STRASBOURG — CroisiEurope will embark on its first North American cruise itinerary, in June 2020, with a roundtrip sailing from Montreal onboard the recently acquired MV Belle des Océans.
Once launched the vessel will mark CroisiEurope’s first flagged ship in North America.
Highlights include Montreal, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Cap-aux-Meules in the Magdalene Islands, Tadoussac, Saguenay, and the cobblestone streets of Old Québec City.
The 11-day cruises aboard the MV La Belle des Océans start at US$9,237 per person with 2020 departures beginning in June. Clients who book up to three months before their chosen departure date will receive a discount of $830 per person.
Highlights of the new itinerary include …
. Discovering Saint Pierre, the Arche Museum and Archives on a guided tour, as well as a boat tour of the wind-and-water ravaged island of L’Île-aux-Marins;
. A tour of the Cap-aux-Meules, known as the gateway to the Magdalen Islands, including a visit to the Hérissé Cape lighthouse and then moving on to historical Grave and the Fumoir d’Antan smokehouse, product shop and Economuseum;
. An excursion to the small coastal city of Percé, which sits across from the impressive sheer rock formation known as Percé Rock. From here, there’s a boat tour to Bonaventure Island, a bird sanctuary containing a Northern Gannet colony of over 100,000 birds, the largest in North America;
. A multi-sensory experience at The Garden of Glaciers in Baie-Comeau that provides an encounter with the last ice age, telling the story of the dramatic climate change shaped earth, the migration of the first people to step foot in North America, and the ancient Goldthwait Sea;
. A whale watching cruise experience in the picturesque town of Tadoussac, which sits at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers;
. A stroll through the cobble stone street of Quebec City followed by a tasting tour of the Ile d’Orléans and a visit to the Montmorency Falls.
. Time in Montreal including the Old Port and free time at the city’s largest public market, Jean Talon.
MV La Belle des Océans has 62 cabins, two restaurants and more. Earlier this year, CroisiEurope announced the acquisition of the deep-sea going ship, which is currently travelling on a series of global itineraries en route to the St. Lawrence River.
More information is at CroisiEuropeRiverCruises.com.