Eastern Seaboard Explorer

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Balcony
$8,129
Suite
$12,539
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
13 Days
 Cruise Starts
New York
 Cruise Finishes
Montreal
13 Day Eastern Seaboard Explorer Itinerary (Viking)
Countries Explored: USA Canada
Cruise Line:
Ship
Departures
Passengers
930
Crew
465
CDC Score
100
Launched
2015
Cruise Code
VKESE-R

Overview

Witness the shades of autumn in New England and Canada as they come alive with fall's vibrant hues. Along the way, learn about Canada's Scottish and Acadian heritage in Halifax and rich colonial past in Saguenay and Quebec City. Cruise the remarkable Cape Cod Canal and scenic St. Lawrence River. Overnight stays in New York City, Boston and Montreal let you experience their vibrant cultures up close.

Itinerary

Embark your ship in New York City, the legendary city of culture, finance and entertainment. You will have the afternoon free to settle in to your ship. We remain docked overnight amidst the glitter of this exciting city, giving you time to experience it after dark and immerse yourself in its many sights tomorrow.

Put yourself in a 'New York state of mind' with a city overview that highlights the landmarks of Manhattan. View the Empire State Building, Central Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Theater District and Times Square. If you prefer, you can visit the powerful 9/11 Memorial or tour the city's waterways by luxury catamaran. As you depart New York Harbor this afternoon, enjoy fantastic views of one of the world's most celebrated skylines, watched over by Lady Liberty.

Enjoy a scenic transit of the Cape Cod early this morning, a century-old engineering marvel linking Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay. Later, arrive in Boston for an enriching overnight stay. Birthplace of the American Revolution, the city holds a staggering repository of history. Among the many sights you will visit are Old North Church, where Paul Revere hung his telltale lantern, and the Old South Meeting House, where Samuel Adams started the Boston Tea Party. Farther afield, you can tour the famous USS Constitution or follow the gold-colored trees of autumn to the revolutionary fields of Lexington and Concord.

You will have another half day to explore Boston, perhaps returning to the Public Garden for a flower-filled stroll or a ride on the famous swan boats. You might also take in the prestige of Harvard University in Cambridge, beautifully set on the meandering Charles River. Later, we get underway and cruise into Cape Cod Bay to begin a scenic transit of the Cape Cod Canal, a century-old engineering marvel that delivers you to Buzzards Bay.

Sail along the scenic coasts of Nova Scotia and Maine, crossing the Gulf of Maine. As you cruise, you might grab a workout in the Fitness Center or indulge in a facial or manicure in The Salon. This evening, perhaps you will dine on a regional favorite like New England clam chowder or boiled lobster.

Explore Halifax, the cosmopolitan capital of Nova Scotia province and site of the first permanent European settlement in the region. Join a hop-on/hop-off bus tour of the city, setting your own pace for exploration of hilltop Fort George, named for King George II of Great Britain, the magnificent St. Mary's Basilica and other historic sites. If you prefer, you might travel the Lighthouse Route to Peggy's Cove, one of Nova Scotia's most scenic coastal villages, flavored by a rich fishing heritage.

Enjoy the day cruising to your next destination, taking advantage of your ship's generous amenities. Perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with newfound friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in the Living Room or lively jazz in Torshavn.

Take in the small-town charm and stunning natural beauty of the Gaspé Peninsula, from the town of Gaspé—the 'Cradle of French Canada'—to the monolithic Percé Rock. Take a panoramic drive along the peninsula's rugged, cliff-lined coast. Embark a boat and set off into the Gulf of St. Lawrence in search of blue and humpback whales. Or, stay on land for a scenic hike through the stunning Canadian wilderness in Forillon National Park.

Today you will make your way down the St. Lawrence River, an important waterway that allows vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of the Midwest. As you sail, you might attend an illuminating enrichment lecture in the theater. This evening, enjoy cocktails with new friends in the Explorers' Lounge.

Discover the history of Saguenay today, a once-disparate region of boroughs established as one city as recently as 2002. Built on a rich fur-trading and timber industry, it is a quintessential Quebecois town proud of its rural roots. You can witness the story of its growth during a lively stage show created specifically for English-speaking visitors. Alternately, you can head into the countryside to visit two family businesses that embody the region's French heritage with their cheese and wine production.

Visit the grand dame of Quebec province today, the venerable Quebec City, a European-style gem on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. As you explore its cobblestone streets, you will take in its decidedly regal air, crowned by the magnificent Château Frontenac. You will see the Place Royale, the Upper and Lower Old Towns lined with distinctive white stone buildings dating to the early 17th century, and the Parliament. Or discover the province's natural beauty at Montmorency Falls and Canyon Sainte-Anne.

Today you will continue to explore Montreal. Step into the city's rich history of fur trading in its Old Port section, lined with picturesque stone buildings along the St. Lawrence River. Ascend to the heights of Mount Royal Park for sweeping city and river views. And marvel at the glorious architecture and interiors of the Notre-Dame Basilica. Alternately, you might venture farther to witness the natural beauty of the Laurentian Mountains or sample the region's maple sugar delicacies.

Disembark your ship today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or stay on to explore more of this historic city with Viking.

Life Onboard Viking Star

Viking Star
Viking Star

Launched in 2015, the Viking Star was Vikings' first an all-veranda ship, now part of a fleet of award winning, state of the art ships incorporating all the comforts & luxuries you would expect from Viking. Read more

The Thinking Person's Cruise
The Thinking Person's Cruise

Viking are destination experts. With no casinos or children on board, you can be assured that the focus is firmly on enrichment and education. Read more

And Relax
And Relax

After a day of exploration or just to enhance the relaxation of a day at sea, the on-board Spa will leave you feeling recharged and revitalized. Read more

Destination Focused Dining
Destination Focused Dining

Viking offer eight on board dining options. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner at no additional charge of fee. Read more

All Inclusive
All Inclusive

Viking proudly includes all that you need and nothing you do not. A variety of features and services valued at $200 per person per day are standard inclusions in your cruise. Read more

Onshore Experiences
Onshore Experiences

Viking include one complimentary shore excursion in every port of call. Enjoy exclusive entry to cultural treasures and seldom-seen collections around the world. Read more

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Sunday 18 Sep 2022
Friday 30 Sep 2022
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Monday 04 Sep 2023
Saturday 16 Sep 2023
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Thursday 28 Sep 2023
Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
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Special Offers
Early booking offer - Early booking offer included, plus our Global Journeys saving.
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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Viking.

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