10 Night Canada Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas from Boston, Massachusetts Saint John, New Brunswick, Reversing Falls
The 10 Night Canada Cruise from Boston, Massachusetts visits Portland, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Corner Brook, Newfoundland ; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Bar Harbor, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts . Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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Itinerary Overview
Explore Brilliance of the Seas
Day 1 - Boston, Massachusetts
Day 2 - Portland, Maine
Day 3 - Saint John, New Brunswick
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Sydney, Nova Scotia
Day 6 - Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Day 7 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Day 10 - Bar Harbor, Maine
Day 11 - Boston, Massachusetts
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Reversing Falls
The reversing falls in Saint John, New Brunswick
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Leaving from
Boston, Massachusetts
Onboard
Brilliance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Boston, Massachusetts
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Portland, Maine
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3
Saint John, New Brunswick
From 10:15 AM - 9:45 PM
4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
Sydney, Nova Scotia
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
Halifax, Nova Scotia
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10
Bar Harbor, Maine
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11
Boston, Massachusetts
Arrives at 6:00 AM
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Brilliance of the Seas, Aerial View, Caribbean and European Destinations
Aerial View of Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Amsterdam , Russia, and Germany
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Brilliance of the Seas
Calling all backroads ramblers and culture cruisers— your ship's come in. Whether you're catching a movie poolside or enjoying Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, you're in for the ultimate adventure in between shores.

SEIZE THE SEA DAY

When you're not exploring onshore, conquer some bucket list firsts on deck. Catch a movie on the poolside screen, tee up for a game of mini golf, or scale the Rock Climbing Wall. Looking to unwind or break a sweat? Indulge in some "me time" at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

WOAH- WORTHY EATS

In between brag worthy destinations and social feed filling adventures onboard, you'll discover flavors that raise the bar. Like prime cuts of steak at Chops Grille℠ and Italian favorites at Giovanni's Table. Not to mention a Far East feast at Izumi and wines from around the world at Vintages.

SHOWTIME AT SEA

Watch and listen as outstanding singers and dancers showcase their skills in the variety revue, Center Stage. And sing along to modern stage hits in Now and Forever. This is entertainment that hits all the high notes.

Day 1: Boston, Massachusetts

Day 1
Boston
Massachusetts
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Things to do in
Boston
Departs at 5:00 PM
Toting over 400 years of history, Boston is one of the oldest cities in America. Boston cruises allow you to see Revolution-era relics standing tall amid modern cityscapes, and homes where legendary patriots, politicians and poets once lived. Discover cobblestone charm in Beacon Hill and Paul Revere’s midnight route through the North End. Breathe in salty air along the Harborwalk and ride in a swan boat around Boston Public Garden. Whether it’s walking the Freedom Trail, kayaking on the Charles River, or living time-honored baseball traditions at Fenway Park, you’ll come to find Boston is the birthplace of New England adventure.

Time Travel

Walk the 2.5-mile, red-lined Freedom Trail past 16 historical sites. See the grave of John Hancock, old meetinghouses, famous churches, the home of Paul Revere, the site of the Boston Massacre, Quincy Market and the USS Constitution— Old Ironsides— the world’s oldest commissioned warship still floating today.

Two If By Sea

See Boston from the water while on a scenic sightseeing harbor cruise. Check out the city’s historic skyline, bridges spanning the Charles River, and Boston’s harbor islands. You can sail by wooden schooner, take a climate-controlled boat ride, or enjoy a fully narrated Duck Tour in a WWII-style amphibious landing craft.

Steeped In History

Step aboard a full-scale restored 18th-century boat and explore American history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums during your Boston cruise. Let historical interpreters, artifacts, and an award-winning film engage you in the story of the Sons of Liberty, whose infamous political protest helped ignite the American Revolution.

Local Cuisine

Nothing beats eating a New England lobster roll by the harbor. And don’t miss Union Oyster House, one of America’s oldest restaurants, for Island Creek oysters and their famous clam chowder. Try Boston baked beans and scrod fish fillets. Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie were both conceived here too— and head to the North End for Italian-American fare, especially sweet cannoli.

Shopping

Newbury Street offers a mix of upscale retailers and art galleries. Converse shoes were born here — design your own pair at the flagship store. Cruise to Boston and brattle Book Shop sells rare first editions in a hidden alleyway. Or stop by Faneuil Hall for handbags, scrimshaw items and jewelry hand-made by local artisans.

