5* Canada and New England Cruise

Enjoy an incredible 14 Night cruise visiting Canada, Boston and New York. Departing from Quebec City you’ll visit Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada before touring New England including Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia before cruising to Florida in the comfort of the 5 Star Royal Princess.

Extend your stay in Florida!
Add 3 Nights in the 4 Star Grand Beach Hotel Miami Beach for just €330pp

DESTINATION Canada & New England
FROM Dublin or Cork / Quebec
DATE 26 October 2018
DURATION 14 Nights
PRICE From €1,499 pp

Enjoy an incredible 14 Night cruise visiting Canada, Boston and New York. Departing from Quebec City you’ll visit Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada before touring New England including Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia before cruising to Florida in the comfort of the 5 Star Royal Princess.

 

Canada - New England

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1-2: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada: Overnight onboard. Depart 17.00

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port to board the 5 Star Royal Princess. The ship stays in port overnight to give you ample opportunity to explore this beautiful city.

To visit Québec is to experience France without crossing the Atlantic. The architecture, the ambience, and the animated conversation on the street confirm the impression that a bit of France has been permanently imbedded in North America. Stroll along the streets of the atmospheric Latin Quarter and explore the historic stone and brick houses of Old Québec, the only remaining walled city north of Mexico. Visit the Place Royale and Notre Dame des Victoires, the oldest stone church in North America, and marvel at the turreted Château de Frontenac.

Day 3: Saguenay, Quebec: Arrive 07.00     Depart 17.00

The Saguenay Fjord Route is an outstanding landscape of sea, mountains and rising cliffs protected by three National Parks. Its exceptional natural beauty can be discovered by land, sea or air. With a decidedly French atmosphere and a touch of the Old World, the banks of the Saguenay Fjord are lined with charming villages surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

Day 4: At Sea:

Day 5: Sydney, Nova Scotia: Arrive 08.00     Depart 17.00

Cape Breton is fabled as a magical travel destination and the Port of Sydney is the gateway. Known for its beauty and unique Celtic music and culture, Sydney puts some of the Island’s greatest sights and attractions at your fingertips when you disembark into the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

The dockside pavilion offers an array of Shopping Boutiques, a Craft Market and the World’s Largest Fiddle. You will also find wireless Internet services, a Visitor Information Centre, and the Cape Breton Island Exhibition Centre featuring artifacts, images and an overview of the rich culture and heritage of this historic Island. Or you can simply sit and savour our local seafood cuisine at the Range Light Cafe, or enjoy a glass of wine on our second level balcony.

The city of Sydney has a deep history and was originally founded in 1785 by British Loyalists fleeing the perils of the American Revolution. The rich natural resources led these new settlers to establish prosperous coal and steel industries, which attracted immigrants from a myriad of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. To this day, Sydney remains a haven of multiculturalism.

The Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion is just a short drive from the community of Baddeck and the breathtaking Bras d’Or Lake where Alexander Graham Bell lived, worked and studied. On the east coast of Cape Breton lies the largest historic reconstruction in North America, the Fortress of Louisbourg. The Fortress is a Parks Canada National Historic Site and is described as a Williamsburg-style attraction that is not to be missed.

Day 6: Halifax, Nova Scotia: Arrive 09.00     Depart 17.00

The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain’s major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia’s floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer’s Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia’s stunning scenery, including famous Peggy’s Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty.

Day 7: Saint John, New Brunswick (for the Bay of Fundy): Arrive 10.00     Depart 18.00

Saint John, Canada’s oldest settlement is the gateway to the scenic wonders of New Brunswick. One of Canada’s oldest provinces, New Brunswick remains remarkably unspoiled: 85 percent of the province remains unsettled. New Brunswick boasts vast forests, purling streams, gentle hills, rich farmlands, and a spectacular coastline dotted by historic towns. Nature also blessed the area with one of her most astonishing phenomena: the reversing River Rapids. The fierce tides of the Bay of Fundy rise with such force that they actually cause the St. John River to reverse direction and its waters to flow upstream. Saint John’s history dates to 1604, when the Sieur de Champlain landed nearby on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. After the American Revolution, American Loyalists flocked to the area. Saint John became a thriving industrial port. But the catastrophic fire of 1877, declining commerce and decades of neglect gave the town a sad and careworn look for decades. That changed in recent years. Redevelopment of the waterfront and the old district has restored Saint John’s charm and its sense of history.

Day 8: Bar Harbor, Maine, USA: Arrive 07.00     Depart 17.00

Standing atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, it is easy to see why individuals like John D. Rockefeller felt so strongly about preserving this area’s natural beauty.

Established by individual donations, Acadia National Park is a stunning intersection of sea-scoured shores, towering cliffs, and forested mountains. Mount Desert Island had been a resort destination well before the establishment of Acadia National Park in 1919. The wealthy flocked to Bar Harbor at the turn of the century, building Newport-style “cottages” that turned the quaint New England town into a fashionable summer resort. It was the efforts of these wealthy vacationers, including John D. Rockefeller, which led President Woodrow Wilson to establish Acadia as the first national park east of the Mississippi. Many of Bar Harbor’s great houses are a memory. A catastrophic fire in 1947 ravaged the town and the surrounding forest. But Acadia National Park survived, and today it is one of the most visited national parks in America. Acadia’s 35,000 acres are studded with natural wonders: In addition to the stunning landscape, some 50 species of mammals including moose, black bear and white tail deer roam the park.

