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EASTERN CANADA PORTLAND – TORONTO

from $4,699

DATES:
2022:  APRIL 28 | MAY 01
2023: APRIL 27 | MAY 07

DURATION: 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS

EMBARK: PORTAND, ME, USA

DISEMBARK: TORONTO, ON, CANADA

SHIP: VICTORY I & II

FROM: $4,699

Plus port charges: $359 per person

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All about the EASTERN CANADA PORTLAND – TORONTO.

Dive into North America’s maritime legacy on board the Victory I or Victory II. Be captivated by the beachside vistas embrace emerald pastures of Charlottetown and European contemporary design of Montreal. And learn firsthand from naturalists who will enhance the experience with in-depth exploration of the region’s wildlife. Cruise the entire St. Lawrence Seaway, the scenic Thousand Islands, and Lake Ontario. We invite you to indulge in relaxation, engage in experience and cultivate the soul on this unforgettable journey.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodations aboard ship
  • Included shore excursions
  • Onboard meals and entertainment
  • Pre-cruise hotel
  • Transfer from pre-cruise hotel to ship
  • House beverages, including liquor, wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Unlimited Wi Fi
  • Expert guides and lecturers.

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Gratuities for ship staff and any shore excursion personnel, such as tour guides or bus drivers.
  • Airfare
  • Port Charges ($359)
  • Travel insurance
  • Post-cruise hotel, tours or transfers

  1. Day 1 ARRIVE PORTLAND, ME

    Enjoy An included hotel stay in Portland. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

    Pre- and Post-cruise arrangements are available to suit your interests.

  2. Day 2 EMBARK IN PORTLAND,ME

    On a peninsula in Casco Bay, this darling of the Pine Tree State lends urban sensibility to the wild splendor of the craggy coastline beyond. At the Old Port waterfront, restaurants and revelry now fill the 19th-century warehouses. Stroll along cobblestone streets and breathe in the fresh scent of the sea. Perhaps catch the strains of some bluegrass or blues from a nearby bar while hardworking fishermen on the wharves catch the next day’s lunch. At Cape Elizabeth just to the south, the Portland Head Light stands as a beacon to the ocean’s travelers.

     

  3. Day 3 SCENIC SAILING ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

    Set your cares adrift as your ship gently plies the waters, surrounded by seemingly endless horizon, on this relaxing day of ocean cruising.

     

  4. Day 4 HALIFAX, NS

    Coastal living, rugged wilderness and urban polish converge around Nova Scotia’s capital. Bustling streets slope down toward indigo brine and oceanic splendor, stretching east into oblivion. Bathe in botanical beauty at the Public Gardens. The fortified summit of Citadel Hill – never needed for actual protection – stands as a testament to the peaceful nature of the nation.

     

  5. Day 5 SCENIC SAILING THROUGH THE STRAIT OF CANSO

    Scenic sailing reveals the uncommon beauty of the Strait of Canso. Daytime entertainment and regionally inspired cuisine rival anything on land.

     

  6. Day 6 CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.

    The red-earthed muse of “Anne of Green Gables” sprouts opportunity for exploration. Charlottetown, planted within the Garden of the Gulf, invites travelers to rollick in whimsical architecture and rose-gold shorelines. Beachside vistas embrace emerald pastures while a charming city center boasts the boons of life as a port community. Stroll through downtown, allow the sounds of street performers to dance through the eardrums and discover the seduction of ocean-to-table cuisine

  7. Days 7-8 SCENIC SAILING ON THEGULF OF ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AND ST. LAWRENCE RIVER

    This area is a playground for many species of whales throughout the year. A naturalist will join us on board near Tadoussac to share knowledge and enhance our encounters with marine life.

  8. Day 9 QUEBEC CITY

    The old-world charm of this ramparted enclave beckons visitors from around the globe. She is a French fille at heart – a glittering jewel brightening the banks of the St. Lawrence River. From a raised mound of earth, Château Frontenac towers toward the heavens over Upper Town, evoking the grandeur of a country estate. Traces of the city’s English heritage bloom in the mixed borders of the living artwork within Joan of Arc Garden. Just moments in the sleek gentility of this marvelous destination, and you’ll feel as if you were whisked across the Atlantic for a whirlwind European getaway.

  9. Day 10 MONTREAL

    In considering metropolitan sophistication, Montreal comes immediately to mind. As a geography is as diverse as its population. More than 120 cultural communities make up the multilingual population center. A city tour showcases some of the city’s true delights – attractions that are urban wonders, yet steeped in history. For the remainder of the day, guests roam the city at their leisure, free to explore museums, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and more. Every traveler is sure to find something to love in this sensational destination.

  10. Day 11 CRUISE THE THOUSAND ISLANDS

    Azure skies watch waves absorb the sun as we set sail. Scenic sailing in the Thousand Islands invites cruisers to explore hidden coves and tiny island chains from the comfort of our discovery-designed vessels.

