Royal Caribbean’s Canada and New England cruisetours are a great way to combine natural wonders with astounding historical experiences. With a Royal Caribbean cruisetour, you’ll not only sail to coastal cities along the Atlantic Ocean – like Boston, New York City, Newport, Bar Harbor and Quebec City – you’ll also spend additional time inland to achieve a more enriching in-depth experience. No matter which itinerary you select, these pre- and post-cruise land tours highlight more of Canada and New England, and with Royal Caribbean they do so at an amazing value.
Things to Do on a Canada and New England Cruisetour with Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean’s Canada and New England cruisetours offer a charming escape full of rich history, natural beauty and delightful people. Activities can very from relaxing sight-seeing tour to more strenuous outdoor adventures. For example, you can visit historic lighthouses, hike along the Atlantic coastline, taste fresh seafood, tour storied cities and snap photos in famed national parks. Featured below are some of the best things to do when on a Royal Caribbean Canada and New England cruisetour:
Lighthouses of Maine (Portland, Maine)
Take a tour of the historic lighthouses of Maine, some of which date back more than 200 years. Spend a relaxing half-day at three of Maine’s most cherished lighthouses: Bug Light, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Portland Head Light – the last of which also features an interesting museum in the old keeper’s home.
Anne of Green Gables and Island Drive (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)
Tour the smallest Canadian province while learning the history of Canada’s founding. Afterwards, drive along Prince Edward Island’s rocky red cliffs to Cavendish, made famous as the inspiration for the fictional town of Avonlea from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.
Historic Salem and Witch Museum (Boston, Massachusetts)
Visit the Salem Witch Museum to learn about the horrifying 17th-century Salem Witch Trials. Watch a dramatic re-enactment of the trials and learn about the real history of Wiccans in Salem. Afterwards, journey to the Derby Wharf to see a replica Clipper ship and learn about Massachusetts’ maritime history.
Peggy’s Cove (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Embark on a coastal journey to the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You can visit a lobster fishery, explore the docks and do a little shopping before heading to the picturesque cove’s lighthouse. Before returning to your ship, visit the Fishermen’s Monument carved into the granite outside of a gallery showcasing the works of William E. deGarthe.
Best of Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful places in North America, and this excursion gives you plenty of time to explore the scenic coastal landscapes (with a tasty lobster lunch). Highlights of the tour include Thunder Hole, Penobscot Mountains, Bubbles Hill and, of course, the towering summit of Cadillac Mountain.
Rum, Beer and Newfoundland “Screech-In” (St. John’s, Newfoundland)
Spend a day touring beautiful St. John’s with time at Signal Hill’s Cabot Tower and then the Quidi Vidi Brewery which is located right on the water. You’ll try an authentic Newfoundland Ale before participating in a customary “Schreech-In” ceremony – taking a shot of rum while puckering up to a codfish, all in the name of becoming an honorary Newfoundlander.