Northeast U.S. & Atlantic Canada – Fall Foliage Discovery (MS Fram)

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Duration: 8 days

Departure:
September 18, 2020
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  • 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
View of Provincetown from Pilgrim Monument. There will be plenty of chances to visit historic beauty on this US and Canada holiday, as we stroll on rugged shorelines, explore bays and inlets, taste amazing seafood and enjoy cultural attractions along the way.
Northeast U.S. & Atlantic Canada
This expedition cruise ends with a dramatic sailing past the Statue of Liberty and into New York.
Photo: Camille Seaman
This expedition cruise ends with a dramatic sailing past the Statue of Liberty and into New York.
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. Sailing from Halifax, this southbound adventure cruise on board MS Fram calls on charming towns on North America´s east coast in their spectacular fall colors.

Itinerary

This cruise takes you along North America’s eastern seaboard, offering a striking variety of cultures, historic sites, and dramatic natural scenery. Starting in Halifax, Canada, we discover Maine’s magnificent coast, visit Boston, and end the journey by sailing into New York City harbor past the Statue of Liberty - to experience the Big Apple.
Day 1
Halifax, Canada - Embarkation
Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia
Halifax seafront view
Historic Halifax.

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.

Halifax seafront view
Historic Halifax.
Peggy´s Cove Lighthouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Peggy´s Cove Lighthouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
The historic Cape Forchu Lighthouse has welcomed visitors to Nova Scotia for over 175 years.
Day 2
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia - Full Day
Historic Beauty and Lighthouses
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
The historic Cape Forchu Lighthouse has welcomed visitors to Nova Scotia for over 175 years.

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.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Yarmouth Walking Tour
    Enjoy a leisurely exploration of this historic town on your own time to enjoy the day as you please.
  • Yarmouth - Tusket Island
    What’s better than a day at sea en route to one of the quaintest inhabited islands in southern Nova Scotia?
  • Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia
    Join 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.
Day 3
Eastport, Maine - Full Day
Easternmost City in the USA
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Photo: Chelsea Claus

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.

Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Aerial view of Bar Harbor in autumn, Maine
Aerial view of Bar Harbor in autumn, Maine
Sunset over Acadia National Park, Maine
Sunset over Acadia National Park, Maine
Beautiful fall colours in Acadia National Park, Maine
Beautiful fall colors in Acadia National Park, Maine
Day 4
Bar Harbor, Maine - Full Day
When in Maine…
Sunset over Acadia National Park, Maine
Sunset over Acadia National Park, Maine

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.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour
    On this exciting walking tour, you'll travel back to the 19th century, when Bar Harbor was the world's most exclusive resort.
  • Bar Harbor – Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
    Step 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 Park
    Pass through the quaint town of Bar Harbor on your way to Acadia National Park and enjoy the views along Park Loop Road.
Day 5
Rockland, Maine - Full Day
Small Town Charm
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine.

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.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk
    Shuttle to Breakwater - Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light is a historic lighthouse complex at the end of the Rockland Breakwater in the harbor of Rockland, Maine.
  • Rockland – Birdwatching in the Wetlands
    The perfect tour for birders, we explore three different habitats in the Rockland area in search of birdlife.
  • Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat
    Enjoy a historical walking tour of fascinating Camden followed by a harbour cruise in a traditional lobster fishing boat.
  • Camden Hills State Park – Hike Bald Rock Mountain
    Enjoy 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 Tour
    This is an excellent tour for beginners to get a feel for what sea kayaking is all about.
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine.
Maine lobster, Bar Harbor
Maine lobster, Bar Harbor.
Private houses along Cape Cod Channel, Bourne, Maine
Private houses along Cape Cod Channel, Bourne, Maine.
Photo: Chelsea Claus
View of Provincetown from Pilgrim Monument
View of Provincetown from Pilgrim Monument.
Day 6
Provincetown, Massachusetts - Full Day
Beaches of Cape Cod
Private houses along Cape Cod Channel, Bourne, Maine
Private houses along Cape Cod Channel, Bourne, Maine.
Photo: Chelsea Claus

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.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Trolley Tour of Provincetown
    Explore the sights and sounds of Provincetown from the comfort of the Mayflower trolley
Day 7
Newport, Rhode Island - Full Day
The Ocean State
Bannister's Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island
Bannister's Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
Photo: Julian Colton

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.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Newport - Cliff Walk
    Experience 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 Breakers
    Enjoy a city tour of Newport and visit The Breakers, the iconic and grand Vanderbilt family summer home.
  • Newport – Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbour Cruise
    Enjoy 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 Adams
    Enjoy a scenic tour of Newport, visiting many historical sites including a stop at Fort Adams.
Bannister's Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island
Bannister's Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
Photo: Julian Colton
Sunset cliff walk, Newport, Rhode Island
Sunset cliff walk, Newport, Rhode Island.
Photo: Giorgio Galeotti
View of Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry
View of Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry
Photo: Camille Seaman
View of the Statue of Liberty, New York City
View of the Statue of Liberty, New York City
Photo: Camille Seaman
Day 8
New York - Disembarkation
Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan
View of Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry
View of Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry
Photo: Camille Seaman

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.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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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 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
  • 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

Notes

  • Visa for USA (ESTA) and Canada (ETA) - for details please see Visa information in Entry requirements
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser
Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch

Your Ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Gross tonnage 11647
Length 114 m / 374 ft
Beam 20.2 m / 66 ft
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser

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.

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Optional Excursions

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, Canada. Yarmouth, Canada.

Yarmouth - Yarmouth Walking Tour

North America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-YRH1

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Yarmouth - Tusket Island

North America

Duration

5 hrs

Price per person

From $ 299

Booking Code

A-YRH2

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Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia

North America

Duration

4 hrs

Price per person

From $ 249

Booking Code

A-YRH3

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Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour

North America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-BHB1

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Bar Harbor – Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

North America

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

A-BHB5

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Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park

North America

Duration

2 hrs 30

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

A-BHB3

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Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk

North America

Duration

Approx 1 h

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-RKD1

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Rockland – Birdwatching in the Wetlands

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 299

Booking Code

A-RKD5

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Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat

North America

Duration

4 hrs 30 min

Price per person

From $ 249

Booking Code

A-RKD6

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Rockland – Camden Hills State Park

North America

Duration

4 hours

Price per person

From $ 166

Booking Code

A-RKD7

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Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour

North America

Duration

2h20

Price per person

From $ 133

Booking Code

A-RKD8

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Provincetown - Trolley Tour of Provincetown

North America

Duration

45 min

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-PVC1

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Newport - Cliff Walk

North America

Duration

1hr 30min

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-NPT1

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Newport – City Drive and the Breakers

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

A-NPT4

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Newport – Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbour Cruise

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

A-NPT5

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Newport – Newport Scenic & Fort Adams

North America

Duration

1h30

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

A-NPT6

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Extend Your Cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-Program before or after your expedition cruise.

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Pre-cruise Land Adventure: Halifax

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

$ 468

Booking Code

YHZPRE

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New York: Post-Programme

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

$ 554

Booking Code

NYCPOST

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