Cruises from Montreal

Cruises from Montréal are steeped in history and culture. Experience Canada and New England coastal charms on cruises from Montréal to Boston. Glide the St. Lawrence River to the walled Québec City, then swirl to seaside gems: Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, and Bar Harbor. Before embarking on your adventure, get to know Montréal, one of North America’s most culturally vibrant cities. Its French identity is well-defined with Parisian-style terraces, patisseries and facades. Montréal cuisine draws from a variety of influences, creating a thrilling food scene to explore. Authentic Jewish delis serve overflowing smoked meat sandwiches and artisan bagels. Delight in the rustic Canadian tradition of visiting a sugar shack for a meal glazed in maple syrup that’s fresh from the “tap.” Once you’re properly satiated, there are world-class museums and impressive international festivals—such as the renowned jazz festival—to fill your soul before your Montréal cruise.

Things to do in Montréal

There are many things to do before cruises from Montréal. Explore these top picks.

Old Montreal

Amble the cobbled streets of Old Montreal. Walk, bike or trot along in a horse-drawn carriage. This tangle of charming shops and cafes date back to the 17th century and is well worth a few hours. Go inside the Clock Tower and climb to the observation points for panoramas of the St. Lawrence River.

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

Tour one of the most dramatic churches in the world. Built in 1672, Notre-Dame Basilica is now an iconic heritage site and tops the list of Montréal’s most-visited attractions. The exterior is impressive, but go inside to see stain glass windows, intricate wood carvings and a massive organ as the centerpiece.

Montreal Botanical Garden

A serene oasis near downtown, the 190-acre Montreal Botanical Garden encompasses more than 20 themed gardens and a large insectarium. Wander Japanese gardens, see delicate butterflies and if on a Montréal cruise with little ones, explore a discovery zone designed for kids.

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Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and visit the Public Garden in Boston, or Mount Royal Park in Montréal.