Atlantic Canada and Northeast U.S. - Fall Foliage (Itinerary 2)
About Boston, Massachusetts
- Discover the beautiful coastline from Canada down to New England
- Experience small-town charm in Nova Scotia and Maine, and big-city bustle in Boston
- Plenty of walking and hiking opportunities for scenic views of the coast
- See the dramatic colors of autumn foliage on the East Coast
- Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
- À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
- English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
- Range of included excursions
- Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
- Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
- Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
- Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
- Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, sauna with floor-to-ceiling window, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
- Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
- Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings
- International flights
- Travel protection
- Luggage handling
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
- Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
- All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
- Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
- No gratuities expected
Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia - Halifax, Canada
Your journey begins in Halifax, featuring red-brick heritage buildings, parks, the landmark Citadel Hill National Historic Site, top-quality museums, Alexander Keith’s original 1820 brewery, and a 2-mile-long seafront boardwalk. We definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on a Pre-program before embarking on MS Fridtjof Nansen.
French, Fishing, and Forchu - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Welcome to this historic town at the intersection of traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French cultures. Situated in the world's largest lobster fishing grounds, Yarmouth boasts the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the grand sea captain homes built in 1850´s or enjoy the picturesque views and hiking trails at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse.
Easternmost City in the USA - Eastport, Maine
Stroll the downtown Historic District here and enjoy the shops, restaurants, and cafés. The native Passamaquoddy people have called nearby Moose Island home for at least 10,000 years, in an area which attracts seals, eagles, and whales. We may see Old Sow in nearby Passamaquoddy Bay, believed to be the biggest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
Quintessentially Maine - Bar Harbor, Maine
Surrounded by stunning Acadia National Park and perched by the sea on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has a special ambiance that is classic Maine. You’ll find some of the region’s best seafood restaurants here, while whales, seals, and puffins can be spotted along the coast.
Small-Town Charm, World-Class Art - Rockland, Maine
Like many Maine communities, this small coastal town situated in Penobscot Bay grew out of the lobster-fishing industry but is now known for its boutiques, fine dining, and galleries. Art lovers can spend time at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art museum and the world-famous Farnsworth Art Museum enjoying works by Andrew Wyeth and other fine New England artists.
The Best of New England - Portland, Maine
This buzzing city has a strong art and music scene, as well as a host of great local seafood restaurants. Tour historic Old Port, known for its working waterfront, art galleries, and restaurants in converted warehouses.
On the Peninsula of Cape Cod - Provincetown, Massachusetts
Visitors are drawn to this colorful town for its beautiful beaches, restaurants, and charming shops. Artists began frequenting Provincetown a century ago and it is one of the oldest continuous art colonies in the country. Nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary attracts 17 species of whale, including humpbacks and rare North Atlantic right whales.
The Cradle of Liberty and Beantown - Boston, Massachusetts
From its history as the oldest city in America to its fanatical sports fans, Boston is a true treasure trove of Americana. Join one of our optional excursions to tour the city, which is home to prestigious Harvard University and legendary sports teams such as the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics. Walk the Freedom Trail to get a sense of the city's revolutionary roots, taste the famed clam chowder, or enjoy the dynamic contemporary art, music, and theater scenes. Spend the night in the city using MS Fridtjof Nansen as your base before disembarking the next day.