Discover Saint-Laurent

9 days / 8 nights
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    Discover Saint-Laurent

    Cruise North America

    from 20 September 2017 to 28 September 2017
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Québec
    Arrival Port : Boston

    Ship : LE SOLEAL

    • Ref : S200917

    In partnership with LiRE.

    From Quebec, set sail aboard Le Soléal for the vast unspoiled expanses of the Far North.

    Whales, dolphins and seals await you: Your first port of call will allow you to get as close as possible to many marine mammals, taking refuge in Saguenay Bay.

    At the mouth of Saguenay River, you will reachTadoussac. This National Park is also an unmissable site for whale watching as the mammals gather to feed before winter.

    The Magdalen Islands offer an unusual variety of landscapes, from the white of the sandy beaches to the rouge of the sculpted cliff faces. You will be captivated not only by the natural setting but by the hospitality of the inhabitants.

    You will conclude your journey with a visit toBoston. Nicknamed “America's Walking City” the city boasts a remarkable historical and cultural heritage.

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      LE SOLEAL

      Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites)make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market. 

      Interior Design

      With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

      Port of call & excursions

      20 September 2017 – Saguenay

      Québec

      Embarkation 20/09/2017 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 20/09/2017 at 22H30 .

      The capital of モLa Belle Provinceヤ sits at the confluence of the St Charles River and the Gulf of St Lawrence in south-east Canada. Founded in the 17th century, the city still has an encircling wall ヨ a historic civil engineering work and the only one of its kind remaining in North America. You will love the postcard-perfect stone houses of Old Quebec, the historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shopping is a pleasure in pedestrian streets such as Petit-Champlain Street, or you can relax over a spruce beer, seasoned with pine buds. Dufferin Boardwalk, an esplanade near the emblematic Château Frontenac, is the perfect place for views of the river and old city.

      21 September 2017 – Saguenay

      21 September 2017 – Saguenay

      Arrival 21/09/2017 midday. Departure 21/09/2017 late evening.

      The city of Saguenay nestles in a valley through which flows the eponymous river, one of the region’s treasures. As it joins the Saint-Lawrence, the Saguenay River forms a spectacular fjord boasting extraordinarily differing landscapes. From Saguenay, you can explore the attractive Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, which is a paradise for those who love the great outdoors. You can combine country walks with boat trips within the various national parks studded throughout this extraordinary natural kingdom.

      22 September 2017 – Tadoussac

      22 September 2017 – Tadoussac

      Arrival 22/09/2017 early morning. Departure 22/09/2017 early afternoon.

      The Quebec village of Tadoussac stands at the confluence of the Saguenay River and the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, in south-east Canada. The village is bright with multicoloured houses nestling in an emerald-green pine forest. From the waterfront, it’s easy to spy out Tadoussac Chapel, thanks to its bright red roof. Not far from this church built of wood, one of the oldest in North America, stands a century-old village holiday resort, Hotel Tadoussac. Treat yourself to tea on the terrace overlooking the shoreline. In addition, at the marine mammal interpretation centre, you can hone your knowledge of the cetaceans that regularly frequent Tadoussac bay.

      23 September 2017 – Percé

      23 September 2017 – Percé

      Arrival 23/09/2017 midday. Departure 23/09/2017 late afternoon.

      If you appreciate the beauty of scenery and geological phenomena, you will fall under the irresistible spell of Percé, one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. Apart from the attractions of the town itself, Percé owes its reputation to its proximity to the famous rock of the same name that rises opposite it in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Along with the neighbouring Bonaventure Island, this rocky outcrop forms a national park famed for its natural, historical and geological heritage. With a choice of hiking, underwater exploration and cultural activities, you’ll never be short of things to do in this fascinating region.

      24 September 2017 – Cap-aux-Meules, Magdalen Islands

      24 September 2017 – Cap-aux-Meules, Magdalen Islands

      Arrival 24/09/2017 early morning. Departure 24/09/2017 late afternoon.

      25 September 2017 – Louisbourg

      25 September 2017 – Louisbourg

      Arrival 25/09/2017 early morning. Departure 25/09/2017 early afternoon.

      Set in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Breton Island turns up fun-to-explore curiosities such as Louisbourg, the former capital from when it was named Ile Royale. This picturesque little town is home to one of the country’s most significant historical sites: the symbolic and beautifully restored Fortress of Louisbourg. A tour transports you back to the heart of 18th-century Canada. Access the old fortified square via the drawbridge and Dauphin Gate, which is guarded by a sentry. You can then explore the fortified town as it was in its heyday. Get ready for an extraordinary adventure that’s more than just a journey back in time.

