Small Ship Cruising

Shores of Eastern Canada and New England

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13
From (per Person)
£8,790
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Aug - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
New York City, Quebec City, Boston, Halifax, Charlottetown, Newport
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

Indulge in a true Prince Edward Island tradition when you experience a lobster bake Ceilidh (pronounced kaylee) in a private garden setting with river views and with local musical entertainment

 

Explore the "Cradle of Liberty" in Boston, your way, on a choice of sightseeing: go on a guided walk along the historic Freedom Trail with a local expert; alternatively, take a docent-led tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, now a museum where the most famous art heist in history remains unsolved today; or explore Cape Ann and Boston's North Shore, home to fishing villages and seaside charm

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

All-included – Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,852

 
In Newport, drive along illustrious Ocean Drive where famous mansions line the waterfront, choosing to stop for a tour of The Breakers, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, or a visit to Green Animals Topiary Garden, home to 80 "bush" animals and geometric greenery

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Cultural journeys and expeditions

Bookended by overnight hotel stays in Manhattan and Quebec City, this long-awaited 10-night cruise sails along coastal New England and Canada's stunning eastern seaboard, promising a new perspective of the maritime traditions, history and cultures that shaped the destinations you'll explore. Cruise aboard a Silversea yacht between the glamorous isle of Manhattan and French-inspired Quebec City, indulging in luxurious onboard amenities and spacious accommodations at sea.

Enjoy a tour, an exclusive reception and dinner in New York City during an overnight stay at the New York Marriott Marquis, centrally located in the heart of Times Square in the Theater District. Ashore, immerse in the gilded lifestyles of Newport, Boston's historic landmark sites, and maritime stories in Maine. Discover Canada's ocean-faring roots, from Nova Scotia's seaside villages and the capital city of Halifax to Prince Edward Island's storied landscapes and seafood specialties. View the natural beauty of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the river Saguenay, stopping to see the fjord up close and personally. A choice of guided shore excursions in every picturesque port caters to your interests and includes fascinating insights not available on your own. Experience the culturally rich sights of Quebec City from the regal Chateau Frontenac, where a one-night stay includes guided city sightseeing and an informative tasting visit to a maple sugar shack. From the relaxing cadence of your small ship cruise to well-paced exploration of port cities uniquely distinctive and welcoming with regional charms, this is the North America cruise you've been waiting for.

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A traditional lobster bake on Prince Edward Island

A traditional lobster bake on Prince Edward Island

For more than 150 years lobstering has been an important mainstay of rural Prince Edward Island where life ebbs and flows with the lobster season. Traditionally the first day of the season is an island-wide event when the community comes out to cheer the lobstermen as they head out to sea with their traps. When traps are pulled with lobsters inside, the celebration continues at traditional lobster bakes known as Ceilidh and pronounced kaylee, a delectable feast of locally grown culinary fare. Enjoy this special feast during a picnic lunch in a riverside setting when you are exploring the island's many storied charms.

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Sea kayaking, Saguenay Fjord

Enjoy a choice of sightseeing excursions most days such as...

The only inhabited fjord in North America, Saguenay Fjord entices with natural treasures and some of the most beautiful villages in Québec. 146 miles long and surrounded by rugged mountains, towering cliffs, and dense forest, the glacier-cut fjord is also navigable, offering travelers the unique opportunity to view it up close by land and boat in Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay. You'll have an opportunity to take a gentle sea kayaking excursion (beginners are welcome) that's enjoyable for boaters of all abilities.

I was in my element planning this new cruise program. To experience these places, all of which share a common sea-faring thread but which each have their very own personality has been a delight to organize.

David Lewey

Product Manager

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Travel Documents

Shores of Canada & New England begins in New York City, U.S.A. and ends in Quebec, Canada for Northbound departures and begins in Quebec, Canada and ends in New York City, U.S.A for Southbound departures.

