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St. John's - St. John's - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard National Geographic Explorer
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Venture into the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only widely accepted site of trans-Atlantic Viking establishment and very early Norse exploration. See WWII harbor defenses, and visit the only North American island that remains under French control, an outpost of its era as a colonial superpower. Discover sweeping dunes, wind- and wave-carved cliffs, and sandstone hills in a wild land. Keep an eye out for moose, seabirds, including charming puffins, and rely on the eagle-eyed naturalists to keep an eye on the horizon for whales.
Viking settlement, Anse-aux-MeadowsWitness incredible whales on your journey.Beautiful River ViewsSt. John'sArctic puffins
Highlights
  • Venture into the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Explore the strange tabletop formations at Gros Morne National Park
  • Keep an eye out for moose, seabirds, and whales
  • Discover eastern Canada's breathtaking natural beauty.
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Day 1: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada | Embark

Arrive in St. John’s late afternoon and embark the National Geographic Explorer

Day 2: St. Pierre, France

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your first landfall is St. Pierre, France’s oldest remaining overseas territory. Explore this picturesque French fishing enclave where you will stop at a scenic whale watching lookout and a French-style graveyard. 

Day 3: Louisbourg & Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Enjoy a guided tour of the Bell Museum and have the opportunity to see historic artifacts not otherwise available to the public.

Day 4: Îles de la Madeleine, Quebec

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 will guide you by Zodiac across this landscape of caves and sea arches, stopping along the way in colorful fishing villages as you learn about Acadian culture. Weather permitting, you will end the day with a bicycle ride. 

Day 5: Exploring Gulf of St. Lawrence

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This is a day of exploration where our expedition team will look for the best opportunities to focus on the natural history and landscapes of the region.

Day 6: Gros Morne National Park

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 our 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 7: Red Bay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, explore Red Bay, the site of a historic Basque whaling station dating back to the 1500s. See original Basque remains and artifacts at this National Historic Site or take a scenic hike to a viewpoint overlooking the small village.

Day 8: L’Anse Aux Meadows

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 9: Exploring Eastern Newfoundland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wild, rugged, and often accessible only by sea, Newfoundland's east coast is dotted with tiny fishing villages tucked into coves. Explore one of these towns and have the opportunity to hike along this spectacularly rugged coastline with local guides and the ship's naturalists. 

Day 10: St. John’s | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Sail through the harbor in the early morning as you approach 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 you disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Notes

Rates are capacity-controlled and are subject to change without notice.
Included
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • The Guidance and Company of the Expedition Staff
  • Hotels Ashore as Indicated in the Itinerary
  • Sightseeing & Entrance Fees
  • Special Access Permits, Park Fees, Port Taxes
  • Zodiac & Kayak Explorations
  • Snorkeling, Including Wetsuits, Masks, Fins & Snorkel Where Relevant
  • Presentations and Guest Speakers in the Lounge
  • Gratuities to the Ship Crew
  • Complimentary Parka 
  • Alcohol (except premium brands) 
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Passport and Applicable Visa Expenses
  • Additional Hotel Nights 
  • Private Transfers
     
  • Expedition Extensions 
  • Laundry 
  • Internet & Phone Charges
  • Regional charter flight fees not included, pricing varies by departure

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