Come aboard the CTMA Cruises.

Every week, CTMA Vacancier ship links Montreal to Îles de la Madeleine.

The cruise allows you to discover the St. Lawrence River and its majestic panorama. On the menu; a great cruising experience, the discovery of the marine environment and the marriage of culture and flavours.

Pleasure, fine cuisine and entertainment await you!

The cruise, regular or thematic, always includes 7-night accommodation (different classes of cabins available) 14 meals (3 meals per day of navigation and only breakfast on Îles de la Madeleine) activities and entertainment on board and the possibility of bringing one bike per passenger.

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Itinerary

Cruise dates

The CTMA 2020 season runs from June 12 to September 25.

 

Schedule

Friday Departure from Montreal at 3:00 PM
Navigation between Montreal and Quebec City
Saturday Day at sea
Sunday Arrival on Îles de la Madeleine at 9:30 AM
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Discovery of Îles de la Madeleine (packages available)
Tuesday evening Departure from Îles de la Madeleine at 8:00 PM
Wednesday Stopover in Gaspé from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday Sailing along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River
Friday morning Arrival in Montreal at 6:00 AM
 

2020 Rates

Age group Rates (7 nights, 14 meals included)
Adult (13 to 59 yrs.) Starting at $1,119 (per pers. - double occ.) *
Adult (60 and over) Starting at $1,019 (per pers. - double occ.) *
* Contribution to the Compensation Fund and taxes not included. The times shown are local times. Due to uncontrollable circumstances, this itinerary may change without notice. If the speed limit is in effect, some stops may be changed or canceled without notice.
Theme cruises have specific departure times during the season. Each offers a particular theme and special activities related to the theme. The activities on board are part of the programming and are almost all, free of charge.

In addition to learning the secrets of navigation on the St. Lawrence River, you’ll be charmed by our beautiful province and its many wonders. Discover treasures of a different kind on a literary cruise, where famous Quebec works are showcased during the different stopovers.

Highlights

  • Observation of marine mammals of the St. Lawrence from the outer decks
  • Talk on sailing given by a St. Lawrence River expert
  • Literary cruise on the St. Lawrence facilitated by actress Pascale Montpetit and writer Lise Gauvin (in French only)
  • Stories and anecdotes told by an experienced fisherman from the Islands
Experience the flavours of the Islands and the Gaspé Peninsula. Taking place during the height of the fishing season, this gourmet cruise brings together renowned chefs who will share their passion for fresh ingredients from the sea and land.

Highlights

 
Take advantage of the tranquil setting of the St. Lawrence River and the archipelago with this well-being and relaxation cruise. Several guests will help make your trip both relaxing and restorative. Prolong the experience with an exclusive extra package that includes treks on the beaches and trails of the Islands.

Highlights

  • Energizing talk and gourmet demonstration with well-known entrepreneur Madame Labriski
  • Talk and workshop on nutrition, health and well-being
  • Yoga and relaxation sessions on the outer decks
  • Hikes on the Entre Vents et Marées trails with interpreter-guide ($)

Special itinerary

In addition to your visit to the Îles de la Madeleine, enjoy a stopover in La Baie and Québec City.
For this cruise, Pasquale Vari, a renowned chef and teacher at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), along with graduates of the institute, will serve up fine food paired with exquisite wines. The culinary experience continues with workshops and tastings led by sommelier Élyse Lambert.

Highlights

  • Gourmet dinner (1) prepared by Pasquale Vari assisted by graduates of the ITHQ and one (1) co-signed dinner with our chief
  • Culinary demonstration and discovery of local Quebec food products
  • Workshop on mariculture and oyster farming by mariculturist and Madelinot business owner Christian Vigneau, La Moule du Large.
  • Wine-tasting workshop with sommelier Élyse Lambert.
Special itinerary

In addition to your 3 days on the Îles de la Madeleine, enjoy a stopover in Pointe-au-Pic.

