Canada and New England With Princess Cruises
Fall Foliage Cruise from New York City
9 Days | September - October 2023
Starting At $Custom
The pages of history and stunning natural beauty blend seamlessly as you cruise the color-drenched shores of Canada & New England with Princess. Visit the iconic lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove in Halifax, return to the Gilded Age in Newport and stroll down Boston’s historic Freedom Trail. Or ascend Cadillac Mountain in picturesque Acadia National Park for one of the “Best National Park Experiences. ” On board, you’ll dine like a New Englander on succulent crab cakes and lobster as the allure of the northern seaboard embraces you — and leaves you changed forever.
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Day 1 Arrive New York City
Today arrive into New York City and check into your Manhattan hotel for your overnight stay. The rest of the day is on your own.
**Ask your U S Tours representative for pricing on a Broadway show and/or Dinner this evening**
Day 2 New York City/Board the Enchanted Princess
This morning after breakfast, head out for your Sightseeing tour of New York City. After the tour, you will head to the pier and board the Enchanted Princess. Enchanted Princess continues Princess Cruises’ tradition of top quality cruising to some of the most fantastic destinations. Like her all Princess ships, Enchanted Princess will have all of the incredible amenities your guests want. Enjoy excellent cuisine at any of the dining venues onboard, like GiGi’s Pizzeria – where you can watch as your pizza is made by hand, Ocean Terrace – where you can enjoy the freshest seafood, Crown Grill – which serves the freshest and juiciest steaks, or any of the other amazing dining venues onboard. After dinner, you can watch a movie under the stars, take in a Broadway-style show, laugh until your stomach hurts at a comedy show, or enjoy any of the amazing entertainment options aboard Enchanted Princess.
Day 3 Newport, Rhode Island
In the 19th century, Newport was America’s Versailles. It was here that the great merchant princes and robber barons of the Gilded Age erected the elaborate summerhouses they so ingenuously dubbed “cottages.” At the height of its splendor, a Newport season was a giddy whirl of grand fêtes, yacht races and elaborate beach picnics for assorted Vanderbilts, Astors and Morgans. Today, it is the privileged traveler who marvels at the splendor of great mansions like The Breakers, The Elms, or Rosecliff. Gone are the days when “Tessie” Oelrichs, one of Newport’s fabled hostesses, had 12 skeleton ships anchored offshore and dramatically lit for her legendary “White Ball.”
Day 4 Boston, Massachusetts
Hailed as the “Cradle of American Independence,” Boston is filled with historic sites. Boston was America’s first great city. In the 19th century, Boston was rightly described as the “Athens of America.” Today this city of 800,000 retains its vitality, combining historic districts with revitalized urban centers while remaining faithful to its venerable roots. It is a city every American should visit at least once. Follow the Freedom Trail along three of the most historic miles in the country. See the site of the Boston Tea Party, trace the route of Paul Revere’s famous ride, and stand on the bridge where Minutemen fired “the shot heard ’round the world.” In the old Charlestown Navy Yard you can see the USS Constitution, the nation’s oldest commissioned warship.
Day 5 Bar Harbor, Maine
Standing atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, it is easy to see why individuals like John D. Rockefeller felt so strongly about preserving this area’s natural beauty.
Established by individual donations, Acadia National Park is a stunning intersection of sea-scoured shores, towering cliffs, and forested mountains. Mount Desert Island had been a resort destination well before the establishment of Acadia National Park in 1919. The wealthy flocked to Bar Harbor at the turn of the century, building Newport-style “cottages” that turned the quaint New England town into a fashionable summer resort. It was the efforts of these wealthy vacationers, including John D. Rockefeller, which led President Woodrow Wilson to establish Acadia as the first national park east of the Mississippi. Many of Bar Harbor’s great houses are a memory. A catastrophic fire in 1947 ravaged the town and the surrounding forest. But Acadia National Park survived, and today it is one of the most visited national parks in America. Acadia’s 35,000 acres are studded with natural wonders: In addition to the stunning landscape, some 50 species of mammals including moose, black bear and white tail deer roam the park.
Day 6 Saint John, New Brunswick
Saint John, Canada’s oldest settlement is the gateway to the scenic wonders of New Brunswick. One of Canada’s oldest provinces, New Brunswick remains remarkably unspoiled: 85 percent of the province remains unsettled. New Brunswick boasts vast forests, purling streams, gentle hills, rich farmlands, and a spectacular coastline dotted by historic towns. Nature also blessed the area with one of her most astonishing phenomena: the reversing River Rapids. The fierce tides of the Bay of Fundy rise with such force that they actually cause the St. John River to reverse direction and its waters to flow upstream. Saint John’s history dates to 1604, when the Sieur de Champlain landed nearby on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. After the American Revolution, American Loyalists flocked to the area. Saint John became a thriving industrial port. But the catastrophic fire of 1877, declining commerce and decades of neglect gave the town a sad and careworn look for decades. That changed in recent years. Redevelopment of the waterfront and the old district has restored Saint John’s charm and its sense of history.
Day 7 Halifax, Nova Scotia
The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain’s major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia’s floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer’s Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia’s stunning scenery, including famous Peggy’s Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty.
Day 8 Day at Sea
Today is a day spent at sea.
Day 9 Arrive New York City
This morning arrive back into New York City. Disembark the ship and depart for home.