Tauck expands small ship cruising pact with Silversea

Eastern Canada and New England itinerary aboard Silver Shadow debuts next autumn

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City | Courtesy of Tauck

Tauck is expanding its alliance with Silversea, introducing a collection of Eastern Canada and New England 13-day itineraries between New York City and Quebec to its program next autumn.

The luxury tour and cruise operator is now offering three northbound and three southbound voyages in September and October 2023 between the cities aboard the 690-passenger Silver Shadow.

The new voyage follows the introduction of Tauck’s Cruising the Great Lakes: Chicago to Toronto itinerary three years ago. Elsewhere in the US, Tauck has also featured a cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage as well as a 15-day Grand Alaska combination land tour/seven-night cruise in its portfolio for many years.

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City | Courtesy of Tauck

“We’ve seen tremendous interest in our Alaska and Great Lakes programs – we essentially sold out across the board this year – and we’re excited to expand our domestic cruise offerings for next year with this wonderful new journey,” said Dan Mahar, Tauck CEO.

The new Tauck itinerary begins with an included overnight hotel stay at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, followed by a day of guided sightseeing in Manhattan. Guests embark aboard Silver Shadow that afternoon for a 10-night cruise to Quebec City, highlighted by ports of call in Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) and Saguenay (Quebec) before arriving in Quebec City. There, guests will explore the city on a sightseeing excursion before venturing out to tour the pastoral island Ile d’Orleans and experience Montmorency Falls.

The journey concludes with a farewell reception, dinner and overnight accommodations at Quebec City’s iconic landmark hotel, the Chateau Frontenac.

Silver Shadow | Courtesy of Tauck

Tauck’s guests on the itinerary will sail with non-Tauck passengers, but will be offered a “markedly different experience,” says Mahar.

“Silversea does an incredible job, and we’re thrilled to partner with them on this journey, yet we like to think we’re bringing something extra to the table for our Tauck guests.”

Mahar noted Tauck includes the hotel stays and sightseeing in both Manhattan and Quebec City in its prices as part of its standard itinerary. In addition, Tauck offers 100% of its shore excursions at no additional charge, while Silversea includes only a selection of shore excursions in its prices. And Tauck’s shore excursions are designed and operated exclusively by the company, all leveraging Tauck’s 97-year history of guiding award-winning land tours.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | Courtesy of Tauck

“We take great pride in our ability to reveal the culture and history of a destination, and each of our shore excursions are Tauck-exclusive experiences typically led by our local guides in tandem with our own Tauck Director guides.” The Tauck Director guides also see to the onboard and onshore needs of Tauck’s guests throughout the trip, Mahar added.

Tauck’s Shores of Eastern Canada and New England itinerary is priced from AU$12,660 per person for a Vista Suite on the 24 October 2023 departure, through to AU$29,070 per person for the Silver Suite on peak season sailings. Included in the cruise price – along with all shore excursions and the Manhattan and Quebec City hotel stays – are all gratuities, airport transfers, luggage handling, port charges, taxes and more.

All the details at tauck.com.au/tours/canada-new-england-cruises.

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