Prepare for an incredible journey through the captivating ports of New England and Canada with Princess Cruises. Your adventure begins with two nights in the dynamic city of Boston during the beautiful summer season, before setting sail on the Majestic Princess.
During your stay in Boston, immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and lively atmosphere. Explore iconic landmarks like the Freedom Trail, visit the historic sites of the American Revolution, and indulge in delectable seafood at Quincy Market. Take a stroll along the picturesque waterfront or soak up the sun at one of the city’s beautiful parks.
As the ship sets sail, you’ll embark on a seven-night cruise that will take you to some of the most picturesque ports in New England and Canada. Discover the historic charm of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and visit the stunning Peggy’s Cove, famous for its rugged coastline and iconic lighthouse. Explore the charismatic culture and breathtaking landscapes of Sydney, Cape Breton Island, and learn about the region’s Gaelic heritage.
Continue your journey to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where you can explore the birthplace of Canada and the setting of the classic novel “Anne of Green Gables”. Stroll through charming streets lined with Victorian houses, visit historic sites, and savour the island’s renowned fresh seafood.
Inside from £2,379pp
Balcony from £2,999pp
Fly from the UK to Boston.
On arrival, take your private transfer to your four-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Take your private transfer to the port and embark Majestic Princess for your seven-night New England cruise. Depart Boston.
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.
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.
While Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest providence in terms of area and population, it more than makes up for this with the friendliness of its people, its natural beauty, and for being known as the birthplace of Canada.
The island’s landscape is dramatic and features rolling hills, pristine forests, reddish-white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil. The capital of Charlottetown offers a small town feel and a relaxed atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair. The town has evolved into a dynamic city without sacrificing its historic charm. One certainly cannot think about Prince Edward without mentioning the author Lucy Maud Montgomery who once lived on PEI and drew inspiration from the land during the late Victorian Era for the setting of her classic novel “Anne of Green Gables.” PEI also has another claim to fame with the Confederation Bridge built in 1997. The world’s longest bridge over ice-covered waters provides a connection from PEI to the mainland Canada.
Portland, Maine, USA
Portland was founded in 1632 by the British as a fishing and trading post and named Casco. In 1658 the name was changed to Falmouth and Portland was put on the map in 1786. While Portland’s name has changed over the years the essence of the area has not changed. Today, Portland still remains a vibrant fishing and commercial port, Maine’s largest city, and its cultural, social and economic capital.
From the renovated Old Port with its brick sidewalks and cobblestone streets to the quaint seaside village of Kennebunkport, the summer home of President George H. Bush, Portland and the surrounding area have something for everyone. Photographers are sure to delight at the photo opportunities including the Portland Head Lighthouse and the picturesque White Mountains on the Cog Railway. Shoppers will enjoy the Old Port and downtown area that feature many unique boutiques, shops, galleries and restaurants. Outdoor enthusiast will surely want to visit the world-renowned outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean® and the many other brand name outlets in nearby Freeport, Maine.
Disembark in Boston and take your private transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.