New for 2017, the Grande Caribe has added a 14-day cruise from New York to Montreal, with extended time spent exploring the Saguenay! From New York Harbor, cruise on the Hudson River thru the Erie Canal to Lake Ontario! During these first few days, you’ll visit the beautiful Kingston, NY with an optional tour of Hyde Park before watching the Grande Caribe’s unique retractable pilot house lower for the canal passage. You’ll visit small riverside towns, like Rome, Oswego and Ogdensburg, New York. Halfway through your cruise, the ship will journey down the St. Lawrence Seaway. The 1000 Islands region is dotted with beautiful castles and gardens. Have your camera ready! You’ll visit the classically French-inspired Quebec City, situated on the river, before continuing further North along the river to the Saguenay.
Watch for whales, because the cold waters of the Saguenay River attract entire schools of Beluga whales! Onboard the ship, a local naturalist will host presentations about the wildlife along the river, and point out interesting views along the cruise. You’ll be treated with a second day in Quebec City before enjoying three days in Montreal! Instead of disembarking in a city and only seeing the airport before you fly home, the Grande Caribe will dock in Montreal with plenty of time for you to see all the sights, including the Notre Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, Old Montreal, or other options around town.