Great Lakes of North America
11 days with Ponant Rating:
Day 1 – CHICAGO
Embarkation from 16H00 to 17H00. Departure at 18H00.
Day 2 – MACKINAC ISLAND
Day 3 – SAULT-SAINTE-MARIE
Day 4 – LITTLE CURRENT
Day 5 – PARRY SOUND
Day 6 – SAILING ALONG FLOWERPOT ISLAND AND LAKE HURON
Day 7 – SAILING LAKE HURON, ST. CLAIR RIVER AND LAKE ERIE
Day 8 – PORT COLBORNE AND GOING THROUGH THE WELLAND CANAL LOCKS
Day 9 – SAILING ALONG THE THOUSAND ISLANDS AND TORONTO
Day 10 – GOING THROUGH THE LOCKS OF THE SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY PASSAGE
Day 11 – QUÉBEC
Disembarkation at 08H30.
The capital of "La Belle Province" sits at the confluence of the St Charles River and the Gulf of St Lawrence in south-east Canada. Founded in the 17th century, the city still has an encircling wall ? a historic civil engineering work and the only one of its kind remaining in North America. You will love the postcard-perfect stone houses of Old Quebec, the historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shopping is a pleasure in pedestrian streets such as Petit-Champlain Street, or you can relax over a spruce beer, seasoned with pine buds. Dufferin Boardwalk, an esplanade near the emblematic Château Frontenac, is the perfect place for views of the river and old city.
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In partnership with GEO.
Set sail with PONANT aboard Le Champlain for an all-new 11-day cruise discovering the Great Lakes of North America, in the heart of a flamboyant nature full of the colours of the Indian summer.
You will leave from Milwaukee, in the US state of Wisconsin, the beginning of your voyage following the footsteps of the first settlers, trappers and Native Americans, before a lovely sailing experience on Lake Michigan, a veritable inland sea.
The next lake, Lake Huron, boasts a myriad of islands in its northern part, with white rocks capped with conifers plunging into the sapphire waters of the lake. Sumptuous landscapes unveil multiple original panoramas, in particular near Flowerpot Island*, which you will be able to approach by Zodiac®.
Le Champlain will then sail the canal connecting Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. From this call in Port Colborne, you will be able to see the impressive sight of Niagara Falls. These three powerful waterfalls, renowned the world over, are an exquisite natural spectacle.
Lake Ontario crosses the Thousand Islands archipelago, home to summer houses and migratory seabirds. You will discover Toronto, your last port of call. Cosmopolitan and dynamic, Canada’s largest city will charm you with its museums, parks and gardens. You will finally sail down the Saint Lawrence River to Quebec, your disembarkation port.
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Champlain
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