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20Boston Massachusetts: Home to 400-year old Harvard

University, the Boston Tea Party, Cheers and Ally Mc Beal!

The central area of Boston is called Back Bay where you

will find the Copley Plaza shopping area, Boston Common,

Faneuil Hall Market place and Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill runs

along the north edge of Boston Common and is home to

the original pub called Cheers. Faneuil Hall Market place

is in between Boston Common and the River separating it

from Logan International Airport. Faneuil Hall Market place

is the bustling centre of Boston with lots of shops, bars and

restaurants including the famous Irish pubs. In this area

you will find the 18th Century Schooner Liberty used in

the uprising against the British, The Boston Aquarium and

the site of the original Boston Tea Party which triggered

the American War of Independence. The best way to the

learn the most about this historic centre of the USA is to

follow the two-and-a-half- mile long Freedom Trail. This

was the very route that Paul Revere took to warn of the

British invasion of the city.

Niagara Falls: The honeymoon capital of the world where

Lake Erie flows from the USA into Lake Ontario in Canada

via the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. The Falls

are best viewed from the Canadian side of the Niagara

River where the Niagara Parkway runs alongside the River.

The Fallsview Casino and shopping complex on the hill also

presents an excellent vantage point and is well worth a visit

together with a trip up the Skylon Tower. No visit to Niagara

would be complete without a journey on the Hornblower

boat trip to the base of the falls and a walk through the

caves in "A Journey Behind the Falls". In both cases you are

supplied with a blue mac as you will get wet without one.

For the more energetic perhaps take an exciting Jet Boat

Tour through the rapids and the mighty whirlpool - there are

dry and wet versions to choose from!

St John's - Newfoundland: This historic port is the capital

of Newfoundland and the oldest city in Canada dating back

to the 16th century. The surrounding country side is very

scenic - Cape Spear and Petty Harbour are well worth a visit.

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Located on one of the world's great

natural harbours and the closest Canadian port to Europe.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is well worth a visit

to see the artefacts recovered from the Titanic. Learn about

the formation of World War II convoys which gathered

here to run the gauntlet of U-Boats across the Atlantic; or

the gun ship collision during World War I which caused

as catastrophic explosion and flattened the city. Another

interesting spot to visit is the graveyard of the victims from

the Titanic disaster which were recovered by the local

fleet. Beyond the city, you can discover the weather-beaten

landscape of Nova Scotia's south shore.

Bar Harbor Maine has the look of Old England coupled

with rustic Cornwall with its rugged coastal walks. Here

you will find the Acadia National Park with its lakes, forests

and mountains. This is the ultimate place on your cruise to

enjoy the myriad of red, russet, yellow and golden colours

of the Fall season. Look out also for Cadillac Mountain and

Thunder Hole on the coast.

Newport Rhode Island: The home of palatial mansions,

incredible scenery, colonial streets and inviting vineyards.

Visit 10 Mile Drive to gain a quick flavour and have a look

at the Gothic Church of St Mary's where JFK and Jacqui

Onassis were married. For great scenery visit the lagoon-like

Gooseberry Beach.

Saint John is the largest city in the province of New

Brunswick, and is situated along the north shore of the

Bay of Fundy (opposite Nova Scotia) at the mouth of the

Saint John River. It is approximately 70 miles North East

of the US border and 430 miles East of Quebec City. The

St. John River itself flows into the Bay of Fundy through

a narrow gorge several hundred feet wide at the centre

of the city. It contains a unique phenomenon called the

Reversing Falls where the tides of the bay reverse the

water flow of the river. The rapids, or "falls", are created

by a series of underwater ledges which roil the water in

either direction and attract jet boat tours and Kayaking

adventures. St John has long been a ship building centre and

there are fascinating replicas of historic sailing ships in its

museum. The Old City Market is well worth a visit as is the

Romanesque Country Courthouse.

Quebec City is situated on the St Lawrence River which

flows from Lake Ontario offering the only outlet to the sea

from the entire Great Lakes region. This is one of the oldest

cities in North America (founded in 1608) and the ramparts

surrounding Old Quebec are the only remaining fortified city

walls that still exist in the Americas north of Mexico. They

were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as

the 'Historic District of Old Québec'. The city was captured

by the British in 1759 and was finally ceded to Britain by

France in 1763. You can wander through Quebec's cobbled

streets, visit the artisans in tree lined squares, shop for

antiques and savour fine coffee and croissants in Parisian

style cafes. Don't miss the magnificent views from the

medieval style turrets of Chateau Frontenac.

Prince Edward Island: Canada's smallest province is an

island that's connected to New Brunswick by the 8 mile

long Confederation Bridge in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

With red-sand beaches, lighthouses and fertile farmland,

it's nicknamed "Garden of the Gulf." It's renowned for its

seafood, notably lobster and mussels. Charlottetown, the

relaxed capital, is home to 1847 Province House, birthplace

of the nation of Canada. Here you will find Victorian

architecture, an abundance of parks and a bustling harbour.

Walk the cobblestones of Victoria Row, see the house that

inspired "Anne of Green Gables," or explore the wild shore

of Prince Edward Island National Park.

Maple Leaf Train: Our best-selling holiday to this part

of the world incorporates the Amtrak Maple Leaf train

service through upstate New York between Niagara Falls

and Manhattan. The scenery is non-stop from the flash

of Broadway to the dramatic and magnificent Palisades.

The journey takes you to the heart of what these holidays

are all about. This 11-hour journey allows you to effortlessly

link up Niagara Falls with New York without having to fly.

Cross border immigration is completed en-route and you

arrive into the heart of Manhattan at New York Penn station

just one block from Macys and a couple of blocks away from

the Empire State Building. It is no wonder that this far less

stressful and much more scenic way to travel across this

part of the world is extremely popular. The route includes

the Adirondack Mountains, the spectacular Mohawk

Valley region, the Finger Lakes & the western shore of

Lake Ontario.

If you are a seasoned cruiser looking for somewhere

different or if you appreciate spectacular

scenery and love nature at its best -

then a Canada & New England cruise

is for you.

Canada & New England

THE ULTIMATE AUTUMN HOLIDAY!

Canada & New England cruises offer a sophisticated holiday to an upmarket part of the world where

genuine hospitality goes hand in hand with beautiful scenery. Traditionally Canada & New England cruises

usually operate within a very small cruising season between September to October when the foliage

turns an incredible array of colours in the Autumn. Many cruises depart from either New York, Boston

or Quebec and offer the opportunity to combine a city break with your cruise.

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