Canada & New England Cruises: Excursions
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Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
Board a trolley for a historical and cultural tour of Charlottetown. Begin with the Fathers of Confederation route called Great George Street, where the Fathers of Canada formed ... more
Board a trolley for a historical and cultural tour of Charlottetown. Begin with the Fathers of Confederation route called Great George Street, where the Fathers of Canada formed the country in 1864. Visit the Province House Legislative Chambers and pass by historic homes dating back to the 1820’s, including the Lieutenant Governor's mansion. During the stop at Province House, stroll down Victoria Row with its quaint boutiques including the Green Gables Store. Note: Trolley is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be able to get on and off the trolley themselves. Not all shops are wheelchair accessible. less
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Saint John’s history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire. As your guide takes you past prominent landmarks and historic ... more
Saint John’s history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire. As your guide takes you past prominent landmarks and historic buildings, you’ll be introduced to many fascinating personalities and events that occurred to make Saint John the greatest little city in the east. Visit the Reversing Falls Rapids, where the mighty Bay of Fundy causes the St. John River to reverse direction and flow upstream. Stop to explore the Old City Market, where you’ll delight in the vibrant sights and sounds and chat with the locals. See your ship in the port of Saint John against the beauty of the Bay of Fundy from Fort Howe lookout. Discover close to four hundred years of history in the heart of Canada’s oldest incorporated city and experience a delightful blend of past and present. Note: This tour is also available with a French-speaking guide. French-speaking guests should book SJB_39. Tour includes minimal walking on level ground with approximately 15 to 20 steps and an incline. less
Want to explore the delights of this charming harbor city? Think pink! Climb aboard your authentic London double-decker, dressed in pink to support breast cancer awareness, and ... more
Want to explore the delights of this charming harbor city? Think pink! Climb aboard your authentic London double-decker, dressed in pink to support breast cancer awareness, and choose your own experience. Your all-day pass gives you access to two fully guided loops, and all the best Saint John has to offer. One loop takes you to Reversing Falls Rapids to see the phenomenon that is reversing falls. The waters of the mighty Saint John River collide with the Bay of Fundy for a breathtaking spectacle you won’t soon forget. The 'All About Town Loop' links you to many popular attractions and historic city landmarks including historic Uptown Saint John and the City Market where tasty treats and eye-catching crafts await you, and The New Brunswick Museum where the city’s rich heritage comes to life. With flexibility, choice and freedom this tour allows you to plan your time in Saint John shopping, sightseeing or just walking this harbor city at your own pace by hopping on and off our Big Pink Sightseeing double deckers. Note: Admission fees are not included in the price of this tour and are at the discretion of the guest. Double-deckers depart the pier and at all stops approximately every 15 to 30 minutes all day long. A dollar of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Collapsible wheelchairs can be stored, but only one is allowed per double-decker, due to safety requirements. Participants must still be able to negotiate the large steps in and out of the vehicle, as there is no wheelchair lift available. less
Your tour encompasses all aspects of Halifax's connection to the sinking of the Titanic, including the historic pier from which cable ships were dispatched to pick up victims, ... more
Your tour encompasses all aspects of Halifax's connection to the sinking of the Titanic, including the historic pier from which cable ships were dispatched to pick up victims, the churches, temporary morgue sites, and Fairview Cemetery, where rows of gravestones mark the final resting place of 121 victims. Immerse yourself in history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which houses an excellent permanent exhibit on the disaster, including photographs, wooden artifacts and the only intact Titanic deck chair in the world. Compare the details of this devastating event to that of the Halifax Explosion, which occurred just five years later. The result of a collision between the Imo and the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, the explosion leveled the north end of Halifax, and killed or injured thousands. But most importantly, learn of the compassionate relief effort displayed by the world to help this city and its inhabitants overcome their instant and tragic loss, and rebuild their lives. less
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Tall Ship Silva is located in the heart of the Halifax’s waterfront and can accommodate up to 150 guests in perfect comfort. The spacious ship has been completely re-furbished ... more
