Tourists flock to Canada and New England every autumn for their world-famous foliage. Credit: Shutterstock

The beauty of sailing to Canada and New England with Princess

Author: Lucy Abbott

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Experience the Canadian charm on a cruise to Canada and New England with Princess Cruises – sailing from the handy port of Southampton

A cruise to Canada is a must-do for any avid cruiser – offering astounding natural scenery coupled with fascinating history.

And Princess Cruises has made this cruise more accessible than ever, with sailings departing from Southampton.

Whether you enjoy indulging in a tasty crab cake in New England or exploring the stunning Acadia National Park in Maine – you’ll lose count of all your new experiences.

Trust us, it’s worth writing home about. So, if you’ve ever considered sailing further afield, then let us inspire you with this hand-picked Canada and New England cruises with Princess Cruises.

31-day Canada and New England cruise 2024
Jump headfirst into an adventure for an entire month, we can’t think of anything better.

Visiting an impressive 12 ports of call, this itinerary is a roundtrip from Southampton, departing September 15, 2024, onboard Sky Princess.

You’ve got to opt for one of the more than 1,400 balconies onboard Sky Princess, and on your sea days, you can enjoy innovative entertainment in the likes of the Princess Theatre, Princess Live! And Movies Under the Stars.

Of course, your entire cruise experience will be made even more seamless with your Princess Medallion – your wearable device that allows you to have food, drink and more delivered wherever you are and more.

Corner Brook
Your first port of call is the memorable Corner Brook in Canada, which is known among cruisers for the stunning scenery of the Blomidon Mountains that surround the ship as you sail into port.

Once disembarked, you’ve got the visit the Captain Cook monument as well as admire the maps that he created as the first person to survey the Bay of Islands.

Alternatively, if you think of yourself as a thrill seeker, then don’t hesitate to book the Steady Brook Falls zip-line adventure excursion, where you’ll travel up to 19 miles an hour for 2,000 feet long at 285 feet high – so it’s no surprise that the views are unbeatable.

Quebec City
Another stand-out port of call is Quebec City in Canada, where you’ll overnight to get the full experience of this European-like capital.

The first thing you may notice is that Quebec is North America’s only walled city which frames the vast history that is waiting for you to explore – like admiring the St Lawrence River that runs through the city or riding the historic funicular to get a gorgeous view over Old Quebec.

And Princess Cruises gives you a range of extensive excursions in Quebec, so you can learn as much about Quebec as you please. Whether this is through the ‘Walking Tour of Historic Quebec’ excursion or exploring an impressive waterfall around 90 feet higher than Niagara Falls on the Montmorency Falls & Sainte-Anne-De-Beaupré excursion.

When night falls, sign up for the Sugar Shack excursion. Upon arriving, you'll be greeted by the local tenants of the cabane à sucre (sugar shack) and embark on a guided tour of a unique Maple Museum depicting the evolution and modernisation of the maple industry.

Next stroll to the dining room for an evening filled with live entertainment featuring Canadian Folklore music. You'll enjoy a traditional Québecois, all-you-can-eat meal served family style, and traditional maple taffy pull.

Quebec's iconic Chateau Frontenac is said to be the most photographed hotel in the world. Credit: Shutterstock

Best known as the birthplace of Confederation, Charlottetown may be small, but this seaside city is an artistic hub full to the brim of world-class restaurants, quaint shops, culture and festivals.

Experience this unique combination of city life and island style by taking an excursion with Princess Cruises. Take A Taste of Charlottetown Walking Tour for example, where you can nibble on lobster, steamed mussels and French fries – all washed down with a craft beer, of course.

In fact, you’ll be able to enjoy a handcrafted ale that is brewed onsite as the oldest craft brewery in Charlottetown.

And fans of Anne of Green Gables must embark on Anne of Green Gables Historic Site & Island Drive where you’ll visit Cavendish, the setting for these beloved books. Take a deep breath and feel like Anne herself as you look out over 25 miles of white sand beaches and dunes in Prince Edward Island National Park.

Green Gables National Historic Site allows you to explore the extensive grounds, barns and farmhouse – be sure to snap a picture or two.

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New York
New York can only be done one way on a cruise, and that is by overnighting in this electric city.

Princess Cruises has worked this overnighter seamlessly into their itinerary, sandwiched between Halifax in Canada and Newport in Rhode Island.

The Big Apple is arguably most magical at night so embark on a scenic evening drive with Princess Cruises. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. See the art deco-style Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Statue of Liberty. In Times Square, you'll have an hour to discover the sights and sounds for yourself; grab a bite, buy some souvenirs and thrill to the hustle and bustle of it all. Then, relax on your return trip back to the pier.

New York is full of incredible places to explore including New York City is full of amazing places to explore including the Empire State Building. Credit: Shutterstock

Boston, Massachusetts, is a city that boasts countless heritage landmarks due to being one of America’s first notable cities, with an impressive almost 400 years of history.

Of course, no visit to Boston is complete without tasting some mouth-watering food from High Street Place – which is a food court that features everything from artisanal doughnuts to bagels stuffed full of every filling imaginable.

Walk off your full stomach through the public gardens afterwards and admire the gorgeous flowers surrounding a statue of George Washington.

Of course, we could write about these gorgeous ports of call all day so why not go and experience what all the fuss is about for yourself – and who better to cruise with than Princess Cruises?

Boston is the birthplace of modern America. Credit: Shutterstock
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About Lucy Abbott

Lucy is a cruise journalist who has sailed on a variety of ships, from expedition to river – with her favourite being expedition cruising.

Lucy is interested in new sustainable ways to cruise as well as how cruising is becoming accessible for all.

She works together with Kaye Holland to keep the World of Cruising website up to date with all the latest cruise news.