Discover the Maritimes + French Canada

+ Discover the landscapes and farmstead that inspired the settings for the beloved book Anne of Green Gables.
+ Go whale-watching in the Saguenay Fjord, one of the best places in the world to see huge blue whales and humpbacks!
+ Stand on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec where a decisive 1759 battle changed the fate of North America, and tour one of the world’s preeminent botanical gardens in Montreal.
+ Delight in the magnificent scenery of the 1,000 Islands, a remote and picturesque archipelago of 1,800 islands and islets in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from Lake Ontario.
+ Cruise into the very heart of Horseshoe Falls and sample the fiŽne wines of the Niagara Peninsula.
+ Delve into fascinating chapters of music history at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, designed by I.M. Pei.
+ Includes 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Day 1 - Board the mv Victory II in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Our chauffeured transfer takes you from the airport to the pier where the elegant mv Victory II awaits. Settle in to your outside stateroom before joining your fellow guests for dinner with free-flowing wines, cocktails and beverages.
    Meals D
  • Day 2 - Cruising off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes

    This day at sea is enhanced by engaging talks with our Canada experts, elegant dining, convivial conversation, and our open bar. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    This charming town of 35,000 was the site of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference where delegates from the Maritime colonies first met in a process that led to the Confederation of Canada. Explore its historic streets and then travel along the north shore to Prince Edward Island National Park, a beautiful coastal refuge. Fans of the novel Anne of Green Gables will delight in today’s visit to the L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site which encompasses the landscapes and home that inspired the settings for Ms. Montgomery’s beloved tale of a red-haired orphan.
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - Cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence

    As we navigate through the pristine waters off the coast of New Brunswick, our shipboard experts will be on-hand to share deeper insights into the history, stories and natural wonders of French Canada and the Maritimes. Fine dining, time to engage with your fellow travelers and our open bar enhance this delightful day at sea. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 - Whale Watching Expedition

    The wild waters off Tadoussac where the Saguenay River flows into the St. Lawrence is one of the most exciting whale-watching sites on the planet. Between May and October, blue whales and magnificent humpbacks gather here to feed in the nutrient-rich Saguenay Fjord. Boarding the maneuverable Grand Fleuve, crewed by experts in whale behavior, you’ll enjoy on one of the most thrilling wildlife viewing adventures of your life! 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 6 - Bienvenue à Québec!

    With our expert Québécois guide, your tour begins on the Plains of Abraham where the British won a decisive 1759 battle against the French, thereby changing the fate of North America! In Place Royale, one of the oldest settlements on the Continent, you’ll find a fine ensemble of 17th and 18th-century buildings. Outside of town, visit Montmorency Falls and ride the cable car to take in the views over the countryside. After lunch onboard, you can step off ship to explore the cobblestone streets of the Petit Champlain Quarter where stately stone buildings and centuries-old fur trading posts are now home to boutiques and cafes. From here, a funicular can take you up to the Château Frontenac where you’ll have fine views of the St. Lawrence River.
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 - Ashore in Montreal

    Today’s excursion explores one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the engaging company of our local guide, your walking tour through historic Old Montreal includes the Notre Dame Basilica, a Gothic Revival landmark. Then drive to the top of Mount Royal for a commanding view over the city. At the Montreal Botanical Garden, you’ll discover one of the world’s preeminent gardens with 22,000 different plant species that provide habitat for 200 unique birds.
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 - Cruising the St. Lawrence River into Lake Ontario

    Unlike larger cruise ships that don’t sail beyond Montreal, the intimate Victory II continues its voyage today up the St. Lawrence. As we near Lake Ontario, you’ll want to be on-deck in one of the inviting outdoor lounges or near a picture window as our vessel navigates the 1,000 Islands, a picturesque archipelago of more than 1,800 islands and islets. These waters were once patrolled by pirates and Prohibition-era bootleggers, but today it’s just a peaceful haven between northern New York and southern Ontario. Densely forested shorelines, historic lighthouses, tranquil bays and remote cottage hideaways make this one of the most enchanting places in North America. By evening, we’ll be sailing across the waters of Lake Ontario toward Niagara Falls. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 9 - Into the Heart of Niagara Falls

