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Exploring from the Canadian Maritimes to the Big Apple

9 days with Hurtigruten   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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DAY 1 An Urban Center, a Magnificient Seacoasat, and Rich History
Location : Halifax
 
While the area around Halifax has been inhabited by the native Mi'kmaq peoples for millennia, modern Halifax was founded in 1749 as a British military outpost. Today it is Atlantic Canada’s entertainment and cultural capital, melding the old and new worlds. Modern office towers of glass and steel stand beside historic buildings that once stored the booty of privateers. Located on the second-largest natural harbor in the world, life here revolves around the sea, and the surrounding areas offer plenty of fun activities on land, on water, and in the air. Spend some time exploring this vibrant urban center that rests on the edge of nature, or join one of the optional excursions.

DAY 2 An Lectures, Photo Courses, and Relaxing
Location : At Sea

The expedition staff continues their lecture program, covering topics related to the areas in which we sail. The lectures also focus on the environmental challenges of the world’s oceans and climate change. If you are interested in photography, the expedition photographer will show you the basics of expedition photography, and there might also be an opportunity to look behind the scenes and partake in our guest expedition staff program. You will, of course, also have plenty of time to relax and just enjoy being on board the ship.
 
DAY 3 Full of Character
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
 
St. John’s is the oldest and easternmost city in North America. With its narrow streets and hidden alleyways, it is a city full of character and history. We recommend you explore its history by visiting the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. You can also join an optional excursions to explore this beautiful region.
 
DAY 4 The French Way of Life
Location : St. Pierre and Miquelon
 
Even though Paris is thousands of miles away, the people living in St. Pierre and Miquelon are very proud of being French. This is France’s oldest overseas territory and a part of the French Republic. So today you can enjoy a visit to a place where you find the typical French way of life with nice bistros and cafés, as well as delicious wines, cheeses, baguettes, chocolates, and pastries. You might even see people wearing berets! Join our optional excursions to L'Île-aux-Marins or experience local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre.
 
DAY 5 Where the Past is Present
Location : Louisbourg
 
Sailing along the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, we head for the large island of Cape Breton. Then we reach Louisbourg, home to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a historic jewel. Here, you can experience what life was like in the bustling French-fortified town of Louisbourg in 1744. The rugged coastal setting also offers plenty of outdoor adventures, including wonderful hiking and biking trails. As one of the busiest crab and lobster fishing villages in the Maritimes, Louisbourg Wharf is the perfect place to watch the day’s catch coming in, and maybe even sample some fresh seafood!
 
DAY 6 Unwind with a View
Location: At Sea
 
A day at sea means you can join the lectures presented by the expedition team, and spend time out on deck or in the Panorama lounge with fellow travelers as we sail south. Perhaps enjoy a workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or relax in one of the outdoor hot tubs.
 
DAY 7 The Best of New England
Location: Portland
 
Portland, Maine, has so much to offer! Take a historic tour, enjoy hiking along the coastlines or in the woodlands, take advantage of the biking trails, or explore the iconic New England lighthouses in the area.
 
DAY 8 Summing Up an Amazing Voyage
Location: At Sea
 
On this final day at sea, our expedition team will review the highlights of the cruise, and we will all raise a glass at the farewell dinner to this memorable journey.
 
DAY 9 Return to the City
Location: New York
 
Early in the morning we return to the great metropolis of New York, where it's time to say farewell.
All This Included
Starting in the vibrant city of Halifax, we sail to the beautiful region of Newfoundland to visit St. John's and St. Pierre before encountering the stunning historic site of Louisbourg. We visit New England next, and we call on fascinating Portland, Maine, before sailing down the Eastern Seaboard to complete our journey in the great metropolis of New York City.
  • Hurtigruten expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
Highlights
  • Explore beautiful Newfoundland
  • Experience small-town charm in the state of Maine
  • Visit the historic site of Louisbourg
  • Enjoy culture, history, and natural beauty every day of the cruise
Accommodations
Cruising: Category I cabin onboard ms Fram
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Not Included: International flights, travel Insurance, luggage handling, optional excursions and gratuities.
  • All planned landings are subject to weather conditions.
  • All itineraries are subject to change.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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