10 Day North Atlantic Cruise with Nova Scotia & St. John's

$3059
Land Only
$3579*
Air & Land
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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Air & Land Land Only
New York $2439* $1899
St. John's $2459* $1899
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Air & Land Land Only
New York $3059* $2429
St. John's $2989* $2429
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Air & Land Land Only
New York $3579* $3059
St. John's $3619* $3059

*Not Included:
Transfers, shore excursions and gratuities.

Accommodation Details:
Triples cannot be accommodated.

Additional Information:
The route and program may vary according to weather condition, season changes and safety issues.

Shore excursions are available to purchase locally on board the cruise or in advance directly with Hurtigruten.

While sailing with Hurtigruten, passengers are subject to the cruise line’s Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: Hurtigruten Passage Contract.

New York to St John’s: Cruise Embarkation is from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Passengers should select flights that arrive into New York City no later 5:00 pm. Cruise disembarkation is from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Passengers should select flights departing from St John’s no earlier than 1:00 pm.

St John’s to New York: Cruise Embarkation is from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Passengers should select flights that arrive into New York City no later 1:00 pm. Cruise disembarkation is from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Passengers should select flights departing from New York no earlier than 1:00 pm.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This cruise is minimally active but you may encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes during shore excursions. Shore excursions are available to purchase locally on board the cruise or in advance directly with Hurtigruten.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive in New York City, Embark Cruise
Welcome to the Big Apple! Upon arrival in New York City, head to the port for embarkation on your coastal cruise aboard the beautiful MS Fram. After a warm greeting and arrival formalities, time to relax and settle in
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2, Monday - Day at Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship, as you sail along the North American coast. Opportunity to join various lectures by the Expedition Team, spend time on deck or, in the Panorama Lounge with fellow travelers. Perhaps try the well-equipped fitness room for an invigorating workout or, let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools. This evening, attend the Welcome wine reception, followed by dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Yarmouth
Today, you dock in Yarmouth on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia in the heart of the world’s largest lobster fishing grounds. A walk down the New England style main street, highlights the town’s seafaring history. Strolling along, admire the beautifully preserved Victorian-era homes. Or, take a walk through the beautiful trail to Cape Forchu, to view the lighthouse and explore the rugged landscape as you take in the stunning views
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Halifax
Arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city, known for its lively waterfront and Victorian-era Public Gardens. Founded in 1749 as a British naval and military base, Halifax comprises of the old and new. On your free time, view Province House, original home of Britain’s first overseas government and the seat of the current government. Perhaps, head to the star-shaped Halifax Citadel, to watch the “changing of the sentry” and hear the Royal Artillery fire the Noon Gun. Don't forget to visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with its extraordinary collection of memorabilia from the infamous Titanic. Spend time to shop at the eclectic waterfront shops before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Louisbourg
Continue sailing along the eastern coast of Nova Scotia, towards the large island of Cape Breton. Dock in Louisbourg, home to the historic Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site. In 1744, the town was one of the largest fortifications in North America. Spend time exploring the rugged coastal area that offers a number of outdoor activities with scenic hiking and biking trails
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Baddeck
Baddeck is a quaint little village, located on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lake, right in the heart of Cape Breton Island. The village was the summer home to Alexander Graham Bell. There is a museum built on the site of his cottage named “Beinn Bhreagh” Gaelic for beautiful mountain and features actual artifacts and documents from the inventor's years of experimental work in Baddeck. The world-famous Cabot Trail is located here, considered to be one of the world's most scenic destinations, with stunning ocean vistas and lush forests. The area offers wonderful walking opportunities, including a short hike, just outside Baddeck to the Uisge Ban Falls
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Magdalen Islands
The islands form a long archipelago called Îles de la Madeleine, located in the middle of the massive Gulf of St. Lawrence. Shaped by wind and waves, the rust and gray sandstone cliffs amaze with their spectacular forms. The coastline of white-sand beaches is dotted with harbors, multi-colored houses and picturesque bays. Dock in Cap-aux-Meules, home to more than half of the archipelago’s population. The locals who live here today are called Madelinots, and are renowned for their generous and warm hospitality. Spend time discovering this little outpost. Perhaps enjoy a hike in Parc des Buck and admire the views over the island or, bike along the coast on the Sentier du Littoral trail and marvel at the panoramic views at the top of the cape
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - St. Pierre and Miquelon
Arrive in St. Pierre and Miquelon, a small group of islands, just off the coast of Newfoundland. They are France’s oldest overseas territory and part of the French Republic. Today, enjoy a visit to a place where you find the typical French way of life with charming bistros, sidewalk cafés, wine, cheese, baguettes, chocolates and delectable pastries. Perhaps, join the optional excursion to Île aux Marins or, experience the local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Ferryland
Visit historic Ferryland Village, known as the Irish heart of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the eastern side of Avalon Peninsula, just south of St John's. Tradition, music, attitude and even emphasis continued to flourish here. Ferryland is the site of the first permanent settlement on Newfoundland, established in 1625. Today, there is an interpretation center, conservation laboratory and 17th century reproduction kitchen for you to experience. The scenic setting of Ferryland is great for coastal walks, taking in cobble beaches, meadows and the photogenic Ferryland Lighthouse. Join the optional excursion to explore the south end of the Avalon Peninsula and the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, a UNESCO World heritage Site
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Depart Canada
Morning arrival at the port in St. John's, Newfoundland. After breakfast, disembark from the MS Fram and make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Dinner

