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St Lawrence Seaway & Jewels of French Canada Cruise – 2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^ – 07 May 2023

Cruise and Stay 11 nights with Victory I departing 07th May 2023

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^
Make a new booking on this 2023 departure and pay no deposit until the 31st of January 2022!
Offer valid for bookings by Australian guests between 1st Aug – 31st Dec 2021.
Capacity controlled and not valid on Owner`s Suites.
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PORTLAND TO TORONTO: 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.

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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 11 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 7 May 2023 – hotel in Portland, Maine, USA
Cruise Begins: 8 May 2023 – embark, Portland, Maine, USA
Cruise Ends: 18 May 2023 – disembark, Toronto, Canada
Ship: Victory I
Region: New England, USA, Southeast Canadian Maritimes, St Lawrence Seaway

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Portland, Maine
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 10 night small ship cruise aboard Victory I from Portland to Toronto
• All onboard meals
• Complimentary range of included shore excursions
• Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise
• Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening
• Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water
• Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary)
• Port charges of USD $549 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $175 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $300 USD per person in all categories for Australian residents!
Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*.

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat E Ocean View Stateroom – Queen bed only – Deck 1: Was $5423 – NOW $5123*
Twin Cat D Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 1: Was $5723 – NOW $5423*
Twin Cat C Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 2 or 3: Was $6023 – NOW $5723*
Twin Cat B Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 3: Was $6223 – NOW $5923*
Twin Cat A Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 3: Was $7023 – NOW $6723*
Twin Cat AA Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 4: Was $7823 – NOW $7523
Twin Cat OS Owners Suite – one queen & one sofa bed – Deck 3: Was $10123 – NOW $9823*
Single sole use occupancy prices on request

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    12 days
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    Portland, Maine, USA
  • Portland, Maine, USA

    Portland is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay on the Southern Maine coast approximately 100 miles (161 km) north of Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small seaside city with a high concentration of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, tours and many things to see and do.

    The Arts District, centered on Congress Street, is home to the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Stage Company, Maine Historical Society & Museum, Maine College of Art, Children’s Museum of Maine, SPACE Gallery, Merrill Auditorium, the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, and Portland Symphony Orchestra, as well as many smaller art galleries and studios.

    Things to see and do

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    Old Port district *

    Arts District

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    Portland Museum of Art *

    Portland Observatory *

    Spring Point

    General Information

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency – United States Dollar (USD) Language –

    English Population –

    66,200 approx

    Land Area – 54.9 km²

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code – + 1

    Port Location – The port at Portland is located within walking distance of downtown Portland.

    Transport Links –

    Flights are available to and from Portland International airport. Boston Logan International Airport is located 169km away.

    Concord Trailways and Greyhound offer transport to and from Portland.

    Amtrak’s Downeaster operates between Portland and Boston North Station. Trains run both ways five times each day. The train ride is about 2.5 hours.

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the largest city in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. The city has a rich maritime history being one of the world’s great natural harbours, and an entry point for European immigration to Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Today, Halifax is a busy Atlantic seaport set on a steep headland beside its harbour. The Citadel, an old British fortress with a striking white clock tower, is the town’s focal point and most significant sight. Amongst Halifax’s other tourist attractions are the Discovery Center, Halifax Metro Center – a large sports stadium, HMCS Sackville museum, Pier 21, Halifax’s Province House and the Cathedral Church of all Saints.

    Halifax’s main museums and art galleries include Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Fultz House Museum and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History – full of local exhibits and educational / historic information about both Halifax and the state of Nova Scotia.

    Things to See & Do

    * Halifax Citadel * Waterfront area * Pier 21 * The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic * Harbour Hopper tour

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian Dollar (CAD$) Language – English and French Land Area – 21,425 km²

    Population – 403,200

    approx Electricity –

    2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below

    Time – GMT minus four hours International Country Telephone Code –

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    Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Piers 20 – 22 which are located a short distance from the Halifax Metro centre.

    Transport Links – The Halifax International Airport is located about a half hour drive outside of Halifax, with direct daily flightsto/ from [Toronto], [Montreal], [Newark], [Ottawa], [Calgary], and limited service to a number of regional and holiday destinations. Direct connections to Europe are provided by an Air Canada flight to London’s Heathrow airport with a stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Thomas Cook Airlines also provides a direct flight to London’s Gatwick airport.

    VIA Rail train station located in the south end of Halifax has daily trains leaving for connection trains in Montreal and Toronto to the North East US. Regional buses run to Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville. A ferry service also operates between Halifax and Dartmouth.

