Looking for something different…? Are you tired of the same old cruise? While a Caribbean cruise is enjoyable, sometimes you need to change it up a little, am I right? Cruising through Canada and New England during the fall is the perfect change of pace to the typical cruise vacation. I’ve put together the top three reasons why a fall foliage cruise through Canada and New England should be your next vacation.
There’s really no way to describe the beauty of the rainbow of color you see when you’re in New England in the fall. The deep reds, vibrant yellows, rich oranges… the fall foliage is so tranquil and awe inspiring. On your Canada and New England cruise, you get the best vantage of peaceful natural settings and all of the rich colors within. Fall foliage isn’t the only feast for your eyes on this scenic itinerary. A stop in Bar Harbor, Maine offers the chance to explore the tallest mountain on the east coast, Cadillac Mountain, in Acadia National Park. While visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia, you can take a ride out to Peggy’s Cove, where iconic light houses stand against seaside cliffs.
“On that night the formation of American independence was laid… Not the battle of Lexington or Bunker Hill, not the surrender of Burgoyne or Cornwallis were more important events in American history than the battle of King Street on March 5th 1770.”
John Adams on the Boston Massacre
A stop in historic Boston lends the opportunity to take in the Freedom Trail. Walk in the footsteps of the founders of the United States and see the numerous historic sites, including the Old North Church and the site of the Boston Massacre. Feel the history as your guide takes you through the battle sites at Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. Canadian history is also featured on the Canada and New England itinerary. Visit the last remaining walled city north of Mexico in Quebec City and tour the UNESCO historic sites like Chateau Frontenac. See the Birthplace of the Confederation in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island where in 1864, the Dominion of Canada was formed in Province House.
How about some world-famous Maine lobster? These succulent crustaceans are the key ingredient to a number of New England favorites. While aboard your cruise ship or when you are ashore, there are numerous opportunities to sample local favorite dishes, including authentic New England (or Halifax) Clam Chowder. But the New England favorites are just a small part of the culinary experience. How about taking a foodie excursion in Quebec City, a place well known for amazing eateries?
There are unique dining experiences aboard ship in the specialty dining restaurants, ranging from traditional Italian delicacies to amazing steakhouse favorites to classic French cuisine (*depending on the cruise line and specific ship). Gourmet chefs delight the senses with the wide array of offerings for your dining pleasure. While the dinner in the specialty dining is a slight upcharge, it is definitely worth the experience.
So, in addition to the normal benefits of cruising versus a land vacation, you’ll experience something new… and old. You’ll see wonders of nature… and wonders of human ingenuity. You’ll feed you wanderlust… and your foodie desires. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us to reserve your spot today.
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