Thoughtful Canadian Port Choice Typical Of Viking Destination Focus

Stopping in the Canadian port of Saguenay with brought a full day of exploring. In port from 8AM to 8:30PM, we did not have to go far to experience Canadian history, with locals greeting upon our arrival.  While the wilderness of Quebec has mountains, lakes and rivers, it was close-by attractions that were of particular interest.

 

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The Bagotville terminal where Star docked for a long day in port is centrally located and a wonderful place to begin exploring the area.  Hop on, Hop off busses, guided tours and friendly locals helped us custom design a day ashore, and many passengers did.

 

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The tour of the day in Saguenay was actually a nighttime show put on by local residents that brought passengers back to Viking Star late.  There to welcome them home?  Viking Star staff and officers in what is becoming a signature Viking event.

 

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A second stop in Canada brought the only place on this interesting In The Wake Of Vikings itinerary that we have visited before: Quebec City.  This time, our docking position was a bit further away from the main passenger berth area.  That brought shuttle busses back and forth from major attractions throughout the day and an additional option:  Enjoy the included tour of the day or venture out on your own, knowing shuttle service will get us to and from the ship.

 

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We end this sailing in Montreal where I will disembark and go back home to Orlando.  Viking airfare and transfers will see to it that the journey is a nicely planned one, with plenty of time between flights when connecting at New York’s JFK international airport.

 

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Cruise travelers sailing with Viking Ocean Cruises in the Caribbean too will enjoy an included tour at each port of call.  When Viking Star begins sailing round-trip from San Juan later this month, many travelers will have bought reduced price Viking air and transfers as well.

 

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Caribbean cruise travelers with Viking Ocean Cruises will probably also enjoy being remembered by crew in the future when they sail again.  This young lady remembered us from a sailing a year ago.  I should have such memory skills, I can’t keep my kids birthdays straight!

 

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