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The Saguenay (Grande Caribe)

This two-nation cruise includes it all from the glitz and dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the cobblestone streets and vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes combined with the surging rivers, serene lakes and magnificent fjords makes this journey worthy to be in our ‘Signature Series’ portfolio.

Going where other ships simply cannot go, we check in on the Hudson and sail the river valley before transiting the Erie Canal, something only our boats can do because of their design. The Canal is widely considered to be one of the most important works of civil engineering in America. Cruise through the stunning 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River, part of the international boundary between the U.S. and Canada, before entering The Saguenay River nestled beneath towering cliffs and enveloped in pine.

The cold, cobalt waters attract schools of Beluga whales, making the Saguenay one of the world’s premier
whale-watching destinations. Founded by Jacques Cartier in 1536, The Saguenay supposedly gets its name from an Iroquoian legend about a kingdom in the north, rich in gold and silver. With its pristine ecosystem, quintessentially – Canadian natural beauty and some of the most picturesque villages on Earth, you’ll soon see why Saguenay was voted the happiest city in Canada!
31 August, 2018 to 13 September, 2018 Make a booking request for The Saguenay (Grande Caribe), departing on 31 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3541 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11 C & 12 C: Main Deck, permanent double bed, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 14 C: Main Deck, one lower berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 2 £ 4619 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 £ 4773 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 40 A - 41 A, 42 - 44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B, 45 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabin 60 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 4 £ 5312 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 50 - 56 A & B, 57 B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 Solo £ 5928 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
15 September, 2018 to 28 September, 2018 (reverse) Make a booking request for The Saguenay (Grande Caribe), departing on 15 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3541 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11 C & 12 C: Main Deck, permanent double bed, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 14 C: Main Deck, one lower berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 2 £ 4619 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 £ 4773 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 40 A - 41 A, 42 - 44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B, 45 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabin 60 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 4 £ 5312 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)
Cabins 50 - 56 A & B, 57 B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 Solo £ 5928 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 455 USD pp)

The Saguenay (Grande Caribe) itinerary:

