15-day Canada Cruise
15 day cruise/tour - October 6, 2015
Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas - NEW!
Dr. S. Michael Wilcox
Special Guest Educator
The perfect cruise at the right time of year!
In 2013 there were only September sailings into Canada. The cruise line called them Fall Foliage Cruises, but it was too early to see any fall foliage. For 2015 The cruise is at the right time of year to have the best chance to enjoy the many fall colors. Michael loves Canada, especially since his wife was from Canada. He did a cruise a few years ago to Canada. He has wanted to return every year since, but with his busy schedule it has been hard to fit it in. For 2015 we have been able to work it out that he is able to return one more time!
What you will see and experience on this fantastic cruise begins in New York and goes up through the New England States into Canada. One of the best ports of call they have included that is left off of most Canada cruises is Prince Edward Island and home to beloved Anne of Green Gables. Here is what you will see and experience during your 16 day Canada Fall Foliage Cruise and Land Tour:
Your Cruise Package Price Includes:
Important Note: Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.
Our pricing is a package that will actually give you more for less! Below we have listed what is included in our discounted package price.
Package Pricing: $2,575*
*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include shore excursions, transfers, airfare and tips.
Airfare pricing to be announced soon!
Please call if originating from another city, it may vary from the example above.
You may also purchase your own airfare.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: October 6: Fly to Newark New Jersey & Overnight
Today you will fly from your home to Newark New Jersey and overnight.
Day 2: October 7: New York
This morning will be a free morning to enjoy. Late this morning we will transfer to your beautiful ship that will be your home for the next 12 nights.
Day 3: October 8: Fun Day At Sea
Today is a fun day at sea. You will have time to explore and enjoy your Royal Caribbean Cruise ship. We will also have a welcome aboard meeting with everyone and a wonderful seminar with Dr. S Michael Wilcox.
Day 4: October 9: Boston
The ship is in port from 7am to 7pm. For those doing our shore excursion package to day will be a full day starting with a scenic ride from Boston to two of the most important battlefields of the American Revolution. You'll visit Lexington Green where Paul Revere ended his historical midnight ride, and travel to Concord and the Old North Bridge, where revolutionary Minutemen met the British forces. We return back in Boston, visit Old North Church and the experience the Freedom Trail.
Day 5: October 10: Portland, Maine
The ship is in port from 7am to 7pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour begins with a historic tour throughout picturesque Portland. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow named his hometown a "Jewel by the Sea," you will see why as you learn about Portland's history with your experienced guide. Portland's rocky coastline necessitated the use of lighthouses. On this tour we will visit one of the most prominent lighthouses in the area, the Portland Head Lighthouse. George Washington ordered the construction of the lighthouse in 1787, however as the colonies were poor they had to use materials that were close to hand. The original "rubble stone" tower still stands as one of the few colonial lighthouses that have never been rebuilt. The tour will continue with a visit to Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport was founded in 1653 and was a major ship building center in the 1800s. It is now better known for its scenery, beautiful seaside estates, picturesque harbors, quaint shops and galleries. It is also the summer home to former president, Pres. George Bush.
Day 6: October 11: Bar Harbor, Maine
The ship is in port from 7am to 7pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will enjoy a two hour narrated tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. You will pass the mansions of a bygone era and learn the history of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park including the great forest fire of 1947. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the most beautiful island in America. We give you a running commentary on the area including the beautiful homes, famous names, geology, ocean, plant and animal life. We visit the most interesting places in the park including Cadillac Mountain and Thunderhole on Ocean Drive.
Day 7: October 12: Rockland, Maine
For those doing our shore excursion package we have a full day of sightseeing that will include the wonderful seaside village of Camden, Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockport (one of Maine’s most beautiful harbors), Mt Battle summit (with its sweeping views of Penobscot Bay) and tour of Rockland. To make this day most memorable we have also included scenic drives, time to explore and the picturesque Owls Head light house.
Day 8: October 13: Fun Day At Sea
Today is a day to relax and enjoy your ship. We will also have lectures from Dr. S. Michael Wilcox
Day 9: October 14: Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
The ship is in port from 7am to 7pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will discover Halifax, Nova Scotia's vibrant capital city founded in 1749. Stunning 18th and 19th century buildings are interspersed with ultra-modern glass towers. Passing through bustling downtown Halifax, you'll see Province House, the seat of government and Canada's oldest legislative building, referred to as "a gem of Georgian architecture" by Charles Dickens, who passed through here in the 1840s. This excursion also includes a drive around Halifax Citadel, a majestic hilltop fortress comleted in 1856 where you will be given a photo stop. From here we make our way to the Halifax Public Gardens, one of the oldest examples of Victorian Public Gardens in North America. We will take a walk through the gardens before we proceed to the Halifax Waterfront where you will be given free time to have lunch on your own. After lunch we will drive past Historic Properties, a popular complex of 19th century wharves and warehouses transformed into upscale boutiques and charming restaurants. A collision in 1917 between two ships in Halifax harbor, one a French munitions ship that leveled the North End of Halifax killing or injuring thousands. Our next stop will be Fairveiw Lawn Cemetery where rows of gravestones mark the final resting place of 121 victims of the Titanic. After this interesting stop we have a beautiful coastal drive that takes you past picturesque coastal villages and inlets to the rugged fishing community of Peggy's Cove. With its breathtaking location on a narrow, coastal inlet characterized by wave-worn granite boulders and crashing surf, this charming little village is one of Canada's most photographed sites. According to local legend, Peggy's Cove received its name in the 1800's when a schooner ran aground and sank. The only survivor fro the wreckage was a woman named Margaret. The locals came to know here as Peggy and her home as Peggy's Cove. A lighthouse was constructed in 1868 on the smooth white granite rocks at the point of the cove is one of the crowning features of this peaceful place. Unfortunately it has been closed to visitors due to mold from years of water crashing into it. You will certainly fall in love with this tiny village where colorful houses dot the shore line and quaint shops and galleries line the streets.
Day 10: October 15: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another day to relax and enjoy your ship and lectures from Dr. S Michael Wilcox.
Day 11: October 16: Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Canada
The ship is in port from 7am to 7pm. For anyone who purchased our shore excursion package today we begin with a memorable city tour of historic downtown Charlottetown followed by a stop at PEI preserves in New Glasgow. We then continue along the coast to the small village of North Rustico and the famous Prince Edward Island National Park, home of Cavendish and Anne of Green Gables. You'll have free time to sample homemade island jams, visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk overlooking the beautiful sandy beaches of the island. Next we visit Rustico harbor to visit a traditional fishing village and learn about the history of the Prince Edward Island fishery. Relax and enjoy the picturesque landscape on the drive back to Charlottetown as the tour winds to a close.
Day 12: October 17: Fun Day at Sea
Today is your last day at sea. You will have a lecture from Dr. Wilcox. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your last day on this beautiful cruise ship.
Day 13: October 18: Quebec City, Quebec
The ship arrives around noon today. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package will enjoy a tour of Quebec City today. In Quebec City we visit the "Old Town" area as well as Montmorency Falls and St. Anne-De-Beaupre Basilica among other sites. The day concludes back at the ship for our final night on this beautiful ship.
Day 14: September 19: Montreal, Canada -- Montreal, Canada
This morning we will depart our wonderful ship. We will travel along the St. Lawrence River to Montreal Canada. We will do a tour of Montreal with whatever time we have. We will overnight tonight in Montreal.
Day 15: September 20: Montreal – Home
Unfortunately all good things have to come to an end. Today we fly back to the US and home.