New England and Canadian Maritimes Cruise & Tour (Northbound)
Tour Starts: Boston, MA
Tour Ends: Boston, MA
Today you will arrive in Boston. Guests who have purchased their airline tickets through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel.
✦ Red Roof Woburn or similar
Newport and Cape Cod
En route to Cape Cod we stop in the smallest U.S. state, Rhode Island, to tour one of Newport’s famous mansions, once home to the likes of the Vanderbilts. We then continue east to Cape Cod, known for its pristine sandy beach, lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs.
✦ Cape Codder Resort or similar
Cape Cod Leisure Day
Spend the day at leisure and discover more of Cape Cod on your own, or join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion to explore the famed nearby island, Martha’s Vineyard.
✦ Cape Codder Resort or similar
Boston and Cruise Embarkation
This morning we head north to Boston, the cradle of modern America. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour to see some of the city’s historic landmarks including Paul Revere House, Quincy Market and Boston Common, and follow parts of the Freedom Trail to appreciate one of the city’s nicknames, The Walking City. After time for lunch on your own, you’ll board the Norwegian Dawn.
Portland (7:00 AM–3:00 PM)
Portland offers all the amenities of a big city: art districts, a vibrant waterfront, museums, parks and diverse shopping. Nearby you can be enjoying the view from a historic lighthouse or tasting a juicy lobster by joining one of the optional shore excursions.
Note: September 25 departure includes a stop at Bar Harbour instead of Portland, Maine.
Halifax (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)
Admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax. Founded in 1749, this beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital. Go back in time with a visit to The Citadel to see the Old Town Clock.
Enjoy a day at sea and discover all the amenities the Norwegian Dawn has to offer. The experienced crew is at your disposal to help with suggestions and the daily newsletter outlines the ship’s amenities and featured activities each day.
Charlottetown (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Opulent clapboard villas lead the way toward Charlottetown’s beautiful Victoria Park. Color is everywhere — from the Victorian architecture to the red sandstone cliffs. Sample homemade island jams, visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk.
Gaspesie (8:00 AM–4:00 PM)
Located in eastern Quebec province, the Gaspesie Peninsula is renowned as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the stunning national parks, mountains, meadows, and rugged cliffs lining the Atlantic coast.
La Baie (11:00 AM–7:00 PM)
Formerly an independent city, La Baie and two other towns now form the city of Saguenay. This area is considered a small oasis in the midst of the nearly uninhabited Canadian wilderness.
Disembark in Quebec City
This morning disembark in Quebec City, one of North America’s first settlements and the only one remaining with fortified city walls. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Old Quebec with a local guide which will include Château Frontenac and the famous Plains of Abraham.
✦ Hotel Lindbergh or similar
Today we drive south along the St. Lawrence River to Montreal, the second-largest French speaking city in the world. In the afternoon enjoy a panoramic city tour including Mount Royal, the Olympic Stadium and Ste-Helene’s Island. You will also visit Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets, charming shops and imposing Notre Dame Cathedral.
✦ Hotel Faubough or similar
Green Mountains and Rutland
Today is all about the glorious fall foliage colors! As we drive south across the U.S. border into Vermont, you will be inspired by the scenic drive through the Green Mountains. The highways and byways are ablaze with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and greens.
✦ Comfort Inn Rutland or similar
Shaker Village and Boston
En route back to Boston we visit one of the intriguing “Shaker Villages”; these living history museums provide insight to the “Shakers,” a centuries old community and religion, now known for their unique style of music and furniture.
✦ Red Roof Inn Woburn or similar
Depart for Home
Your cruise adventure comes to an end today. Guests who have purchased their air through YMT will be transferred to the airport.
Note: All sightseeing mentioned during port visits is optional, subjected to change and available as part of a shore excursion program at extra cost.
*or similar accommodations