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French Canada and Great Lakes

French Canada and Great Lakes

Book by December 15, 2018 and get up to $1,250 early booking discount on select sailings. Call for details.

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At a glance

Duration: 10 days

Coverage: Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI

From: $6,389

Season: May - October

Activities: History, Sightseeing

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Victory Cruise Line

Enjoy The Best Of The Borderlands Between Canada And The USA.

Enjoy the best of the borderlands between Canada and the USA. Survey two of the most European cities in North America, the French Canadian ports of Montreal and Quebec, then the Ontario metropolis of Toronto. We’ll transit the Welland Canal, and take in the majesty of Niagara Falls, and take in the blossoming renaissance of Cleveland and Detroit.

Witness the splendor of the French-Canadian countryside as we sail through the St. Lawrence Seaway, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Enjoy an idyllic drive into the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains to see the towering Montmorency Falls cascading down a 272-foot cliff. Navigate the 1,000 Islands corridor and tour Kingston’s preserved gothic cathedrals, historic monuments and the fascinating Penitentiary Museum. From a thrilling visit to spectacular Niagara Falls to a tour of Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum, each day of this itinerary is filled with magic.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Montréal, Québec

Upon your arrival to Victory II settle into your outside stateroom before joining your fellow guests for a Welcome Reception followed by dinner with house wines and cocktails included.

Day 2: Montreal, Quebec

In 2017, Montreal celebrated its 375th birthday, making it one of the oldest cities in North America. Situated on the St. Lawrence River, it remains important crossroads for shipping by land and sea, with a rich history of Iroquois, colonial, and cosmopolitan settlements. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old City with a visit to the Notre Dame Basilica. Explore Montreal old and new with a drive through the downtown business district to the top of Mont Royal for a commanding view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. Afterwards, visit one of the world's largest and most important Botanical Gardens in downtown Montreal.

Day 3: Québec City, Québec

Quebec City is the only walled community in North America and is deeply engaged in preserving its history and its unique place in Canada. Coaches depart for the Plains of Abraham where the battle between invading English and French defenders took place as the English stormed the upper city and captured the town. Onward to Place Royale in the lower-town, which was bombarded in 1759 from across the river, as fire ships were dispatched towards the port. We then drive out of Quebec City to see the historical and majestic Montmorency Falls, including a cable car ride to the top where you will have magnificent views across to the Ile d'Orléans. In the afternoon, guests are encouraged to stroll on their own out the port to visit the Petit Champlain and take the funicular railway to the Chateau Frontenac and its magnificent Dufferin Terrace.

Day 4: Québec City, Québec

Quebec City is the only walled community in North America and is deeply engaged in preserving its history and its unique place in Canada. Coaches depart for the Plains of Abraham where the battle between invading English and French defenders took place as the English stormed the upper city and captured the town. Onward to Place Royale in the lower-town, which was bombarded in 1759 from across the river, as fire ships were dispatched towards the port. We then drive out of Quebec City to see the historical and majestic Montmorency Falls, including a cable car ride to the top where you will have magnificent views across to the Ile d'Orléans. In the afternoon, guests are encouraged to stroll on their own out the port to visit the Petit Champlain and take the funicular railway to the Chateau Frontenac and its magnificent Dufferin Terrace.

Day 5: St. Lawrence Seaway

Enjoy a day of scenic sailing of the St. Lawrence Seaway as we make our way towards Kingston. Enjoy convivial conversation with your fellow passengers or join an engaging discussion with our shipboard experts, well-versed in the history, peoples, and natural wonders of the Canadian Atlantic region.

Day 6: Kingston, Ontario

Kingston is the oldest city in Ontario and has long been a strategic site for commercial and military endeavors. After construction in 1832 of the Rideau Canal, which connects Ottowa with Lake Ontario, Kingston found itself situated along three important waterways: the Rideau Canal, the St. Lawrence River, and Lake Ontario.

Day 7: Toronto/Welland Canal

Welcome to Toronto, the most multicultural diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken. It's estimated that over half of Toronto's residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex makeup, Torontonians generally get along. Toronto is a vibrant, big-time city abuzz with activity. Some of the world's finest restaurants are found here, alongside happening bars and clubs and eclectic festivals.

Day 8: Niagara Falls

After a leisurely morning on board, we'll disembark the ship at Port Colbourne on the southern end of the Welland Canal. The original Welland Canal was opened in 1829 and was extended to reach Lake Erie in 1833. The current canal was completed in 1932 and boasts eight locks. At Niagara Falls, we'll embark on the famous Hornblower "Voyage of the Falls" for a cruise into the misty spray of Horseshoe Falls. Back on shore, we'll drive along the scenic Niagara Parkway, through the charming Chateau des Charmes for lunch and wine-tasting. After lunch, we'll continue to the town of Niagara 0n-the-Lake to peruse the shops and galleries before rejoining the ship at Port Colbourne.

Day 9: Cleveland, Ohio

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland represents the heartland of American life and history. Industrial landmarks from its days as a lakeside manufacturing town still stand as testament to Cleveland's roots. Today, the city is also filled with beautiful urban spaces and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Explore the evolution of the musical genre that shaped a generation and track its cultural impact, housed in a striking structure designed by I. M. Pei. You'll also explore the wonderful West Side Market, set in a 1912 landmark and home to more than 100 vendors.

Day 10: Detroit, Michigan

Sailing from Lake Huron to Lake Erie, we will call on Detroit, Michigan, signaling the end of our journey. After breakfast, you'll disembark the M/V Victory II and make your way to the airport for your flight home.

French Canada and Great Lakes itinerary map

Dates & Rates

Book by December 15, 2018 and get up to $1,250 early booking discount on select sailings. Call for details.

Special Offer
Dates Direction E D C B A AA Owner's Suite
Jun 6, 2019 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Jul 12, 2019 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Jul 21, 2019 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Jul 30, 2019 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Aug 26, 2019 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Oct 1, 2019 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Oct 10, 2019 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
May 25, 2020 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Jun 3, 2020 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,579 $7,299 $7,959 $8,399 $8,599 $8,999 $10,499
Jun 30, 2020 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,579 $7,299 $7,959 $8,399 $8,599 $8,999 $10,499
Jul 9, 2020 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,579 $7,299 $7,959 $8,399 $8,599 $8,999 $10,499
Jul 18, 2020 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,579 $7,299 $7,959 $8,399 $8,599 $8,999 $10,499
Jul 27, 2020 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Aug 5, 2020 Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Aug 14, 2020 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999
Aug 23, 2020 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,699 $7,459 $8,119 $8,549 $8,769 $9,199 $10,999
Sep 28, 2020 Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec $6,389 $7,109 $7,729 $8,139 $8,349 $8,759 $9,999

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Not Included: Air & Transfer costs. 2018 Port Charges of $399pp and $15pp per day onboard gratuities. 2019 Port Charges of $429pp and $15.50pp per day onboard gratuities. Standard terms and conditions apply.

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Victory II

Victory IIThe intimate 202-passenger M/V Victory II is a small and agile coastal cruising ship that can easily navigate canals, locks and hidden ports where larger ships dare not go. The M/V Victory II will take you on these journeys in style and grace, while you enjoy exquisite culinary delights, like regionally inspired dishes, created especially for you by our acclaimed chef, free-flowing non-premium wine and beer and an open bar with house spirits to enjoy throughout your cruise. View ship details...

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