It's not Canada's biggest city, but when it comes to food and culture Montreal is a heavy hitter. Exciting and interesting restaurants can be found around every corner, festivals pack the calendar, and the lovely Old Town is a feast for the eyes. Mixing quaint historical buildings with edgy and diverse arts, dining and cultural scenes, Montreal is a great place to spend a few days - climb the Mount Royal (Mont Real) for views over the city, walk along the riverfront, visit the eateries and boutiques, take in a show or concert, and wander the cobblestones of Old Montreal.
The city sits on the banks of the St Lawrence River, a wide waterway which connects it to Lake Ontario and the Atlantic Ocean via the Gulf of St Lawrence. To depart from there on a ship means a scenic cruise upriver and out into the ocean, a fantastic way to begin your holiday.
Cruise destinations from Montreal
A cruise departing from Montreal will make for the open ocean, and from there the east coast of North America is ready and waiting to be explored. Ports in both Canada and the United States are easily reachable onboard a cruise from Montreal: Prince Edward Island, Sydney and Halifax in Nova Scotia, Saint John, Boston, New York, Washington and more. Some might go as far south as Florida, or even head across the Atlantic to Europe.
Cruise lines which occassionally pass through the area include cruises with P&O, Princess cruises, the Royal Caribbean cruise line, Holland America, as well as Carnival and Celebrity cruises.
Montreal cruise port
Cruises out of Montreal depart from the Iberville Cruise Terminal on Alexandra Quay. It is situated right in the old port, close to Old Montreal and the Notre Dame Basilica. You can walk from the quay to many of the inner city attractions.
The closest Metro station to the cruise terminal is the Station Place-d'Armes. From there you can make your way around town, and to the train station where you can catch a train to the international airport. Alternatively, it is a 30 minute drive.