Locks, Legends & Canals: New York to Montreal

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.

Cruise Details

Clock14 Days & 13 Nights

Double Occupancy from $4,599 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $7,929 pp

CalendarSeptember 12, 2020 | September 27, 2020 | September 12, 2021 | September 27, 2021

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Embark in New York City, NY
    Begin your vacation with a view of the stunning Manhattan skyline. Unpack and settle in for a beautiful cruise.

    2West 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.

    3Kingston, 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.

    4Fonda, 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.

    5Sylvan Beach, NY
    We’ll be cruising past the Catskill Mountains. Tonight, we’ll dock in Sylvan Beach resting on the shores of Lake Oneida.

    6Oswego, 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.

    7Clayton & 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.

    8Ogdensburg, 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.

    9Cruise 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.

    10Quebec City, QC
    The cruising along the St. Lawrence Seaway continues today. Tonight, we’ll arrive in Quebec City.

    11Quebec 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!

    12Three 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.

    13Montreal, 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.

    14Disembark in Montreal, QC
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport or extend your stay with a hotel package.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Category I$4,599 pp
Category II$6,059 pp
Category III$7,929$6,329 pp
Category IV$6,899 pp

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*Prices may vary due to seasonality

Go Where the Big Ships Cannot

Blount carries on the tradition of ship builder and company founder, Luther Blount, who made it his mission to build boats that could take vacationers to the same destinations he wanted to go to. One of his biggest achievements was the creation of the retractable pilot house. Mr. Blount created it specifically for ships to cruise the Erie Canal. He also created the patented bow ramp that makes it possible for passengers to walk from the ship directly to shore.


Blount ships have a Bring Your Own Bottle policy. The ship provides the mixers and the bartender; you bring your favorite alcohol, and you can enjoy the cocktails of your choice without overpriced bar tabs.

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Locks, Legends & Canals: New York to Montreal

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