    Step off ship this morning in Port Colborne, the southern entrance to the historic Welland Canal which opened in 1829 - and still plays a vital role in Great Lakes Shipping. Travel through the lovely vineyard-laced landscapes of the Niagara Peninsula, and embark a thrilling Hornblower Cruise that will take you through the Great Niagara Gorge and past Bridal Veil Falls into the very heart of Horseshoe Falls! Enjoy a wine-tasting and lunch on a local vineyard estate, and then explore the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Return to ship with time to refresh before you sit down to another congenial dinner onboard. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 10 - Discover Cleveland + The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Encompassing humor, fascinating facts and colorful historic anecdotes, this morning’s trolley tour is a terrific way to explore the landmarks and colorful stories of Cleveland. Taking you from the historic warehouse district to lively Playhouse Square, you’ll also drive past the ornate mansions of Millionaire’s Row - described by Baedeker’s at the turn-of-the-century as the Showplace of America. After lunch onboard, enjoy your complimentary admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Set in a striking structure designed by I. M. Pei, you’ll discover more than a museum of rock and roll memorabilia. Perusing its exhibits at your own pace, you’ll explore the evolution of this musical genre that shaped a nation and a generation. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Day 11 - Disembark in Detroit

    Upon disembarking the mv Victory II in Detroit, we’ll take you to the airport for your homeward flight. 
    Meals B

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  • Category E

    Category E

    mv Victory II

    With only 202 guests and more than 80 staffŽ, our deluxe ship promises attentive service and casual onboard elegance. Enjoy innovative outdoor lounges and public spaces that invite convivial conversation with fellow passengers. Enjoy regionally-inspired dishes in the Shearwater Dining Room or dine al fresco at the CliffŽ Rock Bar + Grille, where “Hot Rock” cooking allows you to choose your ingredients and cook them to perfection on volcanic lava rock. Free-flowing wines and beer complement your meals and an open-bar with house spirits is yours to enjoy throughout the voyage.

    Our stylish outside staterooms feature large picture windows, convertible bedding with two twins or one queen bed, premium mattresses, pillow menus, superior high thread-count bedding, a dresser and armoire. You’ll enjoy free WiFi access, turndown service and fine bath amenities. A plush robe and slippers, individual climate control, hairdryer, makeup mirror, telephone and in-room safe are also included for your comfort. Stateroom entertainment systems feature an LCD “at screen TV with satellite programs and a radio/alarm clock.

    Category E staterooms are located on Deck 1 Forward and offer 160 square feet of space.

    Category D staterooms on Deck 1 Forward offer 158 square feet of space.

    Category C staterooms are 152 square feet and are found on Decks 2 and 3 Aft.

    Category B staterooms are all on Deck 3 Forward/Aft and offer 146 square feet of space.

    Category A staterooms are on Deck 3 Forward/Aft and offer a generous 185 square feet.

    Category AA staterooms are 161 square feet and located on Deck 4 Forward/Aft. These stylish accommodations also include a mini fridge and open directly to the open-air promenade.

    Located on Deck 3, our two Owner's Suites offer 335 square feet of living space with interior and exterior entrances - and sweeping views from a private terrace. Suite guests will enjoy evening canapés, complimentary laundry service and a complimentary minibar that is restocked daily.

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Our Original Journey Value

+ 10 nights in your choice of outside stateroom aboard the deluxe 202-guest mv Victory II, Žfinest ship on these waters
+ 29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners with free-flowing wine
+ Complimentary open bar with house spirits, wine and beer throughout your entire cruise
+ Complimentary WiFi in your stateroom
+ A complete program of expertly guided shore excursions with state-of-the-art electronic personal headsets
+ Shipboard discussions, talks and lectures hosted by our team of experts well versed in the shores and ports of our voyage
+ Chauffeured airport transfers
+ All shipboard gratuities

Trip Pricing

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    Tour itinerary operates in reverse direction.

Arrive Nova Scotia - Per Person Double

Dates   Class Cabin E Class Cabin D Class Cabin C Class Cabin B Class Cabin AA
Departure Return   Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
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$3600 $4000 $4350 $4550 $4900
8/25/2018 $3600 $4000 $4350 $4550 $4900
$3600 $4000 $4350 $4550 $4900

Prices above reflect 50% discount. Port charges of $449 per person are not included.

There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us


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+ Fine dining with free-flowing wine
+ Private airport transfers
+ All shipboard gratuities
+ Shipboard talks with engaging experts

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