MS Roald Amundsen
9 days

Northeast US and Atlantic Canada – Fall Foliage (Itinerary 1)

Price from
2390 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
9 days

Northeast US and Atlantic Canada – Fall Foliage (Itinerary 1)

Price from
2390 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Northeast US and Atlantic Canada – Fall Foliage (Itinerary 1)
Departure
9 September 2021
  • Discover the beautiful coastline from Canada down to New England in the USA
  • Experience small-town charm in Nova Scotia and Maine, and big-city bustle in Boston
  • Plenty of walking and hiking opportunities for scenic views of the coast
  • See the colours of the East Coast during autumn, one of it’s most beautiful seasons
Explore the docks of Portland.

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Itinerary

This voyage takes you along North America’s eastern seaboard, offering a variety of cultures, historic sites, and dramatic natural scenery. Experience the changing of the seasons as the landscape begins to display its stunning autumn colors. Starting in Halifax, Canada, we head south to discover Maine’s magnificent coast and wilderness, enjoy the charm of Cape Cod, and end with an overnight stay in historic Boston.
Day 1
Halifax, Canada
Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia
Halifax
Historic Halifax.

Your journey begins in Halifax. There are red-brick heritage buildings, parks, the landmark Citadel Hill National Historic Site, top-quality museums, Alexander Keith’s original 1820 brewery, and a 4km seafront boardwalk. We definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on a Pre-Programme before embarking on MS Roald Amundsen.

Halifax
Historic Halifax.
Peggy´s Cove Lighthouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Peggy´s Cove Lighthouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
Lighthouse in Yarmouth.
Day 2
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
French, Fishing, and Forchu
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
Lighthouse in Yarmouth.

Welcome to this historic town at the intersection of traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French cultures. Situated in the world's largest lobster fishing grounds, Yarmouth boasts the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the grand sea captain homes built in 1850 or enjoy the picturesque views and hiking trails at Cape Forchu Lightstation.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Yarmouth Walking Tour
    Enjoy a leisurely exploration of this historic town on your own time to enjoy the day as you please.
  • Yarmouth - Tusket Island
    What is better than a day at sea en route to one of the quaintest inhabited islands in southern Nova Scotia?
  • Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia
    Join us on a half-day adventure that takes you to the seaside town of Pubnico where you will experience L’ Acadie, the historic Acadian village of Nova Scotia.
Day 3
Eastport, Maine
Easternmost City in the USA
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine.
Photo: Chelsea Claus

Stroll the downtown Historic District here and peruse its shops, restaurants and cafés. The native Passamaquoddy Tribe have called Moose Island home for at least 10,000 years, an area which also attracts seals, eagles, and whales. We may see Old Sow in nearby Passamaquoddy Bay, believed to be the biggest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.

Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine.
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Sunset over Acadia National Park, Maine
Sunset over Acadia National Park.
Beautiful fall colours in Acadia National Park, Maine
Beautiful fall colours in Acadia National Park.
Aerial view of Bar Harbor in autumn, Maine
Aerial view of Bar Harbor in autumn.
Day 4
Bar Harbor, Maine
Quintessentially Maine
Beautiful fall colours in Acadia National Park, Maine
Beautiful fall colours in Acadia National Park.

Surrounded by Acadia National Park, simply stunning in the early fall, and perched by the sea on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has a special ambiance that is classic Maine. You’ll find some of the region’s best restaurants here, with a focus on seafood. Whales, seals and puffins can also be spotted along the coast.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour
    On this exciting walking tour, you'll travel back to the 19th century, when Bar Harbor was the world's most exclusive resort.
  • Bar Harbor - Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
    Step aboard an authentic lobster boat and ply the calm waters of Frenchman Bay to experience Maine’s timeless tradition of commercial lobstering first-hand.
  • Acadia National Park
    Pass through the quaint town of Bar Harbor on your way to Acadia National Park and enjoy the views along Park Loop Road.
Day 5
Rockland, Maine
Small-Town Charm, World-Class Art
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine.