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DAY 1 New York, NY
From the bustling bright lights of Manhattan to the UNESCO world heritage treasure of Quebec City, travel the waterways which blend the cultures of the US and Canada. This journey introduces you to both amazing civil engineering feats such as the Erie Canal and stunning natural wonders like the 1000 Islands region in the St. Lawrence Seaway. Embark today in New York City. A tour of New York Harbor puts you in a NY state of mind before setting sail on the Hudson River.
DAY 2 Kingston, NY
This morning in Kingston, NY, treat yourself to an optional tour of nearby Hyde Park and Springwood, the beloved estate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, now home to his presidential library and museum. We’ll follow the majestic Hudson River meandering through the Erie Canal, a marvel of engineering and a testament to American ingenuity, and into the Oswego Canal having passed through 30 locks along the way. Watch as the ship’s unique retractable pilot house is lowered, allowing the vessel to slip easily beneath low bridges.
DAY 3 Cruise the Erie Canal
Relax during a full day of sailing on the Erie Canal’s calm waters. Blount Small Ship Adventures is the only overnight cruise line to sail this famed waterway. Enjoy a daytime tour of nearby Saratoga Springs, a charming small town and resort destination, popular for its plentiful mineral springs. Your tour includes a visit to the Saratoga Battlefield, site of the first major American victory over the British during the American Revolution in 1777. Conclude your day with festive musical entertainment.
DAY 4 Rome, NY
A second full day on the Erie Canal invites you to enjoy an optional excursion to the Oriskany Battlefield and Fort Stanwix in the Mohawk River Valley, where the 1777 Siege of Fort Stanwix endured for nearly three weeks.
DAY 5 Oswego, NY
Cruise along the Oswego Canal to Oswego, NY, on the shores of magnificent Lake Ontario. As the ship exits the canal, witness the pilot-house being raised back up to its full position. Delight to the sounds of live musical entertainment this evening.
DAY 6 Ogdensburg, NY
Continuing through the scenic Thousand Islands, visit tiny Dark Island, NY in Chippewa Bay and tour stately Singer Castle, a mansion used for rum-running during Prohibition. Continue on to Ogdensburg, NY, where you may opt to visit the Frederic Remington Art Museum to admire the original works of this American painter.
DAY 7 Cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway
Crossing into Canada via the St. Lawrence Seaway, you will be awe-struck by the immense natural beauty surrounding you. Welcome to the splendor of 1000 Islands region where Emerald pines and stone castles stand guard. Called the ‘Garden of the Great Spirit,’ by the Iroquois, there are 1800 islands here straddling the US and Canadian borders.
DAY 8 Quebec City, QC
Depart the enchanting 1000 Islands region for the quaint, French-inspired, Quebec City considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Offering a distinctly French culture, cobblestone streets, and the historic architecture of Old Town, your afternoon arrival allows time to discover the city’s treasures during an optional guided walking tour.
DAY 9 Port de Saguenay, QC
Arrive in the beautiful riverside village of Port de Saguenay this afternoon and enjoy a trip to see 'La Fabuleuse.' Running for more than 25 years, this visual and sound spectacular features more than 100 actors playing over 1,000 characters, and narrates the life and history of Port de Saguenay and its people. With its pristine ecosystem, quintessentially -Canadian natural beauty and some of the most picturesque villages on Earth, you’ll soon see why Saguenay was voted the happiest city in Canada!
DAY 10 Cruise the Saguenay and St. Lawrence River
Founded by Jacques Cartier in 1536, The Saguenay River is nestled beneath towering cliffs and enveloped in pine. The Saguenay supposedly gets its name from an Iroquoian legend about a kingdom in the north rich in gold and silver. Today, enjoy whale watching on the Saguenay River where the cold waters attract schools of Beluga whales, making it one of the world’s premier whale-watching destinations.
DAY 11 Quebec City, QC
Return to Quebec City, where an optional morning tour introduces the charms of this breathtaking locale and the stunning view from Observatory Towers before visiting the impressive Montmorency Falls. Tonight, a local pianist entertains you onboard.
DAY 12 Montreal, QC
Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising today as the ship sails toward Montreal, QC.
DAY 13 Montreal, QC
Welcome to Montreal, vibrant with culture, history, and riverside vistas. Choose an optional tour including Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica (subject to availability), Olympic Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory. This afternoon, another optional tour introduces you to historic Old Montreal and its 17th century architecture. This evening, a flute and guitar duo entertain during a farewell celebration.
DAY 14 Montreal, QC
After exploring this stunning combination of land and water with Blount, the company who invented small ship cruising through US and Canadian waters more than 50 years ago, you disembark in Montreal.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

