Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Cruising to New England and Canada

Think about cruising in September and October and the quintessential voyage up the East Coast and into Canada comes to mind. Bear witness as Mother Nature waves her wand and trees alight in brilliant oranges, glowing yellows, fiery reds and rich browns. Autumn’s crisp chill has travelers donning a sweatshirt to stand on deck and snap pictures of the rocky, craggily coastlines and the historic striped lighthouses whose beacons continue to safely light the way for mariners.

In port, there is much to look forward to. The cities along the Northeast coast are rich in colonial history and many of the places where our “Founding Fathers” lived, worked and built the foundation of our nation are preserved and open to the public Cooler temperatures are perfect for strolling the quaint fishing villages where the seafaring tradition is alive and well. Afterwards, warm up with a bowl of hearty seafood chowder. North Atlantic whales feed off the New England coast through October making whale watching excursions a great way to spend an afternoon. If perhaps shopping is your lure, craft boutiques, antique shops and outlet malls abound.

Cruises to New England and Canada range from short 4-night getaways to 14-night journeys.  They depart from several Northeast ports including Baltimore, Boston, Cape Liberty, and New York."

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