Bienvenue! Enchanting French Canada: Montreal to the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Gain a comprehensive understanding of French Canada aboard a modern ocean liner, discovering cultural landmarks, acclaimed architecture, natural wonders and world-class cuisine.
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Program No. 21712RJ
9 days
Starts at
9 days
8 nights
22 meals
8B 6L 8D
Montreal / Embark Crystal Symphony
Aboard the Crystal Symphony
Cruising the Saguenay River
Aboard the Crystal Symphony
Sept-Iles, Canada
Aboard the Crystal Symphony
Magdalen Islands, Canada
Aboard the Crystal Symphony
Saint-Pierre & Miquelon, France
Aboard the Crystal Symphony
Cruising the Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Aboard the Crystal Symphony
Quebec City, P.Q., Canada
Aboard the Crystal Symphony
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At a Glance

On a voyage from Montréal to five distinct ports on the Saint Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence, soak up the best of French culture — exhilarating conversation, enlivened food, joie de vivre — far from the bounds of Paris. Explore colorful Montréal’s cobblestone streets, then set sail on idyllic waters to the northern outpost of Sept-Îles, where there is only one paved road in. On the eight beautiful Îles de Madeline, listen carefully — Madelinots’ accents vary from island to island. And learn why a French flag really does fly high on Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Led by a Road Scholar expert, discover the surprise of Montreal: It is a hot spot for Francophiles, yes, but also a cultural melting pot with more than 100 different ethnic groups.
  • Go ashore to experience the authentic French accents of the Îles de Madeline, and in Saint-Pierre, see the gendarmes wearing the signature “kepi” while guarding De Gaulle Square.
  • In Quebec City, discover captivating fresco wall art — 11 murals in all, as high as a building — depicting the history of the city and its inhabitants.

General Notes

Programs with Crystal Cruises are designed for the independent traveler. These programs offer a lower Activity Level and the ability to choose your own shore excursions based on your preferences and physical ability. Road Scholar will provide one exclusive shore excursion and private onboard lectures with our own Study Leader. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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