Early booking offer: save up to £410 pp – ends 31 Aug

Highlights

  • Sail in style aboard the world’s newest luxury cruise line
  • Explore the rich history of New England
  • Discover unique cultures on the shores of Atlantic Canada
  • Spot spectacular wildlife, from seals to humpback whales
  • Experience the energy of the Big Apple with a pre-cruise stay

This is your chance for an in-depth exploration of America’s Atlantic coast aboard the world’s newest luxury cruise line – Explora Journeys. It all begins amid the bright lights of the Big Apple, where a 5-star hotel stay puts you right at the centre of one of the world’s most exciting cities, just moments from the likes of Central Park, Broadway and the Empire State Building. Then, having boarded your boutique ship – all European-influenced design and state-of-the-art facilities – you’ll sail north, pausing to take in the rich history of Rhode Island and Boston before seeking out spectacular landscapes, rare wildlife and a unique Acadian culture along Canada’s Atlantic coast. Throughout, you’ll be treated to the very best in onboard dining and service, while a full range of optional shore excursions will bring each destination to life.


Days 1 – 2

New York, New York

With home-to-airport chauffeur transfers and airport lounge access included, you’ll begin your holiday in relaxing style before your flight to New York. On arrival, you’ll be met for a private transfer to your luxury Manhattan hotel, perfectly placed to explore all the sights of one of the world’s true city greats. From sprawling Central Park to the trendy East Village and the iconic Empire State Building, you’ll have two days to take in the myriad sights of the mighty Big Apple.

Stay: 5-star hotel, Manhattan

New York City skyline

New York City

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City


Day 3

Farewell to the Big Apple

After a final day exploring the city, transfer to the port to board the luxurious Explora I, your luxurious home-from-home for your North American voyage. Settle into your suite, take a dip in the pool and meet fellow guests over the first of your included gourmet meals as you set sail north to Newport.

Stay: Explora I

Dinner included

Indoor pool on Explora I – Explora Journeys

Indoor pool on Explora I

The lobby, Explora I – Explora Journeys

The lobby, Explora I

Explora Journeys Explora I

Explora I


Day 4

Exploring Rhode Island

Arriving in Newport, Rhode Island, take the chance to stroll among elegant gilded-age mansions and along gorgeous, gold-sand beaches. For lunch, why not fill up on lobster caught fresh from the Atlantic? Then, maybe spend an afternoon sailing the harbour in a cabin cruiser or hiking the famous Cliff Walk for gorgeous coastal views

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Newport, Castle Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Castle Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Newport beach pier, silhouette at sunset

Newport beach pier


Days 5 – 6

Historic Boston

With its winding walkways, world-famous harbour and landmark institutions such as Harvard, the cobbled streets of Boston offer plenty of intrigue. For a real insight into the city’s rich history, take a walk along the Freedom Trail, a two-and-a-half-mile amble connecting no fewer than 16 nationally significant sites, And, there’s plenty for foodie’s, too, from the delights of the city market to standout breweries and some truly delicious options for afternoon tea. The next day, take the chance to relax and make the most of the ship’s luxurious amenities as you sail north towards Canada.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Acorn Street, Boston

Acorn Street, Boston

Boston Harbour and Financial District, Massachusetts, USA

Boston Harbour


Days 7 – 9

Wildlife and wines on the Bay of Fundy

Home to the world’s highest tides, the Bay of Fundy is a unique ecosystem home to an abundance of wildlife, from thriving seabird colonies to humpback whales. Marvel at the imposing Hopewell Rocks, explore sandy beaches and nature trails or head for a wine tasting and enjoy some of the acclaimed local caviar. You’ll then head back to the ship for a further two days at sea as you head northwards once more towards Québec.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick


Days 10 – 11

Grand architecture in Québec City

Spend two memorable days exploring Québec City and its surrounds. The UNESCO-listed old town – all Parisian-style bistros, cobblestone streets and grand 18th-century architecture – is an obvious highlight. Take a stroll through its history-rich streets in the company of an expert guide, or look beyond the city to enjoy everything from mountain biking and kayaking to zip-lining and ultra-scenic fjord hikes.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

Lake Sacacomie, Québec

Lake Sacacomie, Québec


Days 12 – 13

Saguenay & Baie-Comeau

Arrive in La Baie, located amid idyllic countryside on the banks of the Saguenay River. Take the chance to explore pristine boreal forests home to black bears, take to the water on kayaks or a sailing trip or simply relax and take in the views. The next day, head to Baie-Comeau, discovering delicious seafood and locally brewed beers and learning about the fascinating history of the magnificent, glacier-sculpted landscapes.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Saguenay Fjord

Saguenay Fjord


Days 14 – 15

Exploring Havre-Saint-Pierre

Enjoy a day exploring Havre-Saint-Pierre Reserve, visiting fascinating historic sights amid an array of sea-sculpted limestone islands. Discover impressive fossils on Niapiskau Island or take a boat trip out to Quarry Island to discover pebble-strewn beaches host to playful seals and soaring seabirds and wander amid ancient limestone monuments and woodlands home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. For a slice of human intrigue, embrace the culture of the local Innu people, which stretches back more than a thousand years. Spend the next day relaxing at sea.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Quarry Island, Quebec

Quarry Island, Quebec


Days 16 – 17

The charms of Prince Edward Island

Experience the small-town traditions of picturesque Prince Edward Island, famed for its rolling greenery, gorgeous beaches and history steeped in the story of Anne of Green Gables.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

East Point Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island

East Point Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island lobster, Atlantic Canada

Prince Edward Island lobster


Days 18 – 19

Historic Halifax

Your final stop in Atlantic Canada is Halifax – Nova Scotia’s vibrant capital. Trace the history of the region through a wealth of historic sights and museums, explore local markets and take in views of the harbour from the impressive hilltop fort. Away from the city itself, perhaps head out on a ferry cruise, stop at a local winery or visit nearby Peggy’s Cove to photograph its iconic lighthouse.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Halifax Waterfront, Atlantic Canada

Halifax Waterfront

Sunset at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse


Day 20

Return to New York City

Arrive back in New York where you’ll spend your final night on board. Take the chance to visit the sights you might have missed out on first time round, perhaps taking in the bright lights of Times Square or even taking in a Broadway show.

Stay: Explora I

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

New York City

New York City


Days 21 – 22

Depart for UK

It’s time to head home today. After a final breakfast onboard, a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home. On arrival back in the UK, you’ll be met by one of our chauffeur drivers who’ll see you safely home. 

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"With their in-depth journeys and cutting-edge ships, Explora Journeys are a cruise line making serious waves. Find out what all the fuss is about on this spectacular voyage, which takes in some of my favourite North American locations, from historic Boston to some of Atlantic Canada’s most beautiful coastlines and national parks. To help you make the most of your time away, I’ve also included a two-night luxury stay in the heart of New York City."

David Warne

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Early booking offer: save up to £410 pp
Offer ends 31 August

Guide price from £7,725 pp incl. flights

23 September 2023 from: £7,725 pp incl. flights — save up to £410 pp

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK return chauffeur transfers*
  • Complimentary UK departure lounge access
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK to New York
  • 2 nights 5-star hotel New York on room only basis
  • 18-night luxury cruise on Explora I - inclusive of all meals, drinks, gratuities, port charges, wi-fi and entertainment onboard
  • private transfers from airport to hotel, hotel to ship and ship to airport


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