MS Fram
13 days

Atlantic Canada and East Coast US – From Small-Town Charm to Big-City Bustle (Southbound)

Price from
£ 2878
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fram
13 days

Atlantic Canada and East Coast US – From Small-Town Charm to Big-City Bustle (Southbound)

Price from
£ 2878
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Atlantic Canada and East Coast US – From Small-Town Charm to Big-City Bustle (Southbound)
Departure
4 September 2021
  • See North America’s eastern coastline from Canada all the way down to Miami
  • Visit small towns in Nova Scotia and Maine, as well as cities like Boston and New York
  • Many iconic highlights, including sailing into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty
  • Experience the East Coast during early autumn, one of its most beautiful seasons

Current offers on this cruise:

  • No single supplement

    An expedition on one of our small-scale, nimble expedition ships makes for a sociable holiday with like-minded travellers. Solo travellers who prefer their own space while still travelling with others, have the opportunity to save on select voyages departing in 2020. For a limited time, pay no single supplement if you book one of the below expedition cruises.
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  • Flight included

    Book your expedition cruise in 2021-2022 early and your flights from London will be included!
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Valid until 31/12/2020

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Itinerary

You’ll journey from Halifax in Canada and visit quiet, tight-knit coastal communities in Nova Scotia, Maine, and Rhode Island before exploring East Coast America’s biggest and boldest cities: Boston, New York, Charleston, and Miami. There is much to see and do, but one definite highlight is when we sail into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty.
Day 1
Halifax, Canada
Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia
Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Your journey begins in Halifax. There are red-brick heritage buildings, parks, the landmark Citadel Hill National Historic Site, top-quality museums, Alexander Keith’s original 1820 brewery, and a 4km seafront boardwalk. We definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on a Pre-Programme before embarking on MS Fram.

Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
History is very much alive at Citadel Hill.
History is very much alive at Citadel Hill.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Colourful row houses in Yarmouth.
Colourful row houses in Yarmouth.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Photo: shutterstock
Yarmouth´s Victorian era elegance.
Yarmouth´s Victorian era elegance.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 2
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
French, Fishing, and Forchu
Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Photo: shutterstock

Welcome to this historic town at the intersection of traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French cultures. Situated in the world's largest lobster fishing grounds, Yarmouth boasts the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the grand sea captain homes built in 1850 or enjoy the picturesque views and hiking trails at Cape Forchu Lighthouse.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Yarmouth Walking Tour
    Enjoy a leisurely exploration of this historic town on your own time to enjoy the day as you please.
  • Yarmouth - Tusket Island
    What’s better than a day at sea en route to one of the quaintest inhabited islands in southern Nova Scotia?
  • Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia
    Join us on a half-day adventure that takes you to the seaside town of Pubnico where you will experience L’Acadie, the historic Acadian village in Nova Scotia.
Day 3
Eastport, Maine
Easternmost City in the USA
Get to know the scenic historic district.
Get to know the scenic historic district.
Photo: shutterstock

Stroll the downtown Historic District here and peruse its shops, restaurants, and cafés. The native Passamaquoddy Tribe have called Moose Island home for at least 10,000 years, an area which also attracts seals, eagles, and whales. We may see Old Sow in nearby Passamaquoddy Bay, believed to be the biggest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.

Get to know the scenic historic district.
Get to know the scenic historic district.
Photo: shutterstock
Fascinating Fort Knox historic site.
Fascinating Fort Knox historic site.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Charming Bar Harbor, Maine.
Charming Bar Harbor, Maine.
Photo: Shutterstock
The spectacular foliage of Acadia National Park.
The spectacular foliage of Acadia National Park.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Amazing views from the Jordan Pond House.
Amazing views from the Jordan Pond House.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Day 4
Bar Harbor, Maine
Quintessentially Maine
The spectacular foliage of Acadia National Park.
The spectacular foliage of Acadia National Park.
Photo: Camille Seaman

