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Fall, New England

New England Explorer

12-day cruise


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In Brief

  • 2 Nights Montreal
  • 1 Night Québec City
  • 1 Night Saguenay
  • 1 Night Baie-Comeau
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Sydney
  • 1 Night Halifax
  • 1 Night Bar Harbor
  • 1 Night Boston
  • 1 Night Newport
  • 1 Night New York


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Ocean cruise

The east coast of the United States and Canada offer a striking variety of cultural and historical and riches to go along with their natural beauty. Cruise along the Saguenay River. Trace the roots of the American Revolution in Boston, and gaze upon the marvelous mansions of Newport. Quebec City offers a thoroughly cosmopolitan feel while Halifax teems with Nova Scotia charm.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

After enjoying the benefits of your included airport lounge, fly direct to Montreal. Upon arrival, take your shared transfer to the Intercontinental Hotel for an overnight stay on a B&B basis.

Day 2

Canada's most diverse metropolis, Montréal, is an island city that favours style and elegance over order or even prosperity, a city where past and present intrude on each other daily. In some ways it resembles Vienna—well past its peak of power and glory, perhaps, yet still vibrant and grand.But don't get the wrong idea. Montréal has always had a bit of an edge. During Prohibition, thirsty Americans headed north to the city on the St. Lawrence for booze, music, and a good time, and people still come for the same things.

Check out of the hotel and transfer to embark Silver Spirit.

Day 3
Quebec City, Quebec

Québec City's alluring setting atop Cape Diamond (Cap Diamant) evokes a past of high adventure, military history, and exploration. This French-speaking capital city is the only walled city north of Mexico. Visitors come for the delicious and inventive cuisine, the remarkable historical continuity, and to share in the seasonal exuberance of the largest Francophone population outside France. The historic heart of this community is the Old City (Vieux-Québec), comprising the part of Upper Town (Haute-Ville) surrounded by walls and Lower Town (Basse-Ville).

Day 4
Cruising Saguenay River, Saguenay, Quebec

Enjoy time onboard, relax in the spa or spend time in the Panorama Lounge watching the fall colours as you sail south.

Day 5
Baie-Comeau, Quebec

Located in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec, Canada, the city of Baie-Comeau is nestled on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River near the mouth of the Manicouagan River, and is the seat of Manicouagan Regional County Municipality. The city is comprised of two urban centres, Baie-Comeau proper and Hauterive. The landscape of the Baie-Comeau region has been shaped by glacial retreats and other natural phenomena. Important geological features include the Manicouagan and St. Lawrence rivers in the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve.

Day 6
At Sea

Enjoy your time on board.

Day 7
Sydney, Nova Scotia

If you come directly to Cape Breton via cruise ship, Sydney is where you’ll land. If you’re seeking anything resembling an urban experience, it’s also where you’ll want to stay: after all, this is the island’s sole city. Admittedly, it is not the booming centre it was a century ago when the continent’s largest steel plant was located here. However, Sydney has a revitalized waterfront and smattering of Loyalist-era buildings that appeal to visitors. Sydney is the gateway to the Cabot Trail deemed one of the most scenic drives in North America.

Day 8
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Surrounded by natural treasures and glorious seascapes, Halifax is an attractive and vibrant hub with noteworthy historic and modern architecture, great dining and shopping, and a lively nightlife and festival scene. The old city manages to feel both hip and historic. Previous generations had the foresight to preserve the cultural and architectural integrity of the city, yet students from five local universities keep it lively and current. It's a perfect starting point to any tour of the Atlantic provinces.

Day 9
Bar Harbor, Maine

A resort town since the 19th century, Bar Harbor is the artistic, culinary, and social centre of Mount Desert Island. It also serves visitors to Acadia National Park with inns, motels, and restaurants. Around the turn of the last century the island was known as the summer haven of the very rich because of its cool breezes. The wealthy built lavish mansions throughout the island, many of which were destroyed in a huge fire that devastated the island in 1947, but many of those that survived have been converted into businesses. Shops are clustered along Main, Mount Desert, and Cottage streets.

Day 10
Boston, Massachusetts

There’s history and culture around every bend in Boston—skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. But to Bostonians, living in a city that blends yesterday and today is just another day in beloved Beantown.

Day 11
Newport, Rhode Island

Established in 1639 by a small band of religious dissenters led by William Coddington and Nicholas Easton, the city by the sea became a haven for those who believed in religious freedom. Newport’s deepwater harbor at the mouth of Narragansett Bay ensured its success as a leading Colonial port, and a building boom produced hundreds of houses and many landmarks that still survive today. These include the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House and the White Horse Tavern, both built during the 17th century.

Day 12
New York, New York/UK

From Wall Street's skyscrapers to the neon of Times Square to Central Park's leafy paths, New York City pulses with an irrepressible energy. History meets hipness in this global centre of entertainment, fashion, media, and finance. World-class museums like MoMA and unforgettable icons like the Statue of Liberty beckon, but discovering the subtler strains of New York's vast ambition is equally rewarding: ethnic enclaves and shops, historic streets of dignified brownstones, and trendy bars and eateries all add to the urban buzz.

Debark the ship and take your shared transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, arriving the following day.


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