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Almost every major cruise line, from small ships such as Ponant’s Boreal, Lindblad’s National Geographic’s Explorer, and Travel Dynamics International’s Yorktown, to large ones such as Holland America’s Maasdam, Silverseas’ Explorer, and Seabourn’s Sojurn, offers an autumn itinerary that includes the St. Lawrence River. There’s also a cruise-ferry operating between the Magdalen Islands and Montreal. Cruise Saint Lawrence (418-725-0135, www.cruisesaintlawrence.com) provides information about cruise lines plying the river as well as ports of call. Quebec Maritime (www.quebecmaritime.ca/en) provides information about the region.

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