2024 Fall Foliage Cruise + NYC with Chad Hawkins

Dates October 8-19, 2024
Destination New York City, NY; Day at Sea - Atlantic Boston, MA; Portland, Maine; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick;
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From 1,499
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Join artist and author Chad Hawkins and enjoy the splendor of New England and Canada in the fall! We'll visit and take in the incredible fall colors in BOSTON, PORTLAND, SAINT JOHN, HALIFAX and BAR HARBOR. We will see many more beautiful and historic cities on this Canada/New England Cruise that is as romantic, and it is scenic!

The great thing about going on a cruise is being able to enjoy a feast of different landscapes, architectures, and people as you only have to unpack once and have your "floating resort" traveling with you - and what a resort we have for you! The Liberty of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean's exciting ships is, in itself, one of the destinations of this trip! On this beautiful Freedom-Class ship you'll see it combines sleek panoramic vistas, wide-open spaces, and boasts a glass staircase and bridges that cross from port to starboard.  

With the included 2-night stay and tour of New York City, this cruise has something for EVERYONE!! 

Tour ID #9224J09

To Book This Tour, contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Questions? Contact:

Julie DeMille, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6172
Email Julie 

Day 1: Tuesday, October 8, 2024
Day 1: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Depart Home City - New York City

Today you need to depart your home city to arrive in New York City. Transfers are on your own. Enjoy the city and make your way to our hotel.  We have a 2-night city stay. 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Day 2: Wednesday, October 9, 2024

New York City

Today we will have a group 1/2-day tour of the city. After our bus tour, you will have free time to explore on your own, see a show, or visit the Manhattan Temple (Temple will be closed for renovations, so we won't be able to serve in the temple).

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3: Thursday, October 10, 2024
Day 3: Thursday, October 10, 2024

Embarkation! 

You'll have time this morning for a late start, shopping, or some last-minute sight-seeing--your choice. We'll check out of our hotel and head to our home for the next 9 days-- the Liberty of the Seas Cruise ship.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Friday, October 11, 2024
Day 4: Friday, October 11, 2024

Day at Sea

This thrill-packed ship has endless ways to fill your days between scenery scoping and whoa-worthy memory making. From the shriek inducing Tidal Wave℠, the first boomerang style slide at sea to kid favorite Splashaway Bay℠. Plus, the coolest ice rink entertainment and mouthwatering meals at every turn.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Saturday, October 12, 2024
Day 5: Saturday, October 12, 2024

Boston, MA

Toting over 400 years of history, Boston is one of the oldest cities in America. Boston cruises allow you to see Revolution-era relics standing tall amid modern cityscapes, and homes where legendary patriots, politicians and poets once lived. Discover cobblestone charm in Beacon Hill and Paul Revere’s midnight route through the North End. Breathe in salty air along the Harborwalk and ride in a swan boat around Boston Public Garden. Whether it’s walking the Freedom Trail, kayaking on the Charles River, or living time-honored baseball traditions at Fenway Park, you’ll come to find Boston is the birthplace of New England adventure.

Optional Group Shore Excursion- $99 per person

Experience the heart of American history with a captivating excursion through Boston's iconic landmarks. Your journey begins along the famed Freedom Trail, a red-brick path that winds through the city, tracing the footsteps of revolutionaries and patriots.

You’ll stop at the USS Constitution, affectionately known as "Old Ironsides." Step aboard this legendary warship, the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world, and immerse yourself in its storied past.

Continuing along the Freedom Trail, you'll encounter the Old North Church, where lanterns once signaled Paul Revere's midnight ride, igniting the flames of revolution. Step inside this cherished symbol of American independence and marvel at its timeless beauty and significance.

Throughout your excursion, you'll be captivated by Boston's rich history and architectural splendor, from the cobblestone streets of the North End to the elegant brownstones of Beacon Hill. (Lunch Stop at Quincy Market)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Sunday, October 13, 2024
Day 6: Sunday, October 13, 2024

Portland, Maine

Once you set foot on the historic cobblestone streets of Portland, Maine, you'll know what keeps visitors flocking to these shores from around the world. Located in the heart of Casco Bay, Portland is home to a mix of activities, from outdoor adventures to artfully curated excursions and food experiences that will leave your taste buds wanting more during your cruise to Portland. Create an adventure in this sophisticated seaside city that perfectly matches your taste: Hike Casco Bay out to the lighthouse, peruse through the shops of Congress Street and the Old Port, or taste your way through the many highly regarded breweries inside the city limits and just beyond.

Optional Group Shore Excursion-WindJammer Sail- $80 per person 

Enjoy this great opportunity for a Windjammer Sail onboard an authentic schooner in Maine's beautiful Casco Bay. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views, or join the crew and learn about sailing.

