Cunard Showcases Canada & New England Each Fall

Few destinations are as naturally magnificent as the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada, particularly during the fall. For as far as the eye can see, trees are adorned with vibrant shades of crimson and amber as the fall colors come into full view. The rolling hills of Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine, shed their green hue in preparation for the coming winter, and some of North America’s most historic cities – like Quebec City – prepare for Halloween festivities with scarecrows, hay bales and pumpkins to decorate streets and squares.

Exploring Vieux – or Old – Quebec! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Cunard Line makes a point of offering plenty of opportunities to experience this festive time of year on the east coast, sailing aboard the line’s grand flagship, Queen Mary 2.

Guests can elect to sail one-way between New York and Quebec City in late September, stopping in Newport, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; Halifax, and Sydney, Nova Scotia before transiting the St. Lawrence River en-route to Quebec.

But Cunard also offers the ability to turn that weeklong cruise into a 14-day sailing that departs roundtrip from New York, with additional stops in Saguenay, Quebec; Gaspe, Quebec; and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For added adventure, you can combine these weeklong Canada & New England sailings with a classic transatlantic crossing between Southampton, England and the Big Apple. If you want, sail roundtrip from Southampton for 29 glorious days, or sail between Southampton and Quebec or Quebec to Southampton for 15 nights.

Queen Mary 2 shown emerging from the fog. Photo courtesy of Cunard Line.

Finally, you can sail from Southampton to New York to Quebec and back to New York, or vice-versa. For those who chose not to fly, this is one of the best ways to experience the fall colours of Canada and New England. No matter which voyage you take, seeing some of the oldest cities in the “New World” aboard the line that has made a point of transporting people across the ocean since 1840 is a special experience indeed.

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