Day 2: Portland, Maine

Day 2
Portland
Maine
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Portland, Maine, Portland Head Lighthouse
View of the Portland Head lighthouse in Portland, Maine
Things to do in
Portland
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Once you set foot on the historic cobblestone streets of Portland, Maine, you'll know what keeps visitors flocking to these shores from around the world. Located in the heart of Casco Bay, Portland is home to a mix of activities, from outdoor adventures to artfully curated excursions and food experiences that will leave your taste buds wanting more during your cruise to Portland. Create an adventure in this sophisticated seaside city that perfectly matches your taste: Hike Casco Bay out to the lighthouse, peruse through the shops of Congress Street and the Old Port, or taste your way through the many highly regarded breweries inside the city limits and just beyond.
Portland, Maine, Portland Head Lighthouse Close Up
A close up view of the Portland Head lighthouse

Lighthouse Tour

Situated on the ocean, in the heart of Casco Bay, the Portland area is home to six lighthouses, all within 20 minutes of the city center. The Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park is the most iconic. Walk the paved oceanside trail afterward for views of the ocean.
Insider tip
If you're heading to the Holy Donut, be sure to get there early — they only remain open as supplies last.
Portland, Maine, Homemade fritters
Homemade fritters topped with sugar

Indulge Your Taste Buds

Portland put Maine on the culinary map. The food scene is full of creativity and flavor, with dishes can be as local or as international as you'd like. Enjoy the catch of the day at Portland Lobster Company. If it's sweets you're craving, head to The Holy Donut. For a twist on New England cuisine, check out EVO Kitchen + Bar. Finish with a nightcap at Blyth and Burrows.
Insider tip
Blake Orchard on Exchange St. is a hidden gem for healthy bites.
Portland, Maine, Bicycle near harbor
A bicycle locked to a railing at a harbor in Portland, Maine

Breweries by Bicycle

Pedal along the ocean as you sip local brews and learn all about the city's rich history — and its equally rich beer culture during your cruise to Portland. With over 25 microbreweries in Portland, there are beers here for every palette.
Insider tip
Walking shoes are a must, as many of the sidewalks are cobblestone or brick.
Portland, Maine, Oysters on a plate
Opened oysters on a white plate

Local Cuisine

In just the last five years, the food scene in Portland has blossomed into one of the country's best. From historic pubs to nationally recognized restaurants, the food and drink here doesn't disappoint. Many of the best eateries are just outside the Old Port on Middle Street: Head there for oysters at Eventide (get there early on the weekends) or Belgian fries and paninis at Duckfat.
Portland, Maine, Lobster Figurine
A lobster figurine

Shopping

No matter what trinket you want to bring back from Maine, you can find it in downtown Portland during your cruise. Local and national stores alike line the cobblestone streets of Portland. The Old Port is where you'll find the most distinctive shops; head there for boutique and high-end fashions, home goods and souvenirs.

Day 3: Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 3
Saint John
New Brunswick
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Saint John, New Brunswick, St. Martins Sea Caves
Saint John, New Brunswick, St. Martins Sea Caves
Things to do in
Saint John
From 10:15 AM - 9:45 PM
In Saint John, New Brunswick, you'll discover a perfect mixture of natural and urban adventures. Canada's oldest incorporated city, Saint John is also the country's third-largest port and the only city located on the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides. Cruise to New Brunswick and stretch your legs while you catch a view of the bay on the Skywalk. Then, discover the local bounty at Saint John City Market, North America's oldest continuing farmers market, and check out its rafters that resemble a ship's inverted hull. Later, head out to explore Irving Nature Park's trails and Rockwood Park, a Stonehammer Geopark site.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Rocks On The Shore At Rockwood Park
Rocks on the shore at Rockwood Park in New Brunswick

Rock and Roll

Rockwood Park is one of Canada's largest urban parks and a year-round adventure destination. It encompasses forest, freshwater lakes, over 50 kilometers (31 miles) of trails, a golf course and the zoo. It's also a Stonehammer Geopark site. Its ancient history is visible in the rock formations and caves ready to be explored.
Insider tip
Rockwood Park is great to visit in both winter and summer.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Carleton Martello Tower
The Carleton Martello Tower in Saint John, New Brunswick

