Port Spotlight: Canada & New England
by Roy Witman © 2008
Americans often dream of visiting faraway lands or
some distant, tropical paradise. We tend to forget that
we have some of the most beautiful natural
landscapes in the world - as do our neighbors to the
north. Before venturing too far from home, take a
moment to discover what wonders can unfold on a
cruise to Canada & New England.
Many cruise lines, including Carnival, have begun
offering trips to this majestic region over the past few
years. The voyages have been met with great
success, as Americans rediscover a little homegrown
If touring onboard a Carnival ship, you'll depart
from New York for a four-, five- or seven-day cruise. As
you make your way toward Boston, home of the Red
Sox and endless bowls of clam “chowda,” legends
will come alive. From the history of the Old North
Church and Paul Revere's home to the excitement of
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston gives you a way to
step back in time.
Continuing north on the Atlantic Ocean, you call on
the port at Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. Take a
Hummer back-road adventure and see the best of this
coastal town. An experienced driver will escort you to
Shipwreck's Cove and other popular sites filled with
photo opportunities. Explore Halifax Harbor with tall-
ship sailing at the direction of the captain and his
crew. Even ride in a horse-drawn trolley and more.
From the turning of the leaves in fall to the lapping of
waves on the beach in summer, Halifax gives a
unique experience year round.
Saint John, New Brunswick offers a delightful
array of excursions to choose from, including activities
and tours in Fundy National Park. With natural
waterfalls and towering cliffs that plunge into the
ocean below, this park is overflowing with wildlife and
stunning scenery. And, did you know, the Bay of Fundy
has the highest tides in the world? You can also
experience a phenomenon called “reversing falls.”
Every six hours the tide either rises or falls some 28
feet, causing the currents to reverse. It's like nothing
you've ever seen before! Bicycle tours, kayak
adventures, lobster bakes, harbor cruises, jet boat
rides (in the reversing falls) and so much more await
you in Saint John.
Because of the historic significance of the cities
you'll visit, cruises to Canada & New England make
for exceptional family vacations. With a wide range of
tours, exhibits and activities, there are excursions for
every age range, physical ability and interest. Thinking
of a romantic getaway? Canada & New England
cruises take you into some awe-inspiring natural
beauty sure to rekindle any romance. Walks along the
shore, unhurried bike rides across quaint covered
bridges and more will have you and your sweetheart
falling in love all over again.
Regardless of when, why or with whom you
cruise, you'll find a renewed sense of appreciation for
America and our northern neighbors.
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