America's Northeast coast is full of history and natural beauty: cozy bays and fishing villages, rugged coast, and remote islands are explored the best by sea. Canada & New England cruises are some of the most popular in North America. Discover the iconic landmarks, such as the majestic Château Frontenac, the Peggy's Cove lighthouse in Halifax, or the Gilded Age mansions in Newport. Take a voyage down the enchanting St. Lawrence River, the scenic Saguenay Fjord, and cruise past the Fundy National Park and the Acadia National Park.
When is the best time for Canada & New England cruises
The high season of cruising in the Northeast runs from May to October. The best time for a cruise is in the fall, thanks to the magnificent fall foliage that the region is so famous for. Crimson, gold, and amber tones make any landscape simply breathtaking. Fall colors usually peak between mid-September and mid-October.
Summer months are also quite popular thanks to mellow dry weather and comfortable temperatures. It's a good time for hiking, kayaking, and whale-watching. Migratory whales are abundant in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine, from Nova Scotia to Cape Cod. Their largest numbers can be seen between July and September. Summer is also a good time to spot seals off the coast of Prince Edward Island.
Canada & New England cruises usually take off from the U.S. ports of Boston and New York City or Canada's Montreal and Quebec City. Some cruises also start in Baltimore, Maryland, or Cape Liberty, New Jersey. The Canadian part of the cruise includes landmark tours in Montreal and Old Quebec, excursions to small ports and villages and larger cities, such as Halifax and Saint John, as well as the passage through the Saint Lawrence Seaway and the Bay of Fundy.
The New England part of the cruise includes the scenic Bar Harbor, the views of the Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park, the historical Boston tour with its Freedom Trail, and the tour of Newport, Rhode Island.
Cruise itineraries vary from 7 to 24 days. Longer cruises might include excursions to Greenland, Newfoundland, and Sable Island. It's also possible to find routes going further east, to the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, and Scotland. Prices for a classic week-long Canada & New England cruise start from $300.