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Fall Colours Cruise

Quebec to New York

The Fall colours in Canada and the Eastern Seaboard of the USA are picture-book perfect and the cruise is timed for the optimum colour period.
When you cruise Eastern Canada you will discover a distinct French influence and colourful autumn scenery that unfolds along the enchanting St Lawrence Seaway to Quebec City.

French Canada and Quebec contrast with the very English Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia with its fascinating maritime history and scenery.

The Maine coastline in New England is both rugged and charming while Boston in Massachusetts is a founding city of the USA and has much to offer.

Grab a bowl of clam chowder or a lobster roll, nibble on fresh Maine blueberries and enjoy the spectacular views and glorious colours.

Stopovers in Chicago, New York City and Houston will further enhance this North American tour.

  • Quebec
  • Itinerary Map
  • Quebec City
  • Chicago
  • Peggys Cove
  • Harvard - Boston
  • New York

Your travel itinerary

Wednesday 30 September

Auckland – Chicago

Evening departure on Air New Zealand to arrive in Chicago late afternoon. Transfer to a downtown hotel.

Thursday 01 October

Chicago

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Chicago known as the ‘windy city’ on the shores of Lake Michigan, has much to offer including the arts, history, Chicago-style hot dogs, jazz and Al Capone history. Enjoy a morning city tour and an evening dinner.

Friday 02 October

Chicago – Montreal – Quebec City

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A morning transfer to the airport for a flight via Montreal to Quebec City. Transfer to the port to embark ‘Caribbean Princess.’ Enjoy a welcome drink after settling into your home for the next 10 nights.

Walk along narrow cobblestone streets through Quebec’s Old City and wonder at turreted Chateau Frontenac which overlooks the city. The whole area comes alive in an autumn colour spectacular.

 

 

Saturday 03 October

Quebec City

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Today is yours to explore the city, with the port adjacent to the ‘Old Town’ – an easy day to wander on your own.

Sail out along the St Lawrence Seaway late afternoon to begin your cruise.

Sunday 04 October

Port Saguenay (Quebec Province)

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Picturesque Saguenay, founded as a French colonial trading post, is situated at the end of the 80km Saguenay Fjord which leads to the St Lawrence Seaway.
The city is as neat as a pin with the nearby hills in all their autumn glory.

Monday 05 October

At Sea

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A day on-board ‘Caribbean Princess’ to enjoy the activities and facilities as you cruise along the St Lawrence Seaway and Gulf of St Lawrence (renowned for whale watching) to Prince Edward Island.

Tuesday 06 October

Charlottetown (PEI)

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A day in the capital of Prince Edward Island with its Province House National Historic Site where the creation of Canada was plotted in 1864. This vibrant seaside city is a cultural hub and you are guaranteed to hear music as you enjoy this pedestrian-friendly town and the surrounding countryside.
The Fall Colours on PEI are a sight to behold.
Anne of Green Gables house is located 30km from Charlottetown.

Wednesday 07 October

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

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Sydney is a harbour on Cape Breton Island and the historic capital of
Nova Scotia. The harbour front boardwalk is home to buskers, the world’s largest fiddle, unique shops and historic sites. The nearby town of Baddock is well worth a visit.

Thursday 08 October

Halifax (Nova Scotia)

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Halifax is an Atlantic Ocean port steeped in maritime history, partly due to its ice-free status. Walk Pier #21 where more than a million immigrants arrived. Learn about the major munitions explosion that occurred in the harbour in 1917 and how ships from Halifax recovered bodies from the Titanic with 150 buried in three local cemeteries.

An hour from Halifax lies the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. With magnificent granite cliffs and some of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses perched along the narrow inlet, this is a special day out.

Friday 09 October

Portland - Maine (USA)

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Portland is set on a peninsular and the ‘Old Port’ waterfront features working fishing wharves, and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. The area is known for its lighthouses, lobsters and crashing surf.

Saturday 10 October

Boston – Massachusetts

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Boston, founded in 1630 and state capital is one of America’s oldest cities.
Learn the American Revolution history by walking the 4km Freedom Trail that tells the story of the nation’s founding.
Perhaps take a tour to Cambridge to see Harvard University and the MIT Campuses.

Sunday 11 October

At Sea

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Monday 12 October

New York

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Sail past the Statue of Liberty into New York to dock early morning. Disembark and enjoy a city tour of Central New York. An evening Dinner Cruise highlights ‘the city that never sleeps.’

Tuesday 13 October

New York City

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Think New York – think Manhattan, The Statue of Liberty, 843 acre Central Park, Broadway, Times Square, Empire State Building, One World Observatory and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

There is no shortage of attractions and landmarks to see as you tour this trendsetting iconic city. Afternoon free before an optional evening show.

Wednesday 14 October

New York – Houston

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Transfer to the airport for a flight to Houston and transfer to your hotel, with free time.

Thursday 15 October

Houston

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After breakfast travel out of the city to the International Space Station / NASA for an informative tour which includes the Enterprise Orbiter and the Moon Landing Control Centre, refurbished to its original condition. Return to the hotel in the afternoon before a Farewell Dinner.

Friday 16 October

Houston – Auckland

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After breakfast, depart on a city tour which includes the Museum District, downtown, the multi-purpose NRG Stadium with its 71,000 capacity and Memorial Park which stretches along the water trail system.
After a late checkout, transfer to the airport for an evening flight to New Zealand.

Sunday 18 October

Arrive Auckland

Inclusions

  • Return International economy flights, Auckland – Chicago // Houston – Auckland
  • Economy flights Chicago – Montreal – Quebec City // New York - Houston
  • Welcome Dinner in Chicago
  • Two nights Chicago, New York, Houston  
  • Sightseeing Chicago, New York, Houston
  • Transfers as specified
  • 10 days on board the ‘Caribbean Princess’ in the stateroom of your choice.
  • Captain’s welcome reception
  • Entertainment and meals on board ‘Caribbean Princess’
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Port Taxes (NZD390)
  • Pukekohe escort - subject to 20 persons travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle
 Balcony Stateroom     $11,795             $16,820
 Oceanview Stateroom           $10,997  $15,310
 Inside Stateroom         $10,165  $13,575
Business Class Upgrade POA
Premium Economy Class Upgrade POA
Early Booking Discount ( 06/12/19 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  •  Travel insurance compulsory – please ask us for a quote
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Shore excursions while on board ‘Caribbean Princess’
  • Gratuities pre & post cruise
  • Items not specified
  • Airport and airline taxes (approx. NZD205)

Booking Conditions

Cancellations and Refunds

  • From the date of booking until 12 June 2020 – Loss of deposit
  • After 12 June 2020 – No refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information

Clothing:

  • On Board ‘Caribbean Princess’ by day – Comfortable touring clothes and good walking shoes, sandals.
  • By night – Smart casual with one formal night when long-sleeved collared shirts are required for men and a little ‘bling’ for the ladies.

Currency:

  • Canadian $ and US$ – US$ on board ‘Caribbean Princess’

Health and Fitness

  • A good standard of health and fitness is required and clients should be independently mobile with the ability to walk unaided on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Documentation

  • A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
  • An ESTA visa is required for entry into US. We can assist with this (US$14)
  • A Canadian eTA is required (CA$07)

Weather

Weather (October)          Max °c      Min °c
Chicago           17 10
Quebec City              11   04
Halifax    13 06
New York 18 10
Houston 26 17


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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