History Lesson

Head to Saint John's New Brunswick Museum, Canada's oldest continuing museum, to see Canadian and international art, the Hall of Great Whales and New Brunswick exhibitions. Don't miss Saint John's National Historic Sites: Loyalist House and Carleton Martello Tower. The latter was pivotal in conflicts from 1812 until World War II.
Insider tip
A 15 to 20 percent tip in restaurants and bars is expected in Canada and New Brunswick.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Hopewell Rocks
The Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

Fun on Fundy

Saint John is where the Bay of Fundy meets the Saint John River. See the natural tug-of-war of the Reversing Rapids from Fallsview or Wolastoq Parks, or hop in a kayak and ride them yourself. In nearby St. Martins, you can walk along the ocean floor at low tide during your cruise to Saint John.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Lobster Roll
A lobster roll with french fries on the side

Local Cuisine

Saint John City Market is the town's culinary heartbeat. Start your day with a brew from Java Moose Coffee and a treat from The Baking Stone. For lunch, enjoy a meal at Steamers Lobster Company. Top choices include the lobster rolls and bacon-wrapped scallops.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Rack Of Clothes
A rack of clothes

Shopping

The store at New Brunswick Museum is known for its gift selection. Alternatively, stop by The Butcher's Daughter Gift Shoppe in Saint John City Market. It stocks many handmade products from local and national artists, including pottery, jewelry, hancrafted knitwear and original artwork.

Day 4: Cruising

Day 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
CAN'T MISS FAVORITES
Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Sister Teaching Younger Brother Mini Golf
Family Enjoying a Round of Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 5: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Day 5
Sydney
Nova Scotia
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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Louisbourg Lighthouse
The Louisbourg Lighthouse during a beautiful day
Things to do in
Sydney
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The sight of the world's largest fiddle welcomes you to Sydney, Nova Scotia. In this enclave on Cape Breton Island, metropolitan charm meets down-home hospitality. Originally founded by Loyalists spooked by the American Revolution, Sydney remains a haven — but today, it's one replete with golf courses, a hearty music scene and the world-famous Cabot Trail. Step back into the 18th century while you walk among the town's classically inspired buildings and dramatically steepled churches. Cruise to Nova Scotia and stroll the boardwalk, indulge your inner lover of learning at the Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science, and end your day toe-tapping to Celtic beats.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Antique telephone
An antique black and gold telephone

Answer the Call

Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, which overlooks the inventor's summer home in Baddeck. Learn how Bell achieved invented only the telephone but also the world's fastest boat, Canada's first powered airplane flight and advanced recording technology. Marvel at his artifacts, films and family photographs.
Insider tip
The town center and Charlotte Street are only a five-minute walk from port.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Fort Louisbourg
Close up view of the exterior of Fort Louisbourg

Dance Like It's 1744

Visit the 18th century at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The largest reconstructed French fortified town in North America is alive with music, dancing, cooking and military drills. Don't leave without sipping the Fortress Rum, sold in traditional bottles and sealed in wax.
Insider tip
The currency is the Canadian Dollar, but some shops accept U.S. currency, too.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Historic Log Cabin
A historic log cabin in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Celtic Sojourn

Gaelic may not be your first language, but it's worth the trip to Highland Village in the Bras d'Or Lakes region to hear the melodic sounds of Celtic culture. Traditional music, stunning vistas and friendly farm animals backdrop 11 period buildings, a general store and a one-room schoolhouse.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Baked Salmon Dish
A baked salmon fillet with a side salad on a black plate

Local Cuisine

It's all about fresh and local. Head to one of the many pubs along the downtown waterfront for maple-glazed Atlantic salmon or a lobster dinner. Be sure to try the island's signature mussels before you go. Wash it all down with a mug of Sydney's favorite beer from Big Spruce Brewing.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Local Wool
Bins with local wool

Shopping

It's an artisan extravaganza in Sydney. Head to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design for affordable hand-crafted lamb's wool apparel, leather, glass and art. Get on Canada cruises to pick up some raw local lambswool or sheep's wool to take home and work with yourself.

