Northeast U.S. and Atlantic Canada - Fall Foliage Discovery (MS Roald Amundsen)

Join us for a special fall cruise along the scenic eastern seaboard of North America. Starting from Halifax, we sail south and visit charming towns and cities in Canada and New England, USA, all adorned in spectacular fall colors. We end our cruise by sailing into New York City harbor past the Statue of Liberty.

  • Discover New England in fall colors
  • Experience the small-town charm of Nova Scotia and Maine
  • Enjoy walking and hiking opportunities
  • Sail into New York harbor past the Statue of Liberty
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Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the purest and most remote waters of the world. As with all expeditions, nature prevails. Safety is always our top priority. We continuously evaluate our cruises to adapt to unexpected weather, ice and sea conditions, and exciting nature opportunities. That’s why we call it an expedition.

Departure September 13, 2020

Departs from Halifax, Canada
Overview

Fall Beauty and Charming Towns

Sailing from Halifax, this North America and Canada cruise calls on charming towns decked out in spectacular fall colors. There will be ample opportunity to visit historic lighthouses, take shoreline strolls, explore gorgeous bays and inlets, and sample some of the best seafood the area has to offer.

Our first destination is the friendly and historic town of Yarmouth, home to the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada.    

Maine Magnificence

We cross the Gulf of Maine and sail along magnificent coastline. Our first port call here will be charming Eastport, a great place to explore on foot.

Next, we call on Bar Harbor where beautiful Acadia National park is radiant in fall colors. The classic New England town of Rockland is our final stop in Maine.

Provincetown, Newport and New York

Next up is Provincetown on Cape Cod, which beckons you to stroll along the beach and enjoy its famed small-town charm. Our final call will be Newport, Rhode Island, where you can walk along beautiful cliffs and enjoy elegant architecture.

We end our cruise by sailing past the Statue of Liberty into New York, giving you the chance to enjoy the city that never sleeps. 

Day 1: Halifax, Canada

Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia

Embarkation

The native Mi'kmaq people have been in the Halifax area for millennia, while modern Halifax was founded in 1749 by the British. Today, it offers rich culture and places of great natural beauty, such as Peggy’s Cove.  Spend some time exploring before embarking on MS Roald Amundsen.

Day 2: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia Photo

Historic Beauty and Lighthouses

Full Day

A lovely historic town built on shipbuilding and trade, Yarmouth features fine Victorian homes, museums, churches, wharfs and other hidden gems. Explore the town, meet the friendly locals and sample some of the freshest seafood in the world. The area around the Cape Forchu lighthouse offers stunning seaside walking trails.

Day 3: Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine Photo: Chelsea Claus Photo

Easternmost City in the USA

Full Day

We sail into the historic waterfront of cozy Eastport on Moose Island. The native Passamaquoddy tribe has called the area home for millenia. In 1833, Eastport became the second-largest trading port, after New York. Stroll the town or join us for an optional hike or day on the water here.

Day 4: Bar Harbor, Maine

When in Maine…

Full Day

There is a special mystique to Bar Harbor. Surrounded by the stunning Acadia National Park, sparkling with fall colors and perched on the edge of the sea, this little community offers tons of charm. Bar Harbor is the artistic, culinary, and social center in this lovely part of New England.

Day 5: Rockland, Maine

Small Town Charm

Full Day

Next, we visit Rockland, a beautiful coastal town situated alongside Penobscot Bay. Rockland is known for its lobster-fishing industry and deep harbor, dotted with hundreds of inlets and coves. Downtown Rockland features historic homes and charming shops as well as a fine art museum and the famed Wyeth Center.

Day 6: Provincetown, Massachusetts

Beaches of Cape Cod

Full Day

Colorful Provincetown is situated on the extreme tip of Cape Cod peninsula and surrounded by beaches. In 1620, the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower set anchor in what is today Provincetown Harbor. Its historic maritime character and art scene attracts visitors all year round.

Day 7: Newport, Rhode Island

The Ocean State

Full Day

Newport is considered a jewel in the coastal crown of New England. It is home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront and welcoming hospitality. Discover Newport’s downtown and walk along iconic Ocean Drive, discover colonial architecture or explore the tunnels at Fort Adams – America’s largest coastal fortification.

Day 8: New York

Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan

Disembarkation

Early in the morning, we sail into Manhattan, passing by the iconic Statue of Liberty. Enjoy the skyline of this legendary metropolis, before it is time to say farewell. We recommend staying a few days in the city that never sleeps to get even more out your vacation.

Arrival September 20, 2020

Location New York City, USA
What's included

INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE

  • rich program of included activities on all cruises designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team  
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in  
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities 

ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • farewell event  

PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT

  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Fredheim restaurant meals included 
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests) 
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track 
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected   

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • International flights  
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 
  • Travel protection plan
  • Luggage handling  

NOTES:

  • Visa for USA (ESTA) and Canada (ETA) - for details please see Visa information in Entry Requirements
Life on board

Your ship: MS Roald Amundsen

Our brand new, state of the art expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen serves as a comfortable basecamp at sea – bringing you to spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

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