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14 Days | Locks, Legends, & Northeast Canals


Day 1 | New York City. Spectacular natural scenery and postcard-perfect photo opportunities abound on this northeastern adventure! Sail the most renowned waters of New York State and southeastern Canada, including surging rivers, peaceful lakes, and majestic fjords. Embark today in New York City and admire the iconic Manhattan skyline.

Day 2 | West Point, NY*. Kingston, NY. Begin your day with a morning sail through New York Harbor and behold the Statue of Liberty, then marvel at the majestic natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley. This afternoon, arrive in West Point, NY*, where an optional tour takes you to the campus of the prestigious West Point Military Academy and its awe-inspiring Gothic Revival style chapel. Later a short afternoon sail takes you to Kingston, NY, where you may choose an optional tour of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Day 3 | Troy, NY. This morning in Kingston, an optional tour to Hyde Park includes a visit to “Springwood,” the beloved estate home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, now home to his presidential library and museum. Later, travel up the northern leg of the Hudson River to Troy, NY where the retractable pilot house will be lowered to transit the famed Erie Canal. Troy is known for its Victorian architecture and abundant Tiffany windows. This evening enjoy lively musical entertainment onboard the ship.

Day 4 | Cruising Day. Enjoy a full day of cruising the historic Erie Canal, an engineering marvel credited with transforming the commercial transportation industry in the 19th century. A local historian joins the cruise to narrate about the history of the Canal.

Day 5 | Cooperstown, NY. Sylvan Beach, NY. Located in the foothills of the Catskills Mountains, Cooperstown, NY is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmers Museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum. Watch America’s history come alive in this picturesque town that combines big-city excitement with small town charm. Tonight arrive in Sylvan Beach, NY on the shores of shimmering Lake Oneida.

Day 6 | Oswego, NY. Cruise along the Oswego Canal to Oswego, NY, located on the shores of magnificent Lake Ontario. You may choose to take a local shuttle on a panoramic loop around this charming area and view some of the highlights such as the H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Richardson-Bates House Museum, or Fort Ontario. This evening, witness the unique feat of Blount’s retractable pilot house being raised up to its full height. This evening, local musicians entertain onboard the ship.

Day 7 | Clayton, NY. Alexandria Bay, NY. Today, cruise to Clayton, NY in the gorgeous Thousand Islands region. You will visit the notable Antique Boat Museum for a glimpse of the world’s largest showcase of classic recreational boats. Spend the night in beautiful Alexandria Bay, NY with views of the famed Boldt Castle.

Day 8 | Ogdensburg, NY. Continuing through the Thousand Islands regions, visit tiny Dark Island in Chippewa Bay and tour the stately and elegant Singer Castle. Built as a private home in 1905, the mansion was used for rum-running during Prohibition. Continue on to Ogdensburg, NY where you may opt to visit the Frederic Remington Art Museum to admire the original works of this American painter.

Day 9 | Cruising Day. Crossing into Canada, cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway, the gateway from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats.

Day 10 | Three Rivers, QC. Your port of call today is charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French, named for the juxtaposition of the three mouths of the Saint-Maurice River at the St. Lawrence River. This morning select from two optional tours: “Churches of Trois-Rivières” to admire the stunning architecture, or a Heritage Walking Tour, which includes a visit to the town’s Old Prison. After a chef-prepared lunch on the ship, enjoy an optional tour to discover “The Great Industrial Adventure: Iron, Pulp and Paper.” This evening, enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Musèe des Ursulines, a short walk from the ship, and listen to a private organ recital inside the museum’s awe-inspiring chapel.

Day 11 | Quebec City, QC. with its distinctly French culture, Quebec is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Be sure to visit the impressive Chateau de Frontenac and browse the shops and restaurants along the cobblestone streets of Old Town. This morning, an optional tour introduces the charms of Quebec City and the stunning view from Observation Towers before visiting the impressive Montmorency Falls. Tonight, a local pianist entertains you onboard.

Day 12 | Cruising Day. Spend the day cruising south, as you approach Montreal, a vibrant riverside city filled with culture, history, and artistic wonders. Famed for its thrilling cuisines, cobblestone streets, and world-class shopping, Montreal truly appeals to every sense of adventure.

Day 13 | Montreal, QC. Spend a full day discovering the treasures of Montreal, QC. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory; or enjoy exploring this enchanting and historic city at your leisure. This evening enjoy a musical performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers.

Day 14 | Montreal, QC. Disembark today in Montreal.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents. All itineraries including ports, activities, and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions. Please note foliage is subject to Mother Nature. *Travel to West Point is subject to availability.

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