The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Allure of Autumn

Sept. 23 – Oct. 3, 2018

Details

Experience the explosive colors of autumn as you sail down North America’s immense and beautiful Atlantic coast.

Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Insignia in Montréal, which blends North American charisma with European charm. Québec City shows you French Canada’s old-world beauty; while Saguenay claims Canada’s only navigable fjord, flanked by towering emerald mountains. From Sept-Îles, a port town fronted by a stunning seven-island archipelago, you’ll sail across the magnificent Gulf of Lawrence; embrace British and Scottish traditions in Halifax; and discover the curious reversing river of Saint John. Admire the awe-inspiring Acadia National Park; immerse yourself in America’s revolutionary history in Boston; and relax in New England’s own European-style resort city, Newport; before finishing your journey in New York, the ‘City that Never Sleeps.”

Tour highlights and included features

  • Explore revolutionary settlements, grandiose forested coastlines, and North America’s European heritage on a luxury cruise from Montréal to Québec City, Saguenay, Sept-Îles, Halifax, Saint John, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport, and New York
  • Treat yourself with world-class cuisine and breathtaking amenities while sailing for 10 nights aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia, an award-winning ship with an impressive staff-to-guest ratio of 1-to-1.7
  • Stand in awe of the astounding Saguenay Fjord, bordered by towering mountains and emerald forests
  • Witness the Reversing Falls in Saint John and learn about the geographical phenomenon that causes this river to change direction daily
  • Follow Boston’s freedom trail as you immerse yourself in Revolutionary history and step in the shadows of America’s founding fathers
  • Included round-trip airfare from select U.S. and Canadian gateway cities
  • Entertainment, use of the ship's facilities on board the vessel and meals featuring multiple dining venues, including gourmet open-seating restaurants at no additional charge
  • Unlimited complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, tea and juice
  • Enriching activities abound, from the Artist Loft, where talented artists-in-residence offer step-by-step instruction, to the state-of-the-art Culinary Center, the only hands-on cooking school at sea
  • Create your own itinerary from a wide selection of optional shore excursions available for an additional charge

Dates Sept. 23 – Oct. 3, 2018

Cost $3,949* (From Price. Airfare is included from select gateways. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)

Type Cruise

Region North America

Activity level

Host

Operator

Contact Laura DeRose
derose.25@osu.edu
614-292-2372 or
800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 2

Map

Experiences

2018 Allure of Autumn map.jpeg
2018 Allure of Autumn 2.jpeg
Boston.jpeg
2018 Allure of Autumn 1 - Copy.jpeg
2018 Allure of Autumn 3 - Copy.jpeg

Itinerary

Embark your luxury cruise aboard the Insignia in Montréal, a magnificent city that blends North American charisma with European charm.

View on map

Where the St. Charles River meets the St. Lawrence, old-world culture seeps into the heart of French Canada—elegant squares, a wonderful “joie de vivre” and winding cobbled streets. North America’s only walled city is home to an array of architectural gems, such as the much-photographed Chateau Frontenac and the Parliament Building, whose design is reminiscent of 1850s France.

View on map

Flanked by emerald mountains and towering plateaus, Saguenay claims Canada’s only navigable fjord and unrivaled natural beauty. Drawing in a diverse array of wildlife and nestled amid flowering hills and quaint, lovely villages, this Canadian gem makes for an ideal outdoor oasis.

View on map

Following World War II, Sept-Îles grew and developed into one of Canada’s most important port cities. Nowadays, the port is renowned for its pristine natural attractions, with beaches, hiking trails, and secluded hideaways dotting the astounding seven-island archipelago that guards this beautiful city from the sea.

View on map

Savor the acclaimed culinary creations of Jacques Pépin at any of the ship’s gourmet restaurants, retreat to the luxurious lounges, or take in the spectacular views.

Founded by Great Britain in 1749, British military vibes and Scottish traditions are alive and well here. As capital of Nova Scotia and the biggest city of the Maritime Provinces, Halifax manages to preserve a small-town charm with the thriving spirit of its heritage.

View on map

Known as the Loyalist City and established by those escaping the Revolutionary War, Saint John is nestled upon the bluff-lined shores where the St. John River rushes into the Bay of Fundy. The remarkable red-brick architecture of its 19th century Victorian style buildings is one of the city’s most delightful features.

View on map

With Acadia National Park at its backdoor, its rocky shoreline edging the sparkling blue waters of Frenchman Bay and towering granite cliffs, Bar Harbor boasts some of the Eastern Seaboard’s most stunning vistas—making it easy to see why it’s enchanted the likes of the Rockefellers, Astors, and Vanderbilts for over two centuries.

View on map

From the colonial Georgian elegance of Beacon Hill and the iconic revolutionary landmarks along the Freedom Trail to the beauty of Boston Common—America’s oldest public park—New England’s largest city abounds with history and architectural grandeur.

View on map

Perhaps best known for its sumptuous Gilded Age mansions modeled after European palaces, Newport is a charming, renowned New England resort city. Spectacular coastal scenery found along the Cliff Walk complements the awe-inspiring architecture, while further down the rocky coastline is the picturesque Castle Hill lighthouse.

View on map

Finish your unforgettable cruise aboard the Insignia in New York, the "City that never sleeps," packed with renowned museums, elaborate theaters, and world-class restaurants and shops.

View on map

*Itinerary subject to change due to local conditions.

Contact

Contact Laura DeRose at Ohio State Alumni Tours:
Phone: 614-292-2372 or 800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 2
Email: derose.25@osu.edu

Space is limited. Book your tour now!