Optional tours are available for purchase on board and may be available to pre-book through Hurtigruten. Please visit this this link for tour information.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Canada, Embark Cruise
Welcome to St. John's, the trendy capital of Newfoundland and the most easterly city in North America. Upon arrival, head to the port for embarkation on your coastal cruise aboard the beautiful MS Fram. After a warm greeting and arrival formalities, time to relax and settle in
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2, Friday - Ferryland
Visit historic Ferryland Village, known as the Irish heart of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the eastern side of Avalon Peninsula, just south of St John's. Tradition, music, attitude and even emphasis continued to flourish here. Ferryland is the site of the first permanent settlement on Newfoundland, established in 1625. Today, there is an interpretation center, conservation laboratory and 17th century reproduction kitchen for you to experience. The scenic setting of Ferryland is great for coastal walks, taking in cobble beaches, meadows and the photogenic Ferryland Lighthouse. Join the optional excursion to explore the south end of the Avalon Peninsula and the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, a UNESCO World heritage Site. This evening, attend the Welcome wine reception, followed by dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - St. Pierre and Miquelon
Arrive in St. Pierre and Miquelon, a small group of islands, just off the coast of Newfoundland. They are France’s oldest overseas territory and part of the French Republic. Today, enjoy a visit to a place where you find the typical French way of life with charming bistros, sidewalk cafés, wine, cheese, baguettes, chocolates and delectable pastries. Perhaps, join the optional excursion to Île aux Marins or, experience the local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Magdalen Islands
The islands form a long archipelago called Îles de la Madeleine, located in the middle of the massive Gulf of St. Lawrence. Shaped by wind and waves, the rust and gray sandstone cliffs amaze with their spectacular forms. The coastline of white-sand beaches is dotted with harbors, multi-colored houses and picturesque bays. Dock in Cap-aux-Meules, home to more than half of the archipelago’s population. The locals who live here today are called Madelinots, and are renowned for their generous and warm hospitality. Spend time discovering this little outpost. Perhaps enjoy a hike in Parc des Buck and admire the views over the island or, bike along the coast on the Sentier du Littoral trail and marvel at the panoramic views at the top of the cape
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Baddeck
Baddeck is a quaint little village, located on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lake, right in the heart of Cape Breton Island. The village was the summer home to Alexander Graham Bell. There is a museum built on the site of his cottage named “Beinn Bhreagh” Gaelic for beautiful mountain and features actual artifacts and documents from the inventor's years of experimental work in Baddeck. The world-famous Cabot Trail is located here, considered to be one of the world's most scenic destinations, with stunning ocean vistas and lush forests. The area offers wonderful walking opportunities, including a short hike, just outside Baddeck to the Uisge Ban Falls
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Louisbourg
Continue sailing along the eastern coast of Nova Scotia. Dock in Louisbourg, home to the historic Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site. In 1744, the town was one of the largest fortifications in North America. Spend time exploring the rugged coastal area that offers a number of outdoor activities with scenic hiking and biking trails
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Halifax
Arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city, known for its lively waterfront and Victorian-era Public Gardens. Founded in 1749 as a British naval and military base, Halifax comprises of the old and new. On your free time, view Province House, original home of Britain’s first overseas government and the seat of the current government. Perhaps, head to the star-shaped Halifax Citadel, to watch the “changing of the sentry” and hear the Royal Artillery fire the Noon Gun. Don't forget to visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with its extraordinary collection of memorabilia from the infamous Titanic. Spend time to shop at the eclectic waterfront shops before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Yarmouth
Today, you dock in Yarmouth on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia in the heart of the world’s largest lobster fishing grounds. A walk down the New England style main street, highlights the town’s seafaring history. Strolling along, admire the beautifully preserved Victorian-era homes. Or, take a walk through the beautiful trail to Cape Forchu, to view the lighthouse and explore the rugged landscape as you take in the stunning views
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Day at Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship, as you sail south towards the East Coast of the United States. Opportunity to join various lectures by the Expedition Team, spend time on deck or, in the Panorama Lounge with fellow travelers. Perhaps try the well-equipped fitness room for an invigorating workout or, let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Return Home
Morning arrival at the port in New York City. After breakfast, disembark from the MS Fram and return home
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Dinner

Optional tours are available for purchase on board and may be available to pre-book through Hurtigruten. Please visit this this link for tour information.

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