Traditional food and music take centre stage, allowing you to discover the many facets of the Islands. Native-born and foreign storytellers will transport you into their universe with their fascinating seaside stories. Explore the Acadian roots of the Islanders during a stopover in Havre-Saint-Pierre.

Highlights

  • Introduction to traditional Island cuisine and workshops demonstrating traditional recipes
  • Entertainment by storyteller Nicolas Landry and his guests from the international Contes en Îles festival (in French only)
  • Talk on the history of the Islands and the CTMA
  • Musical evenings with an up-and-coming local group
Special itinerary

In addition to your visit to the Îles de la Madeleine, enjoy a one-day stopover in Havre-Saint-Pierre and cruise up the majestic Saguenay Fjord.

For an Unforgettable Trip to the Islands

Once you have chosen a cruise, whether a traditional cruise or theme cruise, we suggest enhancing your trip with one of our three all-inclusive or freedom packages. With this unique offer, you can enjoy a wide array of activities on the Îles de la Madeleine. For more information about these packages, please see below. 
 
$675.00 + tx p.p.* (To be added to the cost base of your cabin.) PACKAGE ITINERARY : Sunday / Day 3
  • Reception and information session with the Autobus Les Sillons team
  • Tasting and visit of the Fromagie du Pied-de-Vent cheese making workshop museum
  • Lunch at Accents Resto Bistro
  • Beer tasting at À l’Abri de la Tempête microbrewery
  • Visit of La Belle Anse
  • Free time at the Dune du Nord beach
  • Dinner at Réfectoire du Vieux Couvent
Monday / Day 4
  • Visit of the Fumoir D'Antan smokehouse workshop museum
  • Scenic drive: Chemin des Montants
  • Free time at the Dune du Sud beach
  • Seal and lobster pâté tasting at Auberge La Salicorne
  • Lunch at Auberge la Salicorne
  • Visit of the Seal Interpretation Center
  • Visit of the port of Grande-Entrée
  • Visit and tasting at Le Barbocheux, winemaker and traditional bagosse artisan
  • Dinner at La Table des Roy, gourmet restaurant
Tuesday / Day 5
  • Tasting of local products at Gourmande de Nature workshop-boutique
  • Free time at La Côte (main attractions : salon de thé Le Flâneur, port de pêche, boutiques)
  • Lunch at Vent du Large
  • Free time at La Grave historic site
  • Visit of Les Artisans du Sable workshop museum
  • Visit of the Site d'Autrefois cultural site*
  • Scenic drive: Bassin, La Montagne, L'Étang-des-Caps
  • Dinner on the CTMA Vacancier

* Please note that this itinerary may be changed due to unavoidable circumstances. 

* Contribution to the Compensation Fund and taxes not included.
$235.00 + tx p.p.* (To be added to the cost base of your cabin.) PACKAGE ITINERARY : Sunday / Day 3
  • 27 km biking circuit to the island of Havre-Aubert
  • Optional 24 km loop
  • Key attractions : Martinique beach, LA Renaissance fishery, La Grave historic site, Sandy Hook beach
Monday / Day 4
  • 62 km biking circuit with 5 optional meeting points
  • Key attractions : Au-Pied-de-Vent cheese factory, Méduse glass factory, le Barbocheux, Auberge La Salicorne, Dune du Sud Beach, Fumoir D'Antan smokehouse workshop museum, Maison du Héron, Grande Échouerie beach and Port of Grande-Entrée.
Tuesday / Day 5
  • 27 km biking circuit
  • Key attractions : Anse aux Balainiers cove, Belle Anse, La Côte site, À l'Abri de la Tempête microbrewery, Lavernière church, Butte du vent, Art Tendance gallery-boutique and Café d'chez nous.


