If you are looking for a unique cruise vacation, consider exploring the beauty of the New England, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. This year, skip the conventional beaches that are overcrowded with bikini clad tourists, and discover the unspoiled nature and wildlife of New England and Canada.
The Natural Beauty of New England, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
Canada is a land of immense natural beauty. With vast mountain ranges surrounding great lakes and expansive prairies, this cruise trip will leave you with breathtaking memories.
The coastal ports of call on the route to Canada offer spectacular vistas of autumn foliage, particularly during October. The quaint villages in the ports are perfectly offset by a backdrop of unforgettable yellows, oranges and browns that burst with color each autumn. To witness the changing of the trees, it is suggested that you travel toward the end of September through mid October.
One of the best times to travel to Canada is during winter. To stay comfortable in the cold, be sure to pack boots, gloves, hats and scarves. Rest assured that the cold weather is a small price to pay for the unmatched natural beauty you’ll experience.
Exploring the New England and Canada on a cruise ship is an unforgettable experience. In addition to the luxurious accommodations, decadent meals and intriguing ports, you will be treated to amazing panoramas that can only be seen from sea.
Comfortably bundled in your warm winter attire, you’ll be able to take in spectacular icy landscapes and beautiful wildlife. You can expect to see polar bears, walruses and whales, perhaps even the iconic Orca. Observing these awesome creatures in their natural habitat is something most can only dream about. You’ll also glide past mammoth glaciers, majestic mountains and breathtaking waterfalls.
After unforgettable sightseeing on deck, you can retreat to the warm and luxurious staterooms or cozy cabins.
New England, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Cruise Lines
Exploring New England and Canada by ship offers all of the benefits associated with luxury sailing. You embark on your expedition and enjoy the vast seas and exotic ports in comfort and style. Onboard, world famous chefs will ensure that your dining experience is unparalleled. Premier spas offer optimal relaxation while lavish entertainment provides endless excitement. Whether you are traveling as a family or as romantic couple, your cruise will cater to your every need.
Cruise liners like the Nantucket Clipper are popular among travelers who want to head off the beaten path. This ship offers intimate settings and highly personalized services during its route along the Canadian coast, dropping anchor in a host of ports situated in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland or New England. While at port, land excursions can be arranged that offer the opportunity to explore local sights and culture. The Nantucket Clipper also provides the services of an onboard naturalist who is on hand to dispense advice and information.
Costa Cruising, another popular cruise line, has a ship that’s as tall as a 20 story building. Within this floating wonder are decks inspired by the famous Italian film director Federico Fellini. Each deck pays tribute to his art with photographs and original sketches from his films.
The Carnival Victory is smaller, and sails not only the high seas, but also bays and inlets along the way. The Carnival Victory drops anchor in ports that include New Brunswick St. John and the Bay of Fundy.
Disembarking from your Cruise
Disembarking in Halifax, you will witness some of the world’s highest tides which rise and fall up to 28 feet. On land, you can travel to the heart of Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley, or tale a scenic coach ride through the historic town along the coastal Lighthouse Route. One hour out along this route is the rugged yet beautiful coastal fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Here, residents will proudly tell you that the post office situated at the base of their lighthouse is in fact the nation’s smallest.
Or, you can disembark in Lunenburg, to explore what is considered the prettiest town in Canada. Luneburg has also been named one of the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world.
St. Johns and the Bay of Fundy land excursions boast a central Market Square selling mouth watering food along with exotic goods. You may want to include a visit to the quaint village of St. Martins, and while on route stop off at the spectacular Reversing Falls Rapids.
New England, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia contain some of the most breathtaking natural beauty on the planet. With beautiful ports, awe inspiring wildlife and unforgettable vistas, you are sure to remember your New England and Canada cruise trip for a lifetime.