Day 6: Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Day 6
Corner Brook
Newfoundland
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Corner Brook, Newfoundland Aerial Coastal View
An aerial view of the coast of Newfoundland
Things to do in
Corner Brook
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Surrounded by the Blomidon Mountains, Corner Brook is the ultimate outdoor playground. Captain James Cook might have beaten you to the punch when he arrived here in 1767, but there's no such thing as a bad time to discover this fjord's end sheltered in the Bay of Islands off the West Coast of Newfoundland. The locals are warm, the water is cold, and the fun factor is high. Hike, paddle, boat, bike, fish and sightsee your way through scenic Humber Valley, and experience the towering cliffs and waterfalls of Gros Morne National park.
Corner Brook, Newfoundland Ziplining
Two people ziplining over a forest

Go Flying

Adrenaline junkies won't be disappointed on Marble Mountain. Take in the majestic Steady Brook Gorge and Falls while you zip-line hundreds of feet in the air. If nine zip lines aren't enough, challenge yourself with an aerial course that includes three obstacles suspended up to 50 feet above the ground.
Insider tip
Want a less structured day? Rent a car for a few hours and take a scenic drive.
Corner Brook, Newfoundland Small Boat On Beach
A small boat on a beach in Newfoundland

Reel One In

You're not leaving with anything less than a 15-pounder when your guide helps you wrangle a two-handed rod on the Lower Humber. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to set their sights on that 40-pound-fish story of a lifetime.
Insider tip
Tourists in Newfoundland are often known as "come-from-aways.
Corner Brook, Newfoundland People Hiking Through A Cave
People hiking through a cave

Go Spelunking

Strap on some snow shoes, and let your tour guide outfit you for a trail trek you won't soon forget. With caves called Dinosaur Teeth and Rat's Crawl, you know you're in for a memorable experience. Spooky stories included.
Insider tip
Wondering what to answer when asked if you're "gutfounded?" It's the local term for "hungry.
Corner Brook, Newfoundland Touton With Molasses
Toutons with molasses poured on top

Local Cuisine

Newfoundland cuisine is in a category of its own. Try toutons, a local fried-dough pancake, with molasses for a sweet start to the day. Head to a local steakhouse for prime cuts, maple-glazed scallops or cod tongues (actually a cut from the fish's neck) with pork scrunchions, small bits of crisped pork fat that add flavor and crunch. Or treat yourself to a traditional Jiggs Dinner, a hearty meal of salted beef, potatoes and vegetables.
Corner Brook, Newfoundland Honey Shop
An assortment of honey at a shop

Shopping

You're in for unique finds in Corner Brook. Just off the main drag on Main Street, you'll find quirky concept boutiques dedicated to local goods. Pick up Newfoundland wildflower honey, handspun wools, pottery, soap and jewelry. Snag some moose antler accessories or local sea buckthorn oil.

Day 7: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 7
Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Boat Docked At Harbor
Boats docked at a harbor in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Things to do in
Charlottetown
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Soak in the Victorian-era vibe of Charlottetown, the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island. Hit the city's compact waterfront boardwalks to stroll its historical sights and maritime heritage. Take a guided walking tour, board a double-decker bus, or step back in time with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Cruise to Charlottetown and venture out of the town center and encounter sandy beaches, rolling green hills, red caves and coves. Take a drive to the North Shore, where you'll see the quaint villages and farmland that inspired the classic novel "Anne of Green Gables."
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Lighthouse
A lighthouse at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Watchtowers and Wine

Climb Point Prim — PEI's oldest lighthouse, built in 1846. You'll be rewarded with unimpeded views of Hillsborough Bay. Or head to Wood Islands, another historic lighthouse with an interactive museum that has 11 differently themed rooms. Wash the day down at the Rossignol Estate Winery for pairings of wild blueberry wine and PEI's best cheeses.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable shoes — Historic Charlottetown is best seen on foot.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Beer Mug
A man holding a beer mug

Drink in the History

Thirsty for historical knowledge? Let a Father of Confederation take you on a tour of Charlottetown's past, one pub at a time. Spend an afternoon recreating the three years of toil — and many mugs of ale — it took to form an independent nation.
Insider tip
Stop into a bike shop, easily found in the city center, to see Charlottetown on two wheels.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Horse Drawn Carriage
A horse drawn carriage

Take a Trot

Get the royal treatment on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Charlottetown's historical downtown. Trot along the quaint shops of Great George Street to Province House, the site where delegates met to bring Canada together as a nation. Jump onboard a Charlottetown cruise and clip-clop to the Confederation Centre of the Arts and loop back to Founder's Hall.
Insider tip
Although tipping isn't mandatory, most people tip 10 to 20 percent of their pre-tax bill at restaurants.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Mussels In A Bowl
Mussels in an aluminum bowl

Local Cuisine

The local fare in Charlottetown, whether from the land or the sea, is a foodie's dream. Taste the best blue mussels on the planet. Slurp down a Malpeque oyster, or munch on salt-spangled chips made with the island's Russet-Burbank potatoes. Don't miss the PEI lobster paired with a glass of local wine.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Sweaters Hanging On Rack
Various sweaters hanging on a rack at a shop

Shopping

Find one-of-a-kind treasures in the many boutiques or the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown's historical district. Visit local artisans offering oiled-wool sweaters and accessories, maple syrups and preserves, handcrafted chocolates, pottery and sea glass jewelry — plus "Anne of Green Gables" memorabilia.

Day 8: Cruising

Day 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Salmon Salad with Watercress - Izumi Restaurant
Salmon Salad bowl with Watercress served at Izumi, a fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of our best vacation cruise dining.
FOR FOODIES
Izumi Sushi Chef Prepping Food
Izumi Sushi Chef Prepping Food

Izumi

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
Chef's Table Appetizer
An appetizer at Chef's Table on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Chef's Table

Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course, menu and wine tasting.

Day 9: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 9
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Picturesque Cityscape
A picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape
Things to do in
Halifax
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Halifax was founded as a naval base in 1749 — but you'd never know it from the vibe of this bustling urban capital today. Peer a little closer and you'll see the Citadel, the star-shaped fortress that still stands guard from its hilltop perch. Discover historic architecture, restaurants, museums and boutique shops on the restored waterfront. Hop a ferry to Dartmouth or visit Peggy's Cove. Jump onboard a Nova Scotia cruise and spend your day whale-watching, or sailing, and celebrate the day with some of the best beer and lobster the Maritimes have to offer.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Minke Whale Going Underwater
Halifax, Nova Scotia Minke Whale Going Underwater

Hit the High Seas

Hop aboard a boat tour of the harbor — from the observation deck, you can spy marine wildlife, including the majestic whales that inhabit Nova Scotia's waters. On some tours, the crew will even help you pull in a lobster trap.
Insider tip
Go sightseeing at your own pace with an all-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse On Rocky Coast
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse on a rocky coast

Light It Up

Nova Scotia is home to 160 lighthouses, and you can get to many of them easily from Halifax. Visit the most photographed lighthouse in the world at Peggy's Cove, just a one-hour drive from the city, where you'll find some of the best panoramic views around.
Insider tip
Dining out? The typical tip is 10 to 15 percent of the pretax total.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Titanic Graves
Graves of victims of the Titanic in Nova Scotia

Titanic Adventure

What does the sinking of the Titanic have to do with Halifax? A lot, it turns out. Take the Halifax Connection tour to visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where you'll see a collection of Titanic artifacts and hear stories about the iconic event of 1912.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Steamed Lobster
A plate of steamed lobster

Local Cuisine

Halifax is a seafood feast. There are plenty of upscale eateries along the downtown waterfront area serving full lobster dinners. Try the classic Nova Scotia seafood chowder, which brings together the best of the local seafood — mussels, haddock and scallops are commonly in the mix — in a creamy broth flavored with bacon. Or opt for one of the less pricey spots, where you can order some of the freshest fish and chips you've ever had.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Maple Syrup
Assorted maple leaf containers of maple syrup

Shopping

Retail therapy in Halifax includes both world-class shopping and carefully curated boutiques. Try the Historic Properties for sweaters, the Hydrostone Market for art or Bishop's Landing for jewelry and unique cosmetics. Want a locally crafted keepsake? Head to the Seaport Farmers Market or Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique. Cruise to Halifax and be on the lookout for maple syrup — Nova Scotia produces some of the world's best.

Day 10: Bar Harbor, Maine

Day 10
Bar Harbor
Maine
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Bar Harbor, Maine Coastal Lighthouse
a lighthouse on the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine
Things to do in
Bar Harbor
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New England charm, scenic vistas and outdoor adventure have kept visitors returning to Bar Harbor for over 100 years. Unwind on the beach, and take in view of the soaring granite cliffs. Stretch your legs with a relaxed walk along the Shore Path. Explore the cobblestone streets of the town center and fuel up on fresh-caught lobster. Then, explore wild Acadia, Maine's only national park — hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the Atlantic seaboard. At the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the lush surrounding forests and ocean. Cruise to Maine and take the easy stroll around Jordan Pond to see the mountain reflected in the clear waters below.
Bar Harbor, Maine Barrels of Salt Water Taffy
Barrels filled with various flavors of salt water taffy

