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From Big-City Bustle to Small-Town Charm (Northbound)

9 days with Hurtigruten   Rating: First Class

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Day 1 Miami, USA: Latin Beats, Art-Deco Atmosphere
Our voyage starts in Miami´s colorful neighborhoods that range from South Beach to Little Havana. The architecture here includes the greatest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world. Before embarking on MS Fram, enjoy an overnight in this vibrant city to sample the tropical gardens, lively arts scene, and exceptional cuisine.
Day 2 At Sea: Lectures, Photo Courses, and Relaxing
The Expedition Team will begin their lecture program, covering a wide range of topics. The onboard photographer will also run small workshops teaching you the basics of expedition photography. Or, you can use the time just to relax and chat with your fellow explorers.
Day 3 Charleston, North Carolina: The Romantic South
Charleston is considered one of America’s greatest historic treasures. With cobblestone streets, an elegant French Quarter, the magnificent Battery promenade, and Waterfront Park, the city is an ideal size for strolling on foot or seeing from a horse-drawn carriage. Explore the city’s historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.
Day 4 At Sea: Unwind with a View
A day at sea means you can join the lectures presented by the Expedition Team or spend time on deck or in the panorama lounge with fellow travelers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor hot tubs.
Days 5-6: New York City: The Big Apple
We sail into Manhattan, passing the Statue of Liberty. MS Fram will dock in New York overnight while you get a taste of the Big Apple. Marvel at the skyline, stroll through beautiful Central Park in full spring bloom, see one of the many Broadway shows, gaze at the city lights from atop the Empire State Building, or visit famed Times Square. New York has so much to offer it’s impossible to fit everything in in just two days, but it’s certainly great fun to try. Explore the city on your own or on one of our optional excursions.
Day 7 Provincetown, Massachusetts: On the Peninsula of Cape Cod
Visitors are drawn to this colorful town for the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and charming shops. Artists began frequenting Provincetown a century ago and it is one of the oldest continuous art colonies in the country. Nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary attracts 17 species of whale, including humpbacks and rare North Atlantic right whales.
Day 8 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: French, Fishing, and Forchu
Welcome to this historic town at the intersection of traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French cultures. Situated in the world's largest lobster fishing grounds, Yarmouth boasts the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the grand sea captain homes built in 1850´s or enjoy the picturesque views and hiking trails at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse.
Day 9 Halifax, Canada: Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia
Your journey ends in Halifax, which features red-brick heritage buildings, parks, the landmark Citadel Hill National Historic Site, top-quality museums, Alexander Keith’s original 1820 brewery, and a 2-mile seafront boardwalk. We definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on a Post-program before you head back home.
All This Included
Voyage along North America’s Eastern Seaboard, enjoying the striking contrasts between vibrant coastal cities and laid-back small towns, all the way from balmy Miami to the crisp air of Canada. We visit charming Charleston; sail past the Statue of Liberty into New York; then through Nantucket Sound, up to Yarmouth, and finally Halifax.

Expedition Cruise
  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions
Onboard Activities
  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, sauna with floor-to-ceiling window, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
Landing Activities
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings
  • See the variety of the eastern coastline from Miami all the way up to Canada
  • Experience small town life in Nova Scotia, and explore cities like Charleston and New York
  • Highlights include sailing into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty
  • Experience the east coast in the full bloom of spring
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Fram
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Not Included: International flights, travel protection, luggage handling, optional excursions and small-group activities.
  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions.
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change.
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements.
  • No gratuities expected.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.