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Canada and New England cruise October 12-22, 2016

 

 

Canada and New England cruise

10 Days Classic Canada & New England cruise

Itinerary Map

 

Oct 12 New York
Oct 13 Newport 7:00AM 4:00PM
Oct 14 Boston 10:00AM 7:00PM
Oct 15 Bar Harbor 7:00AM 6:00PM
Oct 16 Saint John (New Brun 5:00AM 4:00PM
Oct 17 Halifax 9:00AM 6:00PM
Oct 18 Sydney Novascot 9:00AM 6:00PM
Oct 19 Charlottetown 8:00AM 5:00PM
Oct 20 At Sea
Oct 21 Quebec 7:00AM Overnight
Oct 22 Quebec 7:00AM
 

 

Bar Harbor Maine  Arcadia National Park

Newport Rhode Island Mansions

 

Saint John, New Brunswick (for the Bay of Fundy):

Saint John, New Brunswick (for the Bay of Fundy)

Saint John, Canada's oldest settlement is the gateway to the scenic wonders of New Brunswick. One of Canada's oldest provinces, New Brunswick remains remarkably unspoiled: 85 percent of the province remains unsettled. New Brunswick boasts vast forests, purling streams, gentle hills, rich farmlands, and a spectacular coastline dotted by historic towns. Nature also blessed the area with one of her most astonishing phenomena: the reversing River Rapids. The fierce tides of the Bay of Fundy rise with such force that they actually cause the St. John River to reverse direction and its waters to flow upstream. Saint John's history dates to 1604, when the Sieur de Champlain landed nearby on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. After the American Revolution, American Loyalists flocked to the area. Saint John became a thriving industrial port. But the catastrophic fire of 1877, declining commerce and decades of neglect gave the town a sad and careworn look for decades. That changed in recent years. Redevelopment of the waterfront and the old district has restored Saint John's charm and its sense of history.

The Bay of Fundy is renowned for its tides that rise to over 48 feet, or the equivalent of a four-story building. Twice daily its tidal flow surges inland with enough power to reverse the natural flow of the St. John River.


 

Halifax, Nova Scotia:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada's Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain's major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax's Historic Properties recall the city's centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia's floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer's Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia's stunning scenery, including famous Peggy's Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty.

Halifax was the closest major port to the tragic sinking of the "Titanic" and all of the recovered bodies were brought to Halifax, along with many pieces of wreckage. Your travels will take you by the church where memorial services for the Titanic's dead were held as well as the location where temporary morgues were set up to gather the victims, before you stop at Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

The cemetery is the final resting place of 121 of the ship's victims, more than any place else in the world. Here they are memorialized with a small gray granite marker giving their name and date of death. Some families paid for larger markers with more inscriptions. The occupants of a third of the graves, however, have never been identified and their markers contain just their date of death and marker number.
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Among its many historic exhibits you'll find the world's foremost collection of Titanic memorabilia, including the ship's only surviving deck chair and an intricately carved door topper copied for the movie "Titanic.

 

Sydney, Nova Scotia:

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton is fabled as a magical travel destination and the Port of Sydney is the gateway. Known for its beauty and unique Celtic music and culture.
The city of Sydney has a deep history and was originally founded in 1785 by British Loyalists fleeing the perils of the American Revolution. The rich natural resources led these new settlers to establish prosperous coal and steel industries, which attracted immigrants from a myriad of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. To this day, Sydney remains a haven of multiculturalism.

 

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada:

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

While Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest providence in terms of area and population, it more than makes up for this with the friendliness of its people, its natural beauty, and for being known as the birthplace of Canada.

The island's landscape is dramatic and features rolling hills, pristine forests, reddish-white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil. The capital of Charlottetown offers a small town feel and a relaxed atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair. The town has evolved into a dynamic city without sacrificing its historic charm. One certainly cannot think about Prince Edward without mentioning the author Lucy Maud Montgomery who once lived on PEI and drew inspiration from the land during the late Victorian Era for the setting of her classic novel "Anne of Green Gables." PEI also has another claim to fame with the Confederation Bridge built in 1997. The world's longest bridge over ice-covered waters provides a connection from PEI to the mainland Canada.

 

Quebec City, Quebec:

Quebec City, Quebec

To visit Québec is to experience France without crossing the Atlantic. The architecture, the ambience, and the animated conversation on the street confirm the impression that a bit of France has been permanently imbedded in North America. Stroll along the streets of the atmospheric Latin Quarter and explore the historic stone and brick houses of Old Québec, the only remaining walled city north of Mexico. Visit the Place Royale and Notre Dame des Victoires, the oldest stone church in North America, and marvel at the turreted Château de Frontenac.

 

 

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