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You can now board a cruise ship from Ontario to Greenland and Iceland

After making a big comeback in Ontario and the Great Lakes, cruise ships are officially resuming operations near Toronto after a two-year hiatus.

A new deal from Vantage Travel offers a luxurious 19-day cruise package from Ontario to Greenland and Iceland.

Although the trip starts in Montreal, you can add a pre-trip extension to start your trip in Ottawa.

Cruising route between Ontario and Greenland and Iceland. Photo credit: Vantage Travel

The first day of the standard cruise begins in Montreal, where you will have the opportunity to explore the downtown arts and culture scene, as well as the stunning architecture of Old Montreal.

Then you will launch into the 5-start ocean explorer ship to Quebec City, where you’ll discover historic Lower Town and overlook the St. Lawrence River.

The next part of the trip will have you enjoying a day at sea, where you will navigate the Gulf of the St. Lawrence River. On board of ocean exploreryou can book a spa appointment, hop in the hot tub, or head out to the terrace to sightsee.

On Day 6, you will arrive at Woody Point, a quaint town in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland. Here you will have the chance to visit Gros Morne National Park and soak up the breathtaking scenery.

For the next two days, you’ll re-board the ship and cruise the Labrador Sea on your way to Greenland.

On day 9 you will arrive in Nanortalik, the adventure capital of Greenland. The city attracts adrenaline-seeking mountaineers, climbers and kayakers from all over the world.

Then you will board the ocean explorer again to sail Prince Christian Sound along the Greenland coast.

On day 11 you will have the chance to explore Isortoq, one of the most remote places on earth. The settlement lies less than five kilometers from the edge of the polar cap and is home to less than 100 inhabitants.

On day 13 you will reach the remote island of Kulusuk in Greenland, home to 250 people. Here, you can climb a 984-foot-high hill known as Isikajia Mountain for breathtaking views of the nearby village and icebergs.

Then you will finally land in Iceland and discover the town of Siglufjörður, where you will visit the Herring Era Museum located on the town’s bustling harbour.

On Day 16 you will have the chance to explore Ísafjörður, a town known for its breathtaking views of dramatic fjords and stunning waterfalls.

On your penultimate day, you will finally arrive in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík. Here you can visit a natural history museum housed inside a huge glass dome that rests on geothermal water reservoirs.

Finally, you will end your cruise by visiting the Thingvellir National Park, renowned for its extraordinary landscapes, as well as the hot springs of the Geysir geothermal field.

This sensational cruise package is sure to cost you a pretty penny, considering all of its amazing sightseeing opportunities.

The 2022 dates for this cruise are all sold out, but you can still purchase tickets for the 2023 and 2024 dates.

The cruise will cost you at least $11,299 plus a pre-trip extension of $1,499 if you want to start your trip in Ottawa.