Tauck is turning its attention to the Eastern Seaboard with its recent announcement of a new itinerary from New York City to Quebec City aboard the Silversea ship Silver Shadow, slated to begin in the fall of 2023.
The new 13-day Shores of Eastern Canada and New England itinerary will include three northbound Manhattan-to-Quebec City departures along with three southbound trips, all in September and October of next year.
The new cruise follows the 2019 introduction of Tauck’s Cruising the Great Lakes: Chicago to Toronto itinerary. Elsewhere in the U.S., 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. “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 Tauck ceo Dan Mahar, in a press statement.
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 on the 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 tour before heading out to the Ile d’Orleans and the Montmorency Falls. The journey ends with a farewell reception, dinner and overnight accommodations at Quebec City’s iconic landmark hotel, the Chateau Frontenac.
Included Hotel Stays in Manhattan and Quebec City, plus…
In a press statement, Mahar added that while Tauck’s guests will be sharing time aboard Silver Shadow with Silversea’s other (non-Tauck) passengers, their guests will enjoy a very different experience: “Silversea does an incredible job, and we’re thrilled to partner with them on this journey,” said Mahar, “yet we like to think we’re bringing something extra to the table for our Tauck guests.”
For example, Mahar noted, Tauck includes 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, added Mahar, are designed and operated exclusively by the company. “We take great pride in our ability to reveal the culture and history of a destination, and each of our shore excursions is a Tauck-exclusive experience 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, added Mahar, in a press statement.
Tauck’s Shores of Eastern Canada and New England itinerary is priced from $8,990 per person, double occupancy, plus airfare. All gratuities, airport transfers, luggage handling, port charges, taxes and more are included in the cruise price—along with all shore excursions and the Manhattan and Quebec City hotel stays.
For more information, visit tauck.com.