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Quebec City, QC

If you are looking to go on a Canada & New England cruise, then cruising from Quebec City, or going on a cruise including Quebec City, is a great idea. Quebec City is located along the Saint Lawrence River, within the French-Canadian province Quebec. This city was founded back in 1608, and it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale. Quebec City is home to historic sites such as the grand and spacious Fairmont Château Frontenac Hotel and the Citadelle of Québec (an active military installation).

Most of the cruise lines that offer cruises from Quebec City (the capital of Quebec), only feature a couple of sailings each year. Cruises leaving from Quebec City are typically only available during September and October, so it is important to plan accordingly if you'd like to take one. There are many more cruises offered that conveniently visit Quebec City during the cruise. Holland America’s opulent ms Zuiderdam features one-way cruises from Quebec City to either New York, NY or Fort Lauderdale, FL. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’s Norwegian Gem does 7-night Canada & New England cruises, plus a few longer ones on Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Pearl.

Other cruises from Quebec City include a couple of 10-night and longer Canada & New England cruises aboard premium cruise line Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess. Royal Caribbean also offers a selection of Canada & New England cruises including voyages onboard the feature-filled Vision of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas.

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Destinations for Cruises from Quebec City, QC

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Quebec City, QC. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Quebec City, QC

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Quebec City, QC. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Quebec City, QC:

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (606 - 740 Guests)
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
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Cunard Line
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,061 - 2,996 Guests)
  • State-Of-The-Art Ocean Liners
  • White Star Service
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Holland America Line
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Princess Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Silversea Cruises
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Tauck Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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Virgin Voyages
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,770 Guests)
  • Inclusive Fares
  • Onboard Tattoo Parlor
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Things to do near Quebec City, QC

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Quebec City, along with a brief description:

♦ Old Quebec

Also known as Vieux Quebéc (in French) or "the city within the walls," this is the historic section of Quebec City (founded in 1608) that happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within this part of the city you can discover many places of interest. Old Quebec is home to a beautiful park (Parc-de-l'Artillerie) and La Citadel (see below for more details), as well as many restaurants, bars, outdoor cafes, street vendors and boutiques. While walking around Old Quebec you might even feel like you're in Europe, with its old stone buildings and winding streets. If you have time prior to your cruise from Quebec City, this area is certainly worth checking out.

♦ The Citadelle

If you are a history lover, you should definitely consider visiting this venue prior to your cruise. This is a historic fortification located in Old Quebec (at the top of Cap Diamant). If you'd like to learn about the city's military history, this is a great place to start! Guided tours of this area are typically available. While there you should definitely take in the view of the beautiful surroundings that you can see below.

♦ Museum of Civilization

This wonderful museum, also known as Musée de la civilization (in French), was established in 1984 and is one of Quebec City's most popular tourist attractions. Home to a wonderful collection of antiques, a visit to this museum is a great choice prior to a cruise from Quebec City.

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