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Locks, Legends & Canals: New York to Montreal

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Trip Length: 14 Days/ 13 Nights

Prices from: $5,799 pp/do*

Single Price: $4,399 pp

2017 Dates: Sept 23, 29, Oct 8R, 14R

2018 Dates: Sept 30; Oct 8, 30

Ships: Grande Mariner
Grande Caribe

Notes: PORT CHARGES: $395pp. Reverse itinerary indicated by -R
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Epic Fall Foliage | Historic Erie Canal | St. Lawrence Seaway

Luther Blount wanted a cruise ship that could take passengers to enjoy the, “… romantic autumn in the Northeast.” So he built the retractable pilot houses on the Grande Mariner and Grande Caribe to enable them to transit the Erie Canal, and this Fall Foliage cruise itinerary will take you there. Enjoy 14 days cruising from New York City along the classic Hudson River to the Erie Canal, from which you’ll cruise Lake Ontario to the St. Lawrence Seaway, home to Montreal and Quebec City.

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Day 1 | Embark in New York City, NY

Begin your vacation with a view of the stunning Manhattan skyline. Unpack and settle in for a beautiful cruise.

Day 2 | West Point, NY

This morning, we’ll cruise through New York Harbor, right past the Statue of Liberty! As we begin our journey on the Hudson, keep your eyes open to the beauty of the Hudson River Valley. This afternoon, we’ll dock in West Point. You can walk around the town, or take the optional tour to West Point Military Academy. Later we’ll head to Kingston.

Day 3 | Kingston, NY

This morning is your time to explore Kingston. If you choose, there’s an optional tour to Hyde Park and ‘Springwood,’ the estate home and now presidential library and museum of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This afternoon, we’ll begin our journey on the Erie Canal. Everyone will gather to watch the retractable pilot house be lowered! This evening, local musical entertainment will come aboard.

Day 4 | Fonda, NY

Today we’re cruising the Erie Canal – something no other cruise line can do! A local historian will join us onboard to offer history about the Canal and the region.

Day 5 | Sylvan Beach, NY

We’ll be cruising past the Catskill Mountains. Tonight, we’ll dock in Sylvan Beach resting on the shores of Lake Oneida.

Day 6 | Oswego, NY

Continuing on the New York Canal System, the ship will cruise along the Oswego Canal today. Now that our journey through the canals are complete, watch the retractable pilot house being raised back to full height! You can also take an optional tour around the area, visiting the H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Richardson-Bates House Museum, or Fort Ontario.

Day 7 | Clayton & Alexandria Bay, NY

We’re heading into the beautiful Thousand Islands region. Visit the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, and get your camera out for views of the Boldt Castle.

Day 8 | Ogdensburg, NY

As we continue through the Thousand Islands region, visit Dark Island for a tour of Singer Castle (used for rum running during Prohibition). In Ogdensburg, you could choose the optional visit to Frederic Remington Art Museum.

Day 9 | Cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway

Before today, we were in-between Canada and the United States. But today we’ll officially be cruising in Canada! The beautiful St. Lawrence Seaway is the system of locks, channels, and canals that connect all the other ships from the Great Lakes region to the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 10 | Quebec City, QC

The cruising along the St. Lawrence Seaway continues today. Tonight, we’ll arrive in Quebec City.

Day 11 | Quebec City, QC

Quebec is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities on the continent! The French culture is evident, adding considerable charm. There is an optional tour, which includes Observation Towers and Montmorency Falls. Or just simply walk around the city and find your own hidden treasures!

Day 12 | Three Rivers, QC

There are two optional tours today: ‘Churches of Trois-Rivieres’ will take you to witness the stunning architecture of the port; or enjoy a Heritage Walking Tour to take you around the sights of town. Just a short walk from the ship is Musee des Ursulines, where we’ll enjoy a private organ recital this evening.

Day 13 | Montreal, QC

You won’t just get dropped off in Montreal and only see the airport. We’re here a day early so that you have time to enjoy the city! See the wonders of the city on your own, or take an optional city tour to make sure you see the highlights like Old Montreal, Olympic Park, St. Joseph’s Oratory and more. Tonight, local entertainers will come onboard to treat us to a private musical performance.

Day 14 | Disembark in Montreal, QC

Photo Credit: Blount Small Ship Adventures