Eastern Seaboard Explorer (13 Days)

Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Ship: Viking Sea  |  15 Reviews
New York, NY, United States to Montreal, QC, Canada
Dates: 30 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018

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DAY 1
30 Sep 2018
New York, NY, United States

Embark your ship in New York City, the legendary city of culture, finance, and entertainment. You will have the afternoon free to settle in to your ship. We remain docked overnight amidst the glitter of this exciting city, giving you time to experience it after dark and immerse yourself in its many sights tomorrow.

DAY 2
01 Oct 2018
New York, NY, United States

Put yourself in a "New York state of mind" with a city overview that highlights the landmarks of Manhattan. View the Empire State Building, Central Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Theater District, and Times Square. If you prefer, you can visit the powerful 9/11 Memorial or tour the city's waterways by luxury catamaran. As you depart New York Harbor this afternoon, enjoy fantastic views of one of the world's most celebrated skylines, watched over by Lady Liberty.

DAY 3
02 Oct 2018
Cape Cod Canal (Transit), MA, United States
Boston, MA, United States

Enjoy a scenic transit of the Cape Cod Canal early this morning, a century-old engineering marvel linking Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay. Later, arrive in Boston for an enriching overnight stay. Birthplace of the American Revolution, the city holds a staggering repository of history. Among the many sights you will visit are Old North Church, where two lanterns signaled the movement of the British troops, and the Old South Meeting House, where Samuel Adams started the Boston Tea Party. Farther afield, you can tour the famous USS Constitution or follow the gold-colored trees of autumn to the revolutionary fields of Lexington and Concord.

DAY 4
03 Oct 2018
Boston, MA, United States
Cape Cod Canal (Transit), MA, United States

You will have another half day to explore Boston, perhaps returning to the Public Garden for a flower-filled stroll or a ride on the famous swan boats. You might also take in the prestige of Harvard University in Cambridge, beautifully set on the meandering Charles River. Later, we get underway and cruise into Cape Cod Bay to begin a scenic transit of the Cape Cod Canal, a century-old engineering marvel that delivers us to Buzzards Bay.

DAY 5
04 Oct 2018
Gulf of Maine (Cruising), Canada

Sail along the scenic coasts of Nova Scotia and Maine, crossing the Gulf of Maine. As you cruise, you might grab a workout in the Fitness Center or indulge in a facial or manicure in The Salon. This evening, perhaps you will dine on a regional favorite like New England clam chowder or boiled lobster.

DAY 6
05 Oct 2018
Halifax, NS, Canada

Explore Halifax, the cosmopolitan capital of the province of Nova Scotia and site of the first permanent European settlement in the region. Join a hop-on/hop-off bus tour of the city, setting your own pace for exploration of hilltop Fort George, named for King George II of Great Britain, the magnificent St. Mary's Basilica, and other historic sites. If you prefer, you might travel the Lighthouse Route to Peggys Cove, one of Nova Scotia's most scenic coastal villages, flavored by a rich fishing heritage.

DAY 7
06 Oct 2018
Gulf of St. Lawrence (Cruising)

Enjoy the day cruising to your next destination, taking advantage of your ship's generous amenities. Perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with newfound friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in the Living Room or lively jazz in Torshavn.

DAY 8
07 Oct 2018
Gaspé, QC, Canada

Take in the small-town charm and stunning natural beauty of the Gaspé Peninsula, from the town of Gaspé—the "Cradle of French Canada"—to the monolithic Percé Rock. Take a panoramic drive along the peninsula's rugged, cliff-lined coast. Embark a boat and set off into the Gulf of St. Lawrence in search of blue and humpback whales. Or, stay on land for a scenic hike through the stunning Canadian wilderness in Forillon National Park.

DAY 9
08 Oct 2018
St. Lawrence River (Cruising), Canada

Today you will make your way down the St. Lawrence River, one of North America's most scenic waterways, lined with dense forest and dramatic cliffs. As you sail, you might attend an illuminating enrichment lecture in the theater. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers' Lounge.