Surrounded by Acadia National Park, simply stunning in the fall, and perched by the sea on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has a special ambiance that is classic Maine. You’ll find some of the region’s best restaurants here, with a focus on seafood. Whales, seals and puffins can also be spotted along the coast.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour
    On this exciting walking tour, you'll travel back to the 19th century, when Bar Harbor was the world's most exclusive resort.
  • Bar Harbor - Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
    Step aboard an authentic lobster boat and ply the calm waters of Frenchman Bay to experience Maine’s timeless tradition of commercial lobstering first-hand.
  • Acadia National Park
    Pass through the quaint town of Bar Harbor on your way to Acadia National Park and enjoy the views along Park Loop Road.
Day 5
Rockland, Maine
For World-Class Art
Walk the Breakwater trail in Rockport.
Walk the Breakwater trail in Rockport.
Photo: Karl Magnuson

This small coastal town situated in Penobscot Bay, like many towns in Maine, began around the lobster-fishing industry, but is now known for its boutiques, fine dining, and galleries. Art appreciators can spend time at Maine Contemporary Art and the world-famous Farnsworth Art Museum that contains works by Andrew Wyeth and other New England painters.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk
    Shuttle to Breakwater - Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light is a historic lighthouse complex at the end of the Rockland Breakwater in the harbor of Rockland, Maine.
  • Rockland – Birdwatching in the Wetlands
    The perfect tour for birders, we explore three different habitats in the Rockland area in search of birdlife.
  • Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat
    Enjoy a historical walking tour of fascinating Camden followed by a harbour cruise in a traditional lobster fishing boat.
  • Camden Hills State Park – Hike Bald Rock Mountain
    Enjoy this moderately challenging hike in Camden Hills State Park, Maine, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area and connect with nature on the north-east coast of North America.
  • Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour
    This is an excellent tour for beginners to get a feel for what sea kayaking is all about.
Walk the Breakwater trail in Rockport.
Walk the Breakwater trail in Rockport.
Photo: Karl Magnuson
Local lobster on display.
Local lobster on display.
Photo: Louis Hansel
The Charles River is the heart of the city.
Day 6
Boston, Massachusetts
The Cradle of Liberty
Visit the Old State House in downtown Boston.
Visit the Old State House in downtown Boston.
Photo: Shutterstock
Boston is steeped in history and superb architecture.
Boston is steeped in history and superb architecture.
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Day 6
Boston, Massachusetts
The Cradle of Liberty
The Charles River is the heart of the city.
The Charles River is the heart of the city.
Photo: Shutterstock

Home to Harvard University and legendary sports teams such as the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics, the diverse, melting-pot city of Boston retains its traditions as a treasure trove of authentic Americana. Walking the Freedom Trail is both outdoor museum and fascinating history lesson into the revolutionary roots of the oldest city in America.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Boston - The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
    Travel back in time to Revolutionary Boston with a walk along the historic Freedom Trail
  • Boston - A Look into Harvard University Grounds with a Harvard Student
    On this very exclusive Harvard campus tour, your Harvard student will provide an inside look at college life in Cambridge during this walking tour of the University.
  • Boston - Fenway Park Tour and Batting Cage Experience
    You are about to enter the home of the 2018 Boston Red Sox World Series Champions.
  • Boston City Tour
    Leave the pier and passing by Boston’s busy waterfront you will arrive at Long Wharf to embark on a 45-minute harbor cruise.
  • Boston - Whale Watching in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary
    Set sail for a whale watching experience of a lifetime.
Day 7
Newport, Rhode Island
America’s First Resort
America´s largest coastal fortification – Fort Adams.
America´s largest coastal fortification – Fort Adams.
Photo: shutterstock

From cliff-top Bellevue Avenue all along Ocean Drive, Newport’s rocky and sandy shores are lined by opulent residences, modeled after Italian and French palaces and filled with antiques. Many of these extravagant properties are classed as National Historic Landmarks and open for tours. You can also explore nearby Fort Adams – America’s largest coastal fortification.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Newport - Cliff Walk
    Experience New England’s rocky shore and crashing surf on one side and Newport’s most extravagant mansions on the other
  • Newport – City Drive and the Breakers
    Enjoy a city tour of Newport and visit The Breakers, the iconic and grand Vanderbilt family summer home.
  • Newport – Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbour Cruise
    Enjoy a scenic Newport harbour cruise to nearby Rose Island. Explore the fully restored lighthouse and see remains of 200-year old Fort Hamilton - now an important wildlife sanctuary.
  • Newport – Newport Scenic & Fort Adams
    Enjoy a scenic tour of Newport, visiting many historical sites including a stop at Fort Adams.
America´s largest coastal fortification – Fort Adams.
America´s largest coastal fortification – Fort Adams.
Photo: shutterstock
Take in superb views on the Newport Cliff walk.
Take in superb views on the Newport Cliff walk.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Central Park is the green oasis of Manhattan.
Day 8
New York City
The Big Apple
One of the world´s great symbols – Lady Liberty.
One of the world´s great symbols – Lady Liberty.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Iconic Times Square pulses with life.
Iconic Times Square pulses with life.
Photo: Andrae Ricketts
Day 8
New York City
The Big Apple
Central Park is the green oasis of Manhattan.
Central Park is the green oasis of Manhattan.
Photo: Shutterstock