      26 September 2017 – Lunenburg

      26 September 2017 – Lunenburg

      Arrival 26/09/2017 early morning. Departure 26/09/2017 midday.

      Stretching out along the eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia, the picturesque port of Lunenburg will leave an indelible impression. You can admire the colonial architecture of this fishing village whilst strolling through the chequerboard streets studded with brightly coloured houses. The enchanting charm of the old town has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. The former naval shipyard town of Lunenburg is where you will also find the replica of the legendary Bluenose schooner, originally built in this port.

      27 September 2017 – Boston

      27 September 2017 – Boston

      Arrival 27/09/2017 early afternoon. Departure 27/09/2017.

      28 September 2017▸27 September 2017 – Boston

      Boston

      Disembarkation 28/09/2017 at 00H00 .

      Nicknamed “ America's Walking City”,   the city is considered to be the epicentre of American history. Founded in 1630, the tenth largest agglomeration in the United States,  is a pleasure for walkers. To get around, just follow the Freedom Trail circuit that serves most of the tourist sites with its red line traced on the ground. Don’t miss all the delicious local specialities on offer at Quincy Market, like the lobster sandwich, and then take time to explore North End, the Italian quarter. For the more romantic among you, Beacon Hill, the historic quarter, with its absolutely charming cobbled streets, is really worth a look.

      Formalities

      • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

      • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

      • Canada: Entry (or transit) by air - The eTA is required for Australian and British citizens, US citizens are exempt. Other nationalities, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html

      • USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.

      Theme

      ART AND LITERRATURE

      ART AND LITERRATURE

      Because we firmly believe that there are many different ways to travel, we are inviting you to join us on one of our Art cruises or Literature cruises and to enhance your trip with a rich cultural programme.

      Your cultural explorations on land

      Choosing a themed cruise with Ponant means setting sail on an itinerary punctuated by unique ports of call. Our Art cruises and Literature cruises combine the pleasures of travel by sea with the discovery of emblematic sites in cities famous for the richness of their architecture and heritage.

      During your different visits, you will enjoy special moments immersed in art and culture. Promising exclusive discoveries, personalised programmes and private performances, these cruises have special experiences in store for you in prestigious locations.

      Knowledge-sharing on board

      Aboard our luxurious, smaller-sized yachts, you will meet other travellers who share your passion. High-profile lecturers and artists will also be joining us on these cruises. As we sail across the oceans, you will be able to experience special moments between lecturers and enthusiasts.

      Throughout your Art or Literature cruise, our special guests will present unique lectures in keeping with the chosen theme. They will talk about different Art-related themes, such as a period, a movement or famous artists, or topics relating to Literature, such as politics, society, history etc.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Robert Charlebois

      Robert Charlebois

      In a career spanning more than 50 years, songwriter, musician and performer Robert Charlebois has carved out his own special place on the Quebec music scene and across the French-speaking world. He made his mark in 1968 during the memorable show, L’Osstidcho. In 1969, he performed for the first time at the Paris Olympia, establishing French Quebec rock on the European stage.

      Robert Charlebois has had a major impact on his era, and has influenced many singer-song writers and performers. He has given thousands of concerts, recorded dozens of albums, and is as enthusiastic today as ever: a truly unique presence.

      Languages spoken: French, English

       

      Photo credit: Sylvain DUMAIS

      Denise Bombardier

      Denise Bombardier

      Philippe Delaroche

      Philippe Delaroche

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. After your cruise

        28/09/2017 – Cradle of America (1 day)

        175.00 € **

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        28/09/2017 – Boston and Newport (2 days/1 night)

        615.00 € **

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      2. During your cruise

        21/09/2017 – Saguenay fjord by floatplane (45mn)

        179.00 € **

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        27/09/2017 – Red Sox Baseball game (Evening)

        160.00 € **

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      3. Before your cruise

        18/09/2017 – Montreal to Quebec City (2 days/2 nights)

        875.00 € **

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        18/09/2017 – From Quebec City to the Wendake Indian reserve (2 days/2 nights)

        960.00 € **

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      4. Your packages

        18/09/2017 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Montreal to Quebec City 1N (Pre) + Boston, Cradle of the USA (Post)

        1770.00 € **

        18/09/2017 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Montreal to Quebec City 1N (Pre) + Boston & Newport 1N (Post)

        2210.00 € **

        18/09/2017 – Pre From Quebec to Wendake + Post Boston 1 day + Flights

        1855.00 € **

        18/09/2017 – Pre From Quebec to Wendake + Post Boston & Newport + Flights

        2295.00 € **
      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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