ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When French explorer Jacques Cartier came upon
the St. Lawrence River in 1535, he believed it would lead him to
the Northwest Passage and from there, the Orient.
Some 465 years later, the Great Lakes Cruise Co., based here, is
offering a Canadian maritime adventure reliving Cartier's
This fall, travelers can choose from three cruise options to
explore the St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Provinces.
While cruising the St. Lawrence, the group will tour some of
Canada's cities and picturesque villages. The cruise will culminate
as the ship enters the Atlantic Ocean to take in the beauty of
Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
Available tours include a five-day voyage from Toronto to
Montreal Oct. 7 to 12; a 10-day journey from Montreal to Halifax
from Oct. 10 to 20, and a combination of both tours for a 13-day
cruise Oct. 7 to 20.
The sailings are aboard Le Levant, a 90-passenger luxury
expedition vessel equipped to handle secluded coves and remote
Staterooms are situated high above the waterline and offer
Trained biologists and historians will be on board to share
their knowledge of local customs, culture, history and ecology with
Guided sightseeing tours, whale-watching and shore excursions
The cost for the five-day cruise starts at $2,290; the 10-day
cruise from $4,845, and the 13-day sailing from $5,860. An optional
rail excursion is available.
The price includes a one-night hotel stay, some transfers,
on-board meals, receptions, port charges, shipboard gratuities,
guide tips, wine with lunch and dinner daily and excursions and
sightseeing as indicated.
Great Lakes Cruise Co.
Phone: (888) 891-0203