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AUTUMN GRANDEUR

V3223

Boston to Montréal on Crystal Symphony
DATES : September 16 - 26, 2013 (10 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,740 Per Person

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From Boston's Freedom Trail to the Parisian-inspired avenues of Montréal, discover North America's rich history and Old World charms.

Date Port Arrival Departure
Sep 16, Monday
Boston, Massachusetts, USA (overnight) »   Embark pm
Relive nearly four hundred years of history as you explore myriad sights of Boston, a city that exudes pride in its past and future. Superb shopping abounds and sightseeing attractions are legendary. You'll revel in exploring the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church and the Boston Common. A few miles away lie Lexington and Concord where the momentous events that began in 1775 come alive. Boston has not been content to rest on the laurels of its glorious past. Progress is everywhere. Glazed high-rises soar skyward and the colorful waterfront area has been artfully renovated. Your visit to this thriving metropolis is bound to impress.
Sep 17, Tuesday
Boston, Massachusetts, USA »   5 pm
Relive nearly four hundred years of history as you explore myriad sights of Boston, a city that exudes pride in its past and future. Superb shopping abounds and sightseeing attractions are legendary. You'll revel in exploring the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church and the Boston Common. A few miles away lie Lexington and Concord where the momentous events that began in 1775 come alive. Boston has not been content to rest on the laurels of its glorious past. Progress is everywhere. Glazed high-rises soar skyward and the colorful waterfront area has been artfully renovated. Your visit to this thriving metropolis is bound to impress.
Sep 18, Wednesday
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA » 8 am 5 pm
Cradled off the craggy coast of Maine lies Mount Desert Island and the charming seaport town of Bar Harbor. Earlier last century, when it was the summer retreat of millionaires, it boasted magnificent estate homes, or "cottages," many of which were completely destroyed by the fire of 1947. However, some things never change. The priceless asset of the island's scenic beauty remains untouched by time. Vistas of emerald-green forests and rugged valleys from the superb vantage point of Mount Cadillac remain just as spectacular, and the rugged shoreline scenery is still as awe inspiring as it ever was. The choice is yours. Take a scenic drive through some of Maine's most spectacular scenery or stroll along the picturesque main street with its inviting shops and galleries. Perhaps you will choose to sample some of North America's most delectable seafood at an authentic lobster bake, or cruise the fascinating coastal area.
Sep 19, Thursday
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada » 8 am 5 pm

To say that Saint John is historic is a bit of an understatement. After all, Saint John is host to the oldest continuing farmers' market in Canada (the Old City Market), home to the oldest continuing museum in the country (the New Brunswick Museum), and is itself the oldest incorporated city in Canada.

Experience Saint John's fascinating past with a stop to see Carleton Martello Tower, a structure constructed as a watchtower for the War of 1812. Not actually completed until 1815, the tower was never utilized for the 1812 skirmish, but did function as a command post during World War II. Today it is a Canadian National Historic Site. Also glimpse Canada's Loyalist history with a walk along the Loyalist Trail and a visit to the 1817 Loyalist House. One of the oldest buildings in Saint John, it appears much as it did in the early 19th century and is another of Canada's designated National Historic Sites.

Sep 20, Friday
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada » 9 am 6 pm
As your Crystal ship approaches the pier, bagpipers bid a warm welcome to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and the most Scottish of all Canada’s great cities. Fall in love with Halifax’s architectural blend of old and new. The Citadel Fortress, which dates back to the city’s founding in 1749 with the present complex completed in 1856, stands over the thriving downtown area, where modern office and hotel blocks nestle alongside the exquisitely restored Historic Properties waterfront shopping area. Shoppers will delight in the authenticity of buys from colorful Scottish tartans to pewter and superb hand-knit woolens. Nova Scotians claim they have the freshest air and warmest smiles in Canada.

 

 

 

 

        

Sep 21, Saturday
Cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence &
St. Lawrence River  »

Your Story at Sea

Adventure. Romance. Discovery.

