Canadian Maritimes Cruise

Portland, Maine to Quebec City, Quebec

10 or 11 Night Cruises

Overview

From the old city walls of Quebec City, where the streets are lined with magnificent churches, fragrant gardens and chic boutiques, to one of the most popular whale-watching spots in Canada at Saguenay Fjord. The dramatic landscape of the Gaspé Peninsula awaits you, known as the “Birthplace of Canada” since it was the first stop of Jacques Cartier, in 1534, to claim the land for France. The remote archipelago of Îles de la Madeleine sports cottages in a bright and beautiful array of primary hues, beaches that provide the habitat for the endangered piping plover and the roseate tern, and a delightful sense of French culture. Gaze upon the red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island, known for the vivid colors of its gently rolling landscape, and visit Green Gables, an old farmhouse immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s cherished 1908 novel. The waterfront’s crown jewel is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where one can learn the history of this province’s shipbuilding heritage. Fill your days with exploration and discovery and come away with a new found appreciation of this spectacular area.

Trip Highlights:

    • Featuring many intriguing exhibits on the history of Quebec, the Musee de la Civilization in Quebec City is great place to inform yourself of Canadian heritage.
    • Take in the expanse of dramatic red sandstone cliffs and rolling green hills on the archipelago of Gaspe, Quebec.
    • Visit St. Dunstan’s Basilica, a beautifully-adorned French Gothic church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and the only Roman Catholic cathedral and basilica in the province.

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Day by Day

  • Day 1
    Portland, ME
    Portland, ME

    Overlooking Casco Bay, Portland is home to a wealth of historical and architectural masterpieces. Established by the British in 1632 as a trading and fishing settlement which quickly became a mecca for shipping and trading companies, Portland has an extensive nautical history which has been preserved throughout the centuries.  Big city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm as fishing vessels bustle in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets. From classical to cutting edge, performance and visual arts are vibrantly alive in the city and infuse the region with a surprising sophistication.   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized Portland. “Often,” he wrote in My Lost Youth, “I think of the beautiful town that is seated by the sea …”

  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor, ME
    Bar Harbor, ME

    Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor has enchanted visitors throughout history with its incredible natural beauty, cultural traditions, and an endless array of exciting activities. Discovered in the 1800’s, Bar Harbor has long been a place of inspiration, relaxation and outdoor exploration. Visit the bordering Acadia National Park or the Abbe Museum which details the history of the indigenous Wabanaki Indians and discover all the exciting history that Bar Harbor has to offer.

  • Day 3
    Eastport, ME
    Eastport, ME

    Discover Eastport at the northern end of the coast- just across the bay from New Brunswick. Eastport has a lot to offer visitors, with places and activities to appeal to history buffs, painters, whale-watchers, and families who want a great holiday in beautiful surroundings. Water Street boasts a variety of shopping to suit all tastes and budgets. The walkable downtown includes 29 buildings on the National Historic Register with the unique architecture making a nice contrast with the breathtaking vistas of sea and islands. The easternmost city in the United States is beautiful Eastport, ME which was founded in 1604 and played a prominent role in the War of 1812 as both England and the United States fought for its prime waterfront. The stunning Moose Island is still undiscovered by the many tourists that flock to the coast of Maine every year so in Eastport you can enjoy the beauty of this secluded island without the crowds.

  • Day 4
    Lunenburg, NS
    Lunenburg, NS

    Established in 1753, Lunenburg was the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia and remains one of Nova Scotia’s most historic and appealing villages. Many of its downtown buildings possess a distinctive style with ornamental brackets and towers which compliment their brightly painted designs. A growing number of art galleries and crafts shops also make for a rewarding browsing experience. The breath-taking Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, with aquarium exhibits and a replica of the Bluenose, Canada’s most- recognized and most-storied ship.

  • Day 5
    Halifax, NS
    Halifax, NS

    Nova Scotia’s capital is an historic community that still shows a striking resemblance to the Halifax of the 1800’s when it was a key naval station in the British Empire. The crown jewel of the town is restored and active Halifax Citadel, a military bastion that has been standing for over 250 years. Stroll down Spring Garden Road, a lively neighborhood with intriguing boutiques set among a mildly Bohemian street scene. The waterfront’s crown jewel is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where one can learn the colorful history of Samuel Cunard, a Nova Scotia native, who founded the Cunard Steam Ship Company to carry the royal mail and along the way established an ocean dynasty.

  • Day 6
    Pictou, NS
    Pictou, NS

    The Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, is renowned as the “Birthplace of New Scotland” as it was here that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Pictou offers diverse amenities, period homes on tree lined streets, and strong entrepreneurial spirit where residents enjoy a stable and prosperous economy.  Pictou is the best place to experience old-world charm and culture and present day hospitality.

  • Day 7
    Charlottetown, PEI
    Charlottetown, PEI

    The pastoral Prince Edward Island is known for its world famous, lush golf courses and sandy beaches. Green Gables, an old farmhouse immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s cherished 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, is high among the list of favorite places to visit. Experience state-of-the-art exhibits at Founders Hall, an interactive museum that describes the history of Canada. The true architectural jewel of downtown Charlottetown is the majestic St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Adorned by three copper spires visible virtually anywhere in the city, the church adds to the Victorian splendor of the downtown core.

