Itinerary & stopovers
Board our cruise ship and set sail for the beautiful Islands. Along your journey, you'll enjoy stopovers and discover the wonders of the sea, creating long-lasting memories. Discover the special 8- day, 7 nights itinerary, of our Theme Cruise Well-being & Islands Exploration, offered from September 4 to 11, 2020.
Friday / Day 1 : Boarding at the port of Montréal
After sailing past Old Montréal, you will see, in turn, Notre-Dame and Sainte-Hélène islands, the beautiful Berthier-Sorel archipelago, Trois-Rivières, the Basilica of Notre-Dame, Québec City and its impressive night lights around midnight.
Departure of Montréal : 3:00 p.m.
Saturday / Day 2 : Cruising on the St. Lawrence River
You will sail from Tadoussac on the north bank of the river toward the south bank for a good view oh the Gaspé coastline. The impressive windmill park, wich stretches all the way to Cap-Chat, will then come into view, followed by the rugged fills of Saint-Anne-des-Monts, the Chics-Chocs Mountains, Forillon Park and the Bay of Gaspé.
Sunday and Monday / Day 3-4 : Stay-over on the Îles de la Madeleine
After a breakfast aboard the CTMA Vacancier, you can enjoy one of our packages* or you will be invited to hit the road t oexplore the many pathways and treasures of the archipelago at your onw pace.
*Take advantage of packages or guided tours to explore the wonders of the Islands ($).
Variability of arrival time on the Islands*
Departure from the Îles : Tuesday to 6:00 a.m.
*We usually arrive on the Islands at around 9:30 a.m., but, due to speed restriction measures for the protection of the right whales, our arrival could be delayed until the afternoon.
Tueaday / Day 5 : Crossing the Gulf of St. Lawrence
A full day at sea with water as far as the eye can see- you'll have a cahnce to enjoy a unique experience during this day trop accross the Gulf of St.Lawrence.
Wednesday / Day 6 : Stopover in La Baie
In the morning, you'll see spectacular scenery while cruising through the Saguenay Fjord. During our stopover at La Baie, you'll discover the most beautiful features of this part of the country.
Arrival in La Baie : 11:00 a.m.
Departure from La Baie : 00:00 (midgnight)
Thursday / Day 7 : Tadoussac and its whales, Charlevoix and stopover in Québec City
Return by the river's north bank, where you may see whales near Tadoussac and enjoy the charms of Charlevoix, Côte-de-Beaupré, L'Île d'Orleans and the Montmorency Falls. In the afternoon, you can explore the most picturesque areas of Québec City* during a stopover of several hours.
*Take advantage of guided tours to explore Québec City.
Arrival in Québec City : 12:00 p.m.
Departure from Québec City : 7:00 p.m.
Friday / Day 8 : Return to Montréal
After an unforgettable week, the ship will dock at the port of Montréal in the morning. You will have breakfast before you leave the ship.
Arrival to Montréal : 7:00 a.m.
Times indicated are in local time.
In the event of circumstances beyond our control, this itinerary may be changed without notice.
If the speed limit is in effect, some stopovers may be modified or cancelled without notice.
This special itinerary is only offered from September 4 to 11, 2020.