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Portland to Toronto

Portland - Toronto - Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Ocean Voyager
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Enjoy the best of the borderlands between Canada and the USA. Survey two of the most European cities in North America, the French Canadian ports of Montreal and Quebec, then the metropolitan city of Toronto. Transit the Welland Canal, and the majestic Montmorency Falls, and take in the blossoming renaissance of Portland. Visit one of the world's largest and most important Botanical Gardens in downtown Montreal. 
Aerial View of Halifax SkylinePEI Charlottetown WinterCharming Quebec CityBuilding in downtown Toronto - Ontario, CanadaPortland Head Lighthouse, Maine, USA at sunrise
Highlights
  • Take a picturesque drive through the elegant Victorian Mansion district
  • Admire the charming Charlottetown's natural beauty and history
  • Discover Cavendish Bay, in Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Observe blue whales and impressive humpbacks at Tadoussac
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Day 1: Portland, ME

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. 

Day 2: Portland, ME | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 3: Scenic Great Lakes Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
These waters are home to a vast variety of wildlife – trout, salmon, walleye, smallmouth bass, crawfish, freshwater sponges and sea lamprey, to name a few. That buffet attracts raptors such as hawks and bald eagles and waterfowl such as ducks, swans and geese. Relax and enjoy the view on your own time on this peaceful lake cruising day. Sip a midmorning consommé, breathe in the fresh lake air on the upper deck, share convivial conversations with other guests or delve into a captivating book as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water. 
 

Day 4: Halifax, NS

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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
Public Gardens  This 16-acre garden has made a blissful addition to Halifax since its official opening in 1867. Today, the garden maintains its Victorian character and vibrant color, making it a peaceful and visually pleasing haven in the heart of the city.    
The Citadel  The Halifax Citadel is a historic military site constructed to defend the harbor of Nova Scotia. The Citadel is known for its distinctive star shape, and while it no longer acts as a military fortress, it serves as a constant reminder of the city's history. It also presents a perfect spot to take in the view of downtown Halifax.    
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic  Explore the vast collections of Nova Scotian marine history at the largest maritime museum in Canada. Covering an integral part of Halifax's history, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic includes exhibits from the first steamers to the Titanic.

Day 5: Scenic Great Lakes Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
These waters are home to a vast variety of wildlife – trout, salmon, walleye, smallmouth bass, crawfish, freshwater sponges and sea lamprey, to name a few. That buffet attracts raptors such as hawks and bald eagles and waterfowl such as ducks, swans and geese. Relax and enjoy the view on your own time on this peaceful lake cruising day. Sip a midmorning consommé, breathe in the fresh lake air on the upper deck, share convivial conversation with other guests or delve into a captivating book as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water. 
 

Day 6: Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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
Beaconsfield Historic House  Walk through one of the most elegant homes on Prince Edward Island. Crafted in 1877, this Victorian home is filled with many of its original features. As you tour the grounds, you will get a glimpse into the life of the wealthy business owners of Charlottetown in the 19th century.     
All Souls Chapel  Constructed with Prince Edward Island sandstone, this historic chapel is attached to St. Peter's Cathedral. Step inside to see this architectural masterpiece, erupting with color from the marvelous stained-glass windows featured throughout.     
PEI Regiment Museum  At the Regiment Museum, explore the history and heritage of Prince Edward Island's military forces. Examine the multitude of interpretive displays, featuring over 2000 artifacts, some of which date back over 200 years.     
Confederation Museum of Arts  One hundred years after the historic Charlottetown conference, the Confederation Centre of the Arts was launched. Today, the Centre and surrounding area host a variety of artistic programming including theatrical productions, interactive experiences, and musical events.

Day 7-8: Scenic Great Lakes Cruising

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
These waters are home to a vast variety of wildlife – trout, salmon, walleye, smallmouth bass, crawfish, freshwater sponges and sea lamprey, to name a few. That buffet attracts raptors such as hawks and bald eagles and waterfowl such as ducks, swans and geese. Relax and enjoy the view on your own time on this peaceful lake cruising day. Sip a midmorning consommé, breathe in the fresh lake air on the upper deck, share convivial conversations with other guests or delve into a captivating book as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water. 

Day 9: Québec City, Québec

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Quebec City Included Tour
The capital city of Canada’s Quebec province is deeply engaged in its history and its unique place in Canadian culture. Most of the city’s population is French speaking. This coupled with its unique architectural styles radiate an air of European atmosphere in North America. During your visit, you will explore the beauty of the city in the vibrant landscape of Joan of Arc Gardens. For a glimpse into Quebec City’s rich history, visit the Plains of Abraham where the British and French battled for control of the region and see the stunning architecture of Notre-Dame-des-Victories Church. 

Joan of Arc Gardens 
Explore this vibrant garden featuring a mixture of French and English flowers. As you walk through the lush landscape, appreciate the diverse flowerbeds where over 150 species of flora bloom and encompass the garden’s centerpiece, a statue of Joan of Arc.  
Plains of Abraham 
This historic site was the location of the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham which took place between the British and French. It was after this battle that the British took control of Quebec, and after the war, were granted control of Canada. 
Notre-Dame-des-Victories Church 
Built in 1723, this small stone church is one of the oldest in North America. The church is classified as a historic monument. After its destruction during the Siege of Quebec, the church was reconstructed and today remains a significant landmark and place of worship in Quebec City. 

Day 10: Montréal, Québec

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In considering metropolitan sophistication, Montreal comes immediately to mind. As 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
Mont Royal Overlook  Travel up Mont Royal, to the most spectacular vantage point of Montreal. From here, enjoy a breathtaking view of Montreal and the St. Lawrence River.     
Montreal Underground  As you travel the city streets of Montreal, you would never guess that beneath the city's surface lies an incredible underground pedestrian network and shopping mall. The Underground is Montreal's answer to the cold winter winds but also provides convenient walkways for pedestrians and amazing shopping opportunities year-round.     
Notre Dame Basilica  View the wonderful stained-glass windows at the Notre Dame Basilica, one of Montreal's most iconic historical buildings. This cathedral of Montreal is the first church of the Gothic Revival style in Canada. Its historical and artistic heritage makes it a significant symbol of Quebec.

Day 11: Scenic Great Lakes Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
These waters are home to a vast variety of wildlife – trout, salmon, walleye, smallmouth bass, crawfish, freshwater sponges and sea lamprey, to name a few. That buffet attracts raptors such as hawks and bald eagles and waterfowl such as ducks, swans and geese. Relax and enjoy the view on your own time on this peaceful lake cruising day. Sip a midmorning consommé, breathe in the fresh lake air on the upper deck, share convivial conversations with other guests or delve into a captivating book as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water. 

Day 12: Toronto, ON | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, awaken at the port in Toronto, Ontario. After breakfast, disembark the M/V Victory I and make your way to the airport for your flight home.

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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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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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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)
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  • 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 11 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Gratuities to Onboard Crew
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Open Bars & Lounges throughout the vessel including a juice bar every morning
  • In-Room Dining
  • Bicycles & Hiking Sticks equipment if needed
  • Live, Daily Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment
  • Locally Sourced & regionally Inspired Cuisine from land and sea
  • Gourmet Selections of freshly prepared choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited Beverages including an extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers and specialty coffees
  • Unlimited Guided Tours designed with your comfort in mind aboard private, deluxe motorcoaches
  • 1-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay with free ground transfers between hotel and vessel
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • 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.
  • Transfers to and from the airport

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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