Acendas Vacations

New England and Maritime Canada Cruising

New England and Canada cruises offer sophisticated, eye-catching ports of call. Take in the sights of the Atlantic Ocean coast, enjoy whale watching, and see the beautiful fall foliage. Newport, Portland and Bar Harbor are quaint towns with lighthouses and crab shacks. Explore Canada’s Maritime provinces, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Finally, immerse yourself in French Canada with stops in Quebec’s cities and countryside.

Unpack just once on your cruise vacation to New England and Canada, where you will visit majestic sites and scenes found only along these fabulously rocky and history-drenched coastlines.

Witness nature’s wild and rugged side while cruising past storybook lighthouses or searching for beluga whales near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Discover the thrill of a lobster catch in Bar Harbor, or walk the Freedom Trail in Boston to trace the path of America’s independence.

Explore chic Montreal and Québec City, with their quaint cobblestone streets and enjoy French culture.

With dozens of ports and experiences on offer, you can customize your cruise to reflect your own interests.

Are you a nature lover?

Be sure to choose a cruise that stops in Bar Harbor, Maine, where you can take a walk, bike, carriage ride or drive through Acadia National Park, one of the most visited National Parks in the United States.

Journey along the 27-mile Park Loop Road which will take you along the ocean’s edge and through pine forests full of moose, black bear and white-tail deer.

Be amazed by Cape Breton Island, part of the province of Nova Scotia, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Bras d’Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline.  There are highland villages to see, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail, and the Fortress of Louisbourg to inspect.

To truly experience the sheer majesty and power of the Atlantic Ocean, travel along the winding coastal highway of the Lighthouse Route to the unspoiled beauty of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, an authentic fishing village — little wonder it has been an inspiration for artists and an irresistible lure for budding and seasoned adventurers for more than 150 years.

Looking for the European experience without leaving the continent?

You’ll enjoy Montreal and Québec City.

The cultural capital of Canada, Montreal always seems to show up on “most livable city” lists and has been named a UNESCO City of Design. Explore the historical streets of Old Montreal where French is the first language of most residents, but the shopping and dining are international.

Québec City, dating to 1608, retains its fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with narrow streets, stone buildings and a European feel. This area is site of the famous, towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques.

For culinary lovers, opportunities abound to sample regional specialties. In Maine, don’t miss your chance to sit down to a true lobster bake in a beautiful setting along the coast. Enjoy succulent Maine lobster pulled fresh from ocean water and drizzled with butter, with all the trimmings.

In Québec, set out to the countryside and visit an authentic cabane a sucre (sugar shack) to see how maple products are made, and taste sweet maple taffy.

Literary afficiandos will thrill to visit the land of “Anne of Green Gables” on Prince Edward Island.  Walk the cobblestones of Victoria Row and visit Green Gables — the farmstead that inspired the setting for L.M. Montgomery to create her beloved tale of a red-haired orphan.

With unbelievable natural beauty, deep and rich historical sites and cosmopolitan capital cities, a New England and Maritime Canada cruise offers the perfect experience for new or seasoned travelers.

Let an Acendas Travel Advisor plan your vacation to beautiful New England and Canada today!