New England and Maritime Cruise

Discover the majestic sites and scenes only found along the fabulously rocky and history-drenched coastlines of Canada and New England.  Witness nature’s wild and rugged side while cruising past storybook lighthouses, experience the thrill of a lobster catch in Bar Harbor or walk the Freedom Trail in Boston. Explore the sandstone cliffs and Victorian architecture of Charlottetown, then explore Gaspésie’s dramatic landscapes – considered one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.  Discover Quebec City with its quaint cobblestone streets and its bastion of French culture.

September 11, 2018 - Transfer to Vancouver, BC

The excitement builds as we transfer to Vancouver for our pre-night at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel before boarding the morning flight tomorrow to Boston.

September 12, 2018 - Fly to Boston, Massachusetts

It’s up, up and away as we board our flight to Boston.  Arrive late this afternoon and settle into your hotel, the Hilton Boston Faneuil Hall property, located in the heart of the Boston Financial District, one block from the waterfront and within easy walking distance of many must-see attractions including the Quincy Market, The Freedom Trail and the USS Constitution.

September 13, 2018 - Boston, Massachusetts

Hailed as the “Cradle of American Independence”, Boston is a city filled with gorgeous neighborhoods and historic sites.  We are joined by a local guide today who will introduce us to the famous sites and history of this beautiful city.  Beacon Hill is one of the oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods in the United States.  Marvel at the rejuvenated Waterfront where decaying warehouses have been renovated and refurbished into a vibrant new neighborhood.  Visit historic Harvard Square, a hub of activity adjacent to Harvard University, and Cambridge’s oldest neighborhood.  The Freedom Trail at the center of historic Boston is a red brick path through the city leading visitors to the historic sites. At the center of Revolutionary America, you’ll weave your way through the eighteenth century. Today you will walk part of the Freedom Trail, back in time.

September 14, 2018 - Boston aboard the Norwegian Dawn

Depart at 5 pm

This morning takes us to the North End, ‘Boston’s Little Italy’, known as a mecca for its many Italian restaurants and cafes.  Old time shops have been complemented by hot, new boutiques with the backdrop of cobble stoned streets and quaint townhouses.  Set sail at 5 pm this afternoon with a deck party and fabulous views of the Boston harbor.  There are a variety of off-shore excursions offered at each port for an additional cost. You may make these arrangements while onboard the ship.

September 15, 2018 - Portland, Maine

Arrive: 7 am             Depart: 3 pm

From elegant mansions to ocean views, the charming city of Portland, Maine will enchant you. Walk down the brick pavements and cobbled streets of the revitalized Old Port District, and browse through bookstores and craft shops. Visit the Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse still in continuous use in the USA. Take in the Portland Museum of Art, a small but eclectic museum with Impressionist works, Maine landscapes by Homer and Wyeth and other collections. Enjoy!

September 16, 2018 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

 Arrive: 10 am          Depart: 7 pm

The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. Check out the immigration gateway to Canada, Pier 21, take a tour of Alexander Keith’s Brewery, or book a day to famed Peggy’s Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty. Stroll the waterfront and you may find Nova Scotia’s ambassador, the schooner Bluenose ll, tied up to the Privateer’s Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years.

September 17, 2018 - At Sea

Today is the perfect day to explore the extensively refurbished Norwegian Dawn which offers the ultimate Freestyle cruising experience. Dine in Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant only available on Norwegian Dawn. Drop by The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar for a wine tasting. Or take lady luck for a spin in The Dawn Club Casino.  Check out your on board Itinerary and do as much or as little as you please.  Your day, your way!                   

September 18, 2018 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Arrive: 8 am             Depart: 5 pm

Charlottetown is the capital of Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island, as well as its largest city, though it has fewer than 35,000 residents. For Canadians, it is perhaps most famous as the Birthplace of Confederation. Prince Edward Island is linked to New Brunswick on the mainland of Canada by the 13-kilometer (eight-mile) Confederation Bridge that soars over the Northumberland Strait. A remarkable feat of engineering, the bridge opened in 1997 and is the longest in the world over icy waters. Nearby Prince Edward Island National Park is home to white-sand beaches and hiking and biking trails—plus fans can see the house and farm that inspired the beloved book Anne of Green Gables. During your visit, you can also learn about the daily lives, past and present, of residents on lighthouse and boat tours.

