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Canada is the second largest country in the world, though the population is relatively small. Canada is a destination that offers beautiful scenery with snowcapped mountains that tower above the crystal blue lakes. East Coast and Midwest-oriented folks, so short getaways are possible from several ports in the eastern U.S. In fact, expansion beyond the more typical embarkation ports of Boston and New York includes Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk, VA.

Canada/New England cruise itineraries include stops in New England, Maine and Boston, Newport, Rhode Island, Portland - Maine, Bar Harbor - Maine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint John, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island as well as the many beautiful ports within Canada. Cruise the beautiful St. Lawrence River from Montreal and experience the old world charm of Quebec.

Typically the Canada/New England cruise season runs from May through October, with fall foliage cruises highlighting the later sailings, and more southern coastal sailings run through the winter. Autumn is New England's busiest travel season, so advance planning is crucial, bargain hunters will find the best deals on early spring departures pass the rustic, seafaring towns and villages of the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

A Canada/New England cruise will offer you an experience rich with history and the natural beauty of New England, the lobster and clams of Maine, the history of Bunker Hill, and the baked beans of Boston as well as visits to ports like Halifax Nova Scotia, St. John New Brunswick, Sydney and Newport Rhode Island.

Cruises to New England Short or long? Most of the shorter cruises (seven nights or less) sail round-trip from northeast cities, with Boston and New York offering the most variety options. Guests can choose between 4, 7 or 10 day cruises. Canada will enchant you and leave you with memories of a cruise vacation like no other. The majority of 4 & 7 day cruise itineraries sail from New York, with 10 day cruises sailing from Boston.

Princess, Carnival and Royal Caribbean sail in to this region with some of their biggest vessels, giving guests the full big-ship treatment (lots of activities and kids' programs), while some lines (Regent Seven Seas, Silversea and Seabourn) have smaller ships and provide a more refined and educational cruise. Holland America, Crystal and Celebrity use mid-sized vessels in the region, offering a combination of big- and small-ship experiences.

Small-Ship Cruising offer more colorful ports in the region, folks wanting a more in-depth Canada/New England experience can opt for a cruise that is all about the ports (and less about casinos and pool bars). You won't get the elaborate shows or formal nights on these vessels, but you will be able to get up close and personal with little coves and towns. Some options include

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines offers a totally different perspective on the Canadian Empress, a 66-passenger replica river steamboat. Traveling the St. Lawrence from Quebec City to Kingston, Ontario, the vessel stops in many unique and interesting towns along the way.


American Cruise Lines operates 31-cabin vessels out of New London, Connecticut, with seven-night cruises to the islands in and around Massachusetts, and from Bangor, Maine, with coastal stops in that state.


Whether it's a stop at historic Saint John's, Canada's oldest incorporated city; a visit to famed Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts; a call at Baltimore's bustling harbor; or a day baking in the hospitality of beautiful Charleston, South Carolina - a rich variety of wonderful experiences await "close-to-home" vacationers on a cruise along the eastern coast of the U.S. and Canada.

Cruises ranging from two-night getaways to12-night voyages sail the coastal waters of North America and into Canada along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Choices in embarkation ports that include Montreal, New York, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Norfolk (Virginia), Charleston (South Carolina) and other cities have helped to make these itineraries a popular choice for drive-and-sail cruises and as part of a land and sea vacation.

The ships sailing east coast cruises rival the ports of call for diversity. Cruise vacationers can choose to take their Canada/New England/U.S. Coastal cruise on ships ranging from intimate vessels carrying fewer than 50 passengers to spectacular resorts at sea.

Typically the Canada/New England cruise season runs from May through October, with fall foliage highlighting the later sailings, and more southern coastal sailings run through the winter. Value hunters will find the best deals on early spring departures.

New England & Canada Cruises ports
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While Prince Edward Island is Canada's littlest providence when it comes to area and population, it more than compensates for this deflect using the friendliness of its people, its natural splendor, as well as for being referred to as bi...
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Halifax Nova Scotia
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Halifax is an historic site full of natural beauty and fun-filled learning centers. The museums that make up the downtown sector are tremendous, including the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which is an ocean lover's dreamland. The Halifax...
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Montreal
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Montreal is like no place in the world with a unique fusion of American and French Cultures.  It is the 2nd largest French speaking city in the world after Paris.  Montreal city have a mixture of expectations, you will pleasurably be s...
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Newport Rhode Island
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Located at the southern tip of the largest island, Aquidneck Island, in Narragansett Bay, Newport was established as a colony in 1639 by William Coddington of Providence. Due to its excellent harbour, Newport developed rapidly through se...
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Quebec City
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Once you get north of Mexico, Québec City is the only walled city in the world. This distinct characteristic is one of the unique facets that make Québec City a magnificent place to visit. The atmosphere, official language, and culture of...
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Situated on Canada's Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, in which the Bay of Fundy meets the mouth from the Saint John River, Saint John is really a quaint harbor capital. A 90-minute drive from the U.S. border in Maine, "the Fundy City" off...
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Saint John's history is connected using the American Revolution. Even though the area had recently been discovered in 1604 through the French explorer Samuel de Champlain, Saint John only agreed to be a river and barren land until 4, 000...
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Sydney Nova Scotia
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The Mi'kmaq Indians, who lived undisturbed for thousands of years, originally settled Nova Scotia. John Cabot was the first European to step ashore, reaching Cape Breton Island in the late 15th Century. While the French were first to settle...
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Vancouver
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Vancouver is really a wonderfully scenic city which has vacation possibilities everywhere you appear. The dining is splendid, and also the shopping and night life is varied, vibrant, and abundant. You will find numerous high-quality stor...
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Victoria Canada
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The landscape of Victoria is really as diverse because it is beautiful, and also the west coast, the place to find glorious Victoria, isn't any exception. From beaches to mountain tops, exquisite parks to enchanting architectural sites, ...
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