You’ll journey from Halifax in Canada and visit quiet, tight-knit coastal communities in Nova Scotia, Maine, and Rhode Island before exploring East Coast America’s biggest and boldest cities: Boston, New York, Charleston, and Miami. There is much to see and do, but one definite highlight is when we sail into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty.
• See North America’s eastern coastline from Canada all the way down to Miami
• Visit small towns in Nova Scotia and Maine, as well as cities like Boston and New York
• Many iconic highlights, including sailing into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty
• Experience the East Coast during early autumn, one of its most beautiful seasons
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 Fram.
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 Lighthouse.
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.
Surrounded by Acadia National Park, simply stunning in the 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.
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.
Home to Harvard University and legendary sports teams such as the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics, the diverse, melting-pot city of Boston retains its traditions as a treasure trove of authentic Americana. Walking the Freedom Trail is both outdoor museum and fascinating history lesson into the revolutionary roots of the oldest city in America.
From cliff-top Bellevue Avenue all along Ocean Drive, Newport’s rocky and sandy shores are lined by opulent residences, modeled after Italian and French palaces and filled with antiques. Many of these extravagant properties are classed as National Historic Landmarks and open for tours. You can also explore nearby Fort Adams – America’s largest coastal fortification.
Passing the Statue of Liberty, we sail into Manhattan. Marvel at the metropolitan skyline, be wowed by Central Park and Times Square, or gaze over the city from atop the Empire State Building. The things to see and do here are endless. Explore the city on your own or on one of our optional excursions.
During these days at sea, the Expedition Team will continue their lecture programme, covering a range of topics related to the areas we sail to. The onboard photographer will also run small workshops teaching you the basics of expedition photography. Or, you can use the time just to relax and chat with your fellow explorers.
Charleston is considered one of America’s greatest historic treasures. With cobblestone streets, an elegant French Quarter, the magnificent Battery promenade, and Waterfront Park, the city is ideal to stroll around on foot or even by horse-drawn carriage. Explore the city’s historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.
Join the lectures presented by the Expedition Team or spend time on deck or in the panorama lounge with fellow travelers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools.
Our voyage ends in Miami, a cocktail of cultures reflected everywhere from South Beach to Little Havana. The architecture is part of the greatest collection of art deco buildings in the world. There are also tropical gardens, a lively arts scene, and exceptional cuisine. Tempted to spend a few extra days here with our optional Post-Programme before heading home?
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.
04 September, 2021 to 16 September, 2021
Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Our Polar Outside cabins are situated on lower deck and they all have bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of them offer separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Our Arctic Superior cabins are comfortable cabins situated on both upper and middle deck, where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. All the cabins have bathrooms with shower/wc. You will also find coffee and tea facilities in these cabins. Most of them have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa and some have double beds. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. All of the suites offer cabin kits, which contains bathrobe, slippers and other beauty articles. Some of the suites do have more facilities than others.
Vessel Type: Expedition
Passenger Capacity: 276
MS Fram is designed for sailing in polar waters, holds the highest safety standards and is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuverability and guests' comfort. With space for only 276 guests, you are sure to get to know many of your fellow travellers. You will share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home. The Norwegian word Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand.
MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind - to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as offering numerous lounges in which to relax, our more active guests can use our well-equipped gym. Meanwhile, on deck, our Jacuzzis guarantee you surreal memories when passing the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland.
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International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated
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