WILTON, CT — Tauck is ramping up its domestic cruise product with a new itinerary from New York City to Quebec City.
Sailing aboard the Silversea ship Silver Shadow in fall 2023, the 13-day “Shores of Eastern Canada and New England” itinerary will include three northbound Manhattan-to-Quebec City departures along with three southbound trips, all sailing in September and October of next year.
The new cruise follows the 2019 debut of Tauck’s “Cruising the Great Lakes: Chicago to Toronto” itinerary. Elsewhere in the United States, the company has also featured a cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage as well as a 15-day “Grand Alaska” combination land tour/seven-night cruise in its portfolio for many years.
“We’ve seen a tremendous interest in our Alaska and Great Lakes programs – we essentially sold out across the board this year – and we’re excited to expand our domestic cruise offerings for next year with this wonderful new journey,” said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar.
The new ‘Shores of Eastern Canada and New England’ itinerary begins with an included overnight hotel stay at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, followed by a day of guided sightseeing in Manhattan. Guests will embark the Silver Shadow that afternoon for a 10-night cruise to Quebec City, highlighted by ports of call in Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Charlottetown (PEI) and Saguenay (Quebec). Upon arrival in Quebec City, guests will enjoy a sightseeing tour before venturing to the pastoral island of Ile d’Orleans to visit its stunning Montmorency Falls. The itinerary will conclude with a farewell reception, dinner and overnight accommodations at Quebec City’s landmark hotel, the Chateau Frontenac.
Although Tauck guests will be sharing time aboard Silver Shadow with Silversea’s other passengers, they will enjoy a markedly different experience, said Mahar.
“Silversea does an incredible job and we’re thrilled to partner with them on this journey, yet we like to think we’re bringing something extra to the table for our Tauck guests,” he said.
For example, added Mahar, Tauck includes the hotel stays and sightseeing in both Manhattan and Quebec City in its prices as part of the standard itinerary. In addition, Tauck offers 100% of its shore excursions at no additional charge, while Silversea includes only a selection of shore excursions in its prices. And Tauck’s shore excursions are designed and operated exclusively by the company.
“We take great pride in our ability to reveal the culture and history of a destination, and each of our shore excursions are Tauck-exclusive experiences typically led by our local guides in tandem with our own Tauck Director guides,” said Mahar.
The ‘Shores of Eastern Canada and New England’ itinerary is priced from Can$11,680 per person, double occupancy, including airfare. Included in the cruise price, along with all shore excursions and hotel stays in Manhattan and Quebec City, are all gratuities, airport transfers, luggage handling, port charges, taxes and more.
For more information go to www.tauck.ca.