From whale-watching in Les Escoumins to experiencing the mythic autumnal colours, this tour of the northeast American coast is rich in sophistication. You’ll travel through the charms of Nova Scotia and the splendour and beauty of Prince Edward Island to the popular summer resort of Cape Cod. Even the most seasoned traveler will be spellbound.
Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor offshore.
Take in the fall colors as you sail down the Saguenay River and the Cape Cod Canal Transit.
Enjoy a little taste of Europe in North America in beautiful Quebec City.
Hike through Parc National du Saguenay for fantastic views of the fjord and surrounding mountains.
DAY 1: Montreal, Canada
Old Montréal, which was once enclosed by thick stone walls, is the oldest part of the city. It runs roughly from the waterfront in the south to ruelle des Fortifications in the north and from rue McGill in the west to rue Berri in the east. The churches and chapels here stand as testament to the religious fervour that inspired the French settlers who landed here in 1642 to build a "Christian commonwealth" under the leadership of Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve and the indomitable Jeanne Mance. Stone warehouses and residences are reminders of how quickly the fur trade commercialized that lofty ideal and made the city one of the most prosperous in 18th-century Nouvelle France.
DAY 2: Quebec City, Canada
Québec City's alluring setting atop Cape Diamond (Cap Diamant) evokes a past of high adventure, military history and exploration. This French-speaking capital city is the only walled city north of Mexico. Visitors come for the delicious and inventive cuisine, the remarkable historical continuity, and the seasonal exuberance of the largest Francophone population outside France. The historic heart of this community is the Old City (Vieux-Québec), comprising the part of Upper Town (Haute-Ville) surrounded by walls and Lower Town (Basse-Ville) which spreads out at the base of the hill from Place Royale. Many sets of staircases and the popular funicular link the top of the hill with the bottom.
DAY 3: Cruise Saguenay River, Canada
DAY 4: Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
Saguenay is a city located on the Saguenay River in the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. It was formed in 2002 through the amalgamation of the cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquière, La Baie and Laterrière, the municipalities of Lac-Kénogami and Shipshaw, and part of the township of Tremblay. As a result, Saguenay is home to a picturesque array of hills, valleys, plains, mountains, lakes, rivers and the imposing Saguenay Fjord. The fjord's steep, rocky walls rise sharply from the Saguenay River, and practically surround adjacent Saguenay City.
DAY 5: Day at Sea
DAY 6: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Designated as the Island capital in 1765, Charlottetown is both PEI’s oldest and largest urban center. However, since the whole "metropolitan" area only has a population of about 65,000, a pleasing small-town atmosphere remains. The city is a winner appearance-wise as well. Peppered with gingerbread-clad homes, converted warehouses, striking churches and monumental government buildings, Charlottetown’s core seems relatively unchanged from its 19th-century heyday when it hosted the conference that led to the formation of Canada.
DAY 7: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
If you come directly to Cape Breton via plane, ferry or cruise ship, Sydney is where you’ll land. If you’re seeking anything resembling an urban experience, it’s also where you’ll want to stay; after all, this is the island’s sole city. Admittedly, it is not the booming center it was a century ago when the continent’s largest steel plant was located here (that era is evoked in Fall on Your Knees, an Oprah’s Book Club pick penned by Cape Bretoner Anne-Marie MacDonald). However, Sydney has a revitalized waterfront and smattering of Loyalist-era buildings that appeal to visitors.
DAY 8: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
It was Halifax’s natural harbor — the second largest in the world after Sydney, Australia’s — that first drew the British here in 1749, and today most major sites are conveniently located either along it or on the Citadel-crowned hill overlooking it. That’s good news for visitors because this city actually covers quite a bit of ground. Since amalgamating with Dartmouth (directly across the harbor) and several suburbs in 1996, Halifax has been absorbed into the Halifax Regional Municipality, and the HRM, as it is known, has 400,000 residents. That may not sound like a lot by U.S. standards, but it makes Nova Scotia’s capital the most significant Canadian urban center east of Montréal.
DAY 9: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Like any seaport worth its salt, Saint John is a welcoming place. But, more than that, it is quickly transforming into a sophisticated urban destination worthy of the increasing number of cruise ships that dock at its revitalized waterfront. Such is the demand that a second cruise terminal opened in 2012, just two years after the first one, and 2013 saw the two-millionth cruise passenger disembark. All the comings and goings over the centuries have exposed Saint Johners to a wide variety of cultures and ideas, creating a characterful maritime city with a vibrant artistic community.
DAY 10: Portland, Maine
The largest city in Maine, Portland was founded in 1632 on the Casco Bay Peninsula. It quickly prospered through shipbuilding and the export of inland pines which made excellent masts. A long line of wooden wharves stretched along the seafront, with the merchants' houses on the hillside above. From the earliest days it was a cosmopolitan city. When the railroads came, the Canada Trunk Line had its terminal right on Portland's quayside, bringing the produce of Canada and the Great Plains one hundred miles closer to Europe than any other major U.S. port.
DAY 11: Boston, Massachusetts
History and culture are around every bend in Boston. Skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. But to Bostonians, living in a city that blends yesterday and today is just another day in beloved Beantown.
DAY 12: Cape Cod Canal Transit
DAY 13: Newport, Rhode Island
Established in 1639 by a small band of religious dissenters led by William Coddington and Nicholas Easton, the city by the sea became a haven for those who believed in religious freedom. Newport’s deep-water harbour at the mouth of Narragansett Bay ensured its success as a leading Colonial port, and a building boom produced hundreds of houses and many landmarks that still survive today. These include the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House and the White Horse Tavern, both built during the 17th century, plus Trinity Church, Touro Synagogue, the Colony House and the Redwood Library, all built in the 18th century.
DAY 14: New York, New York
From Wall Street's skyscrapers to the neon of Times Square to Central Park's leafy paths, New York City pulses with an irrepressible energy. History meets hipness in this global center of entertainment, fashion, media and finance. World-class museums like MoMA and unforgettable icons like the Statue of Liberty beckon, but discovering the subtler strains of New York's vast ambition is equally rewarding. Enjoy ethnic enclaves and shops, historic streets of dignified brownstones, and trendy bars and eateries, all adding to the urban buzz.
Pricing starts at $5,715 per person for double occupancy (cost will vary based on date and room category selected)
Ship capacity: 382 passengers
All meals – served in a variety of restaurants and including 24-hour dining service
Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
On-board entertainment and lecturers
Transportation into town in most ports
Accommodations are based on double occupancy. If you prefer single accommodations, and if such are available, you can pay a single supplement fee.