Maine Coast and Canadian Harbors

Announcing the brand new Maine Coast and Canadian Harbors cruise. This incredible 7-night, round-trip itinerary sails up the Maine coast to the famous Bay of Fundy, one of the natural wonders of the world.

Start this amazing journey in Portland, a charming seaport town with a rich maritime history and picturesque waterfront. Explore Campobello Island, the summer retreat for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family for over 50 years. Led by our local expert guides, travel to the scenic shores of Rockland, stroll along the charming turn-of-the-century streets of St. Andrews, and enjoy the best whale watching on Grand Manan Island. 

As you cruise through the Bay of Fundy, you will be captivated by the dramatic cliffs, sculptured islands, and rock columns carved into its coastline. With the highest tides on earth and the rarest whales in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a place like none other. Return to Maine and explore the natural beauty of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.

Along the way, enjoy our award-winning enrichment programs and delectable, regionally inspired cuisine.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day
Ports of Call
1
Portland, ME
2
Rockland, ME
3
Eastport, ME / Campobello Island, NB
4
St. Andrews, NB
5
St. John, NB
6
Grand Manan Island
7
Bar Harbor, ME
8
Portland, ME

Maine Coast and Canadian Harbors

This 8-day voyage along the Maine Coast and Canadian Harbors is a transformative experience. The rich history and culture of the area, as well as the natural beauty that surrounds you, will inspire and delight.

Ports of Call

  • Portland, ME
  • Rockland, ME
  • Eastport, ME / Campobello Island, NB
  • St. Andrews, NB
  • St. John, NB
  • Grand Manan Island
  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Portland, ME

Day by Day

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Day  1
Portland, ME

Begin your adventure with a calm afternoon on the sun deck looking for whales and enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Maine’s rugged coast. Overlooking Casco Bay, Portland is home to a wealth of historic and architectural treasures with a rich nautical heritage which has been preserved for centuries. Big city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm, as fishing vessels bustle in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

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Day  2
Rockland, ME

Famous for its mountainous and rugged shore, Rockland is one of Maine's unique treasures. A lively town, Rockland has a vibrant art culture and thriving lobster industry. Spend your time touring one of Rockland's unique museums, including the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Explore downtown Rockland which features an eclectic collection of art galleries, or relax on a park bench and watch classic schooners sail through the harbor.

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Rockland Museums Tour

Visit the famous Farnsworth Art Museum and explore the museum’s permanent collection entitled, “Maine in America,” which showcases area artists. The Farnsworth Art Museum is one of only two centers in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeths: Andrew, N.C., and James Wyeth.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display. Explore the museum’s outstanding collection and discover why this is truly a favorite Maine destination.

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Day  3
Eastport, ME / Campobello Island, NB

An island located between Cobscook Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay, Eastport is a scenic and largely undiscovered treasure with a population of less than 2,000. Though small in size, Eastport has the deepest port on the East Coast and was once the center of the Atlantic Seaboard sardine-canning industry. Today, Eastport is home to an eclectic creative community of artists, writers, and filmmakers who live and work there. Continue on to Campobello Island, a scenic island off the Coast of Maine, located in New Brunswick on the Bay of Fundy. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family spent more than fifty years vacationing at this enchanting island retreat, known for its breathtaking views and unspoiled natural beauty.

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Eastport Experience

Enjoy the day on this tour through Eastport and listen to your local guides as they share their knowledge about the area’s unique history. Learn about the British occupation of the city during the War of 1812. Take a factory tour of Raye’s Mustard Mill, America’s last working stone ground mustard mill. View the dramatic tidal changes and witness “Old Sow,” the hemisphere’s largest whirlpool.

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Explore the island where Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family spent more than fifty years vacationing. A partnership between Canada and the United States, the park is jointly administered, staffed, and funded by both governments. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s magnificent summer home has been preserved and transformed into a combination museum and outdoor nature park. Enjoy your time on the island touring the Visitor Centre, Roosevelt Cottage, the beautiful flower gardens, and admiring the 2,800 acres of Natural Area preserve.

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Day  4
St. Andrews, NB

Also known as “St. Andrews by-the-Sea,” Saint Andrews is one of the oldest towns in the Canadian Maritimes and is recognized as a National Historic District. Stroll along the streets of this charming seaside town, steeped in turn-of-the-century charm. Admire the beautiful period homes and historic sites such as the Algonquin Hotel, a War of 1812 Blockhouse, and the Charlotte County Courthouse. Visit the picturesque downtown area and peruse the unique art galleries and boutiques which offer locally handcrafted products.

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Highlights of Saint Andrews by-the-Sea

The charming coastal town of St. Andrews is adorned with many architectural marvels dating from the 19th century. Led by your engaging tour guide, learn the history of these iconic landmarks, including the Ross Memorial Museum, the beautiful multi-award winning 27-acre Kingsbrae Garden, and the Algonquin Resort, a Tudor-style ‘castle’ where Princess Diana once stayed. Take time to explore the downtown and peruse the many fine boutiques, local craft shops, and galleries.

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Bay of Fundy Whale Watching Adventure

Stroll along the beautiful St. Andrew’s waterfront and embark upon this once-in-a-lifetime whale watching adventure. Travel across Passamaquoddy Bay and witness seals sunning themselves on rocks or swimming nearby. Enroute white-sided dolphins may ride alongside to enjoy some “boat wake surfing.” Continue to the playground of the whales in the rich feeding grounds of the Bay of Fundy. Keep a lookout for minke, humpback, right, or finback whales. Once spotted, the boat will stop, allowing you to walk around freely to photograph and admire these majestic creatures.

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St. John, NB

St. John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada and the only city on the Bay of Fundy. Here, the urban beauty of this historic city complements the natural splendor of the world famous-bay. Spend time at the Saint John City Market, the oldest continuing farmers’ market in North America with rafters that resemble the inverted hull of a ship. Market Square on the waterfront features fine restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. View the famous Reversing Rapids as the tides of the Bay of Fundy force the waters to reverse their flow at the mouth of the St. John River.

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St. Martin's & The Bay of Fundy Adventure

Travel to the shores of the Bay of Fundy and explore the picturesque fishing village of St. Martins. Visit a working harbor and stroll on a Bay of Fundy beach. Enjoy scenic countryside and coastal views, as you pass through the city of Saint John on your way to St. Martins. Learn about the village’s unique history, including the thriving shipbuilding era of bygone days. If the tide is low, visit the St. Martins’ sea caves and beach to view the caves under the cliffs carved out by the pounding tides. Explore the charming harbor area, a favorite location for photographers and painters, with its historic lighthouse, lobster traps and fishing boats, as well as picturesque covered bridges. Enjoy time shopping for locally handmade country crafts at Market Square on the waterfront.

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Saint John City Highlights & New Brunswick Museum

Explore nearly four hundred years of history in Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Discover an eclectic blend of past and present in one of the friendliest cities you will ever visit. Learn about the fascinating personalities, places, and events that have made Saint John, “The Greatest Little City in the East.” Witness the famous Reversing Falls Rapids, a unique phenomenon caused by the collision of the Bay of Fundy and the Saint John River. Led by our local guides, explore the Old City Market, Martello Tower National Historic Site, and Fort Howe, with engaging commentary along the way. The tour ends at the New Brunswick Museum, where you may peruse the exhibits that chronical the history of this fascinating province.

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Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Island is a Canadian island and the largest in the Bay of Fundy. Rich in maritime history, the island features vintage lighthouses, working fishing villages, and herring weirs. Enjoy time whale-watching, as the waters around the Grand Manan Island are feeding grounds and nurseries for a number of whale species, including finback, humpback whales, minke, and the rare North Atlantic right whale. Also a haven for bird watchers, the island features over 240 species of birds that make the island their home.

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Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor has enchanted visitors throughout history with its incredible natural beauty as well as its vibrant downtown village. Its majestic mountains and stunning seascapes have long inspired artists and writers and beckoned many others who come for reflection, relaxation, or outdoor exploration. In the early 20th century, wealthy visionaries donated the area now known as Acadia National Park, recognized for its breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife.

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Acadia National Park

This captivating tour includes stops at the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first land in the United States touched by the morning sun. Witness Thunder Hole, an inlet naturally carved out of rocks where the waves spout water as high as 40 feet. Along the way, witness the unspoiled beauty of nature and the wildlife.

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Portland, ME

After a refreshing and relaxing week of cruising Maine’s coast and Bay of Fundy, explore the city of Portland. This charming area is located in the heart of Casco Bay and offers something for everyone. Visit one of Portland’s many museums and art galleries or peruse the specialty boutiques in the city’s celebrated Old Port.

Pearl Mist

The 210 guest Pearl Mist is one of the most comfortable cruising vessels in the world, providing an exceptional luxury experience in an intimate, relaxed setting.

At more than 300 square feet, the large and gracefully appointed staterooms mirror those of a world-class hotel and surround you in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy spectacular views from your room’s large window or by stepping onto your private balcony.

Furnishings throughout the ship are elegant and comfortable with a variety of spacious lounges to fit every mood – from the quiet library to the social atmosphere of the Atlantic Lounge. The Pearl Mist also features open sundecks, a library, a fitness area, and a glass-enclosed spacious dining room.


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Category R

Deckplan

Our exclusive category R staterooms are over 450 square feet and are located in the premier sections of the ship offering an enhanced cruising experience. Each well-appointed room comes with sliding glass doors which lead out to a fully-furnished balcony. Enjoy breakfast on your private balcony or simply relax and take in the amazing panoramic views. If there is anything you need, our stewards are on hand 24/7 to handle even the smallest of requests.

Category L

Deckplan

Our premium category L staterooms are over 300 square feet and are located on the 5th deck level of the ship allowing for plenty of privacy. No attention to detail was spared in the design of these modern staterooms. Each comes with sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony where guests can enjoy pleasant breezes and scenic views.  Some of these rooms have adjoining doors, an option for guests who are traveling in a group or who wish to have a living room. 

Category K

Deckplan

Our generous category K staterooms are over 300 square feet and are ideally located on the 3rd and 4th deck levels of the ship. Each comes with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony and filling the room with plenty of natural light. These spacious staterooms also offer guests easy access to the Pacific Lounge and open passenger decks with breathtaking views.

Category H

Deckplan

Category H staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 275 square foot room has a large opening picture window and a private balcony offering spectacular views of the passing scenery. The room also offers a full-size bathroom with all the modern amenities of a fine hotel.


Category G

Deckplan

Our category G rooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 275 square feet of space encompassing a full-size bathroom, a large opening picture window, and a private balcony. This room is also conveniently located near the Atlantic Lounge and Dining Room.


Category SGB

Deckplan

Our Category SGB staterooms are designed specifically with our single travelers in mind. A comfortable getaway, these rooms are spacious with all modern amenities. At over 200 square feet, these staterooms have interior entrances and large opening windows and a private balcony offering panoramic views.

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* Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.