1Embark in New York City, NY
Welcome aboard the Grande Mariner!
Start your morning with the optional tour to Hyde Park, the estate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and home of his presidential library. Then our ship will start its journey on the Hudson River towards the engineering marvel that is the Erie Canal! And witness our own engineering marvel, as the Grande Mariners’s pilot house retracts so that the ship can transit the canal.
3Cruise the Erie Canal
The Grande Mariner is one of only two overnight ships that can cruise the Erie Canal! That’s the beauty of the retractable pilot house. Along the way, you can tour nearby Saratoga Springs or Saratoga Battlefield.
Continuing down the Erie Canal, you can choose the optional trip to Oriskany Battlefield and Fort Stanwix.
Transiting the Oswego Canal, cruise onto Lake Ontario. Watch the pilot house raise back up to full position. Live musical entertainment will come onboard this evening.
The 1000 Island region is beautiful, with castles and lighthouses and mansions to view. You can tour Singer Castle, used for rum-running during Prohibition, or visit the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg.
7Cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway
Continuing down the St. Lawrence Seaway, thru the 1000 Islands, you’ll need your camera close by to take photos of the stunning natural beauty! Listen to the story of the Iroquois, who call this area the ‘Garden of the Great Spirit’.
8Quebec City, QC
Nothing more romantic than the quaint, French city of Quebec! Walk the cobblestones and practice your conversational French in the small shops of Old Town.
9Port de Saguenay, QC
We’ll cruise down the Saguenay to the riverside village of Port de Saguenay. Join your new friends on a trip to ‘La Fabuleuse’.
10Cruise the Saguenay & St. Lawrence River
The cold, beautiful water of the Saguenay is home to Beluga whales, so keep your eyes peeled for whales and other wildlife. A local naturalist will join you onboard for a presentation on the animals, pointing out sights along the way.
11Quebec City, QC
With a second day in Quebec, choose a morning tour, or visit the remarkable Montmorency Falls.
Today the ship will be cruising down the St. Lawrence River to Montreal.
This morning, optional tours are available to Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, Old Montreal, and more. This evening, a flute and guitar duo will provide music for our farewell celebration onboard the ship.
14Disembark in Montreal, QC
After breakfast, transfer to the airport or extend your stay with a hotel package.