Passing the Statue of Liberty, we sail into Manhattan. Marvel at the metropolitan skyline, be wowed by Central Park and Times Square, or gaze over the city from atop the Empire State Building. The things to see and do here are endless. Explore the city on your own or on one of our optional excursions.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    New York - Manhattan Shuttle
    This transfer will run continuously back and forth from the ship to Times Square.
  • Live like a New Yorker
    Your Tour Guide will meet you at the Pier and escort you on foot to the closest Subway station in Midtown Manhattan. While using the NY subway may seem confusing to first-timers, it's actually quite simple once you get the hang of it.
  • New York - Icons of the Big Apple
    Visit and see New York's top attractions in this full day excursion.
  • Amazing Heli Experience over NY
    The most exciting way to see New York from above! Join us for this 16 minute flight, we can guarantee that the memories will last a lifetime!
Day 9-10
At Sea
Lectures, Photo Courses, and Relaxing
Enjoy lectures in the Science Center.
Enjoy lectures in the Science Center.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

During these days at sea, the Expedition Team will continue their lecture programme, covering a range of topics related to the areas we sail to. The onboard photographer will also run small workshops teaching you the basics of expedition photography. Or, you can use the time just to relax and chat with your fellow explorers.

Enjoy lectures in the Science Center.
Enjoy lectures in the Science Center.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Take in life at sea from our observation deck.
Take in life at sea from our observation deck.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Boone Hall plantation – elegance and dark history.
Boone Hall plantation – elegance and dark history.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Visit the historic waterfront of Battery Park.
Visit the historic waterfront of Battery Park.
Photo: shutterstock
Lovely St. Michael´s Church in Charleston.
Lovely St. Michael´s Church in Charleston.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 11
Charleston, South Carolina
The Romantic South
Visit the historic waterfront of Battery Park.
Visit the historic waterfront of Battery Park.
Photo: shutterstock

Charleston is considered one of America’s greatest historic treasures. With cobblestone streets, an elegant French Quarter, the magnificent Battery promenade, and Waterfront Park, the city is ideal to stroll around on foot or even by horse-drawn carriage. Explore the city’s historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Charleston - Beach Cleanup
    Join the effort to rid the oceans of plastic on our beach clean-ups.
  • Boone Plantation & Historic Charleston
    Journey to historic Boone Hall Plantation, used in the filming of the television miniseries, "North And South" and "Queen" and for background filming in "Gone With the Wind".
  • Charleston – Delightful Upper King Street Culinary Tour
    This excursion provides insight into Charleston's historic Upper King Street neighbourhood, recently named one of the top 10 food neighbourhoods in America.
  • Charleston – Fossil Hunting
    Look for and find fossils while exploring Morris Island in search of the prehistoric past.
  • Charleston – Historic Walking Tour
    Experience the history of Charleston during this two-hour walking tour that takes you deep into the heart of Charleston.
Day 12
At Sea
Unwind with a View
Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Join the lectures presented by the Expedition Team or spend time on deck or in the panorama lounge with fellow travelers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools.

Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Enjoy a refreshing workout.
Enjoy a refreshing workout.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
The famed beaches of Miami.
The famed beaches of Miami.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Art Deco elegance in South Beach.
Art Deco elegance in South Beach.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 13
Miami, Florida
Latin Beats, Art-Deco Atmosphere
The famed beaches of Miami.
The famed beaches of Miami.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Our voyage ends in Miami, a cocktail of cultures reflected everywhere from South Beach to Little Havana. The architecture is part of the greatest collection of art deco buildings in the world. There are also tropical gardens, a lively arts scene, and exceptional cuisine. Tempted to spend a few extra days here with our optional Post-Programme before heading home?

