For guests seeking a unique cruise alternative with opportunities to view magnificent scenery and wildlife and visit three charming cities along the historic St. Lawrence River, Carnival Cruise Lines will operate a series of nine-day voyages to Quebec aboard the 102,000-ton Carnival Triumph in summer 2009.
The cruises – Carnival’s first of its kind in the region - will operate round-trip from New York on June 25, July 23 and August 20, 2009.
In addition to visits to the fascinating cities of Quebec City, Baie-Comeau, and Havre St. Pierre, the new nine-day “Quebec - After the Glaciers” voyages include an unforgettable daylong cruise along the scenic St. Lawrence River, home to numerous whales and other marine life, along with awe-inspiring landscapes carved out of glaciers.
Guests can also visit Quebec’s breathtaking nature and wildlife preserves where they can get an “up close and personal look” at the Canadian wilderness and view unique rock formations and native plant, sea and animal life.
The new nine-day Quebec departures are the latest additions to Carnival’s popular New York cruise schedule, which also includes four- and five-day eastern Canada voyages and seven-day fall foliage cruises aboard the Carnival Triumph June-August, and eight-day Caribbean sailings aboard the 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle, operating April-October.
“Carnival is always seeking exciting new itinerary choices and these new nine-day sailings provide guests of all ages an opportunity to experience and explore the natural wonders of Quebec, one of North America’s most historic and fascinating cruising regions,” Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO. “And when combined with a departure from New York – a convenient homeport and an exciting destination unto itself – these voyages are even more attractive,” Cahill added.
He noted that this new program is ideal for multi-generational travel, offering an opportunity for families to experience and explore a truly unique and historic region that is unlike anywhere else in the world.
Exciting Nine-Day Quebec Cruises
Carnival Triumph’s nine-day Quebec voyages are highlighted by an extended 16-hour port call to Quebec City, which includes an optional shore excursion to Montreal, a cosmopolitan city of two million that is home to world-class museums and excellent restaurants and shopping. Guests can also visit breathtaking Saguenay Fjord, home to no less than five different species of whales.
The adventure continues with an eight-hour call at Baie Comeau where guests can visit Boreal Park -- home to numerous former glacier fields -- tour the Glacier Interpretation Center, and partake in a variety of exciting outdoor adventure activities.
During the eight-hour stop in Havre St. Pierre, guests can visit Parks Canada Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, which encompasses 93 square miles and includes 900 limestone islands and islets featuring 450 species of plants, over 200 species of birds and a wide variety of sea life. Here, guests can witness the power of the glaciers that have been carved out of stone gigantic monoliths, spectacular cliffs and arches, creating a beautiful natural art form.
Carnival Triumph: A Spectacular ‘Fun Ship’
Encompassing 13 passenger decks, Carnival Triumph offers a variety of on-board amenities: four restaurants, including two two-level main dining rooms and an expansive poolside eatery, along with four swimming pools, a 214-foot-long cascading water slide, and 18 lounges and bars whose interiors are inspired by the world’s great bodies of water.
The ship also features a 14,500-square-foot health club, full casino gambling and a duty-free shopping mall. Expansive facilities and organized activities for “Camp Carnival,” “Circle C” and “Club O2,” catering to children, ’tweens and teens, respectively, are also available. An Internet café, along with Wi-Fi access and cell phone service are featured, as well.
A majority of the ship’s 1,379 staterooms offer an ocean view or private balcony – perfect for scenic cruising. All Carnival Triumph accommodations feature the Carnival Comfort Bed sleep system with plush mattresses, luxurious duvets and high quality linens and pillows.
Reservations are currently being accepted for Carnival Triumph’s new nine-day Quebec sailings from New York.
Round-trip air supplements from a variety of North American gateways, as well as special discounted rates for third and fourth guests sailing in the same stateroom, are also available.
For additional information and reservations, call 1-800-327-9501 (individual) or 1-800-327-5782 (groups) or visit the line's travel agent portal, bookccl.com.