This excursion provides the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Maine coast, complete with lighthouses, seals, seabirds and the rugged coastline. Pack a meal, bring your favorite wine or beer, and sit back and relax as our courteous and professional crew share their knowledge of the sea, sailing and local history. Or, if you feel inspired, join the crew to hoist the sails or take a turn at the ship's wheel. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Monday, October 14, 2024
Day 7: Monday, October 14, 2024

Day At Sea

On board, dining is about more than just food. Think ambiance, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savor. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a group seminar with our director, Chad Hawkins.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Day 8: Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Sydney, Nova Scotia

The sight of the world's largest fiddle welcomes you to Sydney, Nova Scotia. In this enclave on Cape Breton Island, metropolitan charm meets down-home hospitality. Originally founded by Loyalists spooked by the American Revolution, Sydney remains a haven — but today, it's one replete with golf courses, a hearty music scene and the world-famous Cabot Trail. Step back into the 18th century while you walk among the town's classically inspired buildings and dramatically steepled churches. Cruise to Nova Scotia and stroll the boardwalk, indulge your inner lover of learning at the Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science, and end your day toe-tapping to Celtic beats.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Day 9: Wednesday, October 16, 2024

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax was founded as a naval base in 1749 — but you'd never know it from the vibe of this bustling urban capital today. Peer a little closer and you'll see the Citadel, the star-shaped fortress that still stands guard from its hilltop perch. Discover historic architecture, restaurants, museums and boutique shops on the restored waterfront. Hop a ferry to Dartmouth or visit Peggy's Cove. Jump onboard a Nova Scotia cruise and spend your day whale-watching, or sailing, and celebrate the day with some of the best beer and lobster the Maritimes have to offer.

Optional Group Shore Excursions- Peggy's Cove- $105 per person

Peggy's Point Lighthouse, situated in the charming fishing community of Peggy's Cove, is the most well-known, most visited, and perhaps most photographed of all the approximately 160 historic lighthouses in the province of Nova Scotia.

Constructed more than a century ago, the lighthouse towers over massive granite rocks and the roaring Atlantic Ocean waves. Take some time to stroll around the picturesque surroundings before heading down to the quaint, bustling fishing village, which has stores, restaurants, the William deGarthe Art Gallery, and more.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Thursday, October 17, 2024
Day 10: Thursday, October 17, 2024

St. John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy)

In Saint John, New Brunswick, you'll discover a perfect mixture of natural and urban adventures. Canada's oldest incorporated city, Saint John is also the country's third-largest port and the only city located on the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides. Cruise to New Brunswick and stretch your legs while you catch a view of the bay on the Skywalk. Then, discover the local bounty at Saint John City Market, North America's oldest continuing farmers market, and check out its rafters that resemble a ship's inverted hull. Later, head out to explore Irving Nature Park's trails and Rockwood Park, a Stonehammer Geopark site.

Optional Group Shore Excursion-Top Ten Highlights and Bay of Fundy- $109 per person

Grab your camera and get ready to explore Saint John and Saint Martin. Saint John, also known as the Greatest Little City in the East, is a vibrant waterfront town and you'll soon understand why as you immerse yourself in its Victorian charms, Irish roots and friendly people. You will also visit Saint Martin, the village was founded as Quaco in 1783 by soldiers from the disbanded loyalist King's Orange Rangers. Life here is governed by the rhythm of the world's highest tides.

Down in the quaint fishing village of Saint Martin you will find the world's best seafood chowder and the world-famous Bay of Fundy. This special bay has the world's highest tides thanks to its unique delta shape. At the extreme, the difference between the low and high tides can measure up to 19 meters!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Friday, October 18, 2024
Day 11: Friday, October 18, 2024

Day at Sea

Royal Caribbean is the first and only cruise line with ice-skating rinks right onboard, plus complimentary ice spectaculars with amazing jumps, lifts, and spins performed by professional skaters.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Day 12: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Disembarkation - Flights Home

Today we leave our ship, but before our flights home, we'll spend a few last hours in New York City, visiting The Statue of Liberty and other stops before heading to the airport. We'll return home with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Meals : Breakfast, In-flight

Price Includes:

  • 9-NIGHT cruise on-board the beautiful RCCL Liberty of the Seas
  • 2-NIGHTS in Central New York City
  • Half Day NYC Tour
  • Transfers from NYC Hotel to Ship of Departure Day
  • Meals and entertainment onboard
  • Multiple on-board lectures and group activities with host, author and artist Chad Hawkins
  • Transfers back to airport at the end of cruise with additional 1/2-day tour in NYC

Not Included:

  • Government fees and land taxes of $214.43 per person
  • Round Trip Air to/from New York City 
  • Gratuities for cruise and tours (Optional - Prepaid Gratuities for Ship are $162pp)
  • Airport Transfers to hotel in NYC
  • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance (travel insurance is highly recommended!!)
  • Items of a personal nature

Cabin Options:

  • Inside Cabins - $1,499 per person, double occupancy 
  • Outside Cabins - $1,699 per person, double occupancy  
  • Balcony Cabins (4D)- $1,999 per person, double occupancy SOLD OUT
  • Single, Triple and Quad cabins-- please call for pricing details and availability

Payment Terms:

  • $250 per person deposit due at booking
  • Final Payment is due July 12, 2024
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling

Tour ID #9224J09

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Julie DeMille, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6172
Email Julie: jdemille@Morrismurdock.com