Please note: Bar Harbor is an anchorage port. Transfer from the ship to shore will be via the ship’s tender transfer.
In ports where guests utilize tender boats to go ashore, Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 lbs. (22kg). Guests requiring physical assistance must travel with an able-bodied companion. With your safety and comfort in mind, the final decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship’s Captain.

Day 9: Boston, Massachusetts: Arrive 08.00     Depart 20.00

Hailed as the “Cradle of American Independence,” Boston is filled with historic sites. Boston was America’s first great city. In the 19th century, Boston was rightly described as the “Athens of America.” Today this city of 800,000 retains its vitality, combining historic districts with revitalized urban centers while remaining faithful to its venerable roots. It is a city every American should visit at least once. Follow the Freedom Trail along three of the most historic miles in the country. See the site of the Boston Tea Party, trace the route of Paul Revere’s famous ride, and stand on the bridge where Minutemen fired “the shot heard ’round the world.” In the old Charlestown Navy Yard you can see the USS Constitution, the nation’s oldest commissioned warship.

Day 10: At Sea:

Day 11: New York City (Manhattan or Brooklyn), New York: Arrive 07.15     Depart 16.00

A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture and fashion, and entertainment. The city consists of five boroughs and an intricate patchwork of neighborhoods. Some of these include Lower Manhattan and the New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park and South Street Seaport, Chinatown, trendy SoHo and Greenwich Village, along with Little Italy, the flat Iron District and Gramercy Park. Famous Central Park covers 843 acres of paths, ponds, lakes and green space within the asphalt jungle. Many districts and landmarks have become well-known to outsiders. Nearly 170 languages are spoken in the city and over 35% of its population was born outside the United States.

Day 12: Norfolk, Virginia: Arrive 10.00     Depart 20.00

Norfolk was chartered in 1682 when 10,000 pounds of tobacco was paid to Nicholas Wise for 50 acres of land to lay out the town. In 1736, it became a borough and is the region’s oldest city. Originally established as a port city for the purpose of exporting tobacco and importing goods for the colonists, Norfolk has seen extraordinary events during her 320 years of existence. The city was burned by British soldiers during 1776, occupied by Northern troops during the War Between the States, and home to thousands of transient military personnel during World War II. Norfolk experienced a severe overcrowding problem during the postwar years, resulting in one of the first urban renewal programs in the country. During the past two decades, Norfolk has seen the waterfront warehouses replaced by the Waterside Festival Marketplace, elegant condominiums, as well as hotels, parks, additional attractions and new office buildings. Harbor Park baseball stadium and Nauticus, The National Maritime Center now anchor either end of the rejuvenated waterfront. The battleship USS Wisconsin is permanently berthed at Nauticus with the top deck open for touring. The brand new MacArthur Center has brought world-class shopping to downtown Norfolk. With a population of approximately 235,000, Norfolk is Virginia’s second-largest city.

Day 13-14: At Sea:

Day 15: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Arrive 07.00

Following your departure from the Regal, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.

Alternatively, you can extend your stay with 3 nights at the 4 Star Grand Beach Hotel Miami Beach for €330 per person. Please call for details.

14 Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Royal Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Royal Princess)

Optional 3 Night extension at the 4 Star Grand Beach Hotel Miami Beach Room Only.

Overlooking 200 feet of white sandy beaches the Grand Beach Hotel offers the perfect location among Miami beachfront hotels. Begin your day in spectacular fashion by watching the sun rise above the Atlantic Ocean. In the afternoon, treat yourself to a rejuvenating nap on the beach while waves gently lap the sand or stroll along the coastline. Guests at our Miami oceanfront hotel enjoy mouth-watering cuisine and refreshments from the Chez Gaston Restaurant and our Pool Lounge while relaxing in the shadow of umbrellas in a beach-chair.

  • Includes transfers from the Royal Princess to the hotel & transfers to the airport after your stay.

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Royal Princess

From its breathtaking piazza-style Atrium to the dramatic views from the glass-floored SeaWalk®, Royal Princess is sure to delight. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, watch the mesmerizing Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show, or dine on tantalizing cuisine at venues like Crown Grill and more.

Dining: Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.

Activities: Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.

Entertainment: There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.

Joyfil Rejuvenation: Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.

Families: Cruising is the ideal way for families to reconnect, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between. Share the joy of discovery on fascinating excursions, delight in entertaining group activities on board and, best of all, stay in a family suite or book adjoining rooms that keep family members close by.

Kids & Teens: Staffed by experienced counselors, our younger cruisers are sure to stay happy all day long. Through our Discovery at SEA™ program, as well as the California Science Center partnership, we deliver exciting interactive activities for kids ages 3-12, while teens can sip mocktails and make new friends.

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
26 October 2018 €1,499 Inside Cabin Book Now
26 October 2018 €1,899 Balcony Cabin Book Now

Extend your stay in Florida!
Add 3 Nights in the 4 Star Grand Beach Hotel Miami Beach for just €330pp

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
26 October 2018 €1,829 Inside Cabin +
3 Nights in Miami
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26 October 2018 €2,229 Balcony Cabin +
3 Nights in Miami
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Price Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Quebec City, Canada
  • All transfers from airport to port
  • 14 nights onboard the 5* Royal Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis while on board
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Miami to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.