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Canada in the Fall


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Parc national Mont Tremblant. Quebec. Autumn in Canada Parc national Mont Tremblant. Quebec. Autumn in Canada

03 Oct 2024


26 nights


Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Unforgettable experiences await you on this epic exploration of Canada, timed by our team to coincide with the fall season. You will have the chance to capture the changing colours at some of the most picturesque national parks, including Jacques-Cartier, Gros Morne and Forillon. From meeting an award-winning fiddler in St John’s and learning about Newfoundland’s Irish heritage to delving into the history of the indigenous Mi’kmaq people, there’s remarkable local culture to uncover at every turn. You can also gain an insight into the region’s past when the French and British fought to colonise the land. Wildlife charity ORCA will have representatives on hand to help you spot marine life from Borealis.

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Traditional Newfoundland and Labrador fishing stages.

Newfoundland's Irish Heritage

On this cruise to Canada aboard Borealis, you can discover more of the Irish roots in Newfoundland. Many settlers originally arrived from Ireland in the 17th century, in pursuit of riches from the fish trade, but St. John’s became popular when immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine in the 1800’s. Today it is a twinned city with Waterford in Ireland, and Irish heritage is strong with musical connections – you may have the opportunity to join a tour to see award-winning fiddler Kelly Russell; or hear the story of Luke Ryan, a fisherman who sought permission to build a fishing room here in 1818.

Autumn landscape in Parc de la national Jacques Cartier

Remarkable Canadian Landscapes

This cruise has been perfectly timed for guests to experience the incredible changing colours of Canada’s foliage in the fall. Forests will be ablaze with vibrant oranges and reds interspersed with green, as the ‘leaf peeping’ season begins. There are a number of parks on this cruise which can be visited to see this natural phenomenon at its best, including Gros Morne, Jacques Cartier and Saguenay National Parks.

Jacques Cartier monument

Quebec's link to European explorers

In April 1534, explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in Canada for the first time, having left from St. Malo in France some three weeks earlier. He was welcomed by the resident Iroquois people, but he forced them to accompany him on this and further journeys, thus causing ill-feeling and making settlement difficult for many years. Whilst he didn’t return to Canada again, his detailed observations enabled successive French explorers and settlers on their ventures to North America.


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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset


Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

St. Johns Newfoundland

Newfoundland's Irish Heritage

Explore the history of the Irish-Newfoundland connection through stories, music, and an up close and personal meeting with multi-award-winning fiddler Kelly Russell.


St. John's

Forillon National Park and Micmac

Forillon Park & Micmac

Drive to Haliman Beach for sweeping views of Forillon National Park, before visiting the Jacques Cartier Monument. Continue to Christ-Roi Cathedral and the Cross of Gaspé, before concluding at the Micmac Interpretation Site.



La Maurice National Park

Scenic Drive through La Maurice National Park

Enjoy a scenic drive through the La Mauricie National Park, boasting a plateau of rolling hills intersected by valleys and dotted with myriads of lakes.



Gros Morne  ablelands

Gros Morne Tablelands - Earth's Mantle Exposed

Explore the Gros Morne Discovery Centre to observe the landscape through interactive exhibitions and the viewing deck before enjoying a walk through the barren landscape and witnessing rocks from the middle layers of the Earth. 


Corner Brook

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

John Maclean

John Maclean

A Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Geographical Society, John will be on board bringing the night sky to life as he leads stargazing sessions out on deck.

Ocean Wildlife


Founded in 2001, ORCA is a group of Ocean Conservationists. Join them out on deck to search the seas for marine life.

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Roy Prevost, Guest Speaker
Quebec History & Culture

Roy Prevost

Roy Prevost was born in Vancouver and brought up in Québéc. A best-selling author and passionate historian, he will be delivering a series of insightful talks on Québéc’s culture and storied history.

Newfoundland Local

Susan Atkinson

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland when it was an independent colony, Susan is a trained physiotherapist and will be on board to give you a local's perspective of St.John's, Newfoundland and Canada, and explain why the 1st July means so much to Newfoundland, and the array of oddities.

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 23:00 26/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 23:00 26/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £8,299 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £8,299 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £8,499 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £10,999 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £10,999 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £14,299 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE drinks or FREE on board spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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