While Canada and New England may not be the most obvious cruise destinations, these areas are packed with history, scenic views, and opportunities for relaxation. Silversea Cruises to Canada set sail from mid-August through early November for one reason: the world-famous fall foliage that attract thousands of travelers each and every year. Whether you’ve always wanted to taste fresh maple syrup or grew up reading books about Prince Edward Island, a Silversea Canadian/New England Cruise has something to offer for just about everyone.
On a Silversea Canadian Cruise, you’ll explore the great cities of the United States’ East Coast, including New York City and Boston, while also having the opportunity to visit the quiet and quaint towns of the Canadian coast. From the big city splendor of the Big Apple to the small-town serenity of Novia Scotia, a Silversea Canadian cruise will expose you both side of the coin. History buffs will enjoy the many historical shore excursions, while outdoor enthusiasts will be the first to sign up for nature hikes and treks to a lighthouse.
Silversea Explorer, Muse & Whisper
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your Silversea Cruise will take you on board the Explorer, Muse, or Whisper. The Silversea Silver Explorer is perfect for those who crave adventure, as its eight inflatable boats allow guests to explore places that would otherwise be inaccessible, while the Silversea Silver Muse redefines ultra-luxury ocean travel with spacious all-suite accommodations that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience. Finally, the Silversea Silver Whisper takes Silversea’s award-winning concept of all-suite luxury to the next level with a cosmopolitan ambiance and a variety of special amenities, including boutique shopping and full-scale productions.
Things to Do in Canada & New England
No matter how you choose to spend your time, you’re sure to create cherished moments and fond memories throughout your Silversea Canadian/New England cruise. While in NYC, cruisers will have the opportunity to pay their respects and learn about the impact 9/11 had on the world at the world-famous 9/11 Memorial, while history buffs will enjoy a walk along Boston’s Freedom Trail or a visit to the site of the infamous witchcraft trials in Salem. If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck- with crab cakes, lobster tails, and clam bakes around every corner, you’re sure to enjoy the food and drink the region has to offer.
If you prefer to spend time outdoors, this is the cruise for you! From kayaking through the unspoiled waters of Newfoundland’s fjords to working on your backstroke at the Sable Oak Golf Club in Portland, Maine, there are plenty of exciting outdoor adventures to choose from. And, for a quintessential photo op, don’t forget your camera when visiting Prince Edward Island. The area is renowned for its red-sand beaches, gorgeous lighthouses, and hearty seafood dishes, making it the perfect backdrop for a “Wish You Were Here” note to your friends back home.
Canadian Cruise Tips
In general, a Canadian cruise is less likely to be bumpy than an Alaskan cruise. However, ocean sailings are more susceptible to rough waters than seas, so if you’re accustomed to sea sailing you might feel more movement on a Canadian cruise. Since most Canadian tours take place in the autumn, pack layers of clothing- especially for shore excursions. Although afternoons tend to warm up, the days begin and end with very cool temperatures.
Many people don’t realize that New England and eastern Canada are prime wine-producing regions. If you love trying different wines, make a day-trip out of visiting a local winery or consider tacking on some time before or after your trip for a DIY wine tour. If you prefer beer, there are more bars and pubs per capita in Halifax than in any other city in North America- it’ll be easy to find more than a few pubs that are to your liking.