On cruises from Boston to Québec, you'll find the perfect blend of modern luxury and historic French charm. Enjoy the fresh sea air and sweeping views of Canada's maritime provinces as you sail north along the coast towards the fortified city of Québec. Here, you can explore quaint streets and charming cafés, French-built fortresses, and beautiful hilltop parks and gardens.
Sample poutine, Canada’s famous combination of fries with gravy and cheese curds, or buy maple syrup and locally produced wines to take home. Or listen to live music, and enjoy the festive atmosphere of this vibrant port on the St. Lawrence River. Cruises to Québec City from Boston will also bring you to Bar Harbor, Maine, where you can hike Acadia National Park's scenic trails, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, where you can explore the lively waterfront district and visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
As you enter the port of Québec City, you’ll be mesmerized by the sheer majesty of its old-world French charm and preservation. Head to the Upper Town and walk the cobblestone streets lined with exquisite 17th and 18th-century architecture. Take in views of the St. Lawrence River from high above, on the fortressed walls. Explore Quartier Petit Champlain, the city’s oldest commercial district, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Vieux-Port for a truly romantic experience.
In Halifax, take a stroll through the lively waterfront district with its many shops, restaurants, and cafés. Visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a star-shaped fort that offers magnificent views of the city and harbor below. Stroll through the beautiful Victorian Public Gardens, or take a ferry to nearby Dartmouth to explore its historic streets and markets. For a more culinary-themed experience, try the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, where you can sample fresh local produce, seafood, and baked goods.
The town of Bar Harbor, Maine is known for its dramatic scenery, and more specifically for its proximity to Acadia National Park. Hike one of the park’s many scenic trails, or take a drive along the 27-mile Park Loop Road for views of mountains, forests, lakes, and ocean coastline. Don’t miss a visit to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Head into town for some delicious lobster at one of the local restaurants, then explore the shops and galleries that line Main Street.