Day 1 Halifax, Canada
Your journey begins in Halifax. There are red-brick heritage buildings, parks, the landmark Citadel Hill National Historic Site, top-quality museums, Alexander Keiths original 1820 brewery, and a 4km seafront boardwalk. We definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on a Pre-Programme before embarking on on MS Fridtjof Nansen.
Day 2 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Welcome to this historic town at the intersection of traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French cultures. Situated in the world’s largest lobster fishing grounds, Yarmouth boasts the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the grand sea captain homes built in 1850 or enjoy the picturesque views and hiking trails at Cape Forchu Lightstation.
Day 3 Eastport, Maine
Stroll the downtown Historic District here and peruse its shops, restaurants and cafs. The native Passamaquoddy Tribe have called Moose Island home for at least 10,000 years, an area which also attracts seals, eagles, and whales. We may see Old Sow in nearby Passamaquoddy Bay, believed to be the biggest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
Day 4 Bar Harbor, Maine
Surrounded by Acadia National Park, simply stunning in the fall, and perched by the sea on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has a special ambiance that is classic Maine. Youll find some of the regions best restaurants here, with a focus on seafood. Whales, seals and puffins can also be spotted along the coast.
Day 5 Rockland, Maine
This small coastal town situated in Penobscot Bay, like many towns in Maine, began around the lobster-fishing industry, but is now known for its boutiques, fine dining, and galleries. Art appreciators can spend time at Maine Contemporary Art and the world-famous Farnsworth Art Museum that contains works by Andrew Wyeth and other New England painters.
Day 6 Portland, Maine
This buzzing city has a strong community spirit running through its art and music scene, as well as seafood thats big on local flavours. Tour historic Old Port, known for its working waterfront, art galleries, and restaurants in converted warehouses.
Day 7 Provincetown, Massachusetts
Visitors are drawn to this colourful town for the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and charming shops. Artists began frequenting Provincetown a century ago and it is one of the oldest continuous art colonies in the country. Nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary attracts 17 species of whale, including humpbacks and the rare North Atlantic right whales.
Day 8-9 Boston, Massachusetts
From its history as the oldest city in America to its near-on fanatical sports fans, the melting-pot city of Boston is a true treasure trove of Americana at its most authentic. Join one of our optional excursions to tour the city, which is also home to prestigious Harvard University and legendary sports teams such as the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics. Walk the Freedom Trail for a sense of the city’s revolutionary roots, taste the regions favourite creamy clam chowder, or enjoy the dynamic contemporary art, music and theater scenes. Spend the night in the city using MS Fridtjof Nansen as your base before disembarking the next day.