Fall is the best time to visit New England and Canada, as the colors begin to erupt, creating unforgettable panoramas. Charming cities and towns, full of history and culture, complete the picture. And, what better way to discover this region than on the world's most majestic ship, Cunard Line's magical Queen Mary 2. From the moment you board, you'll step back in time to the Golden Age of Travel while also appreciating the ship's modern amenities (there's even a planetarium), world-famous White Star Service, and unique onboard enrichment lecture program.
Discover the hidden delights of New England and Canada on the Queen Mary 2. This 14-night roundtrip voyage from New York includes an overnight stay in Quebec City, where you’ll be free to explore over 400 years of history.
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We provide an exclusive collection of carefully curated journeys, where your travel dreams become reality.
Get ready to learn, to relax, to connect with other like-minded travelers, and ultimately, to enjoy the finest the world has to offer!
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Planning vacations can be overwhelming, so my goal is to select the most interesting destinations, the perfect cruises and tours, and to create a truly amazing experience right from the beginning…so that you can focus on anticipating and enjoying the perfect trip.
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New England & Canada Fall Colors
14 Night Cruise on Queen Mary 2 | Optional Hotel Night in New York City
September 22 - October 6, 2024
September 22 - Depart New York
Whether you know it as the ‘Big Apple’ or the ‘City That Never Sleeps’, New York is a shoppers’ paradise, crammed full of exceptional sights and experiences, and pulsing with a palpable energy.
EXCLUSIVE - Join me for a complimentary sail away glass of Champagne as together we toast the Statue of Liberty and New York City skyline before heading under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge!
EXCLUSIVE - Join me for a ship's tour, highlighting Queen Mary 2's unique architecture and Cunard Line's rich history.
September 24 - Rockland, Maine, USA
Rockland is a traditional red-brick town whose main street is filled with boutiques and antiques shops, as well as cafés and restaurants. In many of the local eateries, you’ll find the area’s acclaimed lobster on the menu, which is the biggest export in these parts. You’ll understand why as you dine on chilled lobster bisque, a rich and creamy lobster mac and cheese or the absolute classic, the lobster roll.
September 25 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
A star-shaped fortress welcomes you to this fascinating city. Here you can stand beside the visionary Sir Samuel Cunard himself, or rather the bronze statue that presides over his hometown waterfront. Halifax gardens is a must-see in the capital of Nova Scotia.
September 27 - Sept -IIes, Quebec, Canada
This corner of Canada may be better known for its endless landscapes of forests, lakes and mountains, there are in fact long stretches of sandy beach mere minutes from the center of town.
September 28 - Saguenay, Quebec Canada
As it flows into the St. Lawrence River, the Saguenay River winds through a majestic fjord to reveal a host of picturesque villages. Natural beauty surrounds Saguenay Harbor, this vibrant conurbation.
EXCLUSIVE EXCURSION - This delicious food tour, Quebec’s finest, will introduce you to our City’s famed culinary reputation and to the significance of Quebec’s history and culture. The five-course, well balanced, French Canadian food experience begins with a light ‘amuse- bouche’, followed by an organic charcuterie tasting, on to a classic flambé prepared at your table in one of Quebec’s most famous restaurants, then, followed by ‘farmhouse to plate’ delicacies in a beautiful 19th century converted warehouse building. To cap the night off we stop for refreshment and some handcrafted ‘not too guilty’ pleasures to top off your perfect evening. Accompanied by a professional and experienced guide, your superb high-end food, cultural and city tour is further enhanced by selected wine pairings throughout the evening leaving you feeling fulfilled both intellectually and appetite wise!
- October 2 - Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sydney is the historic capital of Cape Breton. The stunning coastlines and panoramic vistas will make you gasp at their magnificence.
October 4 - Boston, MA, USA
Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and New England's most famous. Located in a natural harbor full of significant historic sites including The Freedom Trail, a visit here is truly historic.
Discover tide-turning history at the Boston Tea Party ship, stop by TV’s famous Cheers bar where everybody knows your name or, for the simple pleasure of retail therapy, visit Boston’s many shops.