DAY 10
09 Oct 2018
Saguenay City, QC, Canada

Discover the history of Saguenay today, a once-disparate region of boroughs established as one city only as recently as 2002. Built on a rich fur-trading and timber industry, it is a quintessential Quebecois town proud of its rural roots. You can witness the story of its growth during a lively stage show created specifically for English-speaking visitors. Alternately, you can head into the countryside to visit two family businesses that embody the region's French heritage with their cheese and wine production.

DAY 11
10 Oct 2018
Québec City, QC, Canada

Visit the grand dame of Quebec province today, the venerable Quebec City, a European-style gem on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. As you explore its cobblestone streets, you will take in its decidedly regal air, crowned by the magnificent Château Frontenac. You will see the Place Royale, the Upper and Lower Old Towns lined with distinctive white stone buildings dating to the early 17th century, and the Parliament. Or, discover the province's natural beauty at Montmorency Falls and Canyon Sainte-Anne.

DAY 12
11 Oct 2018
Montreal, QC, Canada

You will have today to explore Montreal. Step into the city's rich history of fur trading in its Old Port section, lined with picturesque stone buildings along the St. Lawrence River. Ascend to the heights of Mount Royal Park for sweeping city and river views. And marvel at the glorious architecture and interiors of the Notre-Dame Basilica. Alternately, you might venture farther to witness the natural beauty of the Laurentian Mountains or sample the region's maple sugar delicacies.

DAY 13
12 Oct 2018
Montreal, QC, Canada

Disembark your ship today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or, stay on to explore more of this historic city with Viking.

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About the Ship

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Viking Sea

Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

What's Included

Included

  • One included shore excursion in every port of call

  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics

  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining

Not Included

  • Gratuities on board and on land, optional shore excursions/ tours/concerts, excess baggage charges, drinks, beverages and meals not included in the package are additional costs to the guest.

About Us

Viking® offers destination-focused river and ocean cruises to the world’s most fascinating locations on board elegant, state-of-the art ships. With Viking, guests will journey with like-minded travelers on The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help guests explore the most intimate nuances of their destination both on board and ashore—with enriching shore excursions, informative lectures and port talks, engaging Destination Performances, wine tastings and regional cuisine. Plus, Viking Inclusive Value provides guests all they need in one inclusive cruise fare.

Insider Tip

Viking has a variety of ways in which you can customize your trip including premium beverage packages, gift orders and making arrangements for special occasions.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Pricing, dates, inclusions, and itinerary are subject to change without notice, and vary by departure date and cabin. Restrictions may apply. Ship are registered in: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Ukraine, China, Vietnam and Egypt.



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Add-Ons

Pre-Packages

New York, NY United States

Offered by: The Mark
Location: New York, NY United States
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: The Mark
The Mark's Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour

Experience New York in its most beautiful season, from the sky! Guests are welcome to take a heli ride over the magic isle of Manhattan, to see Lady Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge, The Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, and of course Central Park in full fall foliage. Guests will be chauffeured to and from the downtown airport and be provided gourmet in-flight snacks by Jean-Georges. Let’s jet set.

Offered by: Baccarat Hotel New York
Location: New York, NY United States
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Baccarat Hotel New York
HELLO DOLLY! VIP EXPERIENCE

Two-time Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters returns to Broadway in Hello, Dolly! — the universally acclaimed hit that many call, “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Revival!

Terms & Conditions:

Offer based on double occupancy. Offer must be booked a minimum of 5 days in advance of arrival. Offer not combinable with any other offers.

Shore Excursions

New York, NY, United States - 30 Sep 2018

New York, NY, United States - 01 Oct 2018

Boston, MA, United States - 02 Oct 2018

Boston, MA, United States - 03 Oct 2018

Halifax, NS, Canada - 05 Oct 2018

Québec City, QC, Canada - 10 Oct 2018

Montreal, QC, Canada - 11 Oct 2018

Montreal, QC, Canada - 12 Oct 2018

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