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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

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Hand-crafted highlights

Unforgettable experiences await you on this epic exploration of Canada, timed by our team to coincide with the fall season. As Borealis scenic cruises along the Saguenay and St. Lawrence rivers, you will witness the changing colours of 'leaf-peeping' season as trees change from shades of green to fiery reds, oranges, and yellows. Admire the fjord-like landscapes of Saguenay National Park and see further autumnal hues at some of Canada's most picturesque national parks, including Jacques-Cartier, Gros Morne and Forillon. Embrace local life by meeting an award-winning fiddler in St. John’s, learn about Newfoundland’s Irish heritage, discovering how local maple syrup is produced, and participating in the tradition of the screech-in ceremony, a quintessential Newfoundland ritual. You'll be joined by wildlife charity ORCA, who will have representatives on hand to help you spot marine life from Borealis.

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Autumn landscape in Parc de la national Jacques Cartier

Colours of the Fall

This cruise has been perfectly timed for you to experience the incredible changing colours of Canada’s foliage in the fall. Forests lining the Saguenay and St. Lawrence rivers will be ablaze with vibrant oranges, reds and yellow hues interspersed with green, as ‘leaf peeping’ season begins. You'll also be able to experience this renowned and awe-inspiring spectacle on a walking tour of Forillon National Park, hiking through Gros Morne's diverse landscapes or the glacial valleys of Parc Jacques Cartier. The forests and lakes of La Mauricie National Park are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, including brook trout and white pine, along with the black bear.

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The Canadian way of life

On this cruise to Canada aboard Borealis, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into Canadian life, with discovering how local maple syrup is produced, and how the different colours and flavours are honed; experiencing the "Screech In" ceremony, which welcomes visitors to the Newfoundland region with a shot of screech rum, reciting the Screecher's Creed, and kissing a cod; or listening to local folk music, influenced by Scottish and Irish immigrants from centueries past. Irish heritage has strong musical connections here, and you may have the opportunity to see award-winning fiddler Kelly Russell and hear his stories through music.


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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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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

Visit Forillon National Park to see 450-million-year-old geological formations, seabird colonies, and Arctic-alpine plants. Spot local wildlife, explore the historic Hyman & Sons General Store, and learn about First Nations culture at the Micmac Interpretation Site of Gespeg.



Gros Morne  ablelands

Gros Morne Discovery Centre & Hike

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 16:00 13/06/2024, 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 16:00 13/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £7,899 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 £7,899 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

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

Freedom Fare From £8,099 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

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

Freedom Fare From £11,499 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 £11,499 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

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What's Included


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

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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