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Northeast US and Atlantic Canada (Northbound)

Join us as we explore beautiful Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Departing from vibrant New York, we visit Yarmouth, Halifax and stunning Louisbourg before a stop at Baddeck, the heart of the Cabot Trail. Later, we explore the awe-inspiring Magdalen Islands before a taste of French culture in St. Pierre and then through Iceberg Alley on our way to our final stop: St John’s.

Coastal beauty
A picturesque coastal town, Yarmouth is a lovely town with enchanting history.

We call on the vibrant city of Halifax, a city that manages to blend old and new successfully, with fantastic outdoor activities and a rich cultural life on offer.

Historic and natural wonder
We then head up to visit the historic city of Louisbourg, known for its amazing Fortress, completed by the French in 1740, before spending the day exploring Baddeck, a picturesque village on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lakes.

Our next stop is Cap-aux-Meules, an eminent town in the archipelago of the Magdalen Islands set amongst cliffs, harbours and lovely bays.

France in the New World
We cruise to beautiful Newfoundland to experience the unique atmosphere of St. Pierre, before sailing to Ferryland on the Avalon Peninsula, which has been called Iceberg Alley, as giant ice cathedrals float down from Arctic waters. While in some years there is no ice, at other times the harbours can become blocked by it!

This voyage culminates in St John’s, a city of firsts. Here, John Cabot is commemorated as the discoverer of Newfoundland and the first transatlantic radio signals were received at Signal Hill, which overlooks the city centre.

12 May, 2019 to 21 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Northeast US and Atlantic Canada (Northbound), departing on 12 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 3092 GBP pp
Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
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Polar Outside. From £ 3556 GBP pp
Our Polar Outside cabins are situated on lower deck and they all have bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of them offer separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
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Arctic Superior. From £ 4112 GBP pp
Our Arctic Superior cabins are comfortable cabins situated on both upper and middle deck, where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. All the cabins have bathrooms with shower/wc. You will also find coffee and tea facilities in these cabins. Most of them have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa and some have double beds. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
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Expedition Suite. From £ 5164 GBP pp
Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. All of the suites offer cabin kits, which contains bathrobe, slippers and other beauty articles. Some of the suites do have more facilities than others.
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Northeast US and Atlantic Canada (Northbound) itinerary:

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Day 1 The Big Apple Never Sleeps
Our expedition starts in New York, that quixotic, iconic, unique city. Spend some time here to enjoy all that New York has to offer!
Day 2 Relax at Sea
A day at sea means you can join the lectures by the Expedition team, spend time on deck or in the Panorama Lounge with fellow travelers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools.
Day 3 A Town of the Sea
A lovely historic town built on shipbuilding and trade, Yarmouth boasts fine Victorian homes, museums, churches, wharves and other hidden gems. Join an excursion to see ornate Captain´s homes, and the lighthouse that guided them safely back home after long journeys at sea. Or take a seaside walking trail to Cape Forchu, and explore the rugged landscape as you take in the stunning views.
Day 4 Urban History on the Edge of Wilderness
While the area around Halifax has been inhabited by native Mi'kmaq peoples for millennia, modern Halifax was founded in 1749 as a British military outpost. Today it is Atlantic Canada’s entertainment and cultural capital, melding the old and new worlds. Modern office towers of glass and steel stand beside historic buildings that once stored the booty of privateers. Located on the second largest natural harbour in the world, life here revolves around the sea and the surrounding areas offer plenty of fun activities on land, water and in the air. Spend some time to explore this vibrant urban centre set on the edge of true wilderness.
Day 5 Where the Past is Present
Sailing along the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, we head for the large island of Cape Breton. Then we reach Louisbourg, home to the historic jewel, the Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site. Here you can experience what life was like in the bustling French fortified town of Louisbourg in 1744, one of the largest European fortifications in North America. As you might expect, the rugged coastal setting offers up plenty of outdoor adventure, with brilliant hiking and biking trails.
Day 6 Cape Breton Island
Situated right in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Baddeck is a quaint little village, located at a spot which is generally known as the 'beginning and end' of the world. The famed Cabot Trail is here, considered to be one of the most beautiful coastal driving and hiking trails in the world. There are wonderful walking opportunities here, including a short hike to the Uisge Ban Falls – a comfortable and pleasant hike to the cascade in the Uisge Ban Provincial Park.
Day 7 Shaped by Wind and Waves
Twelve islands make up the roughly 100 km long sand archipelago called Îles de la Madeleine. The six largest of these islands are connected by many kilometres of thin sand dunes, peppered with fuzzy tufts of grass. Shaped by wind and waves, the iron-rich red and grey sandstone cliffs amaze with their spectacular forms. The coastline of beaches is dotted with harbours, multi-coloured houses and picturesque bays. We dock in Cap-aux-Meules, home to more than half of the archipelago’s population. Long before the arrival of Europeans, native people came to the islands to fish and hunt for seal and sea cows. Preceded by Basque fishermen, Jaques Cartier arrived in 1534 and wrote in his logbook the first recorded reference to the islands. By 1765, the islands were inhabited by 22 French-speaking Acadians and their families. The locals who live here today are called Madelinots, and they identify themselves both as Acadians and Québécois. Others are descendants of survivors from the more than 400 shipwrecks on the island. Come ashore and discover this little outpost, where high winds and ocean storms are a part of life. Have a bite to eat at Café la Côte, Pas Perdu, Café d’Chez Nous or something to drink at Bar Le Central to feel the island’s bohemian pulse. If you feel like being active, you can go kayaking or enjoy a hike in this relatively flat terrain.
Day 8 The French Way of Life
Even though Paris is very far away, the people living in St Pierre and Miquelon are very proud of being French. This is France’s oldest overseas territory and a part of the French Republic. So today you can enjoy a visit to a place where you find the typical French way of life with nice bistros, cafés, wine, cheese, baguettes, chocolates and pastries. Join our optional excursions to Île aux Marins or experience the local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre.
Day 9 Iceberg Alley
Visit 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 us to experience. The beautiful setting of Ferryland is great for coastal walks, taking in cobble beaches, meadows and the photogenic Ferryland Light house. Join the optional excursion to explore the south end of the Avalon Peninsula and the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve.
Day 10 Full of Character
Our voyage comes to an end at St. John’s, the oldest and most easterly city in North America, with narrow streets and hidden alleyways - it is a city full of character. We recommend you explore the history of this place with the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
Please Note:
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

