Miami, April 23, 2010 â€“ Oceania Cruises will combine destination-rich ports with renowned cultural and historical diversity on two New England and Canada cruises this October. Scenic highlights include cruising in the Bay of Fundy, Saguenay Fjord and St. Lawrence River.
â€œThese cruises appeal to history buffs and travelers who cherish all four seasons,” stated Bob Binder, president of Oceania Cruises. “Guests will see the autumn leaves at their peak and discover the charming seaports of the Eastern Seaboard while enjoying the fine cuisine and great value for which Oceania Cruises is renowned.â€
Travelers will discover these new destinations aboard Oceania Cruisesâ€™ 684-guest Regatta â€“ an intimate ship acclaimed for its open-seating gourmet dining (no surcharges), luxurious public rooms and accommodations, and warm, attentive service.
Fall Foliage on Display
The 12-day â€œColors, Coasts & Covesâ€ cruise offers a taste of French culture and cuisine, Scottish immigrant history, New England hospitality, as well as Canadian and U.S. history. Fares for these exciting new voyages start at just $3,999 per person, based on double occupancy, and include free air from 21 gateway cities. Departures are Sept. 30 and Oct. 12, 2011.
Ports include Newport, Rhode Island, where the Rockefellers and Astors summered during the Gilded Age; Rockland, a picturesque hamlet north of Boston; Bar Harbor, the quintessential Maine fishing village; St John, New Brunswick; quaint Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown in Nova Scotia; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; and historic Quebec City, the 400-year-old “heart of French Canada.”
Thoughtfully designed optional tours and excursions enhance the destination experience and include a horse-drawn carriage tour of Quebec City; visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg fishing village; and a lobster lunch at Dalvay by the Sea, the 19th-century summer home built by then Standard Oil chief Alexander MacDonald. Outdoor activities include cycling Acadia National Park and Prince Edward Island and kayaking coves in Maine and Nova Scotia.
Mexico and the Panama Canal
Oceania Cruises will offer the â€œUltimate Panama Canalâ€ cruise before commencing her fall foliage cruises. The 21-day voyage from San Francisco to New York departs San Francisco September 9, 2011, and sails to the treasures of the Mexican Riviera, including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Acalpulco, Huatulco and Puerto Chiapas, before visiting Costa Rica and Colombia via the Panama Canal. A full day on Grand Cayman precedes visits to Savannah and Charleston, stalwarts of Southern charm. Fares start at $5,299 per person, based on double occupancy, and include free air from 21 gateway cities.
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