Ultimate Maritimes & East Coast USA

Uncover the maritime treasures, charming coastal towns and colonial architecture during your 19 day all-inclusive luxury cruise from Halifax to Nassau.

19 Days
Halifax to Nassau
From (NZD)
$ 21,090
Dates & Pricing

2019 Halifax > Nassau

Maritime treasures

From Halifax cruise through the Canadian Maritimes and New England to glittering New York City and the East Coast of the USA.
New England and Maritime Canada are a treasure trove of colonial architecture, charming coastal towns, arts and culture and more for you to discover. The sparkling lights of Boston and New York City beckon before you are immersed in the history of America and the Civil War as you cruise the eastern seaboard.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
202U
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Halifax
Return City:
Nassau

Selected Itinerary

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Halifax

    Welcome to Halifax where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your cruise. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Louisbourg

    Opening exclusively for Scenic Eclipse guests, visit the Fortress of Louisbourg after hours. Be welcomed by the military drummers and be regaled with tales of days past by the entertaining guides. Be treated to a concert in the local chapel and have the chance to learn about the rum matured on site or the French Canadian way to make hot chocolate, then witness the cannon firing ceremony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rose Blanche

    The small community of Rose Blanche will welcome Scenic Eclipse guests with open arms to share their way of life.  Join a resident for a walking tour of the village and the lighthouse which dates back to 1873. At the Church Hall taste some local delicacies specially prepared by the community.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Charlottetown

    Charlottetown is the birthplace of the Canadian Confederation and inspiration for the novel, Anne of Green Gables.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Visit Green Gables Heritage Place and the Anne of Green Gables Museum or discover historic downtown on a city tour. Learn about the influence of Celtic music in this region or excite your taste buds on a culinary walking tour.

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion on a guided bicycle adventure or join a guide for nature walk on Robinsons Island.

    This evening witness the record breaking Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    Relax on board and make use of the Spa Sanctuary or even take a yoga class in the studio as you cruise the Labrador Sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lunenburg

    The small port city of Lunenburg will charm you with its colourful architecture and tall ships moored in the harbour.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Explore this important World Heritage-listed seaport on a walking tour and visit the Maritime Museum or discover the historic centre by horse and carriage. Alternatively get creative on a photography tour or by joining an art workshop.

    Join a Scenic Discovery excursion riding between fishing communities or kayak through the islands around Blue Rocks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Relax on board and listen to an insightful lecture or presentation from the Discovery Team in the theatre or perhaps learn some new cooking techniques in our on board cooking centre, Scenic Epicure

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Boston

    Step foot in one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630 and rich with history and culture.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Learn about the stories and historic sites of the American Revolution on the Freedom Trail, or choose to see the iconic grounds of Harvard University. Board the Boston Duck, for a tour of the city by land and water, or relive the history of the Kennedy years, at the Kennedy Library and Peace Field House. Alternatively, delight your taste buds with a foodie tour of Boston

    Join a Scenic Discovery excursion exploring Boston by bike.

    With a late night departure there is plenty of time for you to experience the city at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Martha’s Vineyard

    According to the locals, once you have been ‘on island’, you will never want to leave. Martha’s Vineyard is a charming and beautiful place, surrounded by pristine sandy beaches and brightly painted cottages.

    Take a walking tour of Oak Bluff or discover the African American heritage. Visit a local oyster farm or join a trolley tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - New York City

    Today take the opportunity to explore New York like a local. Your guide will show you the ropes of the subway, before a walking tour of ‘The Village’ and tasting some local specialties.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Newport

    Arrive this morning to historic Newport, home to the America’s Cup Yacht Race, and known as the ‘Sailing Capital of the World’.

    Stroll along the Cliff Walk with your local guide and visit The Breakers or choose a behind the scenes tour of The Breakers, learning about the construction, exploring the interiors and being amazed by the grand design. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour through the heart of Newport's National Registered Historic Landmarks District. If you would prefer to be on the water, experience the America’s Cup aboard one of the 12 metre yachts and take in the views of Narragansett Bay and many of Newport’s famous sights. Alternatively step aboard the Gansett, a restored lobster boat, for a cruise through Newport Harbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, either a cooking class in Scenic Epicure, an entertaining discussion in the Theatre or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Baltimore

    Baltimore was named by the Irish House of Lords after Lord Baltimore. Settled in the early 17th century, the vibrant waterfront was the heart of the historic tobacco trade and a major seaport on the east coast.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities.

    Join a guided tour of Baltimore, and uncover the interesting past of this colonial city or discover Afro-American history with your guide. Follow in the footsteps of Edgar Alan Poe or take a ghost walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Norfolk

    The historic port of Norfolk lies at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay and is home to the Norfolk Naval Base.

    Tour this vibrant city or discover the maritime history of this important seaport at the Naval Base.
    Art lovers will delight in a tour of the impressive Chrysler Museum of Art or explore the colourful Botanical Gardens.  Alternatively, visit Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum or drive to Williamsburg to discover the significant role it played in the American Revolution.

    This evening at the historic Granby Theatre witness a lively Big Band music spectacle.

    Time at your leisure to discover the local nightlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Cruise south along the East Coast of the USA. After busy days exploring, relax on board. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Wilmington

    Rich in history and folklore with an impressive historic centre full of churches, classic architecture, streets lined with moss-draped oaks and antebellum homes, Wilmington is waiting for you to uncover its secrets.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Explore the elegant historic houses of Wilmington’s three prominent families take a cruise on a catamaran and learn about the history of the waterfront.  For something different, visit notable film and television locations with a local expert or uncover the craft beer scene on a tour.

    Take a Scenic Discovery bicycle excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Charleston

    Founded in 1670 in honour of King Charles II of England, Charleston played an important role in the American Civil War and Afro-American history, with nearly half of the Africans brought to America arriving via this historic port.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Visit the Magnolia Gardens, one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in the world, and learn about African American life on a plantation, or delve into the history of Charleston with your guide. Let your witty guide regale you with stories during a horse and carriage tour or take a culinary tour of Southern specialities.

    Take a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion around the pretty harbour foreshore. Alternatively, visit the Frances Beidler Forest and stroll the 1 1/2 mile boardwalk with your guide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    Cruise south towards the Caribbean paradise of the Bahamas. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or create a masterpiece in Scenic Epicure. Whatever you choose there is ample time for more relaxation on the horizon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Nassau

    Bid farewell to the crew as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 228 guests on board
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Scenic Epicure culinary program
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Engaging education and entertainment program
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Explore by night with late departures
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Pricing & Availability