11 Day North Atlantic Cruise with Nova Scotia & Quebec

$2789
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$3239*
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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Air & Land Land Only
New York $2729* $2109
Quebec City $2569* $2109
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Air & Land Land Only
New York $3239* $2789
Quebec City $3249* $2789
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Air & Land Land Only
New York $3879* $3429
Quebec City $3889* $3429

*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 Quebec: Cruise Embarkation is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Passengers should select flights that arrive into New York City no later 12:00 noon. Cruise disembarkation is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Passengers should select flights departing from Quebec no earlier than 4:00 pm.

Quebec to New York: Cruise Embarkation is from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Passengers should select flights that arrive into Quebec no later 6:00 pm. Cruise disembarkation is from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Passengers should select flights departing from New York City no earlier than 12:00 noon.

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, Monday - 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, Tuesday - 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, Wednesday - 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, Thursday - 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, Friday - 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, Saturday - Cheticamp
This traditional fishing village is located on the Cabot Trail on the west coast of the majestic Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The village dates back to the 1785 and is an Acadian community that has managed to maintain age-old French traditions and culture. Cheticamp is also the center of rug hooking and many other crafts. Nearby is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a perfect place for hiking opportunities. Admire spectacular sea views as you walk through valleys and verdant forests where moose, black bears and bald eagles can be sighted
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, 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 8, Monday - Bonaventure Island
Bonaventure Island is home to over 280,000 gannets and is one of the world’s largest gannet colonies. View numerous gray seals, basking on the rocks of this uninhabited National Park. Marvel at the imposing Percé Rock, rising from the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, providing a magnificent light show through its natural arch at sunset At 289 feet high, it is one of the largest natural arches in the world. Join a cruise around the island in a small boat or, enjoy one of the numerous hiking trails in the Percé area for spectacular vistas
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Baie Comeau
The landscape in the Baie Comeau region, has been shaped by glacial retreats and unusual natural phenomena such as a meteorite which created the immense Manicougan crater. It is located on the banks of the St. Lawrence and Mancouagan Rivers, making it an ideal location for creating hydroelectricity. The Manicougan Reservoir Dam produces vast amounts of power for the Quebec region. Baie Comeau is your gateway to magnificent natural wonders and abundant wildlife
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Saguenay and Saguenay River
Spend the morning cruising up the Saguenay River, carved by glaciers over 10,000 years ago. Along the river, view picturesque villages that dot the shores. The lively city of Saguenay located north of Quebec City is sure to captivate you. Discover hiking trails with breathtaking views that take you through lush forests and ravines. Enjoy the renowned culinary delights of the area, well-known for organic produce, microbreweries and cheese. Don't miss La Fabuleuse – a captivating performance that showcases Saguenay’s fascinating history from 1603 to present, using unique sound and visual techniques
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Depart Canada
Morning arrival at the port in Quebec City. After breakfast, disembark from the MS Fram and make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast

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 Quebec City, the fascinating capital of Quebec and the crown jewel of French Canada. 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 - Saguenay and Saguenay River
Spend the morning cruising up the Saguenay River, carved by glaciers over 10,000 years ago. Along the river, view picturesque villages that dot the shores. The lively city of Saguenay located north of Quebec City is sure to captivate you. Discover hiking trails with breathtaking views that take you through lush forests and ravines. Enjoy the renowned culinary delights of the area, well-known for organic produce, microbreweries and cheese. Don't miss La Fabuleuse – a captivating performance that showcases Saguenay’s fascinating history from 1603 to present, using unique sound and visual techniques. This evening, attend the Welcome wine reception, followed by dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Baie Comeau
The landscape in the Baie Comeau region, has been shaped by glacial retreats and unusual natural phenomena such as a meteorite which created the immense Manicougan crater. It is located on the banks of the St. Lawrence and Mancouagan Rivers, making it an ideal location for creating hydroelectricity. The Manicougan Reservoir Dam produces vast amounts of power for the Quebec region. Baie Comeau is your gateway to magnificent natural wonders and abundant wildlife
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Bonaventure Island
Bonaventure Island is home to over 280,000 gannets and is one of the world’s largest gannet colonies. View numerous gray seals, basking on the rocks of this uninhabited National Park. Marvel at the imposing Percé Rock, rising from the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, providing a magnificent light show through its natural arch at sunset At 289 feet high, it is one of the largest natural arches in the world. Join a cruise around the island in a small boat or, enjoy one of the numerous hiking trails in the Percé area for spectacular vistas
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - 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 6, Tuesday - Cheticamp
This traditional fishing village is located on the Cabot Trail on the west coast of the majestic Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The village dates back to the 1785 and is an Acadian community that has managed to maintain age-old French traditions and culture. Cheticamp is also the center of rug hooking and many other crafts. Nearby is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a perfect place for hiking opportunities. Admire spectacular sea views as you walk through valleys and verdant forests where moose, black bears and bald eagles can be sighted
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - 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 8, Thursday - 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 9, Friday - 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 10, Saturday - 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 11, Sunday - Return Home
Morning arrival at the port in New York City. After breakfast, disembark from the MS Fram and return home.
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast

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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