If you are a U.S. citizen traveling internationally, you will need a passport valid for six months beyond the completion of your Tauck journey to enter Canada. Click here for more information on the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Patrol website.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not require a visa for the short duration of this tour. Please note that longer stays abroad for any purpose may require additional travel documentation. If you are a frequent traveler to Canada from the U.S., you may benefit from the NEXUS program which is a joint initiative between the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Canada Border Services Agency that allows pre-screened and approved travelers faster processing at designated highway lanes in high-volume border crossing locations, at certain airports, and at certain marine reporting locations in the Great Lakes and Seattle regions. For further information, you may log on to the Nexus Internet site by clicking here.

If you are a citizen of another country traveling internationally, please contact an embassy or consulate of Canada and of the U.S. to determine what travel documentation will be required.

If you are a citizen of a visa-waiver country, you may need an ESTA from the USA and/or a Canadian eTa visa for this tour.

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

https://www.etacanadavisa.org/visa-information

Anyone with a criminal record (including some misdemeanors such as Driving While Impaired (DWI) charges) may be excluded or removed from Canada, and should contact a Canadian embassy or consulate well in advance of any planned travel to ensure proper travel documentation.

Every guest will be issued a boarding card that must be presented before embarking the ship in each port.

International maritime security guidelines require that your passport information be provided to us prior to your embarkation. You need to provide this information to us as soon as you book your cruise or boarding may be denied. Once you board the cruise ship, your passport will be held by the purser until you disembark.

We recommend that you make at least two photocopies of all the travel documents that you bring with you. Include copies of the photo page of your passport that contains the date of issuance, the date of expiration and your citizenship. Secure one set of copies in the safe in your room while traveling and leave one set behind with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen.

To facilitate Travel Requirements, destinations are increasingly utilizing online forms that require digital proof that you've successfully completed your submission (via an email, QR code, etc.) To ensure smooth travels and peace of mind, we strongly recommend all guests carry a personal smart phone and sign up for international data plans before traveling overseas.

TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN AS A GUARDIAN: If you are traveling as the guardian of a child/children, we strongly suggest that you carry a letter from both parents of the child authorizing emergency treatment in the event of illness or accident. For travel abroad, many foreign countries have specific entry requirements for children under 21 who are traveling internationally without BOTH parents. (These requirements are in response to the increased incidence of children being abducted and taken abroad.) PLEASE NOTE THAT TAUCK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for the disruption of travel caused by improper documentation for children traveling without both parents.

Deposit & Booking Information

Deposit Information:

The deposit and the fees for the optional Protection Plan or Cancel Fee Waiver [CFW] coverage are due at time of booking. Your deposit is £750.

Terms and Conditions:

For additional information pertaining to our Tauck Journeys, including Cancellation Information and Booking Conditions, click here to learn more.

At the time of booking, please have the following information ready:

  • Tour Name and Departure Date Desired
  • Traveler Name(s):  Please have first and last names as they appear on the passport or driver's license.
  • Traveler's Address(es)
  • Traveler's Phone Number(s)
  • Emergency Contact Information: This would be a relative or friend whom we could contact during the tour in the event of an emergency. Please provide their name and phone number(s).
  • Interest in purchasing a travel protection product (US and Canada)
  • Interest in extending your trip by staying in a Tauck recommended hotel before your trip begins or after it ends
  • Interest in our specially negotiated airfares.

Regarding your final payment:

Final Payment is due to Tauck 60 days before departure for lands trips, and 120 days before departure for cruises and rail journeys. If your deposit was made by credit card, final payment will be automatic unless you opted out at time of booking. Bookings without full payment at this time may be subject to cancellation without notice. Failure to make payment will be a considered a cancellation by the guest and all applicable cancellation fees will apply.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Customer Protection: Our UK-based agents comply with the bonding requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and provide full financial protection for the package holidays that we sell in the UK. For flight-based holidays, this is through the Air Travel Organiser's Licence (details of which are available from the UK-based agent with whom you book). When you buy a package holiday that doesn't include a flight, protection of your monies paid to our UK-based agent will be provided by way of a bond.

Travel Requirements For This Tour

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Health, Safety and Mobility

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS 

Please check with your health insurance provider to determine whether you are covered while traveling. If you will not be covered under your current policy, we strongly suggest that you arrange for adequate coverage while on tour.

If you have a medical condition that might limit your participation in activities, please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice and notify us as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. We will advise your Tauck Director accordingly.

