Exploring Eastern Canada’s Coast

Halifax to New York

Starting in the vibrant city of Halifax, we sail to the beautiful region of Newfoundland to visit St. Johns and St. Pierre, before encountering the stunning historic site of Louisbourg. New England is next, and we call on fascinating Portland, Maine, before sailing down the seaboard to complete our journey in the great metropolis of New York.

  • Explore beautiful Newfoundland
  • Experience the small town charm of Maine
  • Marvel at the historic site of Louisbourg
  • Enjoy culture, history and natural beauty every day of the voyage

Overview

This voyage begins in vibrant Halifax, a city that manages to blend old and new successfully, with fantastic outdoor activities and a rich cultural life on offer.

We cruise to beautiful Newfoundland to experience the history of St. Johns and the unique atmosphere of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Then we sail on to the rugged eastern shores of Nova Scotia to visit the historic city of Louisbourg, known for its amazing French Fortress.

Portland, Maine offers some of the best of New England, and we stop here to take advantage of the charming town, hiking and biking opportunities, and historic lighthouses.

Finally, we make our way to our last port of call, the city that never sleeps: New York.

Price includes:

  • Hurtigruten Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities
  • Free tea and coffee

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Excursions and Gratuities
Itinerary

The itinerary

This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

22 April 2018

Departs From Halifax
Day 1
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An urban centre, a magnificent seacoast, and rich history


Location: Halifax

While the area around Halifax has been inhabited by native Mi'kmaq peoples for millennia, modern Halifax was founded in 1749 as a British military outpost. ToDay it is Atlantic Canada’s entertainment and cultural capital, melding the old and new worlds. Modern office towers of glass and steel stand beside historic buildings that once stored the booty of privateers. Located on the second largest natural harbour in the world, life here revolves around the sea and the surrounding areas offer plenty of fun activities on land, water and in the air. Spend some time to explore this vibrant urban centre resting on the edge of nature or join one of the optional excursions.

Day 2
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Lectures, photo courses and relaxing


Location: At sea

As we start sail north, the expedition staff continue the lecture programme, covering topics related to the areas we sail in, but a central point for these lectures are the environmental challenges of the world’s oceans and climate change. If you are interested in photography, the expedition photographer will show you the basics of expedition photography and there might also be a chance to look behind the scenes and partake in our guest expedition staff programme. You will, of course, have plenty of time to just enjoy being on board the ship.

Day 3
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Full of character


Location: St. John's, Newfoundland

St. John’s is the oldest and most easterly city in North America, and it is said that this is where heritage lives. With its narrow streets and hidden alleyways it is a city full of character and experiences. We recommend you explore the history of this place with the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. You can also join optional excursions to explore this beautiful region.

Day 4
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The French way of life


Location: St Pierre and Miquelon

Even though Paris is thousands of kilometres away, the people living in St Pierre and Miquelon are very proud of being French. This is France’s oldest overseas territory and a part of the French Republic. So toDay you can enjoy a visit to a place where you find the typical French way of life with nice bistros, cafés, wine, cheese, baguettes, chocolates and pastries. You might even see people wearing berets. Join our optional excursions to Île aux Marins or experience the local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre.

Day 5
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Where the past is present


Location: Louisbourg

Sailing along the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, we head for the large island of Cape Breton. Then we reach Louisbourg, home to the historic jewel, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Here, you can experience what life was like in the bustling French fortified town of Louisbourg in 1744. As you might expect, the rugged coastal setting offers up plenty of outdoor adventure, with brilliant hiking and biking trails. As one of the busiest crab and lobster fishing villages in the Maritimes, Louisbourg Wharf is the perfect place to watch the Day’s catch coming in, and maybe sample some fresh seafood.

Day 6
Catch beautiful sunsets with our professional expedition photographers.
Catch beautiful sunsets with our professional expedition photographers. Photo: Nick Cobbing Photo

Unwind with a view


Location: At sea

A Day at sea means you can join the lectures by the Expedition team, and spend time on deck or in the Panorama lounge with fellow travellers as we sail south. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools.

Day 7
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The best of New England


Location: Portland

Portland has so much to offer: take a historic tour, enjoy hiking along the coastlines or in the woodlands, take advantage of the biking trails, or explore the iconic New England lighthouses in the area.

Day 8
Enjoy the comfort in your cabin and relax with a good book. MS Fram.
Enjoy the comfort in your cabin and relax with a good book. MS Fram. Photo: Tobias Fisher Photo

Summing up an amazing voyage


Location: At Sea

On this final Day at sea, our Expedition team will review the highlights of the voyage, and we will all raise a glass at the Farewell dinner to this memorable journey.

Day 9
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Return to the City


Location: New York

Early in the morning, we return to the great metropolis of New York, and it´s time to say farewell.

30 April 2018

Location New York
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