French Canadian Great Lakes, Nova Scotia & New England
Sailing Date: May 18, 2019
10 Nights on the M/V Victory II
- pp + port charges
- Double occupancy
Port Charges $439 / Gratuities $15.50 per day
Welcome to Boston, Massachusetts. This capital city was founded in 1630 and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It played a key role in the American Revolution and the freedom of our country today. As you board the lovely M/V Victory II, settle into your outside stateroom before joining your fellow guests for dinner with free flowing house wines and cocktails.
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Portland's waterfront combines active fishing wharves with warehouses, shops, and museums. Departing from the port, we'll take a picturesque drive through the elegant Victorian Mansion district, past the boyhood home of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and out to Casco Bay and the famous Portland Head Light. After lunch onboard, we'll take a short ride to Kennebunkport, a shipbuilding mecca since the early 1600s. This New England community has long been the summer residence of President G. W. Bush. After soaking up the maritime atmosphere of this quaint community, we'll make our way back through the architecturally significant homes of nearby Kennebunk, visiting the Franciscan Monastery and pausing by the quirky "wedding cake house."
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Fine dining, our Open Bar and the congenial camaraderie of your fellow travelers enhance your day at sea.
The Old Town of Lunenberg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This morning, we'll tour Lunenburg's harbor-side streets, lined with unique shops and colorfully painted homes. We'll visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, which exhibits wharf-side vessels, an aquarium, and the famous Bluenose II, a replica of the original world famous racing schooner. After lunch, we'll embark on a scenic drive through Mahone Bay, famous for its pictureque natural beauty, handsome churches dotting the shore, and Nova Scotia's largest fishing fleet.
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The elegant M/V Victory II awaits you at the Halifax Pier. Once aboard, enjoy the welcoming hospitality and personalized attention of our friendly and professional onboard staff. Settle into your stateroom before joining your fellow guests for dinner with free flowing house wines and cocktails.
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Located on Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and most charming province, Charlottetown showcases a wealth of natural beauty and history. In the morning, coaches leave the port and follow the historic trail walked by delegates to the conference that led to the Confederation of Canada. We will make our way along the famous North Shore to Cavendish Bay, in Prince Edward Island National Park, to the farmstead that inspired L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy a tour of the house, stroll the haunted woods, Lovers' Lane, and the famous white shores of the bay. Visit the charming city center before returning to the ship for an exceptional dinner overlooking the sea.
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A relaxing day to absorb all we have learned as we continue our discussions onboard with new friends.
Whale Watching / Tadoussac
Tadoussac, where the St. Lawrence River meets the outflow of the Saguenay River, is one of the most exciting whale-watching sites in the world. Between May and October, up to 13 species of cetaceans make their way upriver from the Atlantic Ocean, to become temporary residents in the salty rich waters of the St. Lawrence. These sea mammals include blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, and the impressive humpbacks, which swim up into the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord near Tadoussac to feed.
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Québec City, Québec
Quebec City is the only walled community in North America and is deeply engaged in preserving its history and its unique place in Canada. Coaches depart for the Plains of Abraham where the battle between invading English and French defenders took place as the English stormed the upper city and captured the town. Onward to Place Royale in the lower-town, which was bombarded in 1759 from across the river, as fire ships were dispatched towards the port. We then drive out of Quebec City to see the historical and majestic Montmorency Falls, including a cable car ride to the top where you will have magnificent views across to the Ile d'Orléans. In the afternoon, guests are encouraged to stroll on their own out the port to visit the Petit Champlain and take the funicular railway to the Chateau Frontenac and its magnificent Dufferin Terrace.
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This morning, we'll arrive at the port in Montréal. After breakfast, you'll disembark the M/V Victory II and make your way to the airport for your flight home.
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Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the fun of travelling. Programs and schedules may change due to weather, tides, local circumstances and venue changes. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage.
More about Cruising with Victory…
Victory Cruise Lines is your first choice for immersive and all-inclusive coastal cruising. Our shore excursions are led by knowledgeable local guides and provide meaningful opportunities to uncover the rich history and fascinating cultures of the destinations you visit. Our remarkable itineraries include time to explore lovely towns where you can enjoy shopping, stroll along the docks, or relax in waterfront parks. We go all out to give you the opportunity to see and experience it all, at a pace that suites your needs and tastes
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