From Saint Pierre and Miquelon to the Saint Lawrence
* Subject to availability.
- The magician Alain Choquette will be on board.
- This cruise offers a mix of natural sites, wildlife observation, and the chance to discover some Canadian cities.
- Visit of national parks and fishing villages that have kept their authentic charm.
- Travelling up the Saint Lawrence, one of the largest rivers in the world, with an immense and wild shoreline.
- Observation of marine mammals in Tadoussac, at the mouth of the Saguenay River.
- The discovery of Quebec, whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and of Montreal.
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom AU$7,030 Available Prestige stateroom Deck 4 AU$7,870 Available Prestige stateroom Deck 5 AU$8,260 Available Prestige Deck 6 AU$8,670 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 AU$12,110 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$12,110 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 AU$12,110 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$12,110 Available Prestige Suite Deck 5 AU$16,430 Available Prestige Suite Deck 6 AU$17,250 Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 AU$18,110 Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 AU$18,110 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$19,910 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$19,910 Available Owner's Suite AU$25,990 Available
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
Saint Pierre Island, Saint Pierre and MiquelonEmbarkation 28/08/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 28/08/2020 at 23H00 .
29 August 2020 – Miquelon Island, Saint Pierre and MiquelonArrival 29/08/2020 early morning. Departure 29/08/2020 early evening.
30 August 2020 – At seaArrival 30/08/2020. Departure 30/08/2020.
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
31 August 2020 – PercéArrival 31/08/2020 early morning. Departure 31/08/2020 early afternoon.
If you appreciate the beauty of scenery and geological phenomena, you will fall under the irresistible spell of Percé, one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. Apart from the attractions of the town itself, Percé owes its reputation to its proximity to the famous rock of the same name that rises opposite it in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Along with the neighbouring Bonaventure Island, this rocky outcrop forms a national park famed for its natural, historical and geological heritage. With a choice of hiking, underwater exploration and cultural activities, you’ll never be short of things to do in this fascinating region.
1 September 2020 – TadoussacArrival 01/09/2020 early afternoon. Departure 01/09/2020 evening.
The Quebec village of Tadoussac stands at the confluence of the Saguenay River and the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, in south-east Canada. The village is bright with multicoloured houses nestling in an emerald-green pine forest. From the waterfront, it’s easy to spy out Tadoussac Chapel, thanks to its bright red roof. Not far from this church built of wood, one of the oldest in North America, stands a century-old village holiday resort, Hotel Tadoussac. Treat yourself to tea on the terrace overlooking the shoreline. In addition, at the marine mammal interpretation centre, you can hone your knowledge of the cetaceans that regularly frequent Tadoussac bay.
2 September 2020 – QuébecArrival 02/09/2020 early morning. Departure 02/09/2020 early evening.
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.
3 September 2020 – MontrealArrival 03/09/2020 early morning. Departure 03/09/2020 early afternoon.
4 September 2020 – Going through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway PassageArrival 04/09/2020. Departure 04/09/2020.
TorontoDisembarkation 05/09/2020 at 08H00 .
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: Travel by sea - The eTA is not required for US, Australian and British citizens. Other nationalities: a Visa may be required, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html
Born in Quebec, Alain Choquette dreams of becoming a famous magician from his earliest age. Specialised in “close-up magic”, he handles card tricks with skill and bases his shows on a close collaboration with his audience. With humour and poetry, Alain Choquette offers another approach to magic while collaborating with renowned artists like the famous magician David Copperfield.
In his early stages, Alain presented his close-up magic tricks to the most popular talk show in Quebec television "Ad Lib". Starting from 1993, he multiplied performances in Quebec and in the United States. His first show “Première apparition” was a great success in Montreal with 200 performances within two years.
This dazzling celebrity brought him then to the American stages. He was invited to participate in the TV special "World's Greatest Magic" broadcast by NBC and watched by over 26 million viewers, and then to join the American tour 50th anniversary of the prestigious Radio City Music Hall in New York.
In 2003, he presented “Alain Choquette et compagnie” at the Casino of Montreal, and mystified Montrealers with “La Disparition des Douze” in which he removed 12 randomly selected people within the public. This trick gave him a worldwide reputation.
Alain Choquette crossed the Atlantic in 2013 to seduce the French audience through his participation at the Comedy Magic Show of Arturo Brachetti. He came back to France in late 2014, and since then has been presenting his new show “Drôlement magique” across the country.
Languages spoken: French,English
Photo credit: Michel Cloutier