  • Day 8
    Îles de la Madeleine, QC
    Îles de la Madeleine, QC

    Spend the day in this remote archipelago on some of the most spectacular secluded beaches in North America.  Located in the geographical centre of the gulf of Saint Lawrence, the Isles are made up of about a dozen islands, six of which are linked by sand dunes.  Highlights of the area include beautiful red cliffs, rolling hills, and 180 miles of honey-colored sand.  Brightly colored fishermen’s houses also dot the area to make the islands a vibrant and quaint landscape.

  • Day 9
    Gaspé, QC / Percé, QC
    Gaspé, QC / Percé, QC

    The deepwater port of Gaspé is notable for having been the first stop of Jacques Cartier, in 1534, to claim the land for France. That is why Gaspé is called the “Birthplace of Canada”. The town is proud to have a magnificent stretch of water in Gaspé Bay, which is considered to be the second largest natural bay in the world, surrounded by three of the most beautiful salmon rivers in Quebec, numerous lakes, as well as Forillon National Park, plus many beaches along the shore.  Gaspé has also been named one of the top 50 “must-see” places in the world, according to National Geographic Magazine.  Our train-ride down the coast will also bring us into the picturesque village of Percé, a charming small town which also border Perce Rock, the dominant natural feature of the area.

  • Day 10
    Tadoussac, QC
    Tadoussac, QC

    Located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saguenay rivers, Tadoussac was France’s first trading post on the mainland of New France and an important trading post in the seventeenth century, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Quebec, and the oldest surviving French settlement in the Americas.

  • Day 11
    Québec City, QC
    Québec City, QC

    Québec City is nestled beside the majestic St. Lawrence River, where enchanting old stone houses cozy up to great religious institutions built from the same stone. The old city is a sheer delight for history buffs. Walk along the streets of Old Québec, which is lined with magnificent churches, fragrant gardens, and chic boutiques and will lead you to the Musée de la Civilization. Here you will see four centuries of life and the emotions of the settlers who developed this area remarkably and clearly evoked.

Ships & Rates

Small Ship Cruising

Pearl MistSmall Ship Cruising Developed to Perfection

Small ship cruising is the pursuit of the exceptional. The stunning, new Pearl Mist offers the ultimate cruise experience with just 100 over-sized, luxurious staterooms, all with private balconies. Let our attentive crew cater to your wishes and world-class chefs create culinary delights with a local flavor. Visit the most exciting destinations in the world in perfect comfort with Pearl Seas Cruises.

Points of Distinction

  • Spacious, Luxurious Staterooms – ALL with Private Balconies
  • Magnificent Open-Seating Dining Room with Panoramic View
  • Exceptional Traditional and Regional Cuisine Prepared by Acclaimed Chefs
  • Six Onboard Lounges, Spa, Theater, Library and Lecture Room
  • Elevator Access to All Decks & Onboard Medical Services
  • Flat Screen Satellite TVs, DVD players, and Wi-Fi throughout the ship
Rates (per passenger)

May 23 - June 3, 2015Boston, MA - Quebec City, QC

Category Price
Category G $6,865
Category H $7,520
Category K $7,930
Category L $8,170
Category R $9,055
Category S (Single) $9,750

June 3 - June 13, 2015Quebec City, QC - Portland, ME

Category Price
Category G $6,275
Category H $6,875
Category K $7,250
Category L $7,455
Category R $8,265
Category S (Single) $8,900

June 13 - June 23, 2015Portland, ME - Quebec City, QC

Category Price
Category G $6,275
Category H $6,875
Category K $7,250
Category L $7,455
Category R $8,265
Category S (Single) $8,900

June 23 - July 4, 2015Quebec City, QC - Portland, ME

Category Price
Category G $6,875
Category H $7,520
Category K $7,930
Category L $8,170
Category R $9,055
Category S (Single) $9,750

September 26 - October 6, 2015Portland, ME - Quebec City, QC

Category Price
Category G $6,275
Category H $6,875
Category K $7,250
Category L $7,455
Category R $8,265
Category S (Single) $8,900

October 6 - October 17, 2015Quebec City, QC - Boston, MA

Category Price
Category G $6,865
Category H $7,520
Category K $7,930
Category L $8,170
Category R $9,055
Category S (Single) $9,750
Deckplans
  • Pearl Mist Deck Plan - Call a Cruise Specialist for detail information about stateroom availability.
Ship Specifications

When building the Pearl Mist, we designed her from the ground up to hit the perfect combination of comfort, safety, and elegance.  We comfortably carry over 200 passengers in rooms ranging from 300-580 square feet, while boasting 6 lounges and spacious dining room.  For full specifications, see the details below:

Length (ft/m): 335 ft
Beam (ft/m): 56 ft
Draft (ft/m):
 12 ft

Number of Decks: 6
Passenger Capacity: 210
Number of Staterooms: 108

Number of Staterooms with private balcony: 107

Size Range of Staterooms: 302 to 580 sq. ft

Ship Registry: Republic of the Marshall Islands

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