The start of this trip will be significant for me as we will be sailing by Grosse-Île, Quebec (east of Quebec City), which is the earliest landing of my family in Canada in May 1902. My grandmother was 6 years old when all of steerage aboard their ship were quarantined for 2 weeks on this island in the St. Lawrence because one passenger was discovered with small pox. She along with her two younger sisters, younger twin brothers and parents were on their way to Calgary, then part of the Northwest Territory, from Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Their time on this island of graves formed early and profound memories for the young girls and I am very happy to have the opportunity to sail past.
I have been to Montreal but the rest of the cruise ports will be new and exciting!