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 themed cruise Madelinot Immersion, offered from September 18 to 25, 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, Monday and Tuesday / Day 3-4-5 : Stay-over on the Îles de la Madeleine
After breakfast aboard the CTMA Vacancier, you can enjoy one of our packages*, or you will be invited to hit the road to explore the many pathways and treasures of the archipelago at your own pace.
*Take advantage of packages or guided tours to explore the wonders of the Islands ($).
Variability of arrival time on the Islands*
Departure of the Islands : Tuesday at 5:00 p.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.
Wednesday / Day 6 : Stopover in Havre-Saint-Pierre
On this day, you'll be invited to discover Minganie, a 360-kilometre-long coastline made up of charming little villages, including Havre-Saint-Pierre. At the Mingan Archipelago, you'll be inspired by the monoliths, which provide a unique, natural setting. Charm and authenticity await you.
Arrival at Havre-Saint-Pierre : 6:30 a.m.
Departure of Havre-Saint-Pierre : 3:00 p.m.
Thursday / Day 7 : Sail up the Saguenay Fjord
After discovering all the delights of Havre-Saint-Pierre, you'll set off to discover the magnificent Saguenay Fjord. This day at sea will allow you to soak up the splendid seascapes. After sunset, the stunning lights of Québec City and its Château Frontenac will appear before you.
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.
Please note that this itinerary may be changed due to unavoidable circumstances 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 18 to 25, 2020