Canada and New England

Especially beautiful in autumn, you’re bound to ‘fall’ for the exquisite charm and natural beauty of New England and Canada’s eastern seaboard.

Trees bedecked with foliage of every imaginable hue adorn the region’s coastal towns and cities, each with their own colourful character and heritage. Wildlife lovers, photography enthusiasts, history buffs and those merely wanting to immerse themselves in the sheer thrill of the great outdoors will find this route the perfect choice for a fantastic cruise holiday of a lifetime.

In Boston you can step back in time on the Freedom Trail or a heritage tour which tells of the lives of great American Bostonians like Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere. Bar Harbor welcomes cruise passengers with a charming seafront of colourful buildings and quaint cobbled streets and then surprises you with the amazing Acadia National Park, just a short drive inland, with its white-tailed deer and bald eagles offering reward for the alert photographer. In this lovely corner of Maine, Mother Nature has carved a spectacular coastal vista of rocky outcrops and sweeping stony bays – a dramatic location from which to settle down for a succulent lobster bake.  

As you move on up into Canada you may well be met at the harbour by a piper in traditional tartans as you approach Nova Scotia’s capital Halifax, The City of Trees - a bustling and modern place, yet careful to preserve its natural beauty. More European influences are encountered in North America’s oldest city, St John’s Newfoundland whose delightful old streets and wonderfully sculpted building frontages ooze architectural character. Vieux-Quebec’s archaic fortifications and stone churches provide more great sightseeing opportunities as you venture further into Canadian waters.