We like to point out bargains as we find them. Today’s suggestion would be most appropriate for those living either in Florida in the U.S. or Quebec City, Canada. If you have read our page on re-positioning cruises you will know what a bargain they can be. When a ship has to be moved from one place to another as cruising seasons change, the cruise lines naturally don’t want to sail with the ship empty. And hence there are some bargains to be found.
One that we think is an exceptionally good deal is a 14-day cruise on Holland America departing Quebec City and sailing to Prince Edward Island, Halifax, Sydney in Canada; then on to the U.S. cities of Portland, Maine, Boston, Mass., and then down the coast all the way to Port Canaveral, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Your first night is spent in Quebec City on the 14th, with the ship being your hotel. Then the 15th is a great opportunity to visit one of our favorite shrines: the Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupre in Quebec. It is the oldest shrine in Canada and one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the country. Then you can board your ship and have a few more opportunities to visit other Catholic sites along the way. The cost for this 14 day cruise, according to their website is $1199 for an inside, $1599 for a balcony and $2999 for a luxury suite. Taxes and fees are extra.
And don’t forget, Holland America has a Catholic priest on all its sailings to celebrate daily Mass. To see which other cruise lines have a Catholic priest on board click our page here.