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On Shore Activities

While we stop at our various ports of call, there are opportunities for you to enjoy attractions, recreation, shopping and entertainment. The following are popular destinations in each port. Please keep in mind that some of the opportunities are offered on a seasonal basis. When reserving your cruise, our reservationists will gladly purchase admissions to any of the following that are of interest to you. Tickets will be mailed with your confirmation or be held for you to pick up upon arrival.

The City of Vergennes, Vermont

The City of Vergennes offers a charming Main Street with shops and galleries. Their hours of operation vary. You are welcome to explore on your own.

The Vergennes Opera House
The Vergennes Opera House was built in 1897 and was recently restored to serve as a center for the presentation and enjoyment of the arts. www.vergennesoperahouse.org If you click on the link you will see the entertainment offerings available when you are here. For your convenience, ask your reservations to purchase tickets for you.
The Historical Nature Trail
The Historical Nature Trail at Vergennes Falls leads you along the Otter Creek and the falls with historical markers to inform you along the way. Enjoy this trail at your leisure.

Essex, New York

Essex was part of a land grant made to Louis Joseph Robart by French King Louis XV. The land grant was lost after the British took over the region after 1763.

The region was first settled around 1765 with the intention of forming a baronial estate like those of the lower Hudson River for landowner and investor, William Gilliland.

The town was formed from a part of the Town of Willsboro in 1805. It was an important shipbuilding location and port, but that economy collapsed after 1849 with the beginning of railroad lines in the region.

Visit the shops, boutiques and galleries or take a stroll past the well-preserved 19th century brick and stone homes, churches and inns. The village has one of the finest and most intact collections of Federal ad Greek Revival architecture in New York State.

Montreal, Quebec

The best way to experience Montreal is to immerse yourself in its international culture. Extraordinary historical architecture, museums, theaters, galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes will entertain you from sun rise to sun set and beyond.

A city tour with a local guide or a culinary walking tour offer unique opportunities to learn about this fascinating city.
Montreal is famous for its seasonal summer festivals; The Jazz Festival (usually held the first week in July), the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (usually held the 2nd and 3rd weeks in July) and the International Fireworks Competition that lasts from July through early August. Schedule pending, you will be able to witness the Fireworks Competition while aboard the Moonlight Lady. For admission to the Jazz Festival or for Just for Laughs, ask your reservationist.