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Le Boreal Travel Journal - Boston to Montreal 10-Day Cruise


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Montreal - Disembarkation from Le Boreal
Downtown Montreal, Quebec

Downtown Montreal, Quebec

Montreal (c) Linda Garrison
Le Boreal sailed into Montreal the next morning, and we had terrific views of the city in the early morning sunshine. The passengers had to have their bags outside the cabins by 7 am, which is certainly better than the night before as most big ships require. Another plus for small ship cruising.


Although I don't consider myself a Francophile, I had a marvelous time on Le Boreal. I love small ship cruising because of the diverse itineraries and opportunities to meet so many people. However, this cruise line certainly wouldn't be for everyone, especially English-speaking couples who might be shy or intimidated by being in the minority. English-speaking travelers who definitely would enjoy Le Boreal and other Compagnie du Ponant ships include active travelers who love (1)exotic destinations, (2)all thing French, and (3)a small ship experience. Anyone who might be a little leery of being in the minority might consider getting another couple or a group of friends to travel together. That would ensure English-speaking companions at meals and on shore excursions. Or, you might just take French lessons before your cruise!

Le Boreal New England and Atlantic Canada Cruise Travel Journal

  1. Overview and Embarkation
  2. Bar Harbor, Maine
  3. Halifax, Nova Scotia
  4. Halifax - Peggy's Cove
  5. Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
  6. Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec (Magdalen Islands) - Morning Tour
  7. Iles de la Madeleine - Afternoon Tour
  8. Perce, Quebec
  9. Perce - Bonaventure Island
  10. Havre St. Pierre, Quebec - Niapiskau Island
  11. Havre St. Pierre, Quebec - Quarry Island
  12. Tadoussac, Quebec
  13. Saguenay, Quebec
  14. Quebec City
  15. Montreal and Disembarkation



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