Canada and New England Fall Foliage Cruise

Canada and New England Fall Foliage Cruise

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On this captivating 10 or 14-night journey, discover the most sought after Canadian locations, as well as many of our favorite colorful destinations along the New England coast. From the comfort of your private balcony, witness the rich reds, bright oranges, and golden yellows that flood the shores during this vibrant season. Explore intriguing ports-of-call with guided shore excursions that take you to the quaint cobblestone streets of Quebec City. Visit one of the most popular whale-watching spots in Canada at Saguenay Fjord, and gaze upon the red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island during the peak foliage season. Throughout your journey, enjoy exquisite locally-sourced and regionally inspired cuisine.

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Canada and New England Fall Foliage Cruise
Vessel Type: Small Ship Length: 105 m Passenger Capacity: 210 Built: 2014 The Pearl Mist difference is felt as soon as you step on the ship. With 6 decks, the ship is the perfect size to provide an exceptional luxury experience without feeling overwhelmed. Our open sun decks give you plenty to do between ports, whether you’re admiring the view from one of our lounge chairs, enjoying the evening’s musical entertainment, or having a drink with friends under the sun shade. The ship is also equipped with viewing balconies, a library, a fitness area, a spacious glass-enclosed dining room, and an elevator to all stateroom decks. Enjoy the spectacular scenery from your own private balcony. The exceptionally large and gracefully appointed staterooms aboard the Pearl Mist surround you with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The ship has been designed with a room for every preference, from our cozy private paradises to our massive luxury suites. Every stateroom is fully-stocked with everything you’d need to relax in your home away from home, with plenty of extras as well. Points of Distinction: • Just 210 guests • Fully stabilized for comfortable coastal cruising • Large staterooms and suites with private balconies • Six lounges, each with a unique feel • Elevator to all stateroom decks • Exquisite cuisine with a regional flair • Open seating dining room accommodates all guests together • Personalized service tailored to your tastes • Wireless Internet throughout the ship


Day 1 - Day 1 Québec City, QC
Québec City is nestled beside the majestic St. Lawrence River, where enchanting old stone houses cozy up to great religious institutions built from the same stone. The old city is a sheer delight for history buffs with a diversity of architectural styles reminiscent of those in England and France. Walk along the streets of Old Québec, and enjoy the magnificent churches, fragrant gardens, and chic boutiques.
Day 2 - Day 2 Saguenay Fjord, QC
The villages along the Saguenay Fjord can be reached by road, but the best way to experience this magnificent waterway is by boat. One of the most popular whale watching spots is where the St. Lawrence River meets the Saguenay Fjord. The thriving natural conditions here support a permanent colony of a thousand or more whales. Beautiful views of the length of the fjord are found at Cap Trinite, a cliff that rises above the channel with a 33-foot statue of the Virgin Mary surveying the scenery from the lowest ledge.
Day 3 - Day 3 Baie-Comeau, QC
Located in the Manicouagana Peninsula on the St. Lawrence Estuary, Baie-Comeau is rich in sandy beaches with picturesque views of the archipelago of islands that are inhabited by harbor seals and various species of seabirds. Explore its natural wonders and fall in love with the magnificent backdrop of clear waters and the wild beauty of boreal forests.
Day 4 - Day 4 Gaspé, QC / Percé, QC
The deep water port of Gaspé is notable for having been the first stop of Jacques Cartier to claim the land for France which is why it is often referred to as the “Birthplace of Canada.” The town is proud to have a magnificent stretch of water in Gaspé Bay, which is considered to be the second largest natural bay in the world. Visit the picturesque Percé, a charming village which also borders Percé Rock, the dominant natural feature of the area.
Day 5 - Day 5 Îles de la Madeleine, QC
Spend the day in this remote archipelago on some of the most spectacular secluded beaches in North America. Located in the geographical center of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Isles are made up of about a dozen islands, six of which are linked by sand dunes. Highlights of the area include beautiful red cliffs, rolling hills, 180 miles of honey-colored sand, and the brightly colored fishermen’s houses which dot the landscape.
Day 6 - Day 6 Charlottetown, PEI
The pastoral Prince Edward Island is known for its world famous lush golf courses and sandy beaches. Explore Green Gables, an old farmhouse immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s cherished 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, high among the list of favorite places to visit. The true architectural jewel of downtown Charlottetown is the majestic St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Adorned by three copper spires visible virtually anywhere in the city, the church adds to the Victorian splendor of the downtown core.
Day 7 - Day 7 Pictou, NS
The Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, is renowned as the “Birthplace of New Scotland,” since it was here that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Led by our local guide, explore Pictou’s 18th-century style homes on tree-lined streets, and be welcomed by its warm and charming community.
Day 8 - Day 8 Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia’s capital is a historic community that still shows a striking resemblance to the Halifax of the 1800s when it was a key naval station in the British Empire. The Halifax Citadel, a military bastion that has been standing for over 250 years, was restored and is still active. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the waterfront celebrates the colorful history of Samuel Cunard, a Nova Scotia native who became a Canadian shipping magnate and founded a successful steamship company. A highlight of the city is Spring Garden Road, a lively neighborhood with intriguing boutiques in a mildly Bohemian setting.
Day 9 - Day 9 Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg was the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia and remains one of its most historic and charming villages. Many of the downtown buildings possess a distinctive style with ornamental brackets and towers which complement their brightly painted designs. A growing number of art galleries and crafts shops also make for a rewarding browsing experience. The picturesque Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, with aquarium exhibits and a replica of Bluenose, Canada’s most- recognized and most-storied ship.
Day 10 - Day 10 Bar Harbor, ME
Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor has enchanted visitors throughout history with its incredible natural beauty as well as its vibrant downtown village. Its majestic mountains and stunning seascapes have long inspired artists and writers and beckoned many others who come for reflection, relaxation, or outdoor exploration. In the early 20th century, wealthy visionaries donated the area now known as Acadia National Park, recognized for its breathtaking vistas and abundance of wildlife in unspoiled habitats.
Day 11 - Day 11 Portland, ME
After a refreshing and relaxing week of cruising, enjoy a day exploring the city of Portland. This charming seaside city is located in the heart of Casco Bay and offers something for everyone. Visit one of Portland’s many museums and art galleries or peruse the specialty boutiques in the city’s celebrated Old Port.
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    • Arrive in Quebec City at the height of autumn color. Walk along the streets of Old Québec, which is lined with magnificent churches and chic boutiques that lead you to the historic Musée de la Civilization.
    • Gaspe is known for its fantastic scenery, a fact made even more apparent during the autumn season. The Gaspesie Coast will lead us to Perce Rock, a towering rock formation. As one of the world’s largest natural arches, you’ll be amazed by the sheer size of the rock and learn the sailor’s legend behind it.
    • On Prince Edward Island, you are surrounded by a variety of colorful Lupins for a tour of the Green Gables Farmhouse. Our guide explains how each building inspired the chapters of the classic novel “Anne of Green Gables”. After the tour, enjoy the region’s traditional berry desserts and a visit to the world famous Cavendish Beach.
    • Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, the beauty of Acadia National Park truly comes to life during the fall season, where you’ll witness breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife. We’ll guide you to the top of Cadillac Mountain, where the sunrise first reaches the United States each day.