Exploring from the Canadian Maritimes to the Big Apple

Halifax to New York

Starting in the vibrant city of Halifax, we sail to the beautiful region of Newfoundland to visit St. John's and St. Pierre before encountering the stunning historic site of Louisbourg. We visit New England next, and we call on fascinating Portland, Maine, before sailing down the eastern seaboard to complete our journey in the great metropolis of New York City.

  • Explore beautiful Newfoundland
  • Experience small-town charm in Maine
  • Marvel at the historic site of Louisbourg
  • Enjoy culture, history, and natural beauty every day of the cruise


This cruise begins in vibrant Halifax, a city that blends old and new beautifully, and has fantastic outdoor activities and a rich cultural life on offer.

We sail to beautiful Newfoundland to experience the history of St. John's and the unique, French atmosphere of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Then we sail on to the rugged eastern shores of Nova Scotia to visit the historic city of Louisbourg, known for its amazing French fortress.

Portland, Maine, offers some of the best of New England, and we stop here to explore the charming town, take advantage of hiking and biking opportunities, and see historic lighthouses.

Finally, we make our way to our last port of call, the city that never sleeps: New York.

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Price includes:

  • Hurtigruten expedition in the cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions and gratuities

Cruise 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.

April 22, 2018

Departs from Halifax
Day 1

An Urban Center, a Magnificent Seacoast, and Rich History

Location : Halifax

While the area around Halifax has been inhabited by the 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 harbor in the world, life here revolves around the sea, and the surrounding areas offer plenty of fun activities on land, in and on the water, and in the air. Spend some time exploring this vibrant urban center that rests the edge of nature, or join one of the optional excursions.

Day 2

Lectures, Photo Courses, and Relaxing

Location : At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea enjoying lectures presented by the expedition team, attending photo courses to help you take great pictures on your trip, or simply relaxing and enjoying the stunning views from one of the outside decks or the observation lounge. 

Day 3

Full of Character

Location : St. John's, Newfoundland

St. John’s is the oldest and easternmost city in North America. With its narrow streets and hidden alleyways, it is a city full of character and history. We recommend you explore the history here  by visiting the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. You can also join optional excursions to explore this beautiful region.

Day 4

The French Way of Life

Location : St Pierre and Miquelon

Even though Paris is thousands of miles 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'll find the typical French way of life with nice bistros and cafés, as well as delicious wines, cheeses, baguettes, chocolates, and pastries. You might even see people wearing berets! Join our optional excursions to Île-aux-Marins, or experience local life with a walking tour of St. Pierre.

Day 5

Where the Past Is Present

Location : Louisbourg

Sailing along the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, we head for the large island of Cape Breton. Then we reach Louisbourg, home to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a historic jewel. Here, you can experience what life was like in the bustling French-fortified town of Louisbourg in 1744. As you might expect, the rugged coastal setting offers plenty of outdoor adventures, including wonderful hiking and biking trails. As one of the busiest crab- and lobster-fishing villages in the Maritimes, Louisbourg Wharf is the perfect place to watch the day’s catch coming in, and perhaps even sample some fresh seafood.

Day 6
Catch beautiful sunsets with our professional expedition photographers.
Catch beautiful sunsets with our professional expedition photographers. Photo: Nick Cobbing Photo

Unwind with a View

Location : At Sea

A day at sea means you can join the lectures presented by the expedition team, and spend time out on deck or in the Panorama lounge with fellow travelers as we sail south. Perhaps enjoy a workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor hot tubs.

Day 7

The Best of New England

Location : Portland

Portland, Maine, has so much to offer! Take a historic tour, enjoy hiking along the coastlines or in the woodlands, take advantage of the biking trails, or explore the iconic New England lighthouses in the area.

Day 8
Enjoy the comfort in your cabin and relax with a good book. MS Fram.
Enjoy the comfort in your cabin and relax with a good book. MS Fram. Photo: Tobias Fisher Photo

Summing Up an Amazing Voyage

Location : At Sea

On this final day at sea, our expedition team will review the highlights of the cruise, and we will raise a glass at the farewell dinner to toast this memorable journey.

Day 9

The Magnificent City of New York

Location : New York

Early in the morning, we arrive at the great metropolis of New York City, where it's time to say farewell.

April 30, 2018

Location New York
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Getting you there

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