Aboard the most award-winning ships at sea, your story can be written exactly as you wish: pamper yourself at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center or Walk-on-Water along our 360o Promenade Deck; learn how to translate your story into a movie with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking class at our Creative Learning Institute ®; or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers with our Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theatre, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply lounge poolside while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. From mat Pilates and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you. As evening arrives, dine on the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, and Crystal’s own acclaimed chefs with new Modern Cuisine and Global Inspired menus, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, breakout new production shows, intimate lounges, a pulsing dance club or our action-packed Crystal Casino. The choices as always aboard the World’s Best are yours. How will you write your story on board?

Sep 22, Sunday
  Baie-Comeau, P.Q., Canada » 8 am 5 pm

Situated on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River near the mouth of the Manicouagan River, Baie-Comeau could hardly be in a more delightful spot. Beauty abounds, with sparkling river waters flowing, verdant forests unfolding and a network of bike paths crisscrossing the town, linking parks and meandering by pretty buildings. With such impressive natural surroundings, perhaps it is no wonder that Baie-Comeau is named after a naturalist: Napoléon-Alexandre Comeau, who hailed from Quebec.

Here in Baie-Comeau, the forest has a history of being both a naturalist’s haven and a commercial resource. The region’s first sawmill was built in 1898, and Baie-Comeau was founded in 1936 with the establishment a paper mill, built by Robert R. McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Your own visit might also be centered on the area’s forests with a visit to Maison de la Faune, where a multimedia exhibition, vivarium and walking paths introduce you to the creatures and foliage of this riverside locale.

Sep 23, Monday
Saguenay, P.Q., Canada » 8 am 5 pm

Pronounced “Sag-uh-nay,” this city located about 120 miles north of Quebec might also be called “beautiful,” as it sits on the Saguenay River and offers access to some of the most glorious scenery of North America. The Saguenay River fjord, carved by glaciers eons ago and discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535, is tremendously deep in places—up to 900 feet—and has relatively warm waters that nourish massive quantities of krill, a favorite food for whales. During your visit, not only are you likely to spot a whale or two, but you will have the chance to appreciate the many faces of the Saguenay region, including majestic cliffs, quaint hamlets, dense forest, agricultural lands and lively city districts.

Sep 24, Tuesday
Québec City, P.Q., Canada » 7 am 6 pm
Québec stands proudly beside the majestic St. Lawrence River, resembling no other city in the world. Its cuisine, language and traditions combine to make this a unique cradle of French civilization in North America. Within fortress walls high atop Cap Diamant, the old city is a sheer delight for lovers of history. Here, magnificent churches, cobbled streets, fragrant gardens and chic boutiques all vie for your attention. Just outside the city, you'll discover a veritable riot of fall colors, North America's largest shrine, picturesque villages and an impressive waterfall. At the end of the day, there is the tempting opportunity to discover the French art of good cooking at some of North America's finest restaurants.
Sep 25, Wednesday
Montréal, P.Q., Canada (overnight) » 8 am  
Cosmopolitan Montréal is Canada's second-largest city and cultural capital. It is the third-largest French-speaking city in the world and has been dubbed the "Paris of the North."

Cultural contrasts are widespread as, although Montréal is predominantly French in culture, ethnic diversity abounds.

This is a city of great charm, as you'll discover in its sympathetic blend of the old and the new, from the Place d'Armes and its beautiful 18th-century buildings to the ultra-modern downtown area.

Montréal received international acclaim when it hosted Expo `67 and the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. Its exuberant vitality promises to keep it at the forefront of great world cities well into this century and beyond.

Sep 26, Thursday
Montréal, P.Q., Canada » Disembark am  
Cosmopolitan Montréal is Canada's second-largest city and cultural capital. It is the third-largest French-speaking city in the world and has been dubbed the "Paris of the North."

Cultural contrasts are widespread as, although Montréal is predominantly French in culture, ethnic diversity abounds.

This is a city of great charm, as you'll discover in its sympathetic blend of the old and the new, from the Place d'Armes and its beautiful 18th-century buildings to the ultra-modern downtown area.

Montréal received international acclaim when it hosted Expo `67 and the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. Its exuberant vitality promises to keep it at the forefront of great world cities well into this century and beyond.

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