WW Cruise 2005
Ports of Call and Excursions
 

Experience the charm of New England and Canada on this weeklong cruise aboard the luxurious and spacious Enchantment of the Seas.  Set sail from Boston, glide over to scenic Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and then we visit the waterfront city of Portland, Maine.  Next we explore Bar Harbor, Maine nestled in a cove by the imposing Acadia National Forest before sailing to Halifax, Nova Scotia with a citadel, bagpipers, lighthouses and lobsters galore.  Finally we are off to St. John, New Brunswick where the tidal swings and the history will blow your mind.  Then, at last, we sail back to Boston, well-fed, sumptuously pampered & entertained, refreshed and rejuvenated.
 

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
 

This salty resort town on Martha’s Vineyard has been a popular summer escape since the early
19th century, when it was known as Cottage City. The gingerbread cottages are still standing,
along with “The Flying Horses,” the oldest working carousel in the country. Shoppers and
meanderers flock to the vibrant downtown area, which is well stocked with restaurants and galleries.
The grass of Ocean Park leads to the sands of Oak Bluffs’ public beach, a delight for sun-seekers,
sailors, swimmers, and fisherman. The conservation-conscious Land Bank owns several nearby
parcels of land and maintains trails through rugged marshland and woods.
 

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Portland, Maine
 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born here, and it's clear that this is poets' country.  Maine's
largest city inhabits a peninsula jutting into Casco Bay, where hundreds of islands await discovery.
A true New England town, there are lighthouses, old forts, observatories, and maritime museums
to explore -- and lots of lobsters to eat.  Portland's Victorian-era, red-brick buildings harbor galleries,
shops, and microbrew pubs. Trails are aplenty, and the Eastern Promenade Trail parallels the course
of an antique narrow-gauge railroad.  Along the rocky coast, at Crescent Beach and Two Lights
State Park, are tide pools, sea birds, and dunes. 
 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
 

Everyone can find something in Maine's Bar Harbor, where appreciation of the arts and nature
is as widespread as the number of lobsters sitting on platters during dinnertime. Granite cliffs
and Acadia National Park provide inspiration for artists and writers, who have flocked to the
seaside city for decades. Walking and trolley tours are a great way to see the city's charms, as
are renting bikes and canoes. During season, whales migrate along the coast, within
sighting range. Deer, beavers, and even moose tromp through the wild woods, while the rare
peregrine falcon flies in the skies overhead.
 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
 

The capital of Nova Scotia was the first permanent British settlement in Canada, founded by
Edward Cornwallis in 1749. The natural harbor is a focal point for many attractions. The Historic
Properties, three blocks of waterfront warehouses, house trendy restaurants and specialty
shops. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic traces local seafaring history from birchbark
canoes to the Titanic tragedy. The star-shaped Citadel offers sweeping views over the harbor
it was charged to protect, kilted bagpipers, and a noon cannon salute. And Pier 21, Canada's
answer to Ellis Island, features displays on the immigrant experience.
 

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Saint John, New Brunswick
 

Immerse yourself in the history of Saint John and its early inhabitants, historic buildings, cobblestone
walkways and the natural beauty of the city.  Saint John is well known for some of the finest surviving
examples of 19th century commercial facades in all of Canada.  Visit Saint John's outstanding
Irving Nature Park, the famous Reversing Falls and Rockwood Park.  See works by local artists,
learn about famous local folks, enjoy a walk through the city and check out the events of the day.
All these things and more await you in the "Greatest Little City in the East", Saint John, New Brunswick.

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