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A journey to old frontiers along the Whale's Highway

Brief itinerary

From Quebec City (United States) to La Baie, Saguenay (Canada), to Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), to Halifax. Finally, sailing the Whale Corridors we arrive to New York City (United States).

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Forest-covered islands ablaze in autumn colours emerge from St. Lawrence River as we bid farewell to Quebec City, the fortified bastion that once controlled France’s North American empire. The occasional spout of a passing beluga echoes in the sanctity of silent nature as we sail reverently through the steep-sided fjords of Saguenay to La Baie, an ancient trading post frozen in time. Look out for historic marinas, and rocky headlands bejewelled with red and white lighthouses on the journey to Prince Edward Island, where the lobster boats of Charlottetown lure us in with epicurean appeal. Retrace Canada’s roots in Nova Scotia’s storied capital Halifax, then delve into the teeming waters of New England, where the chilled Labrador Current meets the warm Gulf Stream and blue, beluga and minke whales cavort in mineral rich waters. Arrive to thunderous applause in New York City, where Broadway, the MoMa and Greenwich Village await.

Date Destination Arrival Departure
30 September Quebec City, United States - 19:00
1 October La Baie, Saguenay, Canada 07:00 14:00
2 October At Sea - -
3 October Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada 10:00 18:00
4 October At Sea - -
5 October Halifax, Canada 07:00 16:00
6 October Sailing the Whale Corridors - -
7 October New York City, United States 07:00 -
8 October New York City, United States - -

La Baie, Saguenay, Canada

La Baie is a beautiful and unique destination that offers visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty and rich culture of the Saguenay region.


La Baie is a borough in the city of Saguenay, located in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the Saguenay River and is known for its beautiful fjord scenery, as well as its rich cultural and historical heritage.

La Baie was originally settled by French colonists in the 17th century and was an important hub for the fur trade. Today, it is a thriving community with a diverse economy that includes forestry, manufacturing, and tourism.

Some popular attractions in La Baie include the Musée du Fjord, which explores the history and ecology of the Saguenay Fjord, as well as the Center plein air Bec-Scie, which offers outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing. The borough is also home to several festivals and events throughout the year, including the Festival des couleurs, which celebrates the fall foliage in the region.

New York, U.S.

New York is capital city of the United States. Is located on the eastern coast of the country and is the most populous U.S. city. Is one of the main financial centers of the country and the whole world. In New York there are the UN headquarters, the famous Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. It is famous for its skyscrapers and its many neighborhoods. New York has many attractions, about 500 art galleries, 150 museums, over 100 theaters, dozens of shops and restaurants 17,000. The city is regarded as a cultural and artistic center of the U.S. East Coast.

Halifax (Nova Scotia)

Entering the port of Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, the Peggys Cove, the Citadel Hill and Akkadian County are just some of the sights that you'll see. Do not miss the Historic Properties along the coast, fully renovated, with cobblestone streets surrounded by many boutiques, cafes and pubs.

Quebec City (Quebec)

Quebec is a delightful combination of modern and historic city overlooking the St. Charles and St. Laurent rivers. The French heritage of Quebec is visible on the cobbled streets, boutiques, shops and outdoor cafes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the river San Laurent and don't miss to visit the impressive church of St. Anne de Bopre and the beautiful waterfalls Monmoransi.

Charlottetown (P.E.I.)

Charlottetown is not only the capital of Prince Edward Island but also the starting point for exploring the beautiful island. It is a unique opportunity to admire the Victorian style architecture and the city's historic waterfront.

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With the first of six luxury ships scheduled to set sail in 2023, remarkable itineraries will blend renowned destinations with lesser-travelled ports for a journey that celebrates discovery. Explora Journeys will introduce a unique luxury travel experience for those who want to explore differently.



  • In-suite welcome bottle of champagne and bottle of spirit of choice upon arrival
  • Sophisticated, varied dining across 9 culinary venues, including in-suite dining
  • Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar
  • High-speed, unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Access to the spa thermal area
  • Wellbeing and fitness programmes on-board and at destinations

EXPLORA I and II, the first and second of six luxury best-in-class ships, will set sail in 2023, with the remaining ships ready to set sail in 2024, 2026, 2027 and 2028.

First of its kind

  • Length: 248m (~813ft)
  • Tonnage: 63,900 GT
  • Guests per hosts ratio 1.25 : 1

View the ocean, from your suite
EXPLORA I and II feature 461 Ocean front Suites:

  • 1 Owner’s Residence
  • 22 Ocean Residences
  • 67 Ocean Penthouses
  • 371 Ocean Terrace and Ocean Grand Terrace Suites
  • 82 of our suites are multi-generation-friendly connecting suites.

Travel the world, and taste it.

  • Nine distinct inclusive culinary
  • experiences focused on healthy,
  • delicious food from local,
  • sustainable sources

Your home at sea

  • Private terraces which are amongst the largest in the category
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows with elegant interiors
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe with a seated vanity area

Environmental supporting technologies

  • Hybrid-ready energy solutions
  • Waste-management and energy-saving solutions
  • No single-plastic used on-board and ashore

Generous outdoor decks

  • Three outdoor pools and one indoor pool with retractable glass roof
  • 64 private cabanas
  • Several indoor and outdoor whirlpools
  • Poolside dining and lounging

Lounge & be entertained
Ten indoor and outdoor bar and lounge experiences with curated entertainment and intimate performances
Casino, art gallery and curated shopping experiences

Holistic wellness & fitness
Over 700 sq m (7,500 sq ft) of indoor and outdoor wellness facilities
Over 270 sq m (2,900 sq ft) of fitness facilities with the latest equipment

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