Cruises to Canada and New England will usually include ports of call in Rhode Island, Messachusetts, Maine, and the Canadien Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, New Bruswick and Prince Edward Island. Depending on the itinerary, you may also be able to cruise through some of the famous waterways in the northeast including the Cape Code Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
For most part, Canada - New England cruises depart from New York, America's most fascinating city, and many travelers decide to spend a little additional time in New York at either the beginning or the end of their cruise vacation. Some cruise liners sail one-way only cruises between New York and Montreal. Continuing up the coast, Boston, is another stand out point of call. Depending on the cruise line and package, ships may also stop in Bar Harbor or Portland, Maine before heading north into Canadian waters.
The city of Halifax is a port of call for almost all of the Canada - New England cruises. This city and the surrounding towns and villages are perhaps what most people envision when they think of Eastern Canada. Another popular stop in Canada is St John, New Brunswick. While this is an inyteresting city in its own right, many people come here to witness the extraordinary tides of the Bay of Fundy.
Cruising the shorelines of Canada and New England as the leaves change color is more than a mere spectator sport. Beyond the explosion of reds and yellows, there are quaint towns and vibrant cities famous for their history, culture, scenery and for the best lobster on earth.
The summer months are the most popular for short cruises of 4 and 5 nights. Longer cruises from 7 to 14 nights are offered in September and October to take advantage of the famous fall foliage.