The best time to visit New England is during fall foliage season when the colors of the landscape are explosive and the weather is wonderfully crisp. One of the best ways to explore New Englandâ€™s landscape during this time is on a New England cruise. Not only do New England cruises offer a front seat to all that New England has to offer in the way of nature, but New England cruises also offer a taste of history, adventure, culture, and nightlife.
New England cruises (also Canada/New England cruises) typically set sail from Boston or New York, but recently embarkation ports such as Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk, Virginia have been added into the mix. New England cruises are not only popular for scenery, adventure, and culture, but they are also popular for convenience and a longer cruise season. It’s closer to people that live on the East Coast, and in the Midwest, so quick trips are simple from the several ports (mentioned) in the eastern U.S., and the season extends from May until the end of October.
New England cruises can last anywhere from a few days up to several days or more and may include shore excursions for active adults and kids such as nature hikes, boat rides in the Bay of Fundy, whale-watching , biking through national nature preserves, bike trips and even white-water rafting.
Depending on a variety of factors such as cruise line, length of cruise, accommodations, etc., a New England cruise can cost as little as a few hundred bucks up to $1,000 or more.
If you want to enjoy savings on a New England cruise, there are a several tricks and tips that can help you maximize savings. Cruise lines love advance booking, so you may enjoy special incentives, credits, and cash back just for booking far in advance. If youâ€™re one to procrastinate â€“ no worries, there are benefits for you too! If a cruise isnâ€™t completely booked several weeks or so before the cruise is set to sail, prices are slashed. If you book last minute, you may enjoy savings up to 75 percent. Cruise lines will do anything to fill up those last few rooms!
Other ways to enjoy additional savings on New England cruises include: booking with a group/family, taking advantage of package deals, booking online, and booking with popular cruise lines that sail to Greece New England. These include: American Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Cruise West, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean.
You can also cruise off-season. Keep in mind that the New England cruise season runs from around the mid-May through October. Besides special rates for groups and families, just about every cruise line has special rates for seniors. A senior is typically defined as a person who is 55 or older. The only drawback is, to lock in the special rates you canâ€™t book online. You must call a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Keep in mind that proof of age is required.
For more discounts and deals on New England cruises, visit any of the following websites or contact a cruise travel specialist: