You Can Now Ride a Great Lakes Cruise from Toronto to Florida


After a two-year hiatus, cruise ships are officially back in business on the Great Lakes, and in Toronto in particular. And with Pearson Airport still a mess, you might be looking for a less stressful way to travel.

Viking Cruises Canada now offers a luxurious 16 day cruise from Toronto to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The cruise begins in Toronto and heads towards the St. Lawrence River. Your first stop is Trois-Rivières, Quebec, where you can hike through scenic La Mauricie National Park.

Toronto to Ft. Lauderdale Cruise. Photo credit: Viking Cruises Canada

Next, you’ll visit Quebec City, where you can explore historic sites such as the Chateau Frontenac, Place Royale, and Parliament.

After a day in the Quebec capital, you will once again follow the St. Lawrence River to Cap-aux-Meules.

Next, you’ll sail to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, with the option of kayaking along the coast or hiking the island’s historic trails.

The final stop in Canada is Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a charming town well known for its colorful buildings and distilleries.

The second half of the cruise begins with a sail along the Atlantic Ocean, the second largest ocean in the world.

On Day 10, you’ll arrive in New York, aka the Big Apple, to see the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park.

Then you will sail along the Atlantic coast of the United States and arrive in the naval city of Norfolk, Virginia. Here, you can explore the city’s thriving waterfront, botanical garden, and Chrysler Museum of Art.

Then you will board the cruise ship again and arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.

Here, you can take advantage of the city’s culinary scene and sample regional specialties such as crab soup, shrimp and grits, and Charleston red rice.

On day 16, you will finally arrive in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida where you’ll have the chance to enjoy the sunny coast and explore Miami’s Wynwood arts district.

The two-week cruise will cost you a pretty penny, with prices starting at $15,595. The cruise will depart on two dates, September 15 and 26, 2023 from Toronto.

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