PONANT, the leader in luxury expeditions and extraordinary itineraries to ports of call that only small ships can navigate, has announced that it will “Celebrate American Composers with the Boston Pops” aboard Le Champlain from October 19 to 27, 2020. The cruise is featured in PONANT’s Quintessential Collection of themed cruises that offer in-depth experiences exploring a range of cultural and lifestyle subjects. It is a musical marriage of Old World French elegance and New World American energy both in the ports of call and through the music performed. Rates start at $5,070 per person.
The eight-night itinerary starts in Montreal and ends in Boston, exploring the waterways of eastern Canada and northern New England as well as sampling the natural and historical delights of the region. Stops include Québec, Tadoussac, Percé, Cap-Aux-Meules, Louisbourg, and Lunenburg in Canada as well as Bar Harbor.
A truly unique musical program curated by legendary Boston Pops Conductor, Keith Lockhart, will be performed by six extraordinary performers. Maestro Lockhart will conduct four exclusive concerts including one in an historic venue while ashore in Quebec. Along the way, the musical program will feature chamber music, piano works and pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Saint Saens, Gershwin, Milhaud, George Antheil, Copland, Ellington, Barber, Ives and Antonin Dvorak.
The comprehensive eight-night cruise includes accommodations all with a private balcony; exclusive concerts by featured guest musicians; all meals aboard ship with menu creation and chef training by Ducasse Conseil, the consulting arm of the Alain Ducasse Enterprise; complimentary open bar including select wines served with lunch and dinner; welcome and farewell cocktail receptions; 24-hour room service; and a range of amenities that are standard on all PONANT cruises.
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