Northeast U.S. & Atlantic Canada – Fall Foliage Discovery (MS Fram)
Duration: 8 days
Ship: MS Fram
September 18, 2020
Price from: $ 2,651 per personCheck prices and availability Request a quote
- Discover the beautiful coast of Canada and New England, USA
- 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
Historic Halifax was settled by the native Mi'kmaq people long before it became a British military outpost in 1749. The city combines rich cultural life with natural beauty in places like Peggy’s Cove. Spend some time exploring before boarding MS Fram to sail south along the North American coast.
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.
Yarmouth Walking Tour (2 hrs)
Explore Yarmouth’s heritage district by foot and walk by beautiful residences including the Pelton-Fuller Brush Home. Visit the Yarmouth County Museum, housed in a former granite church, see historic waterfront warehouses from the sailing era, and enjoy the town at your leisure. (Self-guided with local guides at appointed points of interest).
IncludedYarmouth Walking TourExplore Yarmouth’s heritage district by foot and walk by beautiful residences including the Pelton-Fuller Brush Home.
Yarmouth - Tusket IslandWhat’s better than a day at sea en route to one of the quaintest inhabited islands in southern Nova Scotia?
Yarmouth - Traditions of AcadiaJoin us on a half-day adventure that takes you to the seaside town of Pubnico, where you will experience L’Acadie, the historic Acadian village in Nova Scotia.
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.
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.
Gilded Age Walking tour (2 hrs)
Join a walking tour and travel back to the 19th century when Bar Harbor was the world's most exclusive seaside resort. Your guide is dressed in full Victorian garb and takes you back to an era of opulence, regaling you with stories of Victorian Bar Harbor's rich and famous. Learn about the area’s history and how the super rich lived lavishly with their grand parties and manicured estates.
IncludedBar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tourJoin a walking tour and travel back to the 19th century when Bar Harbor was the world's most exclusive seaside resort
Bar Harbor – Lulu Lobster Boat RideStep aboard an authentic lobster boat and ply the calm waters of Frenchman Bay to experience Maine’s timeless tradition of commercial lobstering first-hand.
Acadia National ParkPass through the quaint town of Bar Harbor on your way to Acadia National Park and enjoy the views along Park Loop Road.
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.
Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk (1 - 3 hrs)
Walk out to sea without getting your wet feet on this tour to Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - at the end of a breakwater extending almost one mile into the ocean. Ride a shuttle to the lighthouse and climb to the top of the historic beacon to get a wonderful view of the surroundings.
IncludedRockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walkWalk out to sea without getting your wet feet on this tour to Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - at the end of a breakwater extending almost one mile into the ocean
Rockland – Birdwatching in the WetlandsThe perfect tour for birders, we explore three different habitats in the Rockland area in search of birdlife.
Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster BoatEnjoy a historical walking tour of fascinating Camden followed by a harbour cruise in a traditional lobster fishing boat.
Rockland – Camden Hills State Park hikeEnjoy this moderately challenging hike in Camden Hills State Park, Maine, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area and connect with nature on the north-east coast of North America.
Rockland Harbor Kayak TourThis is an excellent tour for beginners to get a feel for what sea kayaking is all about.
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.
Mayflower Trolley Tour (3 hrs)
Explore the sights and sounds of Provincetown from the comfort of the Mayflower trolley. Our expert conductors take you on a 45-minute tour of this charming town. Learn about the pilgrims and life after landing here with the Mayflower and hear stories about Provincetown as you take in the sights.
IncludedProvincetown - Mayflower Trolley TourExplore the sights and sounds of Provincetown from the comfort of the Mayflower trolley
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.
Cliff Walk (3 hrs)
Experience New England’s rocky shore and crashing surf on one side and Newport’s most extravagant mansions on the other. The Cliff Walk remains one of Newport’s top attractions. Stretch your legs and enjoy the sights as our guide shares stories about America’s Gilded Age and the cast of characters who made Newport one the USA’s wealthiest summer resorts.
IncludedNewport - Cliff WalkExperience New England’s rocky shore and crashing surf on one side and Newport’s most extravagant mansions on the other
Newport – City Drive and the BreakersEnjoy a city tour of Newport and visit The Breakers, the iconic and grand Vanderbilt family summer home.
Newport – Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbour CruiseEnjoy a scenic Newport harbour cruise to nearby Rose Island. Explore the fully restored lighthouse and see remains of 200-year old Fort Hamilton - now an important wildlife sanctuary.
Newport – Newport Scenic & Fort AdamsEnjoy a scenic tour of Newport, visiting many historical sites including a stop at Fort Adams.
Early in the morning, we sail into Manhattan, passing the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy the New York City skyline before we say farewell. We recommend staying a few days in the city that never sleeps to get the most out of one of the most exciting places in the world.
Included in Your Expedition
- Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
- A rich program of included activities on all voyages 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 in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail through
- 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
- A 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
- A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
- Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
- 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
- Visa for USA (ESTA) and Canada (ETA) - for details please see Visa information in Entry requirements
|Year of refurbishment||2020|
|Passenger capacity||318 (200 in Antarctica)|
|Length||114 m / 374 ft|
|Beam||20.2 m / 66 ft|
The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram honors the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology and making her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.
Some expedition cruises may include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.
Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.
Yarmouth - Yarmouth Walking Tour
Yarmouth - Tusket Island
Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia
Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour
Bar Harbor – Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park
Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk
Rockland – Birdwatching in the Wetlands
Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat
Rockland - Camden Hill State Park
Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour
Provincetown - Mayflower Trolley Tour
Newport - Cliff Walk
Newport – City Drive and the Breakers
Newport – Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbour Cruise
Newport – Newport Scenic & Fort Adams
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