This small coastal town situated in Penobscot Bay, like many towns in Maine, began around the lobster-fishing industry, but is now known for its boutiques, fine dining, and galleries. Art appreciators can spend time at Maine Contemporary Art and the world-famous Farnsworth Art Museum that contains works by Andrew Wyeth and other New England painters.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk
    Shuttle to Breakwater - Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light is a historic lighthouse complex at the end of the Rockland Breakwater in the harbor of Rockland, Maine.
  • Rockland - Birdwatching in the Wetlands
    The perfect tour for birders, we explore three different habitats in the Rockland area in search of birdlife.
  • Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat
    Enjoy a historical walking tour of fascinating Camden followed by a harbour cruise in a traditional lobster fishing boat.
  • Camden Hills State Park – Hike Bald Rock Mountain
    Enjoy this moderately challenging hike in Camden Hills State Park, Maine, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area and connect with nature on the north-east coast of North America.
  • Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour
    This is an excellent tour for beginners to get a feel for what sea kayaking is all about.
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine
The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in summer, Maine.
Maine lobster, Bar Harbor
Maine lobster, Bar Harbor.
Cape Elizabeth´s scenic lighthouse.
Cape Elizabeth´s scenic lighthouse.
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Grand homes on the rugged coast of Maine.
Grand homes on the rugged coast of Maine.
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Explore the docks of Portland.
Explore the docks of Portland.
Photo: Matt Mcnulty
Day 6
Portland, Maine
The Best of New England
Grand homes on the rugged coast of Maine.
Grand homes on the rugged coast of Maine.
Photo: Chelsea Claus

This buzzing city has a strong community spirit running through its art and music scene, as well as seafood that’s big on local flavours. Tour historic Old Port, known for its working waterfront, art galleries, and restaurants in converted warehouses.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Portland Waterfront Walking Tour
    This two-hour walking tour covers much of historic Portland.
  • Best of Maine
    You will visit Fort Williams Park located on the rocky coast in beautiful Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Portland - Lobster Boat Sail to Casco Bay
    Discover the inner workings of the area with a voyage on a lobster boat followed by a walking tour through the cobbled streets of the area exploring the numerous marine related businesses.
  • Portland Culinary Walking Discovery
    Discover the culinary insights of the lively city of Portland.
Beaches, shops and galleries to explore in Provincetown.
Day 7
Provincetown, Massachusetts
On the Peninsula of Cape Cod
Day 7
Provincetown, Massachusetts
On the Peninsula of Cape Cod
Beaches, shops and galleries to explore in Provincetown.
Beaches, shops and galleries to explore in Provincetown.
Photo: Shutterstock

Visitors are drawn to this colourful town for the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and charming shops. Artists began frequenting Provincetown a century ago and it is one of the oldest continuous art colonies in the country. Nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary attracts 17 species of whale, including humpbacks and the rare North Atlantic right whales.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Trolley Tour of Provincetown
    Explore the sights and sounds of Provincetown from the comfort of the Mayflower trolley
  • Provincetown - Whale Watching
    Enjoy the beauty of the Outer Cape as you depart traveling along the National Seashore, viewing the beaches, lighthouses and the very tip of Cape Cod.
  • Off-Road Sand Dune Adventure with Clam Bake
    Experience the history, culture, and ecology of the Provincetown Dunes in the National Seashore Park.
Bannister's Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island
Bannister's Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
Photo: Julian Colton
Sunset cliff walk, Newport, Rhode Island
Sunset cliff walk in Newport.
Photo: Giorgio Galeotti
The Charles River is the heart of the city.
The Charles River is the heart of the city.
Photo: Shutterstock
History and architecture on display in Boston.
History and architecture on display in Boston.
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Visit the historic Old State House in the centre.
Visit the historic Old State House in the centre.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 8-9
Boston, Massachusetts
The Cradle of Liberty
History and architecture on display in Boston.
History and architecture on display in Boston.
Photo: Chelsea Claus