* Please note that this itinerary may change due to wind direction, to ensure that cyclists enjoy the best conditions. 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:
  • Bicycle (preferably a hybrid type)
  • Bicycle pump
  • Spare Inner tube
  • Helmet
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
* Contribution to the Compensation Fund and taxes not included.  
$665.00 + tx p.p.* (To be added to the cost base of your cabin.) PACKAGE ITINERARY : Sunday / Day 3
  • Reception and information session with the M.A Poirier team
  • Demonstration of blowing glass at Atelier Iso
  • Scenic drive: l'Étang-du-Nord lighthouse and Belle Anse site
  • Visit of the Mi-Carême workshop museum
  • Lunch at Café d'chez nous restaurant
  • Free time at La Côte (main attractions : Le Flâneur art gallery, fishing port, boutiques, workshop-gallery Mario Beaudoin)
  • Visit of the Lavernière church, second largest wooden church in North America
  • Dinner at Le Sablier restaurant
  • Evening performance by Tant Emma, a Madelinienne comedian*
Monday / Day 4
  • Visit of the Fromagerie du Pied-de-Vent, cheese making workshop museum
  • Visit of the Fumoir d'Antan smokehouse workshop museum
  • Free time at Dune du Sud beach
  • Lunch at Réfectoire du Vieux-Couvent
  • Visite du centre d'interprétation de Mines Seleine
  • Visit of the Mine Seleine's Interpretation Center
  • Free time at Old Harry (Mains attractions: La Maison du Potier studio-boutique and photographing the landscape)
  • Visit of the port of Grande-Entrée
  • Dinner at the restaurant of the Domaine du Vieux Couvent
Tuesday / Day 5
  • Visit of the Site d'Autrefois cultural site*
  • Scenic drive: Bassin, La Montagne, L'Étang-des-Caps
  • Visit of La Baraque art gallery*
  • Lunch at Auberge Chez Denis à François
  • Visit of the museum of the Sea
  • Free time at La Grave, historic site
  • Visit of Les Artisans du Sable workshop museum
  • Dinner at Accents Resto Bistro

* Please note that this itinerary may be changed due to unavoidable circumstances. 

* Contribution to the Compensation Fund and taxes not included.

Ship cabins and 2020 rates

Whether you are traveling alone or with your family, the cabins are designed to provide an idyllic cruise to the Îles.

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Block 1

(Inside cabin/shared bathroom) From $1,019* See the cabins description
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Block 2

(Outside cabin/shared bathroom) From $1,188* See the cabins description

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Block 3

(Inside cabin/private bathroom) From $1,152* See the cabins description

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Block 4

(Outside cabin/private bathroom) From $1,440* See the cabins description

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Block 1 : Inside cabin/shared bathroom

DD Cabins
  • 2 single-beds: 1 bottom + 1 top
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 7’

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Block 2 : Outside cabin/shared bathroom

BB Cabins
  • 2 single-beds: 1 bottom + 1 top
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 9’

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Block 3 : Inside cabin/private bathroom

CC Cabins
  • 2 single-beds: 1 bottom + 1 top
  • Cabin dimensions: 5’x 7’
EE Cabins
  • 4 single-beds : 2 bottom + 2 top
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 12’
KK Cabins
  • 1 double-bed
  • Cabin dimensions: 9’x 10’
FF Cabins
  • 2 beds : 1 double bed + 1 top
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 9’
 
OO Cabin (handicapped)
  • 2 single-beds : 1 bottom + 1 top
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Block 4 : Outside cabin/private bathroom

AA Cabins
  • 4 single-beds: 2 bottom + 2 top
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 12’
GG Cabins
  • 3 single-beds: 2 bottom + 1 top
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 12’
HH Cabins
  • 2 single-beds: 2 bottom
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 11’
JJ Cabins
  • 1 double-bed
  • Cabin dimensions: 7’x 11’
Notes : Size of a single-bed: 30" Size of a double-bed or a double sofa-bed: 48" * Price per person based on double occupancy / 60 years and over / Tax and port fees not included. Price includes entertainment and on-board meals, except during the stay-over in the Islands. Fees to plan for: tips aboard the ship / meals and activities during the stay-over on the Islands / excursions during the stopovers (sold aboard).  

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