Great Lakes of North America

11 days / 10 nights
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    Great Lakes of North America

    Cruise North America

    from 12 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
    11 days / 10 nights

    Departure Port : Québec
    Arrival Port : Milwaukee

    Ship : LE CHAMPLAIN

    • Ref : C120919

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    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.  

    From Quebec, your ship will travel up the Saint Lawrence River to Lake Ontario, crossing the Thousand Islands archipelago, home to summer houses and migratory seabirds. Your first port of call will be Toronto. Cosmopolitan and dynamic, Canada’s largest city will charm you with its museums, parks and gardens.

    Le Champlain will then sail the canal connecting Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. 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.

    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®

    Then you will head for Lake Michigan where a lovely sailing experience on this veritable inland sea will take you Milwaukee, in the US state of Wisconsin, the end of your voyage following the footsteps of the first settlers, trappers and Native Americans.

    * Zodiac® cruise weather dependant.

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    Highlights

    • An all-new PONANT cruise crossing four of the five Great Lakes of North America, between Canada and the United States.
    • An itinerary combining nature and culture: picturesque landscapes and geological curiosities, the history of the Native Americans inhabiting the region before European colonisation, charming villages, and metropolises bearing witness to North American economic vitality.
    • Before your cruise, the discovery of Quebec, whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Possibility of excursion to Niagara Falls.
    • Charming port of call on Mackinac Island, with its preserved Victorian buildings.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      AU$16,500
      AU$9,260
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 4
      AU$18,550
      AU$10,370
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 5
      AU$19,490
      AU$10,880
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      AU$20,530
      AU$11,440
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      AU$28,980
      AU$16,010
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$28,980
      AU$16,010
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      AU$28,980
      AU$16,010
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$28,980
      AU$16,010
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 5
      AU$39,680
      AU$21,790
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 6
      AU$41,690
      AU$22,880
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      AU$43,800
      AU$24,020
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      AU$43,800
      AU$24,020
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$48,240
      AU$26,420
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$48,240
      AU$26,420
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      AU$54,740
      AU$27,740
      Not Available
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    LE CHAMPLAIN

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the second ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    12 September 2019 – Going through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage

    Québec

    Embarkation 12/09/2019 from 14H30 to 15H30 . Departure 12/09/2019 at 16H30 .

    The capital of モLa Belle Provinceヤ 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 ヨ 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.

    13 September 2019 – Going through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage

    13 September 2019 – Going through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage

    Arrival 13/09/2019. Departure 13/09/2019.

    14 September 2019 – Toronto

    14 September 2019 – Toronto

    Arrival 14/09/2019 midday. Departure 14/09/2019 early evening.

    14 September 2019 – Sailing along the Thousand Islands

    14 September 2019 – Sailing along the Thousand Islands

    Arrival 14/09/2019. Departure 14/09/2019.

    14 September 2019 – Going through the Welland Canal locks

    14 September 2019 – Going through the Welland Canal locks

    Arrival 14/09/2019. Departure 14/09/2019.

    15 September 2019 – Port Colborne

    15 September 2019 – Port Colborne

    Arrival 15/09/2019 early morning. Departure 15/09/2019 midday.

    15 September 2019 – Sailing Lake Erie

    15 September 2019 – Sailing Lake Erie

    Arrival 15/09/2019. Departure 15/09/2019.

    16 September 2019 – Sailing St. Clair River

    16 September 2019 – Sailing St. Clair River

    Arrival 16/09/2019. Departure 16/09/2019.

    16 September 2019 – Sailing Lake Huron

    16 September 2019 – Sailing Lake Huron

    Arrival 16/09/2019. Departure 16/09/2019.

    17 September 2019 – Sailing along Flowerpot Island

    17 September 2019 – Sailing along Flowerpot Island

    Arrival 17/09/2019. Departure 17/09/2019.

    17 September 2019 – Sailing Lake Huron

    17 September 2019 – Sailing Lake Huron

    Arrival 17/09/2019. Departure 17/09/2019.

    18 September 2019 – Parry Sound

    18 September 2019 – Parry Sound

    Arrival 18/09/2019. Departure 18/09/2019 late afternoon.

    19 September 2019 – Little Current

    19 September 2019 – Little Current

    Arrival 19/09/2019 early morning. Departure 19/09/2019 midday.

    20 September 2019 – Sault Sainte Marie

    20 September 2019 – Sault Sainte Marie

    Arrival 20/09/2019 midday. Departure 20/09/2019 late afternoon.

    21 September 2019 – Mackinac Island

    21 September 2019 – Mackinac Island

    Arrival 21/09/2019 early morning. Departure 21/09/2019 midday.

    22 September 2019▸21 September 2019 – Milwaukee

    Milwaukee

    Disembarkation 22/09/2019 at 08H00 .

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • Canada: Entry (or transit) by air - The eTA is required for Australian and British citizens, US citizens are exempt. Other nationalities, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html

    • USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Michel Leeb

    Michel Leeb

    Michel LEEB is a French comedian, actor and singer who started to make a name for himself in the early 1980s. Through his touring and his new shows, performed in France and abroad, Michel LEEB has become a leading comedian.

    Language spoken : French 

     

    Photo credit: D.R.

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. After your cruise

      22/09/2019 – Chicago, windy city wonders

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      560.00 AU$ **

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      22/09/2019 – Chicago architectural highlights (1 night)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      1190.00 AU$ **

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      22/09/2019 – Chicago world\'s class art and architecture (2 nights)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      2030.00 AU$ **

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    2. Before your cruise

      11/09/2019 – Discover Quebec City (1 night)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      980.00 AU$ **

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      10/09/2019 – FROM MONTREAL TO QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      1790.00 AU$ **

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    Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
    Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.

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