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Springtime Voyage from New York to Montreal

15 Day Sample Cruise aboard Yorktown
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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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : New York City, New York / Embark
Day 2 : Newport, Rhode Island
Day 3 : Boston, Massachusetts
Day 4 : Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Day 5 : Bar Harbor, Maine
Day 6 : Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Day 7 : Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Day 8 : Halifax, Nova Scotia
Day 9 : Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Day 10 : Prince Edward Island
Day 11 : Gaspe, Quebec
Day 12 : At Sea
Day 13 : Saguenay Fjord, Quebec
Day 14 : Quebec City, Quebec
Day 15 : Montreal, Quebec



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Trip Snapshots

Take a stroll through Boston's Public Garden. Quebec at sunset. Take a tour of the Marble House in Newport. A beautiful lighthouse at sunset. A view of Quebec.

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.


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Yorktown's Category E Cabin.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two portholes, private shower & toilet. Cabins M11-M17
Yorktown's Category C and D Cabins.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L43-48
Yorktown's Category C and D Cabins.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins P49-P76
Yorktown's Category A and B Cabin.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins M18-M26
Yorktown's Category A and B Cabin.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L29-L42
Yorktown's Category AA Cabins.
Outside cabins with two lower beds (converts to queen), two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L27-28, P59-60
Yorktown's Category S Cabin.
Superior outside cabins with walk-out balcony, queen bed, private shower & toilet. Cabins S77-S80


This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

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
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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