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Quebec City

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Overview

Founded in 1608, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. In addition that, Quebec City is also the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec and is the second largest city in Quebec, after Montreal.

Quebec City is well known around the world because of its Summer Festival, Winter Carnival and a historical hotel known as the Château Frontenac.

Due to its northern location, the only cruise itinerary available for cruises departing from Quebec City are Canada & New England cruises. The cruising season in this area is short and typically lasts from September through October, with a limited number of departures being available.



Destinations
The following destinations can be visited on a cruise leaving from Quebec City, Quebec:
Canada & New England



Cruise Lines Departing Here

Holland America Line
Princess Cruises



Currency
The official currency of Canada is the Canadian dollar.


Language
The official language is French, but you will find some English speakers as well.


Tourist Attractions
Quebec City is a beautiful and historic city, with lots of culture. This city is particularly well known for its annual celebrations and old-world architecture.

The Summer Festival, also known as the Festival d'été, is an annual celebration that takes place during the first two weeks of July. This festival features various indoor and outdoor music performances, including several street performers.

The annually celebrated Winter Carnival, also known as Carnaval de Québec, is the biggest winter carnival in the world. This celebration usually starts in late January or early February and lasts for 17 days, with close to one million participants each year. This event includes various parades, a dog sled race and much more.

Château Frontenac is a grand hotel that dominates the Quebec City skyline. It's one of the most popular attractions in Quebec City, as it offers spectacular views of the Saint Lawrence River and the rest of the city. This hotel is a true symbol of the city.

Montmorency Falls are a popular spot among tourists seeking beautiful works of nature. These falls are actually taller than Niagara Falls. There are staircases there that allow visitors to get a nice view of the falls.

The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, known to be a place of miracles, is located in the nearby town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. It is a beautiful church housing the only copy of Michelangelo's Pietà (the original is in the Vatican).


Port Location
There are two cruise ports used in Quebec city, Le Vieux Port and La Basse Ville.
 
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Quebec City Skyline
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