Fall foliage cruises in New England and Canada sail from home ports in Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, New York City, and New Jersey. They are a popular way to experience the beauty of the leaves changing along the seashore while enjoying the comfortable amenities of a cruise ship. The large, popular cruise lines dedicate a number of ships to do fall foliage cruises every year.
Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas – The Jewel of the Seas is a 2,100 plus passenger cruise ship that departs in October from Boston on 7 night cruises to Canada and New England with stops in Halifax, Saint John, Bar Harbor, and Portland, Maine.
Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas – The Brilliance of the Seas departs from Quebec City with 10-11 day cruises with stops at ports in Canada and New England. It has two October cruises. The first tours Canada. The second is a one way cruise from Quebec to New Jersey.
Carnival Glory – The Carnival Glory departs New York for a seven day cruise to Nova Scotia before returning to New York.
Emerald Princess – The Emerald Princess will do two, ten night, one way cruises between Quebec City and New York City with stops at Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Celebrity Summit – The Celebrity Summit departs from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey for a fourteen night canada new england cruise with stops in Bar Harbor, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Portland.
Crystal Symphony – The Crystal Symphony will do two, seven night, one way cruises between Boston and Montreal Quebec. It will also do a ten night autumnal adventure between Montreal, Quebec and New York, New York.
Oceania Regatta – The Regatta will sail on a 12 night colors, coasts and coves fall foliage cruise from Montreal to New York, and a 14 night autumn vistas cruise out of New York City with stops, among other places, at Boston, Halifax, and Hamilton, Bermuda.
Regent Seven Seas Navigator – The Seven Seas Navigator sails on two, one way, ten night cruises between New York and Montreal before a fifteen night repositioning cruise from Montreal, Quebec to Miami, Florida
The larger cruise ships aren’t the only way to enjoy the fall foliage from the water in the New England area. Smaller cruise providers do one-day and multi-day tours of the area as well. They might not have all of the amenities of larger ships, but you may find that their small size provides distinct advantages. Here are a few of them to consider:
Blount Small Ship Adventures sails out of New York City, Boston and Providence.
American Cruise Lines – Sails small ships on multi-night cruises from Portland, Providence, and New York City.
Atlantic Seal Cruises – Day cruises out of Freeport, Maine for seal watching and fall foliage.
Lady Katherine Cruises sails from Connecticut.
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat – The Becky Thatcher riverboat offers evening cruises along the Connecticut River.
If you book a fall foliage cruise, you won’t be spending all of your time on the water. You will also get to enjoy one or more of these popular ports during your trip: