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Escorted Maritimes & Colonial Landmarks | Oct 8, 2023 | Oceania Cruises

Cruise Close To Home

On this 11-day journey on Oceania’s Insignia, you will travel from Montreal, Quebec in Canada to Boston, Massachusetts. Your cruise will stop at epic historical places such as Quebec City, Corner Brook in Newfoundland, Sydney (near Fortress Louisburg), and Halifax in Nova Scotia. Mix it up with picture perfect stops in Charlottetown, P.E.I. (the land of Anne of Green Gables), and Saint John, New Brunswick. Finish your cruise on home country soil with stops in Portland, Maine and historic Boston. Along the way enjoy the country-club luxury and relaxed atmosphere aboard the Insignia.

Escorted by Chris & Tracy Archer, owners of Good Life Travel.

Maritimes & Colonial Landmarks · on Insignia

Oct 8, 2023 | 11 Nights/12 Days | Montreal, CA to Boston, MA

Stateroom CategoryOLife® Choice Fare w/Airfare* Cruise Only Fare**
G – Inside$4.699$3,899
F- Inside$4,899$4,099
D – Oceanview$5,099$4,299
C2 – Deluxe Oceanview$5,349$4,549
C1 – Deluxe Oceanview$5,499$4,699
B2 – Veranda$7,299$6,499
B1 – Veranda$7,449$6,649
A3 – Concierge Level Veranda$7,649$6,849
A2 – Concierge Level Veranda$7,799 $6,999 
A1 – Concierge Level Veranda$8,049 $7,249
PH3 – Penthouse Suite $9,999 $9,199
PH2 – Penthouse Suite $10,249$9,449 
PH1 – Penthouse Suite$10,499 $9,699 
VS – Vista Suite $14,499$13,699 
OS – Owner’s Suite $17,199 $16,399

* Based on double occupancy.
** Based on double occupancy. Does not include airfare,  or any of the OLife® Choice amenities.
All fares quoted are in USD per person, 2-for-1 fares. Single occupancy available, please inquire for solo fares. Port fees and taxes are included in fare. See also terms and conditions.

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Your Itinerary

French-speaking, thoroughly romantic and exquisitely cultured, Montreal definitely warrants a pre-cruise stay. The Old Port is a hub of entertainment, while the Museum of Fine Arts is revered for its collection of more than 30,000 objects. For a respite from the vibrant city, stroll the Montreal Botanical Garden, a draw since 1931. (Embarkation 1:00 PM, Sailing at 6:00 PM)

Surrounded by several miles of granite walls dating back hundreds of years, Quebec City’s fabulous Old Town exudes European character, exemplified in the iconic Château Frontenac. Another architectural gem is the fascinating Musée de la Civilisation, a treasure trove of items recreating the French-speaking city’s early days. (8 AM to 6 PM)

(Tendered) Head to La Baie and tour the Musée du Fjord, admire the frescoes covering every nook and corner of barber and painter Arthur Villeneuve’s home, tour a goat farm or travel the Craftsman Road to see artisans in their element creating cheeses, glass-blowing and soap-making. Don’t miss a hike through Saguenay National Park, which cradles the dramatic fjord that has enchanted travelers for centuries. (7 AM to 3 PM)

Enjoy all the Insignia has to offer: Fine dining, the spa, the entertainment, the pampering.

Start by taking in the breathtaking view from the monument honoring Captain James Cook, the first to map the area in 1767. More history awaits you in the Corner Brook Museum and its marine artifacts, forestry exhibits and collections from aboriginal people. (7 AM to 3 PM)

Trace the birth of Canada where it happened in 1864 on the waterfront in what is now Founder’s Hall. The past also comes alive along historic Great George Street. Don’t miss the Neo-Gothic St. Dunstan’s Cathedral, or the Confederation Centre of the Arts to see the original manuscript of the beloved Anne of Green Gables, which was set on Prince Edward Island. (10 AM to 6 PM)

(Tendered) Historic Sydney boasts several landmarks from the late 1700s, such as the colonial Cossit House and the Jost House, which features an unusual beehive bake-oven. St. Patrick’s, the city’s oldest Catholic church, doubles as a fascinating museum. (8 AM to 5 PM)

