EXPEDITION CRUISE

New England's Coastal Gems (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Hurtigruten
Ship: MS Fram  |  1 Review
Halifax, NS, Canada to New York City, NY, United States
Dates: 08 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018

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DAY 1
08 Oct 2018
Halifax, NS, Canada

While the area around Halifax has been inhabited by the 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 fun activities on land, water, and in the air. Spend some time exploring this vibrant urban center resting on the edge of nature before embarking on MS Fram to sail south along the North American coast.

DAY 2
09 Oct 2018
Day-at-Sea

Our experienced captains, along with expedition leaders and local experts, will create unique stops in destinations normal cruise ships are not able to deliver. These might be special landing sites to go for walks and launch our kayaks, or community visits, or perhaps stops to watch wildlife.

DAY 3
10 Oct 2018
Bar Harbor, ME, United States
Cadillac Mountain, Maine, ME, United States
Bar Harbor, ME, United States

Adventure, romance, rocky coast, and soaring granite cliffs... there is a special mystique to Bar Harbor. Surrounded by Acadia National Park and perched on the edge of the sea, this little community offers tons of charm. Bar Harbor is the artistic, culinary, and social center of Mount Desert Island. Around the turn of the last century, the island was known as a summer haven for the very rich because of its cool breezes. Today, Bar Harbor's shops are clustered along Main, Mount Desert, and Cottage Streets. Take a stroll down West Street, a National Historic District, where you can see some fine old houses. One of Bar Harbor's many attractions is its close proximity to Acadia National Park, which has over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, hiking and biking trails, amazing views, and dramatic coastline. We aim to catch the sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the east coast of the U.S., which offers magnificent views of the glaciated coastal and island landscapes.

DAY 4
11 Oct 2018
Bucksport, ME, United States
DAY 5
12 Oct 2018
Rockland, ME, United States

As we continue sailing south, we reach Bucksport, located on the Penobscot River and home to approximately 5,000 people. Across the bay is Fort Knox, one of the largest fortifications on the New England seacoast. A major feature of Bucksport is the Waterfront Walkway and an old railroad station that now houses the local historical society. Here you can learn about the town's eventful past through photos, exhibits, and lore, including the legend of a witch's curse placed upon the town's founder, Jonathan Buck. To this very day, evidence of the curse can be seen on the Buck Monument. Take a stroll in this typical American small town and enjoy its charming atmosphere. Sailing farther down the coast, we come to Rockland, a beautiful coastal town in Maine situated alongside Penobscot Bay. Rockland is known for its lobster-fishing industry and deep harbor, dotted with hundreds of inlets and coves. Downtown Rockland's historic homes and charming shops feature great architecture. There are plenty of tasty cafés and restaurants here serving fresh, local seafood, of course. Rockland is also home to the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, with an impressive collection featuring the beauty of Maine. With beautiful mountains, scenic waterways, charming wineries, and pristine Atlantic beaches, Rockland also offers many options for outdoor activities.

DAY 6
13 Oct 2018
Boston, MA, United States

Boston can be described as one large outdoor museum. As we arrive, Boston Harbor provides a spectacular scenic backdrop to the city, and its 34 islands provide an exciting urban-adventure destination. Walk the Freedom Trail and you'll quickly get a sense of the city's revolutionary spirit and history. As you follow the red-brick road, from the Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument, you'll pass 16 sites where dramatic history was played out. Be sure to explore some of Boston's fine museums and old neighborhoods. The city's most magnificent architecture is clustered around Back Bay, symbolic of the culture and learning that gave Boston its nickname: the 'Athens of America'. Harvard Square is a rich source of colonial and revolutionary history. Lined with mansions that were once home to royal sympathizers, it earned the nickname Tory Row. This is where you find Harvard, founded in 1636, the oldest university in the U.S. Throughout Harvard Square, street musicians perform on the sidewalks and in the parks, and there are live performances in many of the clubs. Follow the brick sidewalks to see an eclectic mix of book stores and music stores, performing arts theatres, and museums. Exploring on an empty stomach is never a good idea. Luckily, Boston is America's seafood capital, famed for clam chowder and lobster, and a rich mix of ethnic flavors from all corners of the world.

DAY 7
14 Oct 2018
Newport, RI, United States

Founded in 1639, Newport is considered to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. It is home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality. Tour the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playground for socialite families with names such as Astor and Vanderbilt, or enjoy wine-tasting at Newport's three scenic vineyards. Hop on a ride through Newport's downtown and along iconic Ocean Drive, discover Colonial architecture, or explore the tunnels at Fort Adams – America's largest coastal fortification. Experience the world-renowned Cliff Walk, a path tracing the edge of the Atlantic Ocean offering views of opulent Newport mansions, or stroll the city's historic Old Quarter. Join fascinating walking tours or experience natural wonders such as Hanging Rock, where American author, poet, philosopher, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau found inspiration. The Norman Bird Sanctuary boasts 325 acres and seven miles of trails that wind through diverse habitats. Newport has also earned an enviable reputation as a culinary hot spot. Newport chefs create local delicacies by working with area farmers, foragers, and fishermen, making amazing dishes that highlight seasonal ingredients, so take this opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal here.

DAY 8
15 Oct 2018
New York City, NY, United States

Early in the morning, we arrive at the great metropolis of New York City, where it's time to 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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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Halifax, NS, Canada - 08 Oct 2018

Bar Harbor, ME, United States - 10 Oct 2018

Cadillac Mountain, Maine, ME, United States - 10 Oct 2018

Bar Harbor, ME, United States - 10 Oct 2018

Boston, MA, United States - 13 Oct 2018

New York City, NY, United States - 15 Oct 2018

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