  11. DAY 12 TORONTO, ON - DISEMBARK

    As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider a post-cruise experience.

    Ever-expanding Toronto is a gift to the senses. It’s become a canvas for the many artisans who’ve made it home and taken every opportunity to captivate uniqueness and beauty throughout its core. A quirky amalgam of culture flows freely through every inch of adventure throughout the metropolis. From freshness in farmers’ markers to boldness of cityscape, each visitor will certainly fall in love with a little piece of this smashing destination.

    Post-Cruise arrangements are available to suit your interests.

VICTORY 1 & 2

Victory I and Victory II – 

Agile and Elegant Small Ships, Perfectly Suited to Coastal Cruising

REFINED, SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCES
The indisputable joy of sailing is brought to life on the Victory I and II, agile small ships that easily navigate canals and locks, tranquil bays, and hidden ports where larger ships dare not go. Onboard, fresh, modern design tips its hat to our maritime past as spacious, open-air lounges, inviting dining venues, and generous windows ensure you never miss a chance to savor the view.

Classic private staterooms and elegant public spaces make the Victory I and Victory II feel like home away from home. Find comfort and peace of mind with electronic safes and individual climate control in each cabin. It’s easy to unwind in provided robes and slippers, premium mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bedding. Keep up to date – or just entertained– with your in-room flat-screen television. Personal service and daily housekeeping caters to your preferences.

INTUITIVE & ATTENTIVE SERVICE
With a caring crew of 90 pampering no more than 200 guests, you’ll feel at home from the moment you step on board. Whether it’s a favorite cocktail served to you on deck, hot coffee delivered to your room,  or the delicate chocolate on your pillow ensuring sweet dreams, serving you is our pleasure. Throughout the ship, “free flowing” beverages are available 24 hours a day and 24-hour room service is just a phone call away.

ONBOARD SPECIALISTS & INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Aboard the VICTORY I and II, you’ll often travel in the company of engaging specialists focusing on areas such as: marine biology, naval history, ornithology and geology who share their expertise freely in presentations and impromptu discussions throughout your journey. In port, shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides provide meaningful opportunities to uncover the rich history, unique wildlife, and fascinating cultures of the destinations you visit.

Fast Facts:

  • Date Launched/Rebuilt: 1995/2015
  • Length: 286 ft
  • Beam: 50 ft
  • Draft: 13.5 ft
  • Tonnage: 4954 t
  • Cruise Speed: 12 knots
  • Total Staff: 90
  • Passenger Capacity: 200
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Mast Height: 197 ft

Onboard Amenities:

  • Premium mattresses | 100% Egyptian cotton bedding
  • In-room electronic safe
  • Individual climate control
  • LCD flat-screen television (satellite)
  • Hair dryer and make-up mirror
  • Alarm clock
  • Ensuite telephone
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bottled mineral water, replenished daily
  • “Free flow” beverage service
  • Complimentary unlimited WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping, nightly turndown
  • Certified medical doctor on board
  • Salon on board

DECK PLANS and CABINS

All accommodations are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble.

 

OWNER’S SUITE: This ocean-view suite boasts sweeping views, interior and exterior entrances, a semi-private terrace, one queen bed and one sofa-bed, a sitting area, a complimentary mini bar (restocked daily), an in-room safe, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service and fresh fruit daily.

  • 335 sq. ft.
  • Semi-private terrace
  • Queen bed
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Interior and exterior entrances
  • Triple accommodation
  • Furnished sitting area with a sofa-bed and dining table
  • Deck 3

 

Category AA Stateroom: Enjoy an ocean view with direct access to the open-air deck and outdoor seating.

  • 161 sq. ft.
  • Direct access to the open-air Promenade Deck
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Writing desk
  • Deck 4

 

Category A Stateroom: This spacious ocean-view stateroom offers three windows from which to take in the ever-changing landscape.

  • 185 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Writing desk
  • Deck 3, Staterooms 349 and 350 and Staterooms 303 and 304

 

Category B Stateroom: This ocean-view stateroom provides sweeping panoramic views.

  • 146 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Deck 3
  • Staterooms 320, 322, 345 and 346 have fixed twin beds, and are not convertible into a double or queen bed.

 

Category C Stateroom: Enjoy your ocean view in this elegant stateroom.

  • 152 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Decks 2 and 3
  • Staterooms 211 and 213 are connecting
  • Staterooms 347 and 348 have fixed twin beds, and are not convertible into a double or queen bed.

 

Category D Stateroom: This ocean-view stateroom provides the perfect sanctuary.

  • 158 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Deck 1
  • Staterooms 103 and 104 have fixed twin beds, and are not convertible into a double or queen bed.

 

Category E Stateroom: Relax in the comfort of this ocean-view stateroom.

  • 160 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed
  • Deck 1
  • Staterooms 101 and 102 have fixed queen beds.

 

DECK PLAN –