Sailing from New York, New York to Montreal, Quebec, 12-Day Canada & New England Fall Foliage itinerary features three U.S. ports of call in Newport, RI (with its quaint tree-lined downtown and Gilded Age mansions that are made all the more charming come autumn), Boston, MA (where history buffs can tour important landmarks while leaf-peeping); and Bar Harbor; ME (where travelers can explore the expansive Arcadia National Park, which teems with fiery foliage each fall). Then, it’s off to Canada with an overnight in Halifax, Nova Scotia, followed by stops in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Saguenay, Quebec; Quebec City, Quebec; and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, before disembarking in magnificent Montreal. Bonus: In between Saguenay and Quebec City, passengers will enjoy scenic cruising through the Saguenay Fjord National Park, where they can spot wildlife like whales, seals, wolves and bears while admiring the changing colors of the towering trees.
Fall is here, which means apple-picking opportunities abound, pumpkin spice lattes are officially back in season and wrapping yourself in a scarf large enough to double as a blanket is acceptable. But perhaps the best part of the season is the vibrant foliage that comes with it. All across the country, leaves transform color (think burnt reds, rusty oranges, brilliant coppers and bright yellows). The best way to experience the changing of the seasons is from out on the water, offering expansive views of the fall hues plus the surrounding landscapes, be it tree-lined mountains, valleys, or stunning stretches of coast. Short hours-long sailings in major cities like Boston and New York to longer 12-day voyages that cross into Canada, here are the best fall foliage cruises to book this season.
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