Treat Yourself

As you explore, stop for some saltwater taffy — try one of the 64 flavors of ice cream at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium. Another must is the lobster mac and cheese at Side Street Cafe. After all, what's a trip to Maine without lobster?
Insider tip
These streets are made for walking: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes so you can take in the town on foot.
Bar Harbor, Maine Waterfront Building
A waterfront building in Bar Harbor, Maine

Slow Your Stroll

Bar Harbor runs on a slower speed. Take the day and walk the cobblestone streets bopping in and out of the countless locally owned small shops and businesses like Fair Trade Winds. Later on, stroll down the Shore Path where land meets sea.
Insider tip
Walk the Shore Path early in the morning to avoid crowds.
Bar Harbor, Maine Waves Crashing on Coast
Waves crashing on the coast in Bar Harbor, Maine

Adventure in Acadia

You'll feel like you stepped into a postcard when you visit to Maine's only national park. Explore Acadia on foot, by bike or in the comfort of your car with Maine cruises. Enjoy the sunset on top of Cadillac Mountain, or head to Jordan Pond to soak in the lakeside and surrounding mountains. Witness the force of Thunder Hole as the waves crash against the rocks.
Bar Harbor, Maine Lobster Dinner
A Maine lobster dinner platter

Local Cuisine

Maine is making its mark on the foodie map thanks to places like Bar Harbor. Indulge in quintessential New England fare with dishes like chowder, lobster rolls and full lobster dinners. Go beyond the typical fair and enjoy lobster mac and cheese or the unique lobster ice cream at Ben and Bill's.
Bar Harbor, Maine Colorful Wooden Float Souvenirs
An assortment of colorful wooden float souvenirs in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shopping

Head to the cobblestone streets to collect artisan items that will remind you of your time in Bar Harbor. Pick up a colorful decorative buoy, a piece of distinctive local pottery or a handcrafted glass ornament made of recycled metals painted with a scene from this seaside New England town.

Day 11: Boston, Massachusetts

Day 11
Boston
Massachusetts
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Things to do in
Boston
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Toting over 400 years of history, Boston is one of the oldest cities in America. Boston cruises allow you to see Revolution-era relics standing tall amid modern cityscapes, and homes where legendary patriots, politicians and poets once lived. Discover cobblestone charm in Beacon Hill and Paul Revere’s midnight route through the North End. Breathe in salty air along the Harborwalk and ride in a swan boat around Boston Public Garden. Whether it’s walking the Freedom Trail, kayaking on the Charles River, or living time-honored baseball traditions at Fenway Park, you’ll come to find Boston is the birthplace of New England adventure.

Time Travel

Walk the 2.5-mile, red-lined Freedom Trail past 16 historical sites. See the grave of John Hancock, old meetinghouses, famous churches, the home of Paul Revere, the site of the Boston Massacre, Quincy Market and the USS Constitution— Old Ironsides— the world’s oldest commissioned warship still floating today.

Two If By Sea

See Boston from the water while on a scenic sightseeing harbor cruise. Check out the city’s historic skyline, bridges spanning the Charles River, and Boston’s harbor islands. You can sail by wooden schooner, take a climate-controlled boat ride, or enjoy a fully narrated Duck Tour in a WWII-style amphibious landing craft.

Steeped In History

Step aboard a full-scale restored 18th-century boat and explore American history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums during your Boston cruise. Let historical interpreters, artifacts, and an award-winning film engage you in the story of the Sons of Liberty, whose infamous political protest helped ignite the American Revolution.

Local Cuisine

Nothing beats eating a New England lobster roll by the harbor. And don’t miss Union Oyster House, one of America’s oldest restaurants, for Island Creek oysters and their famous clam chowder. Try Boston baked beans and scrod fish fillets. Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie were both conceived here too— and head to the North End for Italian-American fare, especially sweet cannoli.

Shopping

Newbury Street offers a mix of upscale retailers and art galleries. Converse shoes were born here — design your own pair at the flagship store. Cruise to Boston and brattle Book Shop sells rare first editions in a hidden alleyway. Or stop by Faneuil Hall for handbags, scrimshaw items and jewelry hand-made by local artisans.

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