Canada & New England Cruises 2018 - 2019
Set sail on a Canada & New England cruise this fall. The coastal views will surely take your breath away!
Canada and New England offer a diversity of incredible cruise vacation experiences, from bustling city escapes and glacier explorations to spectacular fall journeys. Take advantage of a wealth of sightseeing opportunities, uncover fascinating cultures, discover rich history and witness the true majesty of nature as you gaze upon some of the most striking landscapes on Earth.
Cruise to Canada for the opportunity to witness at the majestic Niagara Falls, experience the rhythm and blues of the iconic Montreal Jazz Festival, marvel at the magnificence of fall in Halifax or tour charming, French-speaking Quebec – ooh la la! New England boasts a wealth of bucket list-worthy sightseeing, such as New York City’s iconic Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park, Boston’s historic Freedom Trail and the exclusive Martha’s Vineyard.
Cruise to Canada and New England from a variety of ports including New York, New Jersey and Boston in the US plus Montreal and Québec in Canada.
Halifax is the bustling capital of Nova Scotia on Canada’s eastern Atlantic coast. Despite its sprawling size, the vibrant metropolis maintains a quaint, small-town feeling due to its plethora of significant historic sights, important landmarks, and eclectic districts being easily accessible by foot. The city is renowned for its buzzing culture scene, modern art galleries, and craft-brew culture.Highlights of Halifax
- Witness historical re-enactments at the Halifax Citadel, a star-shaped 18th century British fort
- Indulge in the city’s thriving culinary scene in Downtown Halifax
- Take a short trip to Peggy’s Cove and wander through the charming fishing communities along the Atlantic coast
Bar Harbor is a quintessential coastal town from Maine located on Mount Desert Island. Home to one of America’s top-ranked national parks, the Acadia National Park stretches over 49,000 acres of land and offers numerous scenic hiking paths for every experience level. Bar Harbor’s downtown is filled with charming gift shops, heavenly sea-to-table restaurants and a handful of intricate museums showcasing the history, culture and natural heritage of the island.Highlights of Bar Harbor
- Explore Mount Desert Island’s coastline by kayak and discover breathtaking sites only accessible by water
- Capture the surreal moments as whales interact in their natural habitat on a whale watching expedition
- Sample Maine’s local flavors such as the Maine corn chowder, lobster rolls and a whoopee pie, the official state treat
Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest and intriguing cities in the United States. ‘The Athens of America’, ‘The Cradle of Liberty’, ‘Beantown’ are just a few nicknames the iconic metropolis acquired from its heavy influence on national culture and identity. In addition to its fascinating history, Boston is also incredibly charming, with both striking architecture and an abundance of natural beauty.Highlights of Boston
- Step into America’s oldest and most prestigious academic institution in Cambridge’s Harvard Square
- Visit the Seaport District, for spectacular harbor views and the chance to sample delicious local seafood specialties, such as Sacred Cod, fresh steamed lobster, and oysters
- Follow the footsteps of American revolutionary heroes at the Freedom Trail, a 3-mile-long path dotted with some of the nation’s most significant historical landmarks
Portland, situated in the heart of Casco Bay, is Maine’s largest city. The city lures visitors with its historic Old Port district, characterized by charming cobblestoned streets and 19th century red brick façades teeming with boutiques, art galleries and cute cafes. The up-and-coming cruise destination is popular for its abundance of natural beauty, buzzing cultural scene and fantastic gastronomy, with which a plethora of incredible award-winning restaurants rank Portland in America’s top foodie cities.Highlights of Portland
- Tour Portland’s renowned brewpubs, paying a visit to local favorites such as Ecliptic Brewing, Burnside or The Commons Brewery
- Take a kayaking tour and explore the city’s beautiful coast, navigating through abandoned military forts and forested landscapes only accessible by water
- Be amazed by the beauty of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, where you can experience a world-class Sensory Garden
Québec City is the oldest French-speaking community in North America. The province capital’s old town is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and teems with European flair, featuring a plethora of well-preserved ancient landmarks, colonial architecture and the only walled city north of Mexico. More than just history, Québec’s spectacular outdoors offers gigantic 98-ft waterfalls, splendid glacial valleys and unique wildlife reserves.Highlights of Québec City
- Stroll around Québec City’s old port and explore a lively district filled with antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and trendy cafes
- Take a ferry boat to Île d’Orléans and experience French country living at this petite farming island just across from Québec
- Visit the Musee de la Civilization and unearth Quebec’s fascinating historical and cultural roots
The birthplace of Canada and the capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown is a historic town named after Queen Charlotte of England. Due to its location in the Appalachian Mountains region, visitors will enjoy a nature filled with rolling hills, dense forests, and rich red soil. Lobster, oysters, mussels, and scallops are some of the delicacies available fresh from the sea to your table.Highlights of Charlottetown
- Hike through the woodlands, cycle by the picturesque seaside and observe the incredible wildlife at Prince Edward National Park
- Discover the story of Charlottetown’s Confederation at the Confederation Center of the Arts with a unique exhibition that recreates some important historical moments
- Visit the small fishing village of Victoria-by-the-sea and watch the lobster fisherman bring their catch of the day