On this action-packed seven day cruise from New York and back on board Norwegian Cruise Line's super ship Pearl you head north to Canada visiting Halifax in Nova Scotia where you can take a walk through history, breathe in the clear New England air in Bar Harbour, enjoy an exciting stop at Thunder Hole and see all the sights in Portland Maine. All this as well as a relaxing day at sea.
You board the NCL Pearl in the Big Apple with time to see some of the sights before setting sail. Everyone loves New York and there are a million reasons why . . . 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.
The only full day at sea on the cruise and a great time to relax and discover all that the NCL Pearl has to offer. Her 16 chic delicious dining options, 15 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. Great Broadway style shows in the theatre and all manner of deck games and sports make sure there is never a dull moment any time of the day or night.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Today when the NCL Pearl drops anchor at Halifax Nova Scotia you can admire the rugged coastline that surrounds the city, the world's second-largest natural harbour. Beautifully preserved Halifax is Nova Scotia's capital and was founded in 1749. Take steps through history and climb to The Citadel to get close to the Old Town Clock. As with all ports of call, there are lots of different tours today that can be booked on board.
Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
The NCL Pearl arrives at Saint John today in the Bay of Funday, New Brunswick. Saint John's history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire that have all contributed to making it one of the greatest little cities in the east. Be sure to look for your ship in the port against the beauty of the Bay of Fundy from Fort Howe lookout and take one of a number of fascinating tours.
Bar Harbour, Maine
Another day, another port of call and another American state when the NCL Pearl moors at Bar Harbour, Maine. This coastal attraction has retained much of its charm since its glory days of the 1900s, when America's elite vacationed here in opulent summer cottages. Surrounding the rock-bound harbour is the world-famous Acadia National Park where the opulence of nature is on display which you can appreciate on a tour..
Portland offers all the amenities of a big city - art districts, a vibrant waterfront, museums, parks and diverse shopping opportunities. But within minutes, you can be enjoying the view from an historic lighthouse or tasting a juicy local lobster at one of the many restaurants. Today you can venture inland on one of a number of tours around Maine or go ashore on your own and explore this historic town seeing all of the sights.
Newport, Rhode Island
Your final port of call on the cruise is Newport, Rhode Island. During the 19th century, Newport served as the summer playground for the rich and famous. Residents displayed their fabulous wealth in the form of palatial estates overlooking the Atlantic. Today these extraordinary and meticulously maintained homes line the city's famous 'Mansion Row' and are a must see for any visitor. Take a tour or explore here on your own.
Today your wonderful cruise comes to an end when the NCL Pearl sails back into New York past the Statue of Liberty. Say farewell to new found friends then before heading to the airport for your flight home consider spending a few more days in the city seeing more of the iconic sights. This short cruise makes a great add on to any longer stay in the United States and is a great way to explore the delights of New England.