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AUTUMN'S PALETTE

V4323

Boston to Québec City on Crystal Serenity
DATES : September 19 - 29, 2014 (10 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,540 Per Person

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From Boston's legendary Faneuil Hall to Quebec's iconic Chateau Frontenac, the colors of fall provide a stunning backdrop to historic landmarks. Plus, an optional post-cruise 2-Night Toronto & Niagara Falls program also available!

Date Port Arrival Departure
Sep 19, Friday
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 20, Saturday
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 21, Sunday
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 22, Monday
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 23, Tuesday
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada » 9 am 7 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 24, Wednesday
Cruising the Cabot Strait  »

Your Day at Sea
Enrich. Entertain. Escape.

Adjust the compass of your mood and design your day 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; teach yourself something new with complimentary language lessons by Berlitz or piano instruction with Yamaha; enhance your computer skills at our Computer University@Sea or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theater, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply relax by one of our tranquil pools. From Tai Chi and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you. As evening arrives, dine on the inspired cuisines of Nobu MatsuhisaPiero Selvaggio and Crystal’s own acclaimed chefs, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lavish Broadway-style productions, intimate lounges, a pulsing dance club or our action-packed Crystal Casino. The choices are yours.

Sep 25, Thursday
Magdalen Islands, Canada » 8 am 2 pm
Having been isolated through most of its history, the Iles de Madeleine or the Magdalen Islands offer a tranquil retreat from the outside world. Still largely unspoiled by urban trappings, life here is simple and relaxing. It’s actually possible to take a stroll along the beach and not encounter anyone or anything but birds and breezes. And you will see birds. Over 250 species of birds migrate to the islands to nest, including many that are on the endangered list. Also making their home here are harp seals, which draw eco-tourists to watch the winter births of baby harp seals in the adjacent Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
Sep 26, Friday
Havre-Saint-Pierre, P.Q., Canada » 9 am 6 pm

For uniquely beautiful scenery, including a marvelous collection of limestone monoliths carved by sea and time, the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River stands alone. Here you will find the town of Havre-Saint-Pierre, a pleasant place from which to launch explorations of Canada’s vast wilderness.  Of particular interest is the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve. Established in 1984, the park encompasses a chain of about 40 islands and boasts not only the aforementioned limestone rocks, but also an impressive variety of fauna and flora such as puffins and the rare Mingan thistle.

Sep 27, Saturday
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 28, Sunday
Québec City, P.Q., Canada (overnight) » 7 am  
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 29, Monday
Québec City, P.Q., Canada (Free transfer from ship terminal to Montreal (YUL) or Québec [YQB] airport.) » Disembark am  
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.
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