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Canada & New England Fall Foliage Cruise

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 11 Days/ 10 Nights

Prices from: $7,100 pp/do*

Single Price: $9,750 pp

2017 Dates: Sept 20, 30*; Oct 10, 20*.

2018 Dates: Sept 26; Oct 6*

Ships: Pearl Mist

Notes: *Itineraries operate in reverse. Port Charges of $490 pp not included in fare.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Portland, ME to Quebec City, QC

Experience everything the Atlantic Ocean has to offer as you cruise all the way down the Eastern Seaboard on an Art and Autumn Along the East Coast Cruise.  This 10-night journey brings you to the very best ports and most interesting locations on the coast.  Starting in Quebec, you’ll travel to our favorite Canadian locations like Gaspe, Charlottetown, and Pictou.  Our first United States locations are Eastport and Bar Harbor in Maine- picturesque seaports where the sun first rises over the United States.

This majestic journey is taken about the Pearl Mist, the height of comfort and luxury.  During our journey, you’ll enjoy nightly entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and unmatched personal service. Pearl Seas Cruises is the best way to experience Autumn colors on this East coast cruise.

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Day 1: Embark in Portland, ME

Established in 1632 by the British, Portland grew quickly from its fishing roots to become popular with the largest shipping and trading companies. Fishing ships still reside in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings line cobblestone streets. The arts carry the vibrant energy of the modern city.

Day 2: Bar Harbor, ME

This enticing village sits on the east side of Mt. Desert Island. Bar Harbor has been a destination for relaxation and outdoor exploration since the 19th century. Bar Harbor borders the Arcadia National Park, famed for its beauty. You can dive deep into local history and culture at the Abbe Museum, detailing the Wabanaki tribe indigenous to the region.

Day 3: Lunenberg, NS

Established in 1753, Lunenburg was the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia. The waterfront is home to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, home to a replica of Canada’s Bluenose.

Day 4: Halifax, NS

Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, and has long been the symbol of the Canadian Maritimes. You can visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, or stroll down the Bohemian Spring Garden Road neighborhood. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is a 19th century fort with beautiful views of downtown Halifax. The Citadel is home to two historic regiments – the 78th Highlanders and the Royal Artillery.

Day 5: Pictou, NS

On the north shore of Nova Scotia, Pictou is the ‘Birthplace of New Scotland,’ home of the first wave of Scottish immigrants in 1773. Pictou places its old-world charm on display, with a historic waterfront, tree-lined streets with period homes, and museums.

Day 6: Charlottetown, PEI

Ever read Lacy Maud Montgomery’s novel, Anne of Green Gables? Prince Edward Island is world famous for its sandy beaches and historic/literary sites. You can visit Green Gables, the farmhouse featured in the novel. For the history of PEI, tour the exhibits at Founders Hall.

Day 7: Iles de la Madeleine, QC

The Iles de la Madeleine is an archipelago with seven inhabited islands, six of which are connected by the 55-mile-long Route 199. The name of the islands was first written on an early map by Jacques Cartier around 1536, although settlements didn’t begin until 1650. La Grave is on Amherst Island, home of the archipelago’s largest forest. Great for hiking, shopping, and cultural centers.

Day 8: Gaspe & Perce, QC

Gaspe is where Jacques Cartier first claimed the land for France in 1534, marking it as the ‘Birthplace of Canada.’ Gaspe Bay is the 2nd largest natural bay in the world. We’ll take a train down the coast to the village of Perce, which borders Perce Rock. You’ll be lining up to take photos of this stunning natural feature.

Day 9: Baie-Comeau, QC

The first thing you may notice as we approach the archipelago are the harbor seals and seabirds. Take a walk along the sandy beach, between the clear waters and forests. Take the guided walking tour through Boise de la Point Saint-Gilles, a bird conservation and wildlife refuge.

Day 10: Saguenay Fjord, QC

The Saguenay Fjord is a stunning stretch of scenery! Whale watching is popular with the St. Lawrence River meets the fjord. The small villages along the way are timeless. Above the cliff at Cap Trinite stands a 33-foot statue of the Virgin Mary.

Day 11: Disembark in Quebec City, QC

 

Schedules subject to change. Select departures operate itinerary in reverse.

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