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Sail past the iconic Statue of Liberty and off on a Canadian and New England adventure onboard the wonderful Norwegian Pearl cruise ship.

In Halifax, scale Nova Scotia’s Citadel Hill for a stroll through history before taking a walking tour through the Public Gardens. Breathe in the brisk New England air in Bar Harbour as you step along the quaint streets to visit Abbe Museum and learn about the native Wabanaki people. Then head to Thunder Hole to see the seas serve up some sonic booms. Portland, Maine is full of diverse experiences for any style of explorer. Visit the Old Port waterfront to dine and shop in converted warehouses on alongside a working wharf. Then make your way to Fort Williams Park to visit an old fort and the iconic Portland Head Light.

Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to New York
  • All transfers from airport / hotel / port
  • 1 night in a New York hotel, room only
  • 7 nights onboard the 4* Norwegian Pearl
  • Fine dining onboard including three meals in a Speciality Restaurant
  • Entertainment onboard
  • All Inclusive drinks package including spirits, beer, wine, cocktails, soft-drinks, juice, coffee, and tea
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1-2 New York, United States of America.

Following your flight from Dublin, we will transfer you to the hotel for your one night stay in the Big Apple!

The following day you will be transferred to the port to board your ship for your cruise.

Everyone loves New York and there are a million reasons why. Here are but a few: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, the Ellis Island National Monument, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Times Square, Broadway, Greenwich Village, 5th Avenue and Central Park.

Day 3 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 4 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain’s major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia’s floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer’s Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia’s stunning scenery, including famous Peggy’s Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty.

Day 5 Saint John, New Brunswick (for the Bay of Fundy), Canada

Saint John, Canada’s oldest settlement is the gateway to the scenic wonders of New Brunswick. One of Canada’s oldest provinces, New Brunswick remains remarkably unspoiled: 85 percent of the province remains unsettled. New Brunswick boasts vast forests, purling streams, gentle hills, rich farmlands, and a spectacular coastline dotted by historic towns. Nature also blessed the area with one of her most astonishing phenomena: the reversing River Rapids. The fierce tides of the Bay of Fundy rise with such force that they actually cause the St. John River to reverse direction and its waters to flow upstream. Saint John’s history dates to 1604, when the Sieur de Champlain landed nearby on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. After the American Revolution, American Loyalists flocked to the area. Saint John became a thriving industrial port. But the catastrophic fire of 1877, declining commerce and decades of neglect gave the town a sad and careworn look for decades. That changed in recent years. Redevelopment of the waterfront and the old district has restored Saint John’s charm and its sense of history.

Day 6 Bar Harbor, Maine

Although Bar Harbor’s hustle and bustle is not for everybody, it has by far the most amenities of any town around here. Even if you stay elsewhere, you’ll probably wind up here to eat dinner, grab a drink or schedule a kayaking, sailing or rock-climbing tour.

Bar Harbor’s busiest season is late June through August. There’s a short lull just after Labor Day (early September); it gets busy again during foliage season, which lasts through mid-October. The season ends the weekend following Columbus Day with the Mount Desert Island Marathon.

Day 7 Portland, Maine

Seagulls scream the smell of beer and fish fry flows through the streets like the fog off Casco Bay, and everywhere the salt wind licks your skin. Maine’s largest city has capitalized on the gifts of its port history – the redbrick warehouse buildings, the narrow cobblestone streets – to become one of the hippest, most vibrant small cities in the Americas. You’ll find excellent museums and galleries, abundant green space, and both a food culture and a brewing scene worthy of a town many times its size.

Set on a peninsula, Portland’s always been a city of the sea. Today, the Old Port district is the town’s historic heart, with handsomely restored brick buildings filled with cafes, shops and bars. There are more hipsters than fishmongers living here these days, but there’s also genuine ethnic diversity – Portland boasts a large African population – generally lacking in the rest of Maine.

Day 8 Newport, Rhode Island

Fascinating as Newport’s early history is, the real intrigue began in the late 1850s when wealthy industrialists began building opulent summer residences along cliff-top Bellevue Ave. Impeccably styled on Italianate palazzi, French châteaux and Elizabethan manor houses, these gloriously restored mansions filled with priceless antiques and their breathtaking location must be seen to be believed. The curiosity, variety, extravagance and uniqueness of this spectacle is unrivalled.

Honouring its maritime roots, Newport remains a global centre for yachting. Put simply, summers here sparkle: locals have excellent taste and know how to throw a shindig. There’s always something going on, including a series of cross-genre festivals that are among the best in the USA.

Day 9 New York, United States of America.

Your cruise comes to an end as you sail past the Statue of Liberty and into New York harbour. Following disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ireland.

Accommodation

Norwegian Pearl

Cruise to the breezy islands of The Caribbean or venture into the wild in Alaska. Or simply sit back and sail through the world’s greatest shortcut on a Panama Canal cruise. Whatever you choose to do, we invite you to experience the wonders of getting there aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Her delicious dining options, multiple bars and lounges, dazzling casino, tranquil spa, and spacious Garden Villas are just a few things that make this Jewel Class cruise ship a destination of her own.

Speciality Dining

Enjoy a night of gastronomic proportions at one of our many speciality restaurants. Sip your favourite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Angus Beef at Cagney’s Steakhouse. Enjoy delicious pasta made with the freshest ingredients inside our rustic and chic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or savour French cuisine at Le Bistro. No matter what you choose, our speciality dining options feature the tastes you’ll crave.

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • Gratuities on board are not included in the above price
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €2,189pp
  Number of nights: 8

29 May 2020 Inside €2189
29 May 2020 Oceanview €2419
29 May 2020 Balcony €2929

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