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About Gaspe

If you're lucky, you might be escorted to Gaspe (GAS-pay), in Quebec, Canada, by the whales that favor the bay here in summertime through late fall; the region is home to seven species, including minkes, humpbacks and right whales. The latter could also impact your visit; when they are sighted in the area, cruise ships are required to slow their speeds, causing occasional port call adjustments -- albeit for a very good cause.

Even without whale sightings, anticipation will build as you glide past the craggy coastline of the Gaspe Peninsula toward the city that sits at its tip. During autumn, the peninsula's landscape of russet leaves and rocky shoreline make it a favorite stop on New England-to-Canada fall foliage voyages. Add mountains, lakes and three major rivers (not to mention the brilliant blue Atlantic Ocean) and you've got an embarrassment of natural beauty that rivals anyplace else in the Canadian Maritimes.

Located in the Gaspesie region of Eastern Quebec, this city of 15,000 people gets its name from the Micmac Indian word gespeg, meaning "end of the lands." There's definitely a lands' end feel to this place, where, as guides will tell you, "Gaspesians live for the outdoors." The word "city" is a bit of a misnomer, though, since the City of Gaspe is 87 miles long and encompasses 17 coastal villages. The best way to get a feel for it is to do as the locals do and celebrate nature: Explore the rock formations, woodsy trails and glorious seascapes of Forillon National Park, located an hour's drive north of the city, where residents include black bear and moose. Or, head an hour south to Perce and take a ferry for close-up views of Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island, home to the largest bird sanctuary in North America: a rocky islet that hosts 122,000 nesting gannets, the largest colony of these birds in the world.

A quick chat with any local will reveal another source of pride: the history of French Canada started here. In the summer of 1534, Jacques Cartier sheltered his fleet in Gaspe, and officially took possession by planting a wooden cross with the king's coat of arms. History-lovers can learn more at the Musee de la Gaspesie, located at the edge of town.


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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Gaspe

    Leaving:
    New York
    Visiting:
    New York, Boston ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    12 Night Cruise to Gaspe Route (Viking Ocean Cruises)
    • Day 1
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 2
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 3
      Boston
    • Day 4
      Boston
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Halifax
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Gaspe
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Saguenay Fjord
    • Day 11
      Quebec City
    • Day 12
      Montreal
    • Day 13
      Montreal
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    Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    One of cruising's most beautiful small ships

    Cons

    No casino and no amenities for families with young kids

    Bottom Line

    Terrific value for money on port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Viking Star Reviews

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    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    JujuMary
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Northern lights seen!
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    We found the Northern Lights on Viking Star 2/2020 Room 5001
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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Gaspe

    Leaving:
    Boston
    Visiting:
    Portland, Bar Harbor ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Gaspe Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Boston
    • Day 2
      Portland (Maine)
    • Day 3
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 4
      Lunenburg
    • Day 5
      Halifax
    • Day 6
      Louisbourg
    • Day 7
      Magdalen Islands
    • Day 8
      Gaspe
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Quebec City
    • Day 11
      Quebec City
    • Day 12
      Montreal
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    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

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    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

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    rsamtleben
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!
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    Sail Date Jul 2019
    Fabulous vacation - again!
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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Gaspe

    Leaving:
    Montreal
    Visiting:
    Montreal, Quebec City ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    12 Night Cruise to Gaspe Route (Viking Ocean Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Montreal
    • Day 2
      Montreal
    • Day 3
      Quebec City
    • Day 4
      Saguenay Fjord
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Gaspe
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Halifax
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Portland (Maine)
    • Day 11
      Newport
    • Day 12
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 13
      New York (Manhattan)
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    Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    One of cruising's most beautiful small ships

    Cons

    No casino and no amenities for families with young kids

    Bottom Line

    Terrific value for money on port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Viking Star Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    fairweathertraveller
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    A great experience with Viking Star!
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    First time with Viking: it will not be the last
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 25 Night
    Cruise to Gaspe

    Leaving:
    Reykjavik
    Visiting:
    Qaqortoq, Nanortalik ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    25 Night Cruise to Gaspe Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Reykjavik
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Qaqortoq
    • Day 6
      Nanortalik
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Narsaq
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      St. Anthony
    • Day 11
      Corner Brook
    • Day 12
      Havre St. Pierre
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Quebec City
    • Day 15
      Montreal
    • Day 16
      Quebec City
    • Day 17
      Quebec City
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Gaspe
    • Day 20
      Magdalen Islands
    • Day 21
      Louisbourg
    • Day 22
      Halifax
    • Day 23
      Lunenburg
    • Day 24
      Portland (Maine)
    • Day 25
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 26
      Boston
    Ship Details

    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

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    ScottLewis
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Truly first class experience
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    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Windstar makes you feel so welcome
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
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    • Basic Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Gaspe

    Leaving:
    Montreal
    Visiting:
    Montreal, Quebec City ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    12 Night Cruise to Gaspe Route (Viking Ocean Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Montreal
    • Day 2
      Montreal
    • Day 3
      Quebec City
    • Day 4
      Saguenay Fjord
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Gaspe
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Halifax
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Boston
    • Day 11
      Boston
    • Day 12
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 13
      New York (Manhattan)
    Ship Details

    Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    One of cruising's most beautiful small ships

    Cons

    No casino and no amenities for families with young kids

    Bottom Line

    Terrific value for money on port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Viking Star Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    How many cruise companies can build an entirely new line and style of ship, simply because loya...

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    DBROB
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great cruise
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    I got to see the wonderous northern lights and go on a reindeer sleigh ride.
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Gaspe

    Leaving:
    Montreal
    Visiting:
    Quebec City, Gaspe ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    12 Night Cruise to Gaspe Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Montreal
    • Day 2
      Quebec City
    • Day 3
      Quebec City
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Gaspe
    • Day 6
      Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Halifax
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 11
      Provincetown (Cape Cod)
    • Day 12
      Newport
    • Day 13
      New York (Manhattan)
    Ship Details

    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

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    Spysmum
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Disappointing Windstar
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    Sail Date May 2019
    Wonderful Experience on the Star Pride
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Gaspe

    Leaving:
    Montreal
    Visiting:
    Quebec City, Gaspe ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Gaspe Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Montreal
    • Day 2
      Quebec City
    • Day 3
      Quebec City
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Gaspe
    • Day 6
      Magdalen Islands
    • Day 7
      Louisbourg
    • Day 8
      Halifax
    • Day 9
      Lunenburg
    • Day 10
      Portland (Maine)
    • Day 11
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 12
      Boston
    Ship Details

    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

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    RustyIV
    Sail Date May 2019
    Great
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    bdwest5
    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Third Time Windstar Cruisers
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