Your Silversea vessel  is equipped with a medical center and a doctor is on call 24 hours. If you avail yourself of his/her services, a charge will be posted to your personal shipboard account. 

The ship's small infirmary is designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents, and is not intended to or capable of providing on-going treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.

 

VACCINATIONS

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Requirements page to learn about Tauck's universal vaccination requirement and destination-specific COVID policies.

Some of the countries visited on this itinerary may require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against certain diseases in order to enter the country.  These requirements are subject to frequent change as outbreaks occur and subside in different areas, and it is therefore crucial that you obtain the very latest information on entry requirements as you prepare for your journey.

For the most current information, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by clicking here and the World Health Organization (WHO) by clicking here. You may also wish to visit the web sites for the embassies of the countries you will be visiting. Besides providing details on vaccination requirements, these sites can also provide information on vaccinations that may be recommended (but aren't required) and other potential health issues for which no vaccines are available.

Any decisions relating to your health, of course, should not be based solely on information provided by a web site.  It is critically important that you consult with your personal physician prior to your journey to obtain any required vaccinations and to review any optional recommendations offered by the CDC or other sources.

Please be sure to discuss your journey with your physician at least four to six weeks in advance of your departure, as certain vaccinations take time to become fully effective.  Also, be certain to ask your physician for proof of any vaccinations you receive, and to pack this proof along with your other travel documents in your carry-on luggage (not in your checked luggage).

Researching and complying with vaccination entry requirements for the countries visited on this itinerary is the responsibility of the traveler and not Tauck. Tauck is therefore not responsible for any expenses incurred or disruptions to travel caused by improper or incomplete vaccinations, or by the failure to provide proof of required vaccinations.
If you do not obtain the necessary vaccinations and proper documentation, you may be denied entry into one or more countries, or temporarily quarantined until the necessary vaccinations are administered, or until proper documentation is provided. 

 

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS

The restaurants, hotels, caterers and numerous other partners we work with all do their best to accommodate special dietary requests from Tauck guests. However, given the diverse nature of those food providers (from small wineries to grand hotels to world-famous restaurants in more than 70 countries worldwide), some of our partners are better able than others to accommodate such requests. We therefore cannot guarantee that all dietary requests can be accommodated at every meal. Also, please note that where dietary requests can be accommodated, choices will frequently be limited.

 

SMOKING

Smoking is not permitted in any interior space on board Silver Shadow. Smoke and open fire will activate the smoke detectors. Smoking is permitted in designated areas for cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking. Please do not throw your cigarettes overboard, as it is a violation of international maritime pollution laws and they can easily be blown back onto the ship. Please refrain from smoking on shore and in shore excursion vehicles and ship tenders. Smoking is also not permitted on the motor coaches. These regulations pertain to e-cigarettes as well.

Local legislation in Canada varies greatly with respect to smoking. Generally, the areas we visit in Canada ban smoking in public places. There is a costly fine in Nova Scotia per offense. Hotel guest rooms are generally exempt from these regulations. 

 

MOBILITY

Shores of Eastern Canada & New England is very relaxing and the pace leisurely. To enjoy this cruise, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. Some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot. There is a moderate to heavy amount of walking during our onshore excursions. However, for the most part, the amount of walking you do at the various sites and towns is at your discretion.

Onboard ship, health and fitness devotees will find a spa and fitness center on Deck 10, as well as a jogging track on Deck 9.

Please Note: We regret that we're unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs.  The responsibility of the Tauck Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.

Reading List

We have compiled a reading list of recommended books to give you more information about the destinations you will be traveling to on your upcoming journey!

You can view the reading list here.

Weather

The climate in Eastern Canada is continental, with four distinct seasons. From June through early September, average high temperatures range from 65 to 85˚F (18 to 29˚C); average low temperatures range from 45 to 65˚F (7 to 18˚C). Prince Edward Island has warm summers with low humidity. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year at a moderate 4 in (102 mm) per month. 