September 19, 2018 - Gaspésie, Quebec

Arrive: 9 am              Depart 4 pm

A long peninsula bathed in the waters of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, Gaspésie charms visitors with contrasting landscapes ranging from rolling countryside to mountains that overlook the sea. In fishing and agricultural villages and small, dynamic towns built at the mouths of rivers, local residents have carved out a place for themselves in this region while preserving the natural world around them.  Gaspésie is ideal for sea kayaking and scuba diving, as well as short or long hikes and cycling excursions. It also offers excellent opportunities for moose and caribou observation as well as whale and bird watching from the shore or during sea excursions.

September 20, 2018 - Saguenay (La Baie), Quebec

Arrive 11 am             Depart 7 pm

Considered a small oasis in the midst of the nearly uninhabited Canadian wilderness, the Saguenay region is one of the most beautiful areas in Québec.  With its extravagant nature and bustling city life, Saguenay is sure to provide exciting experiences. Explore its many museums, interpretation centres, art galleries, artist’s workshops and tourist sites.   Or discover nestled along its shores the most picturesque villages in Québec. Get on a sea kayak, zodiac and sailboat, have a look at the Fjord from above in a seaplane or helicopter and dare to be adventurous.

September 21, 2018 - Quebec City, Quebec

Arrive: 8 am

Wake up this morning in the vibrant Quebec City. Few places in North America are as steeped in history as Québec City. Founded before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the walled city has a distinctly European feel with its cobblestoned streets and narrow, hilly alleys.   A locally guided city tour gives us a change to visit history first hand.  With sites such as Old Quebec, the fortified city including the Citadelle, the Plains of Abraham and the modern day Quebec City, this tour is a perfect introduction to all this vibrant and historic city has to offer.  We then board our early evening flight back to Vancouver.  It’s a short walk through the terminal to the Fairmont Hotel for our final night.  

September 22, 2018 - Vancouver to Kamloops/Okanagan, BC

After a beautiful week sailing the waters of the Eastern Seaboard, visiting the iconic places that define Eastern Canada, return home today with wonderful memories from an unforgettable journey. *Depending on the size of the group, the transfer to Kamloops/Okanagan may be done by air in lieu of the motorcoach.  You will be advised of the final itinerary closer to the date of departure.

 

Cabin Categories:  NCL Cabin Categories: view the ship’s layout at www.ncl.com

 

Importance of Booking Early – a block of staterooms has been held for this cruise but NCL reserves the right to take back any unsold cabins at any time.  It is very important to book early to guarantee cabin availability and fulfillment of the tour.

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Itinerary and prices are subject to change. Due to fluctuations in the US Currency, prices may be adjusted up to 30 days prior to departure.

*Depending on the size of the group, the transfer to Vancouver may be done by air in lieu of the motorcoach.  You will be advised of the final itinerary closer to the date of departure.

 

Cancellation Policy:  $25 penalty up to Mar 31| 50% penalty April 1 – May 4, 2018|No refund after May 4, 2018

Medical and Cancellation Insurance is recommended.  Quote available upon request.

 

*Subject to change.  Due to fluctuations in the US Currency, prices may be adjusted accordingly. 

*Frequent Traveler Redemptions limited to 4 per tour

*Not included: airline luggage fees, any meals not listed, incidentals, driver and tour director gratuity

Tour Departure Date

September 11, 2018

Tour Length

12 Days

Tour Fares From
Double
Triple
Single
$ 5349
$ N/A
$ 7299
Inside Cabin
$ 5799
$ N/A
$ 8199
Ocean View
$ 6499
$ N/A
$ 9629
Balcony
Deposit: $1000 Per Person Upon Booking. 2nd Deposit Due April 1 and Based on Fare Level. Final Payment Due May 4, 2018
Tour Inclusions
  • Roundtrip transfers to Vancouver*
  • Airfare to Boston and return from Quebec City
  • Tour Director
  • Pre & Post tour nights at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Transfers to / from cruise ship terminal
  • 7 Night Cruise aboard NCL’s Norwegian Dawn
  • All meals and entertainment onboard
  • Free Pre-Paid Gratuities and Free Beverage Package onboard NCL Dawn
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Port Fees and Taxes ($235 per person)
  • Tour Director
  • Guided city tour of Boston
  • Guided city tour of Quebec City
  • Luggage Handling
  • Sun Fun Frequent Traveler Points

*Depending on the size of the group, the transfer to Vancouver may be done by air in lieu of the motorcoach.  You will be advised of the final itinerary closer to the date of departure.