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser

Your ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Ship yard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

Read more about MS Fram

Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch

Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
Yarmouth, Canada. Yarmouth, Canada.

Yarmouth - Yarmouth Walking Tour

North America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-YRH1

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Yarmouth - Tusket Island

North America

Duration

5 hrs

Price per person

From £ 185

Booking code

A-YRH2

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A bird standing on a rocky hill A bird standing on a rocky hill

Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia

North America

Duration

4 hrs

Price per person

From £ 154

Booking code

A-YRH3

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Included
A house with bushes in front of a building A house with bushes in front of a building

Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour

North America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-BHB1

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Lulu Lobster Boat Ride Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

Bar Harbor - Lulu Lobster Boat Ride 21/22

North America

Duration

2h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BHB7

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Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park

North America

Duration

2 hrs 30

Price per person

From £ 51

Booking code

A-BHB3

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Included
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Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk

North America

Duration

Approx 1 h

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-RKD1

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A bird flying in the sky A bird flying in the sky

Rockland – Birdwatching in the Wetlands

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 185

Booking code

A-RKD5

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An island in the middle of a body of water An island in the middle of a body of water

Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat

North America

Duration

4 hrs 30 min

Price per person

From £ 154

Booking code

A-RKD6

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Rockland – Camden Hills State Park

North America

Duration

4 hours

Price per person

From £ 103

Booking code

A-RKD7

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A small boat in a harbor A small boat in a harbor

Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour

North America

Duration

2h20

Price per person

From £ 82

Booking code

A-RKD8

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Included
Visit the Old State House in downtown Boston. Visit the Old State House in downtown Boston.

Boston - The Freedom Trail Walking Tour

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-BOS1

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Harvard Statue. Harvard Statue.

Boston - A Look into Harvard University Grounds with a Harvard Student

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS7

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Fenway Park Fenway Park

Boston - Fenway Park Tour and Batting Cage Experience

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS8

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History and architecture on display in Boston. History and architecture on display in Boston.

Boston City Tour

North America

Duration

3h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS9

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Humpback whale Humpback whale

Boston - Whale Watching in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary

North America

Duration

5h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-BOS10

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Included
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Newport - Cliff Walk

North America

Duration

1hr 30min

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-NPT1

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A castle on top of a building A castle on top of a building

Newport – City Drive and the Breakers

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 51

Booking code

A-NPT4

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A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

Newport – Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbour Cruise

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 51

Booking code

A-NPT5

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Newport – Newport Scenic & Fort Adams

North America

Duration

1h30

Price per person

From £ 51

Booking code

A-NPT6

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Included
Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline. Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline.

New York - Manhattan Shuttle

North America

Duration

15 min each way

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-NYC1

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Inside Grand Central Station, New York. Inside Grand Central Station, New York.

New York - Live like a New Yorker

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-NYC6

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Stroll in verdant Central Park. Stroll in verdant Central Park.

New York - Icons of the Big Apple

North America

Duration

7h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-NYC7

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Helicopter over New York. Helicopter over New York.

New York - Amazing Heli Experience over NY

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-NYC9

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Included
A hand holding a rope A hand holding a rope

Charleston - Beach Cleanup

North America

Duration

1 - 3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-CHD1

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Charleston - Boone Plantation & Historic Charleston

North America

Duration

4hrs

Price per person

From £ 103

Booking code

A-CHD3

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A slice of pizza sitting on top of a wooden cutting board A slice of pizza sitting on top of a wooden cutting board

Charleston – Delightful Upper King Street Culinary Tour

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 134

Booking code

A-CHD5

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Charleston – Fossil Hunting

North America

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From £ 195

Booking code

A-CHD6

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Charleston – Historic Walking Tour

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From £ 77

Booking code

A-CHD4

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

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Halifax: Pre-Programme (20/21 and 21/22)

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

£ 289

Booking code

YHZPRE

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Airboat ride Airboat ride

Miami: Post-Programme (21/22)

Duration

2 Days

From

£ 288

Booking code

MIAPOST

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