Founded by the British in 1749, Halifax still has a British military air about it. Every day at noon, a ceremonial gun is fired at the Halifax Citadel, a star-shaped fortress where the guides wear military uniforms. The exhibits have a more seafaring slant at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and include the nearly 100-year-old Acadia. (11 AM to 7 PM)

Explore Canada’s oldest continuing museum, the New Brunswick, where displays include the skeletal remains of a rare North Atlantic right whale. Saint John is also known for the bizarre Reversing Falls, a daily tidal phenomenon so severe it reverses the flow of the Saint John River. Birders will enjoy serene Irving Nature Park. (1 PM to 10 PM)

Located on Moose Island between Cobscook Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay, aptly named Eastport is the easternmost city in the United States. The surrounding coastline and natural attractions are just as picturesque as some of the more well-trodden downeast destinations, and the city itself is known for its friendly locals and a refreshingly eccentric vibe influenced by the vibrant creative community. Explore one of the many museums and galleries or stop by The Commons Eastport – a waterfront artist cooperative that features and sells the work of more than 90 local artists and artisans. Whale-watching adventures are also popular; in addition to these majestic creatures, you’re likely to spot seals, porpoises, bald eagles, osprey and puffins. (7 AM to 7 PM)

Take in the best views of this vibrant city from the Portland Observatory, America’s only remaining historic maritime signal tower. The Portland Museum of Art, located in the thriving Arts District, boasts the works of Picasso, Monet, Renoir and many other masters. Have a picnic or just relax in the serene Eastern Promenade Park, with its majestic slopes extending down to the beautiful Casco Bay. (8 AM to 7 PM)

Boston’s enormous role during the American Revolution is inescapable, and it’s easy to trace by following the Freedom Trail, which links more than a dozen historic sights throughout town from the Paul Revere House to the Old North Church. But don’t forgo exploring Boston’s appealing modern side. For a 360-degree view of the city, head for the skywalk observatory on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower. For art, browse the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes works from Van Gogh to Egyptian sculpture. If your interests lie in the natural world, wander through the remarkable New England Aquarium or Franklin Zoo. (Disembarkation 8 AM)

Note: Ship, schedules, rates and itinerary subject to change.


  • FREE Prepaid Gratuities
  • $100 On Board Credit per Stateroom
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Terms & Conditions: Offers and fares are subject to change on 9/30/22. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy; except fares for Concierge Level Solo Veranda are for a single traveler and are based on single occupancy; (unless
otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Internet amenity does not include streaming and includes one login per stateroom, except Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites, which receive two logins per suite. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy
and subject to change; except OLife Choice amenities for single travelers who are booked in Concierge Level Solo Veranda, and are at the per guest rate. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness Discovery
Tours by Aquamar, Go Local and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions; 10-13 days receive 6 free shore excursions; 14+ days receive 8 free shore excursions, except for a single traveler booked in a Concierge Level Solo Veranda, amenity is at the per guest rate. If shore
excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Choice beverage package amenity is House Select. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity, and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Not all promotions are combinable. 2
for 1, OLife Choice and Cruise-Only Fares are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all suite and stateroom categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract. Cruise-Only Fares do not include OLife Choice amenities or
airfare. All Fares include government fees & taxes. Premium Economy Air Upgrade is only available when air is purchased through Oceania Cruises. It applies to intercontinental flights only and is priced per person, each way, on select voyages from select gateways, open to all categories for Europe embark and/or
disembark ports only, based on availability. Not all amenities will be available on all carriers. “Airfare” includes ground transfers, and offer applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to assign gateways based on availability for JFK, LGA and MIA. Gateways are subject to change at any time. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. Free Roundtrip Airport Transfer offer is only available when OLife Choice Airfare is purchased through Oceania Cruises. Roundtrip Airport Transfer is included only for the above gateways. “Airfare” includes all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. The privacy and protection of personal data is very important to us, and we collect, use, share an  Other restrictions may apply.

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