A Musical Cruise in Novia Scotia and the East Coast of the United States on Le Champlain

Cruise, Ocean cruise
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In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE and with featured guest Alain Duault.

This cruise is specially-tailored for French-speaking travelers and lectures will be conducted in French only.

Fall under the spell of the timeless elegance of classical music as you sail along captivating North American shores. From Boston, PONANT, in partnership with Radio Classique, proposes an exceptional musical itinerary aboard Le Champlain during an all-new 11-day journey discovering gigantic preserved spaces, cultural and historic treasures, and emblematic cities. A musical journey with the presence of Alain Duault, Artistic Director, and an outstanding line-up of musicians, punctuated by many performances and exchanges.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, to choose from a selection offered by PONANT. During this cruise, discover the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax as well as the charming fishing village of Peggy’s Cove; fall under the spell of the pretty and lively little streets of the Beacon Hill district and wander around the aisles of the famous Quincy Market in Boston; or contemplate the wild nature marked by geological curiosities on the Cliff Walk and admire the finest residences inherited from the Golden Age, from Newport. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

Le Champlain will sail along the coastline of Nova Scotia whose towns and villages are full of history and undeniable character. Fall in love with Halifax, a cultural crossroads and provincial capital surrounded by sumptuous nature. The rocky coast of western Nova Scotia will emerge slowly before you. During an all-new port of call in Yarmouth, immerse yourself in Acadian culture and discover their traditions and ancestral customs through encounters with the population.

You will leave Canadian waters for the United States. In Eastport, you will walk on the first stretch of land reached by the French upon arriving in the New World. This is where the highest tides in the Northern Hemisphere can be found, with tidal ranges of up to 8 metres (26 feet). In Portland, scattered across the hollow of Casco Bay, wander the narrow and paved streets of this former colonial maritime port whose 19th century buildings still bear traces of that period.  Provincetown will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the origins of the country in the easy atmosphere of Cape Cod.

After crossing the Cape Cod Canal, you will reach the state of Rhode Island and arrive in the charming marina of Newport. Here, fall under the spell of the East Coast atmosphere, between sublime Golden Age residences inspired by French and Italian palaces, a coastline featuring a wealth of charm, and a gentle way of life.  Then, further south, the legendary New York reveals the majestic Statue of Liberty from the sea: an unforgettable final port of call in a city that is second to none.  

You will conclude your journey in Boston, considered to be the cradle of the United States for the key role it played during the American Revolution.

About Le Champlain
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PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.


Why cruise with PONANT?

• 12 luxury small ships, able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships.

Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration yacht, sails further into the polar regions (including the Geographic North Pole).

• The youngest expedition fleet afloat.

• The leader in luxury polar expeditions for over 20 years and cultural cruising for over 30 years.

• Over 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents.

• Experts on board our voyages of discovery and learning to enrich guests’ understanding of the destinations.

• An exclusive partnership with Smithsonian Journeys, the the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution.

• Understated elegance on board with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design.

• Proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil. Ships feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés.

• 100% of our staterooms have a sea view and 95% have a balcony (100% on the PONANT EXPLORERS).

• Attentive yet discreet service from an experienced, multilingual onboard staff and crew.

• Open bridge access (requires approval from Captain).

• “Clean Ship” certification for the fleet in recognition of their eco-friendly features.

• All-inclusive pricing with open bar, gratuities, port fees, and taxes (including Zodiac explorations/landings on expeditions).

• The world’s first underwater passenger lounge, the Blue Eye, featured exclusively on the PONANT EXPLORER ships.



Oct 15, 2025 through
Oct 25, 2025
Oct 11, 2025 7:00 PM
10 Nights from
$9,420.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $560.00 taxes/fees
Deluxe Stateroom Cat.DEL

Itinerary

Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Boston 6:00 PM
2 At Sea
3 Halifax 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
5 Eastport 7:30 AM 4:00 PM
6 Portland 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
7 Province Town 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
7 Crossing The Cape Cod Canal - East 4:30 PM 4:30 PM
8 Newport 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
9 New York 7:30 AM 11:59 PM
10 At Sea
11 Boston 7:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.