    Public transport is provided by HRM’s Metro Transit and taxis are available for getting around Halifax.

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    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island, one of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. Charlottetown is a great place to spend a few days. It’s a quaint and pretty town, small enough to be able to walk around, and has lots of good restaurants and bars.

    Popular attractions within the city include the provincial legislature at Province House, which hosted the Charlottetown Conference, as well as Founders Hall, a recently redeveloped railway maintenance building which now houses an interactive trip through history tracing the development of Canada as a nation.

    Things to see and do

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    St. Dunstan’s Basilica *

    Province House *

    Founder’s Hall

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    Beaconsfield Historic House *

    Historic District

    General Information

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian Dollar (CAD) Language –

    English, French Population –

    34,600 approx

    Land Area – 44.33 km²

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus four hours International Country Telephone Code – + 1

    Port Location – The port is located on Charlottetown harbor.

    Transport Links –

    The Charlottetown Airport has nonstop flights to Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, and New York (JFK).

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    Les Escoumins, Quebec, Canada
  • Les Escoumins, Quebec, Canada

    Les Escoumins is a municipality in La Haute-Côte-Nord Regional County Municipality in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec. It is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Its economy is mostly based on the service sectors, especially education, health, and tourism

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    Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada
  • Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada

    Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. It was France’s first trading post on the mainland of New France and an important trading post in the seventeenth century, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Quebec, and the oldest surviving French settlement in the Americas.

    The modern village of Tadoussac lies close to the site of the original settlement at the mouth of the Saguenay River. It is known as a tourist destination because of the rugged beauty of the Saguenay fjord and its facilities for whale watching.

    Things to see and do

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    Old Chapel *

    Trading post of Pierre Chavin *

    CIMM – Center of Marine Mammal Interpretation *

    Whale watching *

    Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

    General Information

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian Dollar (CAD) Language –

    English, French Population –

    815 approx

    Land Area – 53.98 km²

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code – + 1

    Port Location – The ferry port at Tadoussac is located on the Saguenay fjord. There is also a marina located in Tadoussac Bay.

    Transport Links –

    Tadoussac is accessible by ferry from Baie-Sainte-Catherine (10mins).

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    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

    Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Located at a commanding position on cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway, Quebec City’s Old Town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only city in North America outside Mexico with its original city walls. In both parts of the Old City – Haute and Basse – the winding cobbled streets are flanked by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century stone houses and churches, graceful parks and squares, and countless monuments.

    Many sights of interest are in the Old Town (Vieux-Québec), which constitutes the walled city on top of the hill. Many surrounding neighbourhoods, either in Haute-Ville (“Upper Town”) or in Basse-Ville (“Lower Town”), are of great interest. The city spreads westward from the St. Lawrence River, for the most part extending from the original old city. The true downtown core of Quebec City is located just west of the old city. Across the river from Quebec City is the town of Lévis. Frequent ferry service connects the two sides of the river.

    Things to see and do

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    Old Town *

    Historic buildings *

    Basse-Ville *

    Chateau Frontenac and the Lower Old Town *

    City Hall & Parliament Building

    General Information

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian Dollar (CAD) Language –

    English, French Population –

    516,222 approx

    Land Area – 454.26 km²

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code – + 1

    Port Location – The port

    in Quebec City is located the upper town area.

    Transport Links –

    Jean Lesage International Airport, about 20 min from downtown Quebec, offers regular flights from cities such as Montreal, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Ottawa, Philadelphia, and Paris and also provides charters to remote areas of the province such as Kuujjuaq, Gaspé and Baie-Comeau.

    A passenger train station is found at the port of Quebec, 450 rue de la Gare du Palais. The Quebec VIA Rail station is a picturesque building, emulating the architectural style of the famed Chateau-Frontenac overlooking the station. The Quebec-Windsor corridor trains run regularly, with stopovers at Montreal and Toronto.

    The bus station, Terminus Gare du Palais located at 450 rue de la Gare du Palais, is located at the old port of Quebec, next to the train station in the same building.

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    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Montreal is the cultural capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province. The second largest city in Canada, it is a city rich in culture and history, is clean and safe. It is close to many major centres in Canada and the United States, and above it offers visitors a taste of Europe without crossing the Atlantic. The city is beautiful and has an undeniable “joie de vivre.”

    Montreal boasts fine restaurants, elegant boutiques, department stores and shopping complexes, historical buildings, museums, impressive concert halls, and many theatres and stadiums that are home to professional sports teams.

    Montreal’s underground city is a vast network of pedestrian passageways that link residential buildings, skyscrapers, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, banks, nearly 1,000 boutiques and major downtown department stores.