From its history as the oldest city in America to its near-on fanatical sports fans, the melting-pot city of Boston is a true treasure trove of Americana at its most authentic. Join one of our optional excursions to tour the city, which is also home to prestigious Harvard University and legendary sports teams such as the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics. Walk the Freedom Trail for a sense of the city's revolutionary roots, taste the region’s favourite creamy clam chowder, or enjoy the dynamic contemporary art, music and theater scenes. Spend the night in the city using MS Roald Amundsen as your base before disembarking the next day.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Boston - The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
    Travel back in time to Revolutionary Boston with a walk along the historic Freedom Trail
  • Boston - A Look into Harvard University Grounds with a Harvard Student
    On this very exclusive Harvard campus tour, your Harvard student will provide an inside look at college life in Cambridge during this walking tour of the University.
  • Boston - Fenway Park Tour and Batting Cage Experience
    You are about to enter the home of the 2018 Boston Red Sox World Series Champions.
  • Boston City Tour
    Leave the pier and passing by Boston’s busy waterfront you will arrive at Long Wharf to embark on a 45-minute harbor cruise.
  • Boston - Whale Watching in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary
    Set sail for a whale watching experience of a lifetime.
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

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Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
Yarmouth, Canada. Yarmouth, Canada.

Yarmouth - Yarmouth Walking Tour

North America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-YRH1

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Yarmouth - Tusket Island

North America

Duration

5 hrs

Price per person

From 224 €

Booking code

A-YRH2

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A bird standing on a rocky hill A bird standing on a rocky hill

Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia

North America

Duration

4 hrs

Price per person

From 187 €

Booking code

A-YRH3

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Included
A house with bushes in front of a building A house with bushes in front of a building

Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour

North America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-BHB1

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Lulu Lobster Boat Ride Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

Bar Harbor - Lulu Lobster Boat Ride 21/22

North America

Duration

2h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BHB7

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Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park

North America

Duration

2 hrs 30

Price per person

From 62 €

Booking code

A-BHB3

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Included
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Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk

North America

Duration

Approx 1 h

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-RKD1

See excursion
A bird flying in the sky A bird flying in the sky

Rockland – Birdwatching in the Wetlands

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 224 €

Booking code

A-RKD5

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An island in the middle of a body of water An island in the middle of a body of water

Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat

North America

Duration

4 hrs 30 min

Price per person

From 187 €

Booking code

A-RKD6

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Rockland – Camden Hills State Park – Hike Bald Rock Mountain

North America

Duration

4 hours

Price per person

From 124 €

Booking code

A-RKD7

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A small boat in a harbor A small boat in a harbor

Rockland - Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour

North America

Duration

2h20

Price per person

From 99 €

Booking code

A-RKD8

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Included
Portland skyline. Portland skyline.

Portland - Portland Waterfront Walking Tour

North America

Duration

2h

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-PWM1

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Portland Head Lighthouse. Portland Head Lighthouse.

Portland - Best of Maine

North America

Duration

7h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-PWM4

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Lobster. Lobster.

Portland - Lobster Boat Sail to Casco Bay

North America

Duration

3h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-PWM5

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Harbor, Portland. Harbor, Portland.

Portland - Portland Culinary Walking Discovery

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-PWM6

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Included
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Provincetown - Trolley Tour of Provincetown

North America

Duration

45 min

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-PVC1

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Beach at Provincetown Beach at Provincetown

Provincetown - Whale Watching

North America

Duration

4h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-PVC2

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Sand dunes. Sand dunes.

Provincetown - Off-Road Sand Dune Adventure with Clam Bake

North America

Duration

3h20

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-PVC1

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Included
Visit the Old State House in downtown Boston. Visit the Old State House in downtown Boston.

Boston - The Freedom Trail Walking Tour

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-BOS1

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Harvard Statue. Harvard Statue.

Boston - A Look into Harvard University Grounds with a Harvard Student

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS7

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Fenway Park Fenway Park

Boston - Fenway Park Tour and Batting Cage Experience

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS8

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History and architecture on display in Boston. History and architecture on display in Boston.

Boston City Tour

North America

Duration

3h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS9

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Humpback whale Humpback whale

Boston - Whale Watching in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary

North America

Duration

5h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS10

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

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Halifax: Pre-Programme (20/21 and 21/22)

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

349 €

Booking code

YHZPRE

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Boston Boston

Boston: Post-Programme (21/22)

Duration

2 Days

From

599 €

Booking code

BOSPOST

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