October 5- Newport, RI, USA
Extravagance is the theme among the fabulous millionaire mansions built in Renaissance, Rococo, French and Victorian style atop Newport’s cliffs. Its yacht-filled harbor has hosted the America’s Cup.
Closer to sea level, the city’s streets and sandy shores offer a fine array of picturesque locations for taking in the bracing Rhode Island sea breeze.
- October 6 - New York City, USA
Choose from a spacious Britannia Balcony Stateroom, Princess Grills Junior Suite, or Queens Grill Suite. Port taxes/fees are included in the price shown.
Britannia Balcony Staterooms include:
- Spacious balcony with view
- Dining in the Britannia Restaurant - choice of seatings or open dining
- Welcome aboard sparkling wine
- Twice-daily housekeeping
- Plush bathrobes, Penhaglion's toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge
- 24-hour room service
Grills Suites include all amenities of Britannia staterooms, plus:
- Welcome aboard with sparkling wine and chocolates
- Concierge services; Butler services in Queens Grill
- Dining in the amazing Princess or Queens Grills
- Grills guests receive a complimentary beverage package and prepaid gratuities
Your table is reserved for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the sophisticated main restaurants on board. Each is the home of deliciously imaginative menus, exceptional wines and impeccable service.
An Array of Amenities
Every evening during your cruise promises a stellar array of entertainment choices. So, whether you’re in the mood for music, dance performances or even magic shows, prepare to settle into your seat. Watch the resident Royal Cunard Singers & Dancers stage dazzling Broadway style productions or abridged Shakespeare performances. We’ve also hand-picked a talented line-up of vocalists and instrumentalists, aerial performers and illusionists, stand-up comedians, and variety entertainers.
You know you’re on a special ship indeed when you can settle into your comfortable seat in the largest planetarium at sea on Queen Mary 2. More than this, Illuminations is a luxury 3D cinema and a classical music venue. The planetarium dome can send you on an epic voyage across the solar system, teach you to navigate by the stars, or show other science and natural history films, with up to four screenings on each sea day. With the dome retracted, Illuminations hosts 3D films and stunning concerts and recitals.
For many, a good read is an essential part of a relaxing vacation, and there's no better time to indulge this passion than while on board with us. You'll find that the range of titles available in our beautiful libraries is as impressive as the refined surroundings. So find yourself a good book, pull up a leather armchair and enjoy some quiet contemplation. You may even wish to join the Cunard Book Club, where thought provoking literary discussions with fellow guests are led by the ship's librarian.
The true romance of ocean travel is never more alive than on our Gala Evenings. You’ll feel a palpable sense of occasion in the air as guests emerge from their staterooms in their finest evening wear, beautifully attired in tuxedos and ball gowns, like a scene from a Hollywood movie.
Your table is reserved for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the sophisticated main restaurants on board. Each is the home of deliciously imaginative menus, exceptional wines and impeccable service. Onboard meals in the main restaurants and selected additional dining options are included.
Additional dining options:
- Golden Lion Pub - world-famous pub lunch (included)
- 24-hour room service (included)
- World-famous afternoon tea, served in the elegant Queen's Room (included)
- Kings Court buffet (included)
- Multiple specialty dining restaurants (additional cost)
A World of Exploration
Choose your own adventure in each port, selecting from a variety of shore excursions (additional cost), or simply stroll and explore. We'll help you make and reserve your selections, and are happy to arrange customized excursions on request.
Our private, customized excursion in Quebec City is included with your cruise fare, as are several exclusive onboard activities.
What's Not Included:
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except coffee, tea, water, juice) are not included, except guests traveling in the Princess and Queens Grills will receive a complimentary beverage package
- Gratuities for the ship's staff are not included, except for guests traveling in the Princess and Queens Grills
- Airfare and airport transfers - we are happy to customize arrangements for you
- Shore excursions, except our private, customized excursion in Quebec City.
- Items of a personal nature - such as spa, gift shop, specialty dining restaurants