    Things to See & Do

    * Plateau Mt. Royal * Biodome complex * Old Montreal and the Old Port * Basilique Notre-Dame * Mount Royal Park

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian dollar (C$) Language – English and French Land Area – 449 km²

    Population – 3,650,000 Electricity –

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    Time – GMT minus four hours International Country Telephone Code –

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    Port Location – Montreal’s Iberville Passenger Terminal is located in downtown Montreal on the St Lawrence River.

    and the new Port completed in 2017 located on the Alexandra Pier in the Old Port 200 de la Commune Street West, Montréal, H2Y 4B2.

    Transport Links – Montreal is a transportation hub for eastern Canada, with well-developed air, road, rail, and maritime links to the rest of Canada, as well as the United States and Europe.

    Walking is a favoured way to get around the densely-packed downtown and the narrow streets of the Old Port, especially during the warmer months. Cycling and in-line skating are also very popular. The public transit system includes the metro, buses and a commuter rail system.

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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Toronto is the Canada’s largest metropolis, lying on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. Toronto is considered the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of the nation. The city is also the seat of the Ontario government.

    Toronto is a sprawling multicultural city, with some sixty significant minorities. There is a wide diversity of restaurants and you’ll see highrise buildings side by side with neo-Gothic and Art Deco architecture and

    exciting performing-arts and nightlife scenes.

    Downtown and midtown boast most of the city’s best attractions, the most celebrated of them all is the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure. Next door lies the modern hump of the SkyDome sports stadium. The city’s other attractions

    include the Art Gallery of Ontario, which possesses a first-rate selection of Canadian painting, and the Royal Ontario Museum, where pride of place goes to the Chinese collection.

    The Thomson Gallery

    and Bata Shoe Museum are also worth a visit. The Toronto Gallery of Inuit Art, the Victorian gentility of Spadina House and the replica of Fort York, the colonial settlement where Toronto began, are also worth a look.

    Things to See & Do

    * Ontario Science Centre * Harbourfront * Paramount Canada’s Wonderland * CN Tower and the Rogers Centre * Royal Ontario Museum

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian dollar (C$) Language – English and French Land Area –

    629.91 km²

    Population – 4,500,000 Electricity –

    2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below

    Time – GMT minus five

    hours International Country Telephone Code –

    1

    Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Toronto’s International Marine Passenger Terminal in Toronto Harbor, adjacent to the downtown area.

    Transport Links – Pearson International Airport

    is serviced by most major international carriers and is located in the northwest corner of Metro Toronto, approximately 45 minutes drive from downtown. Greyhound provides transportation from most major Northeast cities and Toronto is situated along a primary VIA Rail corridor. Trains travel both east towards Montreal and westwards towards Western Ontario.

    Toronto has a well maintained and effective public transportation system. You can get pretty well anywhere you want in the main part of the city with the subway / streetcars / buses.

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Portland, Maine, USA

Portland is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay on the Southern Maine coast approximately 100 miles (161 km) north of Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small seaside city with a high concentration of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, tours and many things to see and do.

The Arts District, centered on Congress Street, is home to the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Stage Company, Maine Historical Society & Museum, Maine College of Art, Children’s Museum of Maine, SPACE Gallery, Merrill Auditorium, the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, and Portland Symphony Orchestra, as well as many smaller art galleries and studios.

Things to see and do

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Old Port district *

Arts District

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Portland Museum of Art *

Portland Observatory *

Spring Point

General Information

Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency – United States Dollar (USD) Language –

English Population –

66,200 approx

Land Area – 54.9 km²

Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code – + 1

Port Location – The port at Portland is located within walking distance of downtown Portland.

Transport Links –

Flights are available to and from Portland International airport. Boston Logan International Airport is located 169km away.

Concord Trailways and Greyhound offer transport to and from Portland.

Amtrak’s Downeaster operates between Portland and Boston North Station. Trains run both ways five times each day. The train ride is about 2.5 hours.

Pricing and Cabins

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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States and Canada must complete an online ESTA /CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discount of up to $300 USD per person. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included. ^2023 Zero Deposit offer is valid for new bookings by Australian guests on any 2023 American Queen Voyages departure (capacity controlled, some departures may have offer withdrawn without prior notice), in any category except Owners Suite. Bookings must be made between 01Aug-31Dec 2021 and will be confirmed without deposit until the 31st of January 2022. On 31Jan22, all bookings must be deposited (from which time normal cancellation conditions apply) or if not deposited, bookings will auto-cancel. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages sailing.

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