Northeast US and Atlantic Canada (Northbound) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.
Our voyage comes to an end at St. John’s, the oldest and most easterly city in North America, with narrow streets and hidden alleyways - it is a city full of character. We recommend you explore the history of this place with the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
Visit 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 us to experience. The beautiful setting of Ferryland is great for coastal walks, taking in cobble beaches, meadows and the photogenic Ferryland Light house. Join the optional excursion to explore the south end of the Avalon Peninsula and the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve.
Even though Paris is very far away, the people living in St Pierre and Miquelon are very proud of being French. This is France’s oldest overseas territory and a part of the French Republic. So today you can enjoy a visit to a place where you find the typical French way of life with nice bistros, cafés, wine, cheese, baguettes, chocolates and pastries. Join our optional excursions to Île aux Marins or experience the local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre.
Twelve islands make up the roughly 100 km long sand archipelago called Îles de la Madeleine. The six largest of these islands are connected by many kilometres of thin sand dunes, peppered with fuzzy tufts of grass. Shaped by wind and waves, the iron-rich red and grey sandstone cliffs amaze with their spectacular forms. The coastline of beaches is dotted with harbours, multi-coloured houses and picturesque bays. We dock in Cap-aux-Meules, home to more than half of the archipelago’s population. Long before the arrival of Europeans, native people came to the islands to fish and hunt for seal and sea cows. Preceded by Basque fishermen, Jaques Cartier arrived in 1534 and wrote in his logbook the first recorded reference to the islands. By 1765, the islands were inhabited by 22 French-speaking Acadians and their families. The locals who live here today are called Madelinots, and they identify themselves both as Acadians and Québécois. Others are descendants of survivors from the more than 400 shipwrecks on the island. Come ashore and discover this little outpost, where high winds and ocean storms are a part of life. Have a bite to eat at Café la Côte, Pas Perdu, Café d’Chez Nous or something to drink at Bar Le Central to feel the island’s bohemian pulse. If you feel like being active, you can go kayaking or enjoy a hike in this relatively flat terrain.
Situated right in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Baddeck is a quaint little village, located at a spot which is generally known as the 'beginning and end' of the world. The famed Cabot Trail is here, considered to be one of the most beautiful coastal driving and hiking trails in the world. There are wonderful walking opportunities here, including a short hike to the Uisge Ban Falls – a comfortable and pleasant hike to the cascade in the Uisge Ban Provincial Park.
Sailing along the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, we head for the large island of Cape Breton. Then we reach Louisbourg, home to the historic jewel, the Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site. Here you can experience what life was like in the bustling French fortified town of Louisbourg in 1744, one of the largest European fortifications in North America. As you might expect, the rugged coastal setting offers up plenty of outdoor adventure, with brilliant hiking and biking trails.
While the area around Halifax has been inhabited by native Mi'kmaq peoples for millennia, modern Halifax was founded in 1749 as a British military outpost. Today it is Atlantic Canada’s entertainment and cultural capital, melding the old and new worlds. Modern office towers of glass and steel stand beside historic buildings that once stored the booty of privateers. Located on the second largest natural harbour in the world, life here revolves around the sea and the surrounding areas offer plenty of fun activities on land, water and in the air. Spend some time to explore this vibrant urban centre set on the edge of true wilderness.
A lovely historic town built on shipbuilding and trade, Yarmouth boasts fine Victorian homes, museums, churches, wharves and other hidden gems. Join an excursion to see ornate Captain´s homes, and the lighthouse that guided them safely back home after long journeys at sea. Or take a seaside walking trail to Cape Forchu, and explore the rugged landscape as you take in the stunning views.
A day at sea means you can join the lectures by the Expedition team, spend time on deck or in the Panorama Lounge with fellow travelers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools.
Our expedition starts in New York, that quixotic, iconic, unique city. Spend some time here to enjoy all that New York has to offer!
* = Indicative
Map for Northeast US and Atlantic Canada (Northbound)
MS Fram, the ship servicing Northeast US and Atlantic Canada (Northbound)

MS Fram

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 114m

Passenger Capacity: 276

Built: 2007

MS Fram is designed for sailing in polar waters, holds the highest safety standards and is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuverability and guests' comfort. With space for only 276 guests, you are sure to get to know many of your fellow travellers. You will share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home. The Norwegian word Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand.

MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind - to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as offering numerous lounges in which to relax, our more active guests can use our well-equipped gym. Meanwhile, on deck, our Jacuzzis guarantee you surreal memories when passing the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland.

 

Cabin layout for MS Fram
• Explore beautiful Newfoundland and Nova Scotia coastlines studded with history and wildlife

• Visit the unique Magdalen Islands

• Enjoy culture, history and natural beauty every day of the voyage

• Spend the day in France without leaving North America
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