Northeast US and Atlantic Canada - Fall Foliage (MS Fram)

This voyage with MS Fram takes you along North America’s eastern seaboard, offers a striking variety of cultures, historic sites, and dramatic natural scenery. Starting in Halifax, Canada, we discover Maine’s magnificent coast and wilderness, visit Boston, and end the cruise sailing into New York, passing the Statue of Liberty, to experience the Big Apple.

  • Discover the beautiful coast of Canada and New England
  • Experience the small-town charm of Nova Scotia and Maine
  • Walking and hiking opportunities
  • Sailing into the New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty
Early booking offer

On 03 December, we released our new expedition cruise program for 2020/21. If you book this voyage before 31 March 2019, you can save £250 per person.

The price you see online already includes the discount.


The itinerary

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, ice and sea conditions set 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 present – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

Departure 18 September 2020

Departs from Halifax, Canada

Autumn Coast Adventure in Full Colour

Sailing from Halifax, this southbound adventure cruise  on board MS Fram calls on charming towns on North America´s east coast in their spectacular fall colours. There will be plenty of chances to visit historic beauty on this US and Canada holiday, as we stroll on rugged shorelines, explore bays and lnlets, taste amazing seafood and enjoy cultural attractions along the way.

Iconic New England

We cross the Gulf of Maine to experience New England at its most iconic. The sea looms large here, with mile upon mile of jagged sea cliffs, peaceful harbours and pebbled beaches.

Our first port call in Maine will be charming Eastport. Next, we call on Bar Harbor, where beautiful Acadia National park sparkles in glorious autumn. Rockland, a classic Maine coastal town, offers great architecture and interesting museums and galleries and is our final stop in Maine.

Provincetown, Newport and New York

We sail south to Provincetown on Cape Cod, which welcomes you to stroll along the beach and small-town charm. Our final call will be to Newport, Rhode Island, where you can walk along the beautiful cliffs and enjoy the sight of mansions.

This expedition cruise ends with a dramatic sailing past the Statue of Liberty and into New York. 

Day 1: Halifax, Canada

Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia


Historic Halifax was long settled by the native Mi'kmaq peoples before being founded in 1749 as a British military outpost. The town combines rich cultural life with areas of natural beauty like Peggy’s Cove. Spend some time exploring before embarking on MS Fram to sail south along the North American coast.

Day 2: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
Lighthouse in Nova Scotia Photo

Historic Charm and Lighthouses

Full day

A lovely historic town built on shipbuilding and trade, Yarmouth boasts fine Victorian homes, museums, churches, wharfs and other hidden gems. Stroll the town and meet the friendly locals or sample some of the freshest seafood in the world. The area around Cape Forchu provides seaside walking trails with stunning views.

Day 3: Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine
Sea urchin, Eastport, Maine Photo: Chelsea Claus Photo

Easternmost City in the USA

Full day

We sail into cozy Eastport on Moose Island. The native Passamaquoddy Tribe has called the area home for at least 10.000 years. In 1833, Eastport grew to be the second-largest trading port after New York. Enjoy the historic waterfront on foot, join our team for a hike or opt for a day on the water.

Day 4: Bar Harbor, Maine

When in Maine…

Full day

Adventure, romance, rocky coast, and soaring granite cliffs … there is a special mystique to Bar Harbor. Surrounded by the stunning fall colours of Acadia National Park and perched on the edge of the sea, this little community offers so much to see.

Day 5: Rockland, Maine

Small Town Charm

Full day

Next, we come to Rockland, a beautiful coastal town situated alongside Penobscot Bay. Rockland is known for its lobster-fishing industry and deep harbor, dotted with hundreds of inlets and coves. Downtown Rockland’s historic homes and charming shops feature great architecture. Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center are worth a visit.

Day 6: Provincetown, Massachusetts

Beaches of Cape Cod

Full day

Colourful Provincetown is situated on the extreme tip of the Peninsula of Cape Cod and is surrounded by ample beaches. In 1620, the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower set anchor at what is today Provincetown Harbor. Its historic maritime character and art scene attract visitors all year around.

Day 7: Newport, Rhode Island

The Ocean State

Full day

Newport is a shining gem in the crown of New England, home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality. Discover Newport’s downtown and stroll iconic Ocean Drive, discover Colonial architecture or explore the tunnels at Fort Adams – America’s largest coastal fortification.

Day 8: New York

Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan


Early in the morning, we sail into Manhattan, passing the iconic Statue of Liberty. Enjoy the skyline of the famed metropolis before we say farewell. We recommend staying a few days in the city that never sleeps to get the most out of one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Arrival 25 September 2020

Location New York City
What's included


  • Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice


  • rich programme of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the Expedition Team  
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in  
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities 


  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  •  Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatheringsto recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • farewell event  


  • All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests) 
  • Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
  • Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected   


  • International flights  
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling  


  • Visa for USA (ESTA) and Canada (ETA) - for details please see Visa information in Entry requirements
Life on board