The Saguenay (Grande Caribe) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itineraries are subject to change.
DAY 14 Montreal, QC *
After exploring this stunning combination of land and water with Blount, the company who invented small ship cruising through US and Canadian waters more than 50 years ago, you disembark in Montreal.
DAY 13 Montreal, QC *
Welcome to Montreal, vibrant with culture, history, and riverside vistas. Choose an optional tour including Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica (subject to availability), Olympic Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory. This afternoon, another optional tour introduces you to historic Old Montreal and its 17th century architecture. This evening, a flute and guitar duo entertain during a farewell celebration.
DAY 12 Montreal, QC *
Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising today as the ship sails toward Montreal, QC.
DAY 11 Quebec City, QC *
Return to Quebec City, where an optional morning tour introduces the charms of this breathtaking locale and the stunning view from Observatory Towers before visiting the impressive Montmorency Falls. Tonight, a local pianist entertains you onboard.
DAY 10 Cruise the Saguenay and St. Lawrence River *
Founded by Jacques Cartier in 1536, The Saguenay River is nestled beneath towering cliffs and enveloped in pine. The Saguenay supposedly gets its name from an Iroquoian legend about a kingdom in the north rich in gold and silver. Today, enjoy whale watching on the Saguenay River where the cold waters attract schools of Beluga whales, making it one of the world’s premier whale-watching destinations.
DAY 9 Port de Saguenay, QC *
Arrive in the beautiful riverside village of Port de Saguenay this afternoon and enjoy a trip to see 'La Fabuleuse.' Running for more than 25 years, this visual and sound spectacular features more than 100 actors playing over 1,000 characters, and narrates the life and history of Port de Saguenay and its people. With its pristine ecosystem, quintessentially -Canadian natural beauty and some of the most picturesque villages on Earth, you’ll soon see why Saguenay was voted the happiest city in Canada!
DAY 8 Quebec City, QC *
Depart the enchanting 1000 Islands region for the quaint, French-inspired, Quebec City considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Offering a distinctly French culture, cobblestone streets, and the historic architecture of Old Town, your afternoon arrival allows time to discover the city’s treasures during an optional guided walking tour.
DAY 7 Cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway *
Crossing into Canada via the St. Lawrence Seaway, you will be awe-struck by the immense natural beauty surrounding you. Welcome to the splendor of 1000 Islands region where Emerald pines and stone castles stand guard. Called the ‘Garden of the Great Spirit,’ by the Iroquois, there are 1800 islands here straddling the US and Canadian borders.
DAY 6 Ogdensburg, NY *
Continuing through the scenic Thousand Islands, visit tiny Dark Island, NY in Chippewa Bay and tour stately Singer Castle, a mansion used for rum-running during Prohibition. Continue on to Ogdensburg, NY, where you may opt to visit the Frederic Remington Art Museum to admire the original works of this American painter.
DAY 5 Oswego, NY *
Cruise along the Oswego Canal to Oswego, NY, on the shores of magnificent Lake Ontario. As the ship exits the canal, witness the pilot-house being raised back up to its full position. Delight to the sounds of live musical entertainment this evening.
DAY 4 Rome, NY *
A second full day on the Erie Canal invites you to enjoy an optional excursion to the Oriskany Battlefield and Fort Stanwix in the Mohawk River Valley, where the 1777 Siege of Fort Stanwix endured for nearly three weeks.
DAY 3 Cruise the Erie Canal *
Relax during a full day of sailing on the Erie Canal’s calm waters. Blount Small Ship Adventures is the only overnight cruise line to sail this famed waterway. Enjoy a daytime tour of nearby Saratoga Springs, a charming small town and resort destination, popular for its plentiful mineral springs. Your tour includes a visit to the Saratoga Battlefield, site of the first major American victory over the British during the American Revolution in 1777. Conclude your day with festive musical entertainment.
DAY 2 Kingston, NY *
This morning in Kingston, NY, treat yourself to an optional tour of nearby Hyde Park and Springwood, the beloved estate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, now home to his presidential library and museum. We’ll follow the majestic Hudson River meandering through the Erie Canal, a marvel of engineering and a testament to American ingenuity, and into the Oswego Canal having passed through 30 locks along the way. Watch as the ship’s unique retractable pilot house is lowered, allowing the vessel to slip easily beneath low bridges.
DAY 1 New York, NY *
From the bustling bright lights of Manhattan to the UNESCO world heritage treasure of Quebec City, travel the waterways which blend the cultures of the US and Canada. This journey introduces you to both amazing civil engineering feats such as the Erie Canal and stunning natural wonders like the 1000 Islands region in the St. Lawrence Seaway. Embark today in New York City. A tour of New York Harbor puts you in a NY state of mind before setting sail on the Hudson River.
* = Indicative
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Grande Caribe, the ship servicing The Saguenay (Grande Caribe)

Grande Caribe

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 184 feet

Passenger Capacity: 88 (in twin Cabins)

Built/Refurbished: 1997/2009

Beam: 40 feet

Built by in Warren, RI, and commissioned in 1997, the Grande Caribe carries 88 passengers everywhere from Belize to Baltimore. She was completely renovated in 2009, with new furniture and décor in the lounge, cabins and dining rooms, and sparkling new showers and bathrooms. So whether you find yourself chatting under the glimmering canopy lights of the top deck, or enjoying a lazy morning in your cabin, the Grande Caribe was built with you in mind.

 



Grande Caribe has unusual bow ramps allow passengers to disembark without the need for a dock. The vessel has a shallow draught which enable her to navigate shallow waterways, and the retractable bridge allows her to pass under low bridges. Grande Caribe has a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom), which can be boarded from the stern.

Cabin layout for Grande Caribe
• Enjoy local music onboard on the Erie Canal.

• Delight to the sounds of a performance in Oswego, NY.

• A local expert narrator tells the history of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

• A local pianist in Quebec City introduces you to the most romantic city in North America.

• A flute and guitar duo in Montreal makes for a festive farewell celebration.
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