NEW ENGLAND & CANADA’S EAST COAST FALL FOLIAGE
11 Days – Cruise aboard ROYAL PRINCESS
October 16 – 26, 2018
Cruise New England and Eastern Canada’s most scenic ports of call. From your ship’s balcony, relax and enjoy the spectacular views such as glorious colors, and you’ll realize this experience can only happen along the stunning and dramatic coasts of Canada and New England. Stroll through history among colonial brick buildings, autumn woods and rocky shores as you experience the sights, sounds and flavors unique to Canada and New England.
Tuesday, Oct. 16 New York City, NEW YORK Embark 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 17 Newport, RHODE ISLAND 7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 18 Boston, MASSACHUSETTS 10:00 am 7:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 19 Portland, MAINE 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 Saint John, NEW BRUNSWICK 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 21 Halifax, NOVA SCOTIA 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 22 Sydney, NOVA SCOTIA 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 23 Charlottetown, PRINCE EdWARD IS. 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 24 Day At Sea ~ ~
Thursday, Oct. 25 Quebec City, QUEBEC 7:00 am Overnight
Friday, Oct. 26 Quebec City, QUEBEC Disembark
Book Now & Receive $100 US Onboard Credit Per Cabin
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Category IB $3,195 OUTSIDE N/A
BALCONY Cat. BW* $4,350 OUTSIDE Cat. DW* $4,495 BALCONY Cat. BD $4,595
BALCONY Cat. BC $4,695 BALCONY Cat. BB $4,795 BALCONY Cat. DC $4,995
BALCONY Cat. DB $5,095 MINI-SUITE Cat. MC $5,695 MINI-SUITE Cat. MB $5,995
SINGLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Category IB $5,495 BALCONY Cat. BW* $7,695 *BW/DW has obstructed view
Initial deposit of $1,000 per person is required. Final payment is due by JULY 19, 2018
ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
Return airfare from TORONTO with transfers in NYC and Quebec City (other cities upon request).
Transfers between airport/pier and pier to airport.
11-Day cruise with all your meals and entertainment (shore excursions are not included).
All departure and port taxes/government fees.
Prepaid shipboard gratuities during your cruise.
Fully hosted from Toronto*.
NEW YORK CITY, NY – A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture and fashion, and entertainment. The city consists of five boroughs and an intricate patchwork of neighborhoods. Some of these include Lower Manhattan and the New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park and South Street Seaport, Chinatown, trendy SoHo, and Greenwich Village, along with Little Italy, the flat Iron District and Gramercy Park. Famous Central Park covers 843 acres of paths, ponds, lakes, and green space within the asphalt jungle. Many districts and landmarks have become well-known to outsiders. Nearly 170 languages are spoken in the city and over 35% of its population was born outside the United States.
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”.
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.
PORTLAND, MAINE – Portland was founded in 1632 by the British as a fishing and trading post and named Casco. In 1658 the name was changed to Falmouth and Portland was put on the map in 1786. While Portland’s name has changed over the years the essence of the area has not changed. Today, Portland still remains a vibrant fishing and commercial port, Maine’s largest city, and its cultural, social and economic capital. From the renovated Old Port with its brick sidewalks and cobblestone streets to the quaint seaside village of Kennebunkport, the summer home of President George H. Bush, Portland and the surrounding area have something for everyone. Photographers are sure to delight at the photo opportunities including the Portland Head Lighthouse and the picturesque White Mountains on the Cog Railway. Shoppers will enjoy the Old Port and downtown area that feature many unique boutiques, shops, galleries, and restaurants. Outdoor enthusiast will surely want to visit the world-renowned outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean® and the many other brand name outlets in nearby Freeport, Maine.
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.
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.
SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA – Cape Breton is fabled as a magical travel destination and the Port of Sydney is the gateway. Known for its beauty and unique Celtic music and culture, Sydney puts some of the Island’s greatest sights and attractions at your fingertips when you disembark into the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion. The dockside pavilion offers an array of Shopping Boutiques, a Craft Market and the World’s Largest Fiddle. You will also find wireless Internet services, a Visitor Information Centre, and the Cape Breton Island Exhibition Centre featuring artifacts, images and an overview of the rich culture and heritage of this historic Island. Or you can simply sit and savour our local seafood cuisine at the Range Light Cafe, or enjoy a glass of wine on our second level balcony. The city of Sydney has a deep history and was originally founded in 1785 by British Loyalists fleeing the perils of the American Revolution. The rich natural resources led these new settlers to establish prosperous coal and steel industries, which attracted immigrants from a myriad of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. To this day, Sydney remains a haven of multiculturalism. The Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion is just a short drive from the community of Baddeck and the breathtaking Bras d’Or Lake where Alexander Graham Bell lived, worked and studied. On the east coast of Cape Breton lies the largest historic reconstruction in North America, the Fortress of Louisbourg. The Fortress is a Parks Canada National Historic Site and is described as a Williamsburg-style attraction that is not to be missed.
CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – While Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest providence in terms of area and population, it more than makes up for this with the friendliness of its people, its natural beauty, and for being known as the birthplace of Canada. The island’s landscape is dramatic and features rolling hills, pristine forests, reddish-white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil. The capital of Charlottetown offers a small town feel and a relaxed atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair. The town has evolved into a dynamic city without sacrificing its historic charm. One certainly cannot think about Prince Edward without mentioning the author Lucy Maud Montgomery who once lived on PEI and drew inspiration from the land during the late Victorian Era for the setting of her classic novel “Anne of Green Gables.” PEI also has another claim to fame with the Confederation Bridge built in 1997. The world’s longest bridge over ice-covered waters provides a connection from PEI to the mainland Canada.
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC – To visit Québec is to experience France without crossing the Atlantic. The architecture, the ambience, and the animated conversation on the street confirm the impression that a bit of France has been permanently imbedded in North America. Stroll along the streets of the atmospheric Latin Quarter and explore the historic stone and brick houses of Old Québec, the only remaining walled city north of Mexico. Visit the Place Royale and Notre Dame des Victoires, the oldest stone church in North America, and marvel at the turreted Château de Frontenac.