Canada & New England
Canada and New England in the northeastern United States feature some of North America's most dramatic scenery, from rugged coastlines to dense deciduous forests and plenty of charming towns and villages along the way. Whether it's a major metropolis like Vancouver or a seaside village on Rhode Island, there's plenty to see and do in this eclectic part of the world.
Plenty of cruise companies offer itineraries to Canada and New England, so get on board and make a booking today!
Big, bountiful and boasting plenty of beautiful scenery, Canada stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, while its northern reaches even extend to the Arctic. In fact, this near-continental sized country covers a total area of 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country.
Canada is also home to 31,700 large lakes and a diverse range of wildlife that includes polar bears, grizzlies and delightfully playful beluga whales, while coastal cities like Vancouver and Halifax welcome hordes of curious cruise visitors each season.
- Currency: Canadian dollar
- Population: the population of Canada is approximately 35,427,524 people
- Language: the official languages of Canada are English and French
- Time Zone: Canada uses 6 primary time zones - east to west they are Newfoundland Time Zone (UTC-03:30), Atlantic Time Zone UTC-04:00), Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00), Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00), Mountain Time Zone (UTC-07:00), and the Pacific Time Zone (UTC-08:00). The names of each time zone change during daylight savings.
Encompassing six states – Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont, the achingly picturesque New England region was one of the first settled in the United States and remains eternally popular with tourists.
- Currency: U.S. dollar
- Population: approximately 14,618,806 people
- Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)
Who goes there?
Major cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, P&O International and Royal Caribbean International all offer itineraries to New England and Canadian ports.
Small ship luxury cruise operators like Silverseas, Seabourn, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Compagnie Du Ponant and Fred Olsen also provide a variety of cruises to the region.
Best time to go?
The cruising season for Canada and New England runs from June through to October, with the majority of departures occurring towards the tail end of summer in September. Temperatures at this time of year are generally pleasant, averaging upwards of 28 degrees Celsius in coastal regions.
A cruise along the jagged coastlines and inviting harbours of Canada and New England is bound to produce plenty of personal highlights.
- Picturesque Nova Scotia makes for a memorable cruise destination, with its pleasant capital Halifax overlooking the Atlantic coast
- The New England region is renowned for its spectacular autumn landscapes, with tree-lined streets in states like Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine transforming into a cavalcade of colour
- Nestled out on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver may seem like a world away from the rest of the country, but its superb natural scenery and vibrant cityscape make it a popular stopping point for cruise visitors.