Historical Statue in the Northeast Square
Historical Statue in the Northeast Square



Fall in love with New England's enchanting foliage, historic landmarks and small-town culture.

New England's quintessential charm lines its streets — literally. Each of the six states that comprise the region is unique, but New England's shared history can be felt in both its small towns and it's bustling cities. Cruise to New England and wind your way through cobblestone streets dotted with antique lampposts and colonial homes. Take a trip to Maine and hike your way through Acadia National Park, known for it's stunning granite cliffs and rocky beaches along the Atlantic coastline. Then make your way further south to the old seaside town of Portland, a haven for artists, foodies and water lovers alike. Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston to learn about the American Revolution in the very places it began.

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City Landscape in the Northeast
City Landscape in the Northeast

Freedom to Explore

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the cities where America got her start. 

Walk Among Founding Fathers

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, and it has the historical landmarks to prove it. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile walk filled with all of the rich New England history that you read about in books. You'll see the meetinghouses, churches and burial grounds that were integral parts of forming the United States.

Fenway Is the Fun Way

Bring a bag of peanuts to a baseball game at Boston's famed Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox since 1912. The Fenway Park is one of the main attractions in Boston. If you're more of an art enthusiast than a sports fan, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are both nearby.

Satisfy the Senses

Delight your eyes and taste buds by enjoying tea and popovers at the Jordan Pond House, which overlooks the mountains of Maine and Jordan Pond itself. Portland, Maine, has a reputation among foodies — it's known for the indulgent sweets at Holy Donut, the locally made Gelato Fiasco and the delectable shellfish at The Shop. If you go to Boston, the North End is a Little Italy of pasta, pastries and cafes.

Beach in Acadia National Park, Maine
Beach in Acadia National Park, Maine

Hikes and Harbors

Experience the wilder side of New England in it's less tame but still exquisite north. 

All That Glitters

You can't miss taking in the sights of Acadia National Park in Maine during your vacation. Known as the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast, it's no wonder 3.3 million people visit every year. Hike to the peak of Cadillac Mountain — the first place in the U.S. to see the sunrise between October and March — then feel the rush of ocean waves down in Thunder Hole. Finish the day with a relaxing sun soak on Sand Beach.

The Maine Event

Portland, Maine, is the quintessential New England town, surrounded by miles of coastline and idyllic lighthouses. Visit the coastal shops and restaurants along Commercial and Exchange Streets. You'll find artsy spots like Asia West and Sea Bags Maine filled with keepsakes and sundries. If you have the chance, head to the picturesque Portland Head Light, a lighthouse just a 15-minute drive away in Cape Elizabeth.

Trek Further North

The north of New England, at the tail end or beginning of your adventure, you'll find Old Quebec, a 400-year-old town that oozes European romance. Take a walking tour of this UNESCO world heritage site, making sure to take in views of the Citadel, the St. Lawrence River and the Chateau Frontenac (reputed to be the most photographed hotel in the world).

New England River
New England River

Revolutionize your next adventure
with a New England cruise

From stylish Quebec City to the north, to the idyllic coast of Maine and the historic streets of Boston, there's always something a new thing to do on a New England cruise.


Some of Royal Caribbean's New England cruises go as far north as Quebec and St. John's in Canada, giving you the full experience of the Atlantic coast, including the world's famous New York City.


A one-week cruise through New England will allow you to visit all of the can't-miss cities along the coast, from Quebec to Bar Harbor and even down to Boston.



Pack comfortable walking shoes no matter which cruise you choose — New England cities are best experienced walking.


Try to wake up for sunrise when you're sailing along the coast for beautiful views of the Atlantic.


When visiting Boston, the easiest way to get around is by the subway or "the T" as the locals call it.


Take advantage of New England's coastal locales by diving into some lobster rolls, oysters and clam chowder. Once you've had your fill of raw delicacies, indulge in the many fried options that the area has to offer, from donuts and cannolis to plentiful French fries.

Holy Cannoli

Once you've made it to Boston, you must try the delicious chocolate chip cookies at Chipyard located in Faneuil Hall. Another must-try are the cannolis at Modern Pastry in the North End, but be prepared to wait — these are not Boston's best-kept secret.

A Shucking Fun Time

Fresh fish and seafood is plentiful in Maine, especially in Portland. Head to The Shop, a raw bar and shellfish shop. The oysters are hand-picked daily — only the best for their customers!

Poutine, Please

Quebec's national dish is a must-have, especially at Frite Alors. This spot has been voted as the best restaurant for its classic poutine featuring crispy fries and semi-salted fresh cheese curds. Find out for yourself why the sauce is often described as a "blanket of love."

Related Ports

New England cruises offer so many ports to explore, from Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine, to Boston, Massachusetts and Baltimore, Maryland. Each port offers something a little different from the others, so you'll never run out of new adventures along the Atlantic coast.

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