EXPEDITION CRUISE

Northeast United States and Atlantic Canada – Exploring Canadian Maritimes (Southbound) (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Hurtigruten
Ship: MS Fram
St. John's, NL, Canada to New York, NY, United States
Dates: 26 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019

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DAY 1
26 Sep 2019
St. John's, NL, Canada

St. John's is the oldest and most easterly city in North America, with narrow streets and hidden alleyways — is a city full of character. We recommend you explore the history of this place under the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

DAY 2
27 Sep 2019
Ferryland, NL, Canada

Visit the site of the first permanent settlement on Newfoundland, established in 1625. Today there is an interpretation centre, conservation laboratory, and a re-creation of a 17th-century kitchen for us to experience. The beautiful setting of Ferryland is great for coastal walks, taking in cobble beaches, meadows, and the photogenic Ferryland Lighthouse. Join the optional excursion to explore the south end of the Avalon Peninsula and the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve.

DAY 3
28 Sep 2019
Miquelon, Saint Pierre And Miquelon

Even though Paris is very far away, the people living in St. Pierre and Miquelon are very proud of being French. This is France's oldest overseas territory and is still 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. Join our optional excursions to Île aux Marins or experience the local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre.

DAY 4
29 Sep 2019
Cap-aux-meules, QC, Canada

Twelve islands make up the roughly 62-mile-long sand archipelago called Îles de la Madeleine. The six largest of these islands are connected by many miles of thin sand dunes, peppered with fuzzy tufts of grass. Shaped by wind and waves, the iron-rich red and grey sandstone cliffs amaze with their spectacular forms. The coastline of beaches is dotted with harbors, multi-colored houses, and picturesque bays. We dock in Cap-aux-Meules, home to more than half of the archipelago's population. Long before the arrival of Europeans, native people came to the islands to fish and hunt for seal and sea cows. Preceded by Basque fishermen, Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534 and wrote in his logbook the first recorded reference to the islands. By 1765, the islands were inhabited by 22 French-speaking Acadians and their families. The locals who live here today are called Madelinots, and they identify themselves both as Acadians and Québécois. Others are descendants of survivors from the more than 400 shipwrecks on the island. Come ashore and discover this little outpost, where high winds and ocean storms are a part of life. Have a bite to eat at Café la Côte, Les Pas Perdus, Café d'Chez-Nous, or something to drink at Bar Le Central to feel the island's bohemian pulse. If you feel like being active, you can go kayaking or enjoy a hike in this relatively flat terrain.

DAY 5
30 Sep 2019
Baddeck, NS, Canada

Situated right in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Baddeck is a quaint little village, yet vibrant and invigorating due to its location known as the 'beginning and end' of the world. The famed Cabot Trail, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, can be found here. Situated on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lake, the area offers wonderful hiking opportunities, including a short hike to the Uisge Ban Falls — a comfortable and pleasant trek to the waterfall in the Uisge Ban Provincial Park.

DAY 6
01 Oct 2019
Louisbourg, NS, Canada

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 and a National Historic Site, the Fortress of Louisbourg. Here you can experience what life was like in a bustling French fortified town in 1744. As you might expect, the rugged coastal setting offers up plenty of outdoor adventure, with brilliant hiking and biking trails. And 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 7
02 Oct 2019
Halifax, NS, Canada

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 harbor in the world, life here revolves around the sea and the surrounding areas offer plenty of great activities on land, water, and in the air. Spend some time to explore this vibrant urban center set on the edge of true wilderness.

DAY 8
03 Oct 2019
Yarmouth, NS, Canada

A lovely historic town built on shipbuilding and trade, Yarmouth boasts fine Victorian homes, museums, churches, wharves, and other hidden gems. Join an excursion to see ornate captains' homes and the lighthouse that guided them safely back home after long journeys at sea. Or take a seaside walking trail to Cape Forchu, and explore the rugged landscape as you take in the stunning views.

DAY 9
04 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea

A day at sea means you can join the lectures by the expedition team, spend time on deck or in the Panorama Lounge with fellow travelers 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 10
05 Oct 2019
New York, NY, United States

An early morning arrival, as we sail past Lady Liberty and into the harbour of one of the most fascinating cities in the world before we say farewell.

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About the Ship

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MS Fram

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.

What's Included

Included

  • Daily Meals & Select Beverages

  • Wind/water-resistant jacket

  • Landings and activities on board and ashore

  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team

  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots

Not Included

  • International Flights

  • Travel Protection Plan

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional excursions and gratuities

About Us

Exploring since 1893, Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Europe, Africa, South/Central America and Arctic Canada. Our itineraries to these unique destinations focus on the stunning diversity of its wilderness, inhabitants, flora, and fauna. Hurtigruten’s unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enable us to offer guests unforgettable experiences in some of the most exciting corners of the world.

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Choose from a variety of cabin options ranging from Interior, Ocean View and Suite categories on any one of our 15 ships offering modern facilities carefully blended with true character.

Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions of this contract apply to the sea passage as well as to all other products or services of any kind whatsoever provided for or arranged by Hurtigruten AS, their agents or independent contractors. These terms and conditions represent the entire agreement and a binding contract between Hurtigruten AS and the customer. These pro-visions supersede any oral or written representations. Any change in these provisions must be in writing signed by the president of Hurtigruten AS.The transports of passengers, baggage and vehicles is subject to the provisions of the Act no. 39 of 24 June 1994 Norwegian Maritime Code, as amended (‘Norwegian Maritime Code’), and package tours are subject to the provisions of the Act no. 57 of 25 August 1995 Relating to Package Tours (‘Package Tours Act’). Copies of the Norwegian Maritime Code and the Package Tours Acts, in Norwegian and in English, are on file with Hurtigruten AS and available upon request. The terms and conditions of this contract are drawn up in accord ance with the Norwegian Maritime Code, Package Tours Act, and the regulations laid down by the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. However, in case of conflict between this contract and the Norwegian Maritime Code or Package Tours Act, this contract shall take precedence.

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