Last week we mentioned Fall Foliage on the East Coast, and what more special way to see the autumn colors than on a cruise along the coast?
Fall is Mother Nature’s live performance – when dazzling hues of gold, crimson and burgundy transform the landscape. A handful of select cruise lines offer cruises from Quebec to Massachusetts this fall season, to take full advantage of the high of leaves between late September and mid-October.
Most ships disembark from New York or Boston, calling at ports like Bar Harbor, Quebec City and Prince Edward Island. This is also the time when you can take advantage of seasonal shore excursions, like kayaking around Prince Edward Island, or visiting the famous homestead that inspired the author of Anne of Green Gables.
So why not enjoy views of the autumnal kaleidoscope from the comfort of your own ship balcony?
1. American Cruise Lines
This brand new 8-day itinerary goes from Boston to New York City. Pop into the gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard, and explore the riverside town of Sleepy Hollow that inspired Washington Irving. You’ll also visit prime foliage viewing locations like Hyde Park and Catskill NY. The American Constellation is the newest small ship with ACL.
September 23, 2017 – 8 Days from Boston to NYC
As a smaller ship, it’s able to call on smaller ports: Boston MA, Martha’s Vineyard MA, Newport RI, Greenport NY, Kingston NY, Catskill NY, Sleepy Hollow NY and New York City NY.
2. Holland America Line
HAL is a classic cruise line with several autumnal itineraries throughout September and October at an affordable price point. All of them are wonderfully inclusive of the Canadian coastal towns.
Sept 16 & Sept 30. 7-Night Canada and New England Discovery. Montreal to Boston.
Sept Sep 23 & October 7. 7-Night Canada and New England Discovery. Boston to Montreal.
Both of these itineraries include Montreal, Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor and Boston.
Sept 10 & Sept 30. 10-Night Colors of Canada and New England. NYC, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Prince Edward Island, Saguenay, Quebec City.
October 10. 12-Night The Atlantic Coast. Québec City, Saguenay, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland ME, Boston MA, Port Canaveral FL.
3. Regent Seven Seas
Regent Seven Seas is a luxury cruise line that offers all-inclusive, all-balcony, and all-suite service, and this fall they’re offering sailings along the East Coast, including a SPECIAL sail from Montreal to Miami.
Sept 18 & Oct 18 – 10 Days – NYC to Montreal on the Seven Seas Navigator.
Sept 27 & October 17 – 10 Days – NYC to Montreal on the Seven Seas Mariner. Children age 17 or younger sail with a discount!
Sept 28 – 10 Days – Montreal to NYC on the Seven Seas Navigator.
Oct 7 – 10 Days – Montreal to NYC on the Seven Seas Mariner. Children age 17 or younger sail with a discount!
Oct 28 – 10 Days – Montreal to NYC on the Seven Seas Navigator.
Ports of Call: NYC, Newport RI, Boston MA, Bar Harbor ME, and up to Canada: Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspe, Saguenay, Québec City, Montréal.
– FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions*,
– FREE Unlimited WiFi for All Suite Categories,
– 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel in Concierge Suites and Higher
– FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
– FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
– FREE Open Bars and Lounges PLUS In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
– FREE Specialty Restaurants
– FREE 24-Hour Room Service and NO Charge for Specialty Restaurants and much more.
REGENT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SAIL
Oct 27 – 14 Days – 25th Anniversary Commemorative Voyage Montreal to Miami on the Seven Seas Mariner.
On the Montreal to Miami, the ship will make its calls at Montreal, Quebec City, Sydney, Halifax, Saint John (Bay of Fundy), and into USA through Portland ME, Boston MA, New York City, Norfolk VA, Port Canaveral FL and Miami FL.
What’s included in this Cruise:
FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship, FREE Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits, Throughout the Ship, FREE Speciality Restaurants, FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship, FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
CONCIERGE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package* and more
PENTHOUSE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: FREE Personal Butler and more
*See Terms & Conditions for full details.