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Northeast U.S. and Atlantic Canada - Fall Foliage Discovery (MS Fram)

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This cruise takes you along North America’s eastern seaboard, offering a striking variety of cultures, historic sites, and dramatic natural scenery. Starting in Halifax, Canada, we discover Maine’s magnificent coast, visit Boston, and end the journey by sailing into New York City harbor past the Statue of Liberty - to experience the Big Apple.
8 days

Autumn Coast Adventure in Living Color

Sailing from Halifax, this southbound cruise calls on charming towns and cities along North America’s east coast, all decked out in spectacular fall colors. There will be ample opportunities to visit historic sites on this US and Canadian adventure. Stroll along rugged shorelines, explore bays and lnlets, taste amazing seafood and enjoy cultural attractions.

Iconic New England

We cross the Gulf of Maine to experience New England at its most iconic. The sea looms large here, with mile upon mile of jagged sea cliffs, peaceful harbors and pebble beaches.

Our first port call in Maine is charming Eastport. Next, we visit Bar Harbor, where beautiful Acadia National Park gleams in glorious autumn splendor. The classic town of Rockland offers great architecture and interesting museums and galleries and is our final stop in Maine.

Provincetown, Newport and New York

We sail south to Provincetown on Cape Cod, which welcomes you to walk along the beach and enjoy its small-town charm. Our final call is Newport, Rhode Island, where you can wander along beautiful cliffs and enjoy the views.

Our expedition cruise ends after sailing past the iconic Statue of Liberty and into New York harbor. 

      Discover the beautiful coast of Canada and New England, USA
      Experience the small-town charm of Nova Scotia and Maine
      Enjoy walking and hiking opportunities
      Sail into New York harbor past the Statue of Liberty

  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice  


  • rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team  
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail through 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket   
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities  


  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • Farewell event  


  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants) 
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests) 
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected   

  • International flights 
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners   
  • Travel protection plan   
  • Luggage handling
  • Visa for USA (ESTA) and Canada (ETA) - for details please see Visa information in Entry requirements
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the purest and most remote waters of the world. As with all expeditions, nature prevails. Safety is always our top priority. We continuously evaluate our cruises to adapt to unexpected weather, ice and sea conditions, and exciting nature opportunities. That’s why we call it an expedition.
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.


  1. Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia - Halifax, Canada - Embarkation

    Historic Halifax was settled by the native Mi'kmaq people long before it became a British military outpost in 1749. The city combines rich cultural life with natural beauty in places like Peggy’s Cove. Spend some time exploring before boarding MS Fram to sail south along the North American coast.

    Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia - Halifax, Canada - Embarkation
  2. Historic Beauty and Lighthouses - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia - Full Day

    A lovely historic town built on shipbuilding and trade, Yarmouth features fine Victorian homes, museums, churches, wharfs and other hidden gems. Explore the town, meet the friendly locals and sample some of the freshest seafood in the world. The area around the Cape Forchu lighthouse offers stunning seaside walking trails.

    Included activity:

    Yarmouth Walking Tour (2 hrs)

    Explore Yarmouth’s heritage district by foot and walk by beautiful residences including the Pelton-Fuller Brush Home. Visit the Yarmouth County Museum, housed in a former granite church, see historic waterfront warehouses from the sailing era, and enjoy the town at your leisure. (Self-guided with local guides at appointed points of interest).

    Historic Beauty and Lighthouses - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia - Full Day
  3. Easternmost City in the USA - Eastport, Maine - Full Day

    We sail into the historic waterfront of cozy Eastport on Moose Island. The native Passamaquoddy tribe has called the area home for millenia. In 1833, Eastport became the second-largest trading port, after New York. Stroll the town or join us for an optional hike or day on the water here.

    Easternmost City in the USA - Eastport, Maine - Full Day
  4. When in Maine… - Bar Harbor, Maine - Full Day

    There is a special mystique to Bar Harbor. Surrounded by the stunning Acadia National Park, sparkling with fall colors and perched on the edge of the sea, this little community offers tons of charm. Bar Harbor is the artistic, culinary, and social center in this lovely part of New England.

    Included activity:

    Gilded Age Walking tour (2 hrs)

    Join a walking tour and travel back to the 19th century when Bar Harbor was the world's most exclusive seaside resort. Your guide is dressed in full Victorian garb and takes you back to an era of opulence, regaling you with stories of Victorian Bar Harbor's rich and famous. Learn about the area’s history and how the super rich lived lavishly with their grand parties and manicured estates.

    When in Maine… - Bar Harbor, Maine - Full Day
  5. Small Town Charm - Rockland, Maine - Full Day

    Next, we visit Rockland, a beautiful coastal town situated alongside Penobscot Bay. Rockland is known for its lobster-fishing industry and deep harbor, dotted with hundreds of inlets and coves. Downtown Rockland features historic homes and charming shops as well as a fine art museum and the famed Wyeth Center.

    Included activity:

    Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk (1 - 3 hrs)

    Walk out to sea without getting your wet feet on this tour to Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - at the end of a breakwater extending almost one mile into the ocean. Ride a shuttle to the lighthouse and climb to the top of the historic beacon to get a wonderful view of the surroundings.

    Small Town Charm - Rockland, Maine - Full Day
  6. Beaches of Cape Cod - Provincetown, Massachusetts - Full Day

    Colorful Provincetown is situated on the extreme tip of Cape Cod peninsula and surrounded by beaches. In 1620, the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower set anchor in what is today Provincetown Harbor. Its historic maritime character and art scene attracts visitors all year round.

    Included activity:

    Mayflower Trolley Tour (3 hrs)

    Explore the sights and sounds of Provincetown from the comfort of the Mayflower trolley. Our expert conductors take you on a 45-minute tour of this charming town. Learn about the pilgrims and life after landing here with the Mayflower and hear stories about Provincetown as you take in the sights.

    Beaches of Cape Cod - Provincetown, Massachusetts - Full Day
  7. The Ocean State - Newport, Rhode Island - Full Day

    Newport is considered a jewel in the coastal crown of New England. It is home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront and welcoming hospitality. Discover Newport’s downtown and walk along iconic Ocean Drive, discover colonial architecture or explore the tunnels at Fort Adams – America’s largest coastal fortification.

    Included activity:

    Cliff Walk (3 hrs)

    Experience New England’s rocky shore and crashing surf on one side and Newport’s most extravagant mansions on the other. The Cliff Walk remains one of Newport’s top attractions. Stretch your legs and enjoy the sights as our guide shares stories about America’s Gilded Age and the cast of characters who made Newport one the USA’s wealthiest summer resorts.

    The Ocean State - Newport, Rhode Island - Full Day
  8. Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan - New York - Disembarkation

    Early in the morning, we sail into Manhattan, passing the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy the New York City skyline before we say farewell. We recommend staying a few days in the city that never sleeps to get the most out of one of the most exciting places in the world.

    Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan - New York - Disembarkation

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