Springtime Voyage from New York to Montreal Cruise

Experience spring in New England and Canada on this 15-day coastal cruise. Begin your grand voyage in the port of New York City as you travel north along the coast to land in Newport, Boston, Boothbay Harbor, all on your way to scenic Nova Scotia and more. History comes alive aboard the Yorktown on this fascinating voyage, all while sailing through the breathtaking pastoral landscape of the northern seaboard.

Day 1

    New York City, New York / Embark

    Arrive in New York City and board the Yorktown. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

    Day 2

      Newport, Rhode Island

      Sail into Newport, once the summer playground of New York’s wealthiest families. Many of the grand "cottages" they built are now open to the public. See The Breakers, the 70-room mansion of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Also explore the historic center of Newport with its fine architecture and enjoy time at leisure.

      Day 3

        Boston, Massachusetts

        Boston is a rich repository of cultural institutions. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, and meander to the recently-added Art of the Americas Wing. Stop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a Venetian-style palazzo that is home to an exciting collection of European, Asian, and American art.

        Day 4

          Boothbay Harbor, Maine

          Before docking, enjoy a panoramic view of the lighthouses along the Main coast. From Boothbay Harbor, often referred to as the boating capital of New England, walk along the town’s quaint streets. Lined with charming shops and restaurants, Boothbay is an enchanting town.

          Day 5

            Bar Harbor, Maine

            Explore Bar Harbor, one of the loveliest towns along the coast of Maine. Surrounded by Acadia National Park, this quaint fishing village on Mount Desert Island was a fashionable resort town in the late 1800s and the summer home of influential families. Tour Acadia National Park to discover the Wild Gardens of Acadia, showcasing over 300 native plant species. Also visit the Abbe Museum’s collections chronicling Maine’s Native American culture and history.

            Day 6

              Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

              Visit the fishing port of Yarmouth to view its Cape Forchu Lighthouse and charming Victorian houses. With its long history of shipbuilding and lobster catching, the town is also home to several cultural centers. Enjoy the opportunity to visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Yarmouth County Museum & Archives.

              Day 7

                Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

                The 18th-century village of Lunenburg is known for seafaring and natural beauty. Take a walking tour of the Old Town and also visit the aquarium at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
                Trail, the historic route that linked the isolated Scottish, English, and Acadian communities during colonial times.

                Day 8

                  Halifax, Nova Scotia

                  Arrive in Halifax, a vital port city teeming with an array of historical and historic delights. Take a driving tour of historic Halifax before visiting Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place of 100 victims of the 1919 Titanic disater. SPend time at the Public Gardens then explore the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

                  Day 9

                    Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

                    Transfer to the charming town of Baddeck, once the home of the great inventor, Alexander Graham Bell. Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and view the immense collection that illustrates his life.

                    Day 10

                      Prince Edward Island

                      Prince Edward Island is known as the Garden of the Gulf for its pastoral landscape. Tour the island, including Prince Edward Island National Park, which supports over 200 bird species. Spend time in the charming village of Rustico.

                      Day 11

                        Gaspe, Quebec

                        Located on the eastern coast of the remote peninsula of the same name, Gaspe is where Jacques Cartier first claimed Canada for France. From "Land's End" visit the National Park of Bonaventure Island and Perce Rock, rising out of the sea to a height of almost 300 feet. Carved by volcanic activity, Perce Rock is a continuation of the Appalachian Mountains, which extend from the peninsula south to Alabama. Its neighbor, Bonaventure Island, houses a migratory bird sanctuary with the largest concentration of Northern Gannets in North America.

                        Day 12

                          At Sea

                          Relax aboard Yorktown and attend a lecture by one of our onboard experts as you sail down the St. Lawrence River.

                          Day 13

                            Saguenay Fjord, Quebec

                            Plan to be on deck as the ship approaches the entrance to the Saguenay River. The stretch of water from the Saguenay through to the gulf of the St. Lawrence provides a sanctuary for numerous marine mammals including porpoise, dolphin, seal, and more than 13 species of whales. In the afternoon, call at Saguenay City, located in the heart of a glacial valley. Saguenay was the site of a French and aboriginal trading post. Here, explore the town and nearby Saguenay Fjord National Park, rich with birch and fir forests and supporting a diverse wildlife population that ranges from black bears, lynx, and moose to seals, beluga whales, and other marine mammals.

                            Day 14

                              Quebec City, Quebec

                              With its old city walls, narrow cobblestoned lanes, country squares, copper gables, outdoor cafes, and historic battlements, Quebec City remains one of the most romantic spots in North America. The authentic, undeveloped charm led UNESCO to designate it a World Heritage site in 1985. Discover the Upper and Lower Towns, the Citadel, the Plains of Abraham, and the Place Royale.

                              Day 15

                                Montreal, Quebec

                                Following breakfast on board, disembark in Montreal and transfer to the airport for your connecting flights.

                                Please note: Cruise fare does not include fuel surcharges.

                                Program Inclusions:
                                - 12-night cruise aboard the 130-guest Yorktown
                                - Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
                                - All meals aboard ship
                                - Complete program of tours and excursions
                                - Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying guest lecturer
                                - Professional tour staff
                                - Complete pre-departure materials
                                - Port and embarkation fees
                                - Gratuities to guides and drivers