Autumn Cruising in New England and Canada’s Maritimes Aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines

Departure Dates:                    Return Dates:
Saturday, September 22             Sunday, September 30, 2018
Saturday, October 6                    Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tour Length: 9 Days/8 Nights (M)

Day One: Arrive at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

Arguably the premier city in the world, New York is the nation’s capital of finance, fashion, publishing and theater. Transfer to your hotel in Manhattan and then meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy a welcome dinner with your traveling companions.

Day Two: New York

statue-of-liberty-267948_640After an included breakfast at the hotel, join a local guide on a panoramic city tour covering New York’s uptown and downtown sites including Central Park, Wall Street, Chinatown, Broadway, Battery Park and so much more. Early afternoon, board Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Gem and set sail for New England and Canada’s Maritime provinces. Don’t miss the fantastic view of the New York skyline, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

This sparkling cruise ship has it all. Chill out by the pool, test your luck in the casino or unwind at the spa.

All meals are included onboard and are served at a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate. Your complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, the Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Day Three: Full Day at Sea

norweigan gemToday is free to enjoy the on board amenities or to just relax and watch the spectacular views of the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic coastlines.

All meals included onboard.

Day Four: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hundreds of miles of incredible coastline with majestic scenery from end to end qualifies Halifax as perhaps one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. You’ll find the perfect blend of big city excitement, small town charm and natural pristine beauty. There’s plenty to see in Halifax and shore excursions can help you explore the vibrant shopping districts, impressive galleries and museums, historic sites and colorful gardens. You may wish to take an optional shore excursion to Peggy’s Cove, often called the world’s most beautiful fishing village, or set sail aboard a historic and elegant tall ship for an adventure you will never forget.

All meals onboard.

Day Five: Saint John, New Brunswick

Located on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John is home to the highest tides in the world. With a billion tons of water moving in and out of the bay twice a day, Saint John is home to numerous sea caves, cliffs, fascinating marine life and an incredible reversing waterfall. With shore excursions ranging from beachcombing and riding the rapids, to visiting the Cape d’Or Lighthouse, there’s something amazing for everyone to do in Saint John.

All meals onboard.

Day Six: Bar Harbor, Maine

bar harborNestled on Maine’s Mt. Desert Island the quaint village of Bar Harbor still maintains much of its 1900’s charm when America’s elite vacationed here in beautiful summer cottages. Today, the soaring granite cliffs, stonewall-lined and tree-covered roads combined with the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain lend a special mystique to the area. The lure of beautiful Acadia National Park has welcomed visitors to its sand and cobblestones beaches, glacier-carved mountains, meadows and marshes for over a hundred years.

All meals onboard.

Day Seven: Portland, Maine

The 360-year-old city of Portland, Maine, offers big city excitement with small town charm. Rich with history and culture, this picturesque city features cobblestone streets lined with Victorian-era buildings, a vibrant waterfront, one of a kind shops and galleries, historical homes and museums... all within walking distance! If you wish to venture out of Portland, optional shore excursions are available to Kennebunkport and the Portland Head Light, one of three prominent lighthouses in the area.

All meals onboard.

Day Eight: Day at Sea

Another full day at sea to enjoy the many amenities the Norwegian Gem has to offer and take in the spectacular scenery of the New England coast.

All meals onboard.

Day Nine: Travel Home

The Norwegian Gem sails into New York harbor where a group transfer to New York’s LaGuardia Airport has been arranged for flights departing after 2:00 p.m.

Breakfast onboard.


Departure Dates:                    Return Dates:
Saturday, September 22             Sunday, September 30, 2018
Saturday, October 6                    Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tour Length: 9 Days/8 Nights (M)

Your Package Includes:

  • 1 Night accommodation in New York City
  • 7 Nights accommodations aboard the Norwegian Gem
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 8 Dinners
  • Guided tour of New York City led by a local guide
  • Time to explore Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Time to explore St. John, New Brunswick
  • Time to explore Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Time to explore Portland, Maine
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers from NYC hotel to ship
  • Fully-escorted
  • Taxes and Gratuities (NOTE: Gratuities for the full-time escort and local guide are not included are at your discretion based on service.)

Pricing Information:

Port charges and taxes are included in below prices. Prices and itinerary are subject to change.

Per person double occupancy:

  • Inside: 2,139.00
  • Outside: 2,749.00
  • Balcony: 2,799.00

Per person single occupancy:

  • Inside: 3,238.00
  • Outside: 4,458.00
  • Balcony: 4, 558.00
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NOTE: Above prices do not include roundtrip transportation to New York. Notch Above Tours will gladly arrange transportation as well as pre and post night stays.