Canada & New England Cruises
The Best Canada and New England Cruise
Experience the Northeast, Iceland, and Greenland on a vacation that is the perfect contrast of city charm and natural beauty. Hike beautiful national parks, boasting extraordinary views and wildlife. Explore historic landmarks and American monuments. Eat delicious seafood, like Maine lobster, steamed claws, and oysters. Savor exquisite French cuisine in Québec City—our overnight stays on a Canada cruise are the perfect way to take in the city’s ease and European charm.
In August, journey to Iceland and Greenland to explore the port of Qaqortoq, the largest town in southern Greenland. Sail through Prins Christian Sund—a 100km long passage of cliffs and lush green pastures—before arriving on the stunning shores of Iceland.
Lush evergreen forests, quaint lakes and thundering waterfalls make the Northeast, Iceland, and Greenland one of the most beautiful places to visit. Hike incredible trails and hidden valleys in Acadia National Park. Go kayaking in Jordan Pond, a gorgeous glacier-formed lake with beautiful clear waters. In Nova Scotia, stroll along footpaths in Point Pleasant Park and enjoy nature, and views of the harbor. There is no shortage of natural beauty on a Canada and New England cruise.
Explore wonderful historic attractions and landmarks. The Freedom Trail in Boston is a great place to learn about the American revolution. In Nova Scotia, explore Peggy’s Cove and its lighthouse, and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site—a 19th century military fort with incredible views of Dartmouth harbor and Angus L. Macdonald Bridge. Learn about the fascinating heritage of Quebec City in The Old Town (Vieux-Quebec) district while on your Canada cruise. Located on the city harbor on the bank of the St. Lawrence River, this well-preserved neighborhood was first established over 400 years ago as a permanent French settlement and is also an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Eat and drink like a local everywhere you travel on a Canada and New England cruise. Seafood fresh from the ocean is always on the menu. Try it in a lobster roll or perfectly steamed lobster claws dipped in butter. Experience fine French dining in Quebec City, and discover gastropub favorites like Poutine, eggs benedict, and delicious French crepes. In Dublin, enjoy a pint of Guinness or visit the Jameson Distillery for special Irish Whiskey tastings.
Quebec City, Canada was founded in 1608 by France and is one of North America’s oldest and most beautiful cities. Walk the quaint streets past stone houses, churches, cafés, and abandoned military fortifications. Sample the best of Quebecois cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood. Head to a Quebec City brasserie for classic comfort foods, like traditional Quebecois poutine, Montreal-style bagels, and savory tourtiere (meat pies).
Bar Harbor, Maine is a popular port of call for travelers on a Canada and New England cruise. Discover its many attractions and charming downtown area. Hike trails on Cadillac Mountain and enjoy views of the bay from Acadia National Park. Visit Great Cranberry Island for a slice of small-town island life and beautiful nature walks.
This beautiful town set within a system of fjords is home to 18th-century colonial buildings and landmarks. Explore central square and its pleasant cafés. Learn Norse history at the Qaqortoq museum. Trek up the hills for a stunning panorama of the area, complete with migrating sea ice. Soak up the local hot springs on a shore excursion.
Halifax is an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, and the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. Explore the city’s museums to learn about the town’s rich history. Take in the sights and sounds that include open-air cafes, tree-lined streets, statues, and memorials, and even a waterfront casino. Or, spend the day in the little fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, known for its colorful, quaint houses, and picture-perfect lighthouse.
A cruise from Boston, Massachusetts gives travelers an exciting opportunity to explore America’s past and future. You’ll find reminders of its influence on the American revolution throughout the city. Walk the famous Freedom Trail—a historic American site. Explore the iconic Beacon Hill and dine at any of the prestigious restaurants in the neighborhood. Go whale watching off the coast of Stellwagen Park. A visit to Fenway Park is a must for sports fans.
Conveniently located just a short drive from Manhattan, Bayonne (Cape Liberty) provides the perfect setting to the beginning or end of your cruise to Canada and New England, boasting unparalleled views of New York City. Spend a day in cosmopolitan Manhattan walking the Bohemian streets of Greenwich Village. Visit small galleries and quaint cafes in SoHo. See the famous Prometheus Statue in Rockefeller Center. Just a few of the many things that makes this a desirable departure port.
Ranked as one of the friendliest cities in the world, Dublin is a place unlike any other. A thriving local arts scene and impressive architecture make it a special place to start your cruise. Tour historic buildings including a 13th century Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Spend the day in beautiful parks including St Stephen’s Green and Phoenix Park, home to the Dublin Zoo—a favorite for families and children. Grab a pint of Guinness at Temple Bar, and chat with the city’s cheerful locals.
In addition to the cities above, Southampton is the largest city in the English county of Hampshire. Discover a city full of arts and culture, shopping, and world-class cuisine before you set sail. Visit its many cathedrals and museums to learn about Southampton’s famous residents and visitors in its Old Town area. Catch a Broadway show in the Mayflower Theatre, which is the largest theater in the south region of England. Then, visit Elsie’s Tea Room for some afternoon tea with scones and jam.
Take a guided tour and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Northeast, Iceland, and Greenland. Explore unique museums and churches on the Freedom Trail in Boston. Travel back in time and meander through the historic neighborhoods of Old Quebec where you can absorb the enchanting architecture of Le Chateau Frontenac, inspired by the French Renaissance. Visit Maine's most popular lighthouses, and along the way, enjoy the rugged beauty of Acadia National Park where you can discover the grandiose Victorian mansions that survived the Great Fire of 1947.
From decadent Maine lobsters, oysters, and claws; to Nordic Salt Cod and fish stews in Iceland—seafood is a spectacular experience on a Canada and New England cruise. Watch and learn "all things lobster" on a trap-to-plate tour aboard a lobster fishing boat in Bar Harbor, featuring a full lobster bake. Enjoy a cultural and culinary journey through Nova Scotia. Visit Halifax’s Hydrostone Market and Quinpool Road for some street food—donair is a must try—before sampling Nova Scotia’s finest wines on a scenic wine and cheese tour in Annapolis Valley.
Discover the raw, unspoiled beauty of Acadia National Park and enjoy the perfect nature getaway suited to the entire family. Spot humpbacks or finbacks on an exciting whale watching tour. Visit charming villages on an exclusive tour through one of United States’ most enduring treasures—Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor. Discover the majestic Montmorency Falls—taller than the Niagara Falls—on a cable car ride in Quebec City. Or hike the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia and discover the legendary landscape with its ever-green highlands.
Set sail on the revolutionized Celebrity Summit®. Relax and recharge in luxury as we travel to the beautiful shores of the Northeast, Iceland, and Greenland.
Discover a wide selection of authentic and delicious food only found on a Canada and New England cruise.
Lobster is always a Maine attraction. Dine on decadent lobster rolls, perfectly steamed lobster and fresh oysters. Plus, Bar Harbor has so much fresh seafood caught in its water, including shrimp, scallops, flounder, and other fish depending on the season.
Try a bowl of Poutine—an authentic Quebec dish that includes French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. This over-the-top dish originated in the Canadian province of Quebec and emerged in the late 1950s in the Centre-du-Québec area.
The wild blueberry is native to Maine and grown all year round. Enjoy blueberries in all shapes, sizes and ways. Try them in delicious blueberry pancakes, in freshly baked blueberry pie—paired perfectly with a scoop of blueberry ice cream—or in a blueberry beer.
There’s a lot to think about before you set sail on your Canada and New England cruise, especially if you have never been before. We’ve got a couple of tips to help you anticipate the needs of you and your family. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions about what to pack and things to make sure you do before you board any one of our ships.