New England has four distinct seasons and with each some rain or snow does fall. In autumn, from September through November, daytime temperatures range from 50 to 75 ˚F (10 to 24 ˚C), but temperatures above 80 ˚F (27 ˚C) as well as freezing temperatures are not uncommon. "Indian summer" is a name given to a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn not long before winter. The most widely accepted criterion for determining whether an Indian summer is occurring is that the weather must be above 70 °F (21 °C) for seven days after the autumnal equinox. In the mountains, late nights and early mornings may be chilly. By the shore, a short jaunt out onto the water or even relaxing seaside with an onshore breeze may require a jacket or sweater. To enjoy the changing color of the leaves be prepared for early morning frosts and even a day or two of summer-like weather.

To read about current weather conditions, we suggest you log on to the Internet website by clicking here.

What To Pack

When joining a Tauck journey, every guest is responsible for their own health and, in turn, the protection of their fellow travelers, the Tauck staff, our suppliers and the places we visit. As such, you are expected to follow local and supplier guidelines regarding face coverings, as explained by your Tauck Director. Our partners may have a limited supply of face coverings, gloves, and hand sanitizer, so please bring such personal items for your own comfort.

Bringing the right clothing for your trip is important – we've partnered with Necessary Gear who provide an "easy-to-use, one-stop shop" for your Tauck travel needs, specifically selected for this trip. Click here to visit their site.

Fall in eastern Canada and New England is a changeable time of year.  Some days may still be quite warm and other days quite chilly. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is flexible and allows for layering. Casual, cotton clothing is recommended. A sweater or jacket will provide warmth on a chilly early morning walk or a late night stroll.

For the welcome and farewell receptions you may want to dress up a bit – a jacket for men and a casually-elegant outfit for ladies – but by all means be comfortable and note that this level of dress is not required, merely suggested.

Silversea operates an on board dress code after 6:00 PM, while during the day casual wear is appropriate for daytime and consists of standard sports outfits as worn at five-star resorts. Shoes should be flat or low heeled for deck activities. Evening wear falls into three categories: casual, informal and formal. On casual evenings, pants, blouses or casual dresses for women; open-neck shirts and slacks for men are appropriate. On informal evenings, women wear dresses or pant suits; men wear jackets (tie optional). Appropriate formal wear for women is an evening gown or cocktail dress; men wear tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits. Tie is required. 

Consider packing a number of garments you can wear in different combinations over four or five days.  Aboard ship, valet laundry services are available. Additionally, a complimentary self-service launderette offers washing machines, dryers, irons and laundry supplies.

Complimentary shoe shine is available aboard ship.

Hairdryers are available at the hotels and aboard the ship.

We recommend that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medication in its original container to last through your entire journey, together with a copy of your doctor's prescription (or a letter from your health-care provider on office stationery explaining that the medication has been prescribed for you), a list of the generic names of your medication, your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience in the event that your flight or luggage is delayed. No medications are sold on board the cruise ship other than those prescribed and stocked by the ship's physician.

We recommend that you pack any prescription medicines (an adequate supply for your entire journey) along with your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag, in order to minimize any inconvenience should your luggage be lost or delayed. 

We also recommend, for your peace of mind and personal security, that all expensive jewelry and other valuables be left at home.

Following is a list of recommended items to pack for your trip to Eastern Canada and New England:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Hiking boots for those who choose to hike
  • Rainwear, such as a raincoat and rain hat, plus a collapsible umbrellas
  • Short and long-sleeved shirts/tee shirts
  • Shorts and pants for casual daytime wear
  • Lightweight and medium-weight sweaters/jackets
  • A light sweater or jacket for higher elevations or a breezy night
  • Warm hat, gloves and socks for evenings on deck
  • Jackets for men (with tie suggested for more formal dinners aboard ship) and dresses/pant suits for women for evening wear
  • Swimwear and gym wear
  • Binoculars (7x50 preferably)
  • Insect repellent containing DEET
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Small flashlight
  • Daypack for your photographic equipment or other belongings
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Prescription medicines (an adequate supply to last your entire journey), and written copies of your prescriptions from your doctor. While it may be possible to refill prescriptions during your journey, the availability of refills cannot be guaranteed. What's more, refilling prescriptions in foreign countries can be difficult and time-consuming.
  • Copies of your travel documents that should be secured in the safe in your ship suite while traveling

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