The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland Cruise

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A view from the cliffs of Gros Morne National Park.
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The small historic village of Louisbourg
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Explore the area surrounding Perce Rock
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A stone house off the coast of Canada
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A group of Gannets found off the coast of Canada
Relax in the luxurious sauna aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
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  • Explore the intriguing red cliffs and strange tabletop formations
  • Discover Newfoundland's little known, astonishing Viking past
  • Enjoy eastern Canada's breathtaking natural beauty
  • Visit the only North American island that remains under French control

Embark on a rare expedition and join an exceptional community aboard National Geographic Explorer on an 8-day circumnavigation of the island of Newfoundland that includes an exploration of outlying islands in the Canadian Maritimes. Join a historic celebration on this special Canadian small ship cruise.

Day 1

Embark in St. John's, Newfoundland

Arrive in St. John's and embark the National Geographic Explorer this afternoon. Enjoy dinner on board and meet your fellow travelers.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

St. Pierre

Your first landfall is St. Pierre, France’s oldest remaining overseas territory. Explore this picturesque French fishing enclave where you can stop at a scenic whale watching lookout and a French-style graveyard.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Louisbourg & Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Today visit the reconstructed Fortress of Louisbourg, an 18th-century fort where the British and French fought. Later, visit the village of Baddeck, where Alexander Graham Bell built his summer home, now the centerpiece of a beautiful park and museum. Explore the life of Bell with his great grandson, Gil Grosvenor, former president of the National Geographic Society. Enjoy an optional “white glove” tour of the Bell Museum and have the opportunity to hold historic artifacts.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec

A cluster of wispy islands isolated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Îles de la Madeleine are home to miles of dunes, grassy hills, and dazzling red sandstone cliffs. Local experts guide you by Zodiac across this landscape of caves and sea arches, stopping along the way in colorful fishing villages as we learn about Acadian culture. Weather permitting, end the day with a bicycle ride.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gros Morne National Park

Graced by cliffs, fjords, and a sweeping alpine plateau, Gros Morne National Park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its spectacular geology. Go on a variety of walks with your ship's naturalists along waterfalls, marine inlets, and forested trails. Learn about the forces that shaped this land and the ancient serpentine rock that illustrates the phenomenon of plate tectonics.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

L'Anse aux Meadows

In the World Heritage site of L'Anse aux Meadows, walk among 11th-century Norse ruins and reconstructed sod huts and learn the saga of the Vikings in North America - nearly 500 years before Columbus arrived.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exploring Eastern Newfoundland

Wild, rugged, and often accessible only by sea, Newfoundland's east coast is dotted with tiny fishing villages tucked into coves. Explore these stunning shores by Zodiac and kayak, and gain insights from the ship's experts into the island's people and wildlife.

Day 8

  • Breakfast

Disembark in St. John's, Newfoundland

Sail to St. John's, the picturesque capital city of Newfoundland and the most easterly point of North America. Visit the colorful waterfront and historic Signal Hill or the Rooms Museum before transfering to the airport for your flight home.

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2016 : Sep 8, 15
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Costs Include:
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included:
Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.
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