An active and charming way to experience New England is by bike. Pedal your way through the expansive forests and rugged cliff sides of Acadia National Park
in Bar Harbor. Let your bicycle take you back in time along the streets of Boston or through the quiet city parks of New England. Delight in the fall foliage of Cape Cod
during an autumn bike ride on the coastal trails.Stroll through the Parks -
A more relaxing and equally enjoyable way to experience the nature, history, and tranquil atmosphere of New England is on walking tours. Flexible itineraries and planned excursions make for plenty of opportunities for urban exploration by foot and leisurely countryside walks.Historic Tours -
New England has been called the cradle of Modern America: The Pilgrims first made landfall on Cape Cod
in 1620. Paul Revere rode through the streets of Boston to warn of the British invasion, and the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Concord
. The opulent mansion estates of Newport
reflect the wealth of the industrialist families of the late 19th century. You will also have opportunities to see and explore the famous lighthouses that cast their beams out to sea to protect the ships as they near the rocky shorelines. Lobster, Seafood, and Wine -
You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy the fresh flavors and vintages that New England features on its menus. No matter which ports your New England cruise stops in, you will have plenty of chances to dine on the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste, accompanied by locally produced wine. The scent of the sea air, whether on your ship or in a local seaside restaurant, completes this gourmet culinary experience.Whale watching -
If you plan your New England and Canada cruise for the summer months of June, July, and early August, keep an eye on the sea to watch for the whales that migrate through these Atlantic waters on their annual journey. You will be awestruck as they majestically breach the water and splash back beneath the foamy surface. If you’re lucky, some curious and friendly whales might even accompany your ship as it breaks through the water.
If your cruise continues south along the Atlantic coast during summertime cruises, you might have the chance to swim and snorkel on the warm sandy beaches of Virginia, North & South Carolina, Florida, and even the Bahamas.
If your cruise makes its way inland from coastal Canada along the St. Lawrence River, you will have unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities!