Discover North America’s scenic beauty, rich history, rugged coastlines and vibrant cities on a Canada and New England cruise. Travel along the Atlantic Coast, dotted with quaint towns, vibrant landscapes and incredible wildlife.
These delightful sailings offer a variety of opportunities for nature-lovers to go whale-watching, see the Puffins of Nova Scotia and witness the magnificent fall foliage in all of its glory. White-water rafting, kayaking, boating, hiking and much more are just some of the activities for adventure travelers. Bring your lobster bibs – there are plenty of seafood shacks waiting for you.
Glimpse into the past while enjoying the present day beauty of delightful diverse ports. Learn about America’s forefathers in Boston. Marvel at the spectacular rock shores and opulent mansions of Newport, where Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy.
Breathtaking ports are offered on a Canada/New England cruise. Some of the smaller ships may make stops in exclusive Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, off of Cape Cod. Select from a variety of itineraries varying in length and route. Sail from such departure ports – mostly roundtrip — as Cape Liberty (New Jersey), New York City, Boston and Baltimore, in addition to Quebec and Montreal.
A Canada/New England cruise highlight, for many, is seeing the spectacular fall foliage against dramatic coastlines. Further decorating the horizon are historic lighthouses and palace-like mansions, once the summer playground of the super-rich. It’s no surprise that people come from all over the world to witness nature at its best from the comfort of a cruise ship.
Whale-watching is an unforgettable experience and the best time to see these magnificent creatures is June through August off the coast of Labrador and Newfoundland and in the Bay of Fundy between July and September.
History-rich, highly cultural and fun, Boston has it all. Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and take a leisurely ride on a Swan Boat in the Public Gardens. Walk along the path of history on the Freedom Trail that includes the route taken on Paul Revere’s famous ride. Thrills are offered for the entire family at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, including seeing high-tech interactive exhibits, actor reenactments and viewing restored vessels. Shop at the many boutiques on Newbury Street, lined with fabulous restaurants and cafés.
Newport, Rhode Island
Feel like royalty when you tour the palace-like mansions of Newport, once the summer playground of the rich and famous during the Gilded Age, including The Breakers, the grandest of them all. Marvel at the magnificent mosaic of dolphins made from thousands of pieces of marble. Stroll along the famous Newport Cliff Walk along the beautiful shoreline boasting stunning views. Just a short drive away is the Green Animals Topiary Garden with its larger than life “Green Animals.” Delighting children and adults are more than 80 topiary trees sculpted to look like animals, including a teddy bear, giraffe, elephant and even a unicorn.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Spend time in quaint Bar Harbor with its famous lobster and uniquely designed Egg Rock Lighthouse. Relax in town at the “Village Green,” a peaceful oasis with many restaurants, bars, pubs, boutiques, art galleries and ice cream parlors. Visit historic Acadia National Park boasting towering cliffs and rocky beaches. Glacier-carved pink granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain – the highest point on the U.S. East Coast – are breathtaking. Catch a glimpse of such wildlife as bear, moose and seabirds which call this home and take a tour to watch whales and puffins.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Explore the delightful 19th-century coastal village of Peggy’s Cove where you can tour its famous lighthouse and treat your taste buds to mouthwatering lobster. Stroll along quaint streets lined with charming shops. History buffs will be astonished by a visit to the Maritime Museum housing a large collection of Titanic memorabilia. Travel outside the city to Lunenburg, a restored historic village that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Québec City, Canada
The French ambiance in Québec City will ensconce you as you tour historic sites including Place Royale, a charming plaza considered the “birthplace of French civilization” in North America. Visit the immense fortress and active military garrison, the star-shaped La Citadelle and the towering iconic Château Frontenac Hotel. Saunter along the Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets and stop in to various bistros, bars and boutiques.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Lying on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, Saint John is Canada’s largest and oldest city. Excitement will build as you watch the highest tidal range in the world to force the river to reverse its direction. Marvel as 100 billion tons of churning seawater is forced into the Saint John River. Take a thrilling jet boat ride through the Reversing Falls rapids or take a fun kayak and lobster cookout shore excursion.
These are just a sample of the adventures awaiting you on a fabulous and fascinating Canada/New England cruise.