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
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
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.