build America.

Day 3: Cleveland, OH

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Step off the ship onto what some call America’s “North Coast” and discover why Clevelanders are so fiercely proud of their home. The reinvented city reverberates with vitality and a cool new atmosphere. Expand your mind at the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with over 45,000 works to explore. You can also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gifts to the world – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An optional premium experience to Geauga County offers a glimpse into a simpler way of life with a visit to an Amish home for a traditional wedding feast.

Day 4: Niagara Falls (Port Colborne), ON

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We dock at Port Colborne, located on Lake Erie. Originally called Gravelly Bay, after the shallow, bedrock-floored bay upon which it sits, the city traces its roots to the United Empire Loyalist settlements established in the area following the American Revolution. The original village was renamed after Sir John Colborne, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada at the time the Welland Canal’s new southern terminus opened in 1833. In the year 1888, American tourists from southern states began building vacation homes on the lakeshore of the western edge of the town. 

Day 5: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6: Gananoque, Ontario, Canada

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The port of Gananoque is located at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Gananoque rivers, in the heart of The Thousand Islands – a North American archipelago comprised of 1,864 islands that straddle the Canada-U.S. border in the St Lawrence River as it emerges from Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario and the U.S. islands are in the state of New York. Recognized as one of Eastern Ontario’s most stunning waterfront communities, Gananoque can mean “Water Rising over Rocks” or “Garden of the Great Spirit,” depending on who you ask. And equally colorful is the life of Joel Stone, who was granted the land by the British in 1793.

Day 7: Cornwall (St. Lawrence)

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Day 8-9: Quebec City, Quebec

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The historic district of Old Québec (a UNESCO world heritage site since 1985) or what is today know as Québec City transports visitors. 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 holiday. The old-world charm of this ramparted enclave sounds a siren’s call to visitors. From a raised mound of earth, Château Frontenac – now a hotel – towers toward the heavens over Upper Town, evoking the grandeur of a country estate. 

Day 10: Montreal, Quebec

Approximately 31 miles long by 10 miles wide, with a 755-foot mountain occupying its center, Montreal was a land mass inhabited by the Iroquois who had lived in Quebec for thousands of years. In 1535, Jacques Cartier from France was among the first to explorer the island. Cartier and his men climbed to the highest point to place a cross, claiming the mountain for France and naming it Mont-Royal. The city of Ville Marie, founded by Paul de Chomedey Maisonneuve in 1642, was later renamed Montreal. In 1759 French colonists were defeated and Montreal was later occupied and administered by Great Britain. Despite being conquered by the British, French Montrealers continued to flourish and exist as the majority on the island over the subsequent decades. Many French Montrealers on the island today still have the last name of a British ancestor. A large number of English-speaking Montrealers also have French last names. When considering metropolitan sophistication, Montreal comes to mind as its geography is as diverse as its population.

Day 11: Montreal, Quebec | 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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Oceanview stateroom, queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 1 / 160 sq ft)
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Oceanview stateroom, two twins or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily.(Deck 1 / 158 sq ft)
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Oceanview stateroom, two twins or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily.(Deck 2 & 3 / 152 sq ft)
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Oceanview stateroom, two twins or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily.(Deck 3 / 146 sq ft)
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Category A
Oceanview stateroom, two twins or one queen bed, armoire and chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily.(Deck 3 / 185 sq ft)
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Oceanview with direct access to the open-air promenade. Two twins or one queen bed, armoire and chest of drawers, mini fridge & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 4 / 161 sq ft)
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Owner’s Suite
Oceanview suite sweeping views, a private terrace, one queen bed and one sofa bed, sitting area, complimentary minibar, complimentary laundry service & fresh fruit (Deck 3/335 sq ft)
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Beverages
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • One Night Pre-Cruise Hotel
  • Open Bars and Lounges
  • All-Day In-Room Dining
  • Bicycles & Hiking Sticks equipment if needed
  • Live, Daily Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment
  • Unlimited Included Expedition Adventures by Zodiac or Kayak (For Expedition Cruises Only)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Port Fees
  • Optional Premium Shore Excursions - highly recommend booking these in advance. If interested, ask us for a detailed list of premium excursions for your cruise as these vary depending on your departure date.
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