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Locks, Legends & Canals

Locks, Legends & Canals

At a glance

Duration: 14 Days, 13 Nights

Coverage: New York, NY to Montreal, QC

From: $4,599

Season: June, September - October

Activities: History, Sightseeing

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Blount Small Ship Adventures

This two-nation cruise includes it all from the glitz of the Manhattan skyline to the cobblestone streets and vintage charm of Quebec. Go where other ships cannot as we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do due to their design.

Cruise through the Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence Seaway, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and wildlife habitats. Explore Quebec City, considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America, before concluding this amazing journey in vibrant Montreal.

Only Blount passengers can experience the chromatic splendor of fall in full regalia along the shores of the Hudson, the Erie and Oswego Canals, and the St. Lawrence River. The Blount ships’ unique design allows our passengers to cruise hundreds of miles of natural and man-made waterways lined with spectacular fall foliage between modern Manhattan and colonial Quebec City before arriving in the multicultural city of Montreal.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Onboard Early Arrival

Enjoy an extra night of exploration and leisure in New York with Blount Small Ship Adventures. This affordable “Early Arrival” option invites guests to board the ship one day early, settle into their private cabin, and explore the city at their leisure. For just $150 per person, passengers may board the vessel at 5 p.m. Included with the option is a chef prepared dinner and breakfast the following morning.

New York, NY

This two-nation cruise has it all, from the dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes combined with the surging rivers, serene lakes and fjords makes this journey worthy to be in our ‘Signature Series’ portfolio. Embark today in New York City and prepare to cruise the most renowned waters of New York State and southeastern Canada.

West Point, NY

Begin your day with a morning sail through New York Harbor passing the Statue of Liberty before the majestic natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley, the vessel with dock in Newburgh, NY. (Subject to government approval) An optional tour takes you to the campus of the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point and its awe-inspiring Gothic Revival style chapel.

Kingston, NY

In Kingston, tour Hyde Park which includes a visit to "Springwood," the beloved estate home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt - now his presidential library and museum. Later, travel up the northern leg of the Hudson River to Troy, NY. The retractable pilot-house will be lowered to transit the famed Erie Canal.

Cruise the Erie Canal

Going where other ships simply cannot go, we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do because of their design. Enjoy a full day of cruising this historic waterway, widely considered to be one of the most important works of civil engineering in America. A local historian joins the cruise to narrate about the history of the canal.

Sylvan Beach, NY

A day to behold the beauty of the Catskill Mountains - where approximately 250,000 acres of the Catskill's pristine landscape has been designated "forever wild" thanks to the work of environmental visionaries. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Cooperstown, NY is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Oswego, NY

Cruise the canal to Oswego, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Choose to take a shuttle on a loop around this charming area and view some of the highlights like the H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Richardson-Bates House Museum, or Fort Ontario. Witness the feat of Blount’s retractable pilot-house being raised up to its full height. Later, local musicians entertain onboard.

Clayton & Alexandria Bay, NY

Today, cruise to Clayton, NY in the gorgeous Thousand Islands region. You will visit the notable Antique Boat Museum for a glimpse of the world’s largest showcase of classic recreational boats. Spend the night in beautiful Alexandria Bay, NY with views of the famed Boldt Castle.

Cruise the Thousand Islands

Cruise through the stunning Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence River, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. Visit tiny Dark Island in Chippewa Bay and cruise by the stately and elegant Singer Castle. Built as a private home in 1905, the mansion was used for rum-running during Prohibition.

Quebec City, QC

Quebec City, QC, with its distinctly French culture, is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Be sure to visit the Chateau de Frontenac and browse the shops and restaurants along the cobblestone streets of Old Town. An optional tour introduces the charms of Quebec City and the stunning view from Observation Towers before visiting Montmorency Falls.

Three Rivers, QC

Your port of call today is charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French. This morning select from two optional tours: “Churches of Trois-Rivières” to admire the stunning architecture, or a Heritage Walking Tour. This evening, enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Musèe des Ursulines, a short walk from the ship, and listen to a private organ recital inside the museum’s awe-inspiring chapel.

Montreal, QC

Famed for its thrilling cuisines, cobblestone streets, and world-class shopping, Montreal truly appeals to every sense of adventure. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory; or enjoy exploring this enchanting and historic city at your leisure. This evening enjoy a musical performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers.

Locks, Legends and Canals itinerary map

Dates & Rates

Dates Direction Ship 1 2 3 4 Single
Jun 7, 2020 Montreal to New York Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Jun 22, 2020 New York to Montreal Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Sep 12, 2020 Montreal to New York Grande Mariner $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Sep 17, 2020 New York to Montreal Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Sep 27, 2020 Montreal to New York Grande Mariner $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Oct 2, 2020 Montreal to New York Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Jun 7, 2021 New York to Montreal Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Jun 22, 2021 Montreal to New York Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Sep 12, 2021 New York to Montreal Grande Mariner $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Sep 17, 2021 New York to Montreal Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Sep 27, 2021 Montreal to New York Grande Mariner $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929
Oct 2, 2021 Montreal to New York Grande Caribe $4,599 $6,059 $6,329 $6,899 $7,929

Sailings go in both directions, please contact us prior to making further plans.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Port Charges: $450. $500 deposit is required at time of booking. All itineraries including ports, activities, and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions.


Grande Caribe

Grande CaribeThe Grande Caribe carries 88 passengers and hosts new furniture and décor in the lounge, cabins and dining rooms, and sparkling new showers and bathrooms. So whether you find yourself chatting under the glimmering canopy lights of the top deck, or enjoying a lazy morning in your cabin, the Grande Caribe was built with you in mind. View ship details...

Grande Mariner

Grande MarinerCommissioned and built by Blount Boats in 1998, the Grande Mariner makes her way up to Montreal, just in time for fall foliage season. She was refurbished in 2010, with totally new cabin configurations including new décor, new washrooms, new furniture in the staterooms, and a renovated lounge, including a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, new décor, and brand new furniture. So if you want to take in a few rays on the sun deck, relax and enjoy the vista-view lounge, or just have a few quiet moments in your cabin as the sea drifts past your open picture window, the Grande Mariner is ready. View ship details...