Tall Ship Silva is located in the heart of the Halifax’s waterfront and can accommodate up to 150 guests in perfect comfort. The spacious ship has been completely re-furbished with indoor and outdoor seating, a finely appointed banquet room and an on deck lounge. The ship provides a relaxing atmosphere in a true maritime environment. The sounds of sea shanties fill the air as the charming Captain and crew await your arrival. Enjoy the views of Halifax from the deck of a classic tall ship. Discover this historic seaside city with miles of shoreline guarded by George’s Island and its graceful lighthouse. Keep a lookout for marine life while enjoying Canadian croissants, soft drinks and coffee or tea. Enjoy another local treat, the traditional sounds of the Maritimes with a performance by a local fiddler. Most of all enjoy the legendary hospitality that Atlantic Canada is famous for. Note: There is an approximately 10-minute leisurely walk on flat pavement or boardwalk from the Cruise Pavilion to and from the 'Silva'. There is a ramp leading onto the boat followed by stairs leading down to the main deck. This tour is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs. less
At the tip of a majestic fjord where the waters of the Saquenay and Saint Lawrence Rivers meet lies the charming village of Saguenay. With a decidedly French atmosphere and a ... more
At the tip of a majestic fjord where the waters of the Saquenay and Saint Lawrence Rivers meet lies the charming village of Saguenay. With a decidedly French atmosphere and a touch of the Old World, you’ll visit the district of Chicoutimi and learn about the area's cultural, historic and natural history. As you begin your sightseeing tour, you’ll discover the importance of the fjord, deeply chiseled in the Laurentian Mountains, as a natural trading route for the first Nations people of the area. In the 1600’s, France established its first fur trading post and colonization of the area soon followed. Passing the industrial area, you’ll see how the early 20th century brought exploitation of the river with logging, the pulp and paper industries, and aluminum production. Continuing to Chicoutimi, you’ll drive along its main street – rue Racine – and its Old Port. A photo stop will be made at the Cultural Quarter and the Little White House that miraculously survived the Flood of 1996. A photo stop will also be made at the Pulp Mill of Chicoutimi. Founded in 1898, the mill played an important role in the development of the area. Also noted as the first French Canadian owned Pulp Company the mill produced a high quality pulp that was exported throughout the world. You’ll then drive by the Ha! Ha! Pyramid in La Baie district where you’ll learn of the great flood of 1996 that devastated the region and proved to be one of Canada’s greatest natural disasters. less
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Travel with your kilted guide through historic streets as you learn the story of Halifax’s founding, of the pirates and privateers who walked its streets and of the prosperous, ... more
Travel with your kilted guide through historic streets as you learn the story of Halifax’s founding, of the pirates and privateers who walked its streets and of the prosperous, world-class city it has become today. Hear of the Halifax explosion, the terrible devastation in 1917 when the face of the city’s north end was changed forever by the collision of two ships in the harbor. Visit Halifax’s famed Victorian Public Gardens where you’ll enjoy a guided walk in a 17-acre oasis in the middle of the city and a photo stop at the Halifax Citadel, the fourth fortress to guard the city since its founding two-and-a-half centuries ago and one of Canada’s most popular and most visited national historic sites. Then, visit one of the three main Titanic cemeteries, where 121 Titanic victims are buried. You’ll also see such landmarks as St. Paul’s Anglican Church, City Hall, the Old Town Clock and Province House as your coach travels through the streets of this historic, yet modern city. Note: The cemetery site is not accessible to guests confined to a wheelchair. less
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Join this spectacular nature cruise among the islands and along the shores of beautiful Acadia National Park. You’ll cruise past some of the most breathtaking scenery in New England. From ... more
Join this spectacular nature cruise among the islands and along the shores of beautiful Acadia National Park. You’ll cruise past some of the most breathtaking scenery in New England. From the shear granite cliffs of Great Head to smooth rock beaches, you'll see a rugged maritime landscape etched by glaciers and battered by sea and wind. Here the ocean teems with life - seals raise their pups on ledges, eagles build enormous nests and pods of porpoise chase schools of herring. You’ll sail in the protected waters of Frenchman Bay, home to the Abanaki Indians for thousands of years and discovered by French explorers Champlain and Cadillac in the 1600’s.
View magnificent summer homes along what was “Millionaires Row” during the golden age of Bar Harbor. See properties owned by the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors and Pulitzer. Since 1875, Egg Rock Island Lighthouse has served as a sentinel to mariners and today it is part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and an important stop on our tour. An on board professional naturalist will share interesting stories of natural and human history with you, as you take in the crown jewels of Acadia National Park.
Note: Participants must be able to negotiate walking up and down ramps to board the moving vessel. This tour is not available for Norwegian Dawn guests on the September 20, 2013 sailing. less
This tour gives you the opportunity to customize your visit to Boston to suit your needs and interests. You’ll begin with a 90-minute overview tour ending at Boston’s famous ... more
This tour gives you the opportunity to customize your visit to Boston to suit your needs and interests. You’ll begin with a 90-minute overview tour ending at Boston’s famous Quincy Market. From here you can spend time exploring on foot, transfer to a hop-on hop-off trolley, or return to the pier. Take in the highlights of Boston on this unique tour of city’s most important and historic sites via an upper deck trolley. The trolley features elevated seating for better viewing, as you pass all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Pass through the heart of Boston and along a portion of the freedom trail to catch a glimpse of the well-known gold domed Old State House, the site of the Boston massacre, the King's Chapel, Granary Burying Ground, the Park Street Church, the expansive green of Boston Common, the historic North End, fashionable Newbury Street, Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, and the Prudential Tower. You’ll also catch a glimpse of the Charles River, USS Constitution or 'Old Ironsides' – the historic ship, launched in Boston in 1797 – and in the distance the Old North Church where two lanterns signaled the warning that the redcoats were on the march. At the conclusion of the scenic drive you have three options: You can stay on the trolley and return to the pier; you can stay at Quincy market to explore at your leisure; or you can board the Hop-on Hop-off Loop bus (ticket provided), giving you the most flexibility to experience Boston on you own schedule. If you choose to either stay at Quincy Market or take the Hop-on Hop-off Loop bus, you can return to the pier on the complimentary trolley which will depart from Quincy Market beginning at 2:00 pm through 5:00 pm. less
Enjoy the rustic beauty of a 19th century horse-drawn wagon ride through the city of Portland. Your matched team of magnificent horses will tour you comfortably through the ... more
Enjoy the rustic beauty of a 19th century horse-drawn wagon ride through the city of Portland. Your matched team of magnificent horses will tour you comfortably through the narrow streets of the city Henry Wadsworth Longfellow named a ‘Jewel by the Sea’. Your experienced guide will point out all the historical sites of this magnificent jewel we call Portland. Your tour will include Portland’s working waterfront, the Eastern Promenade with its spectacular views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands, the Portland Observatory which was used to notify the city of a ships arrival, Monument Square with its tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s home and Longfellow Square. Pass by the Portland Museum of Art designed by I. M. Pei, and the unique combination of architectural styles that make up this vibrant city. Your guide will also discuss the history of Portland from its beginning as a part of Massachusetts to its independence and how the city was destroyed four times and rebuilt. Note: Participants must be able to negotiate three large steps to embark /disembark the wagon. This tour is not suitable for guests on wheelchairs. less
Cape Breton is world-renowned for the revival of Celtic music and the unique style of playing the fiddle. This presentation is in recognition of that musical heritage. Join us for a musical ... more
Cape Breton is world-renowned for the revival of Celtic music and the unique style of playing the fiddle. This presentation is in recognition of that musical heritage. Join us for a musical experience unique to Cape Breton Island. Influenced by Scottish, Irish and Acadian traditions, enjoy professional local entertainers as they offer singing, step dancing and of course, lively fiddle playing. Meet at the World's Largest Fiddle and be piped to an intimate performance space in the Sydney Cruise Terminal located not far from the ship. Refreshments, including traditional Cape Breton oatcakes will be served. less
History comes alive on this authentic double-decker bus painted pink to support Breast Cancer. This one and a half hour city tour with your local guide will take you along the ... more
History comes alive on this authentic double-decker bus painted pink to support Breast Cancer. This one and a half hour city tour with your local guide will take you along the waterfront and through the heritage district of Charlottetown. Learn the story of Charlottetown's origins and its growth into a prosperous community during the Victorian Era. Experience the heritage and see some of the beautiful homes left behind and public buildings of wood, sandstone and brick. You’ll learn about the famous Conference of 1864, which gave the city its designation as the Birthplace of Canada.
The tour concludes with a guided walk up Great George Street, a charming national Historic District where you’ll walk in the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation and learn first-hand about the Confederation. Your walk will take you by Saint Dunstan's Basilica, concluding at Province House, both being National Historic Sites of Canada. Then enjoy free time on your own for shopping and exploring this historic seaside town before returning to your ship.
Note: A contribution from the cost of your tour ticket helps support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. On selected